Today is World Post Day. I learned that reading Tea and Cake for the Soul’s blog. I send letters quite a bit. My friend from college, Kaila, and I started writing each other letters after we graduated. We’ve kept it up about 10 years now! That’s pretty amazing.
According to the UN, World Post Day is the, “the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.” Essentially, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), “forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.”
The UPU also, “sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail, parcel and financial services volumes and improve quality of service for customers.”
Who we can write to:
- A mentor
- People we met at a networking event
- Someone we look up to on LinkedIn
- Contacts we made at a conference
- Write to a great aunt or uncle
What we can write about:
- Passion projects
- A personal story that relates to the person we’re writing
- A memory that made you think of the person you’re writing
- A problem you need help solving
- Send an appreciation card to a boss, co-worker, or mentor
Read up in this post, why it’s nice to write letters.
Do you still write letters? Who was the last person you wrote too? Let me know in the comments below!