As many of you may know, I own the post office in my small
town of Rupert, Vermont. It is one of the smallest, and
definitely the cutest, post office in the state, and probably
in the country. It just missed the small post office closures
by the skin of it's little postal teeth, but they are cutting the
hours it will be open. The postal service will review the
activity at our post office annually, and decide what to do
with it: restore the "normal" hours, close it, cut back the hours
even more, etc. The two things that make a difference to
The Postal Powers That Be are (A) revenue, the amount of
money the PO brings in via stamp sales and package shipping,
and (B) - and this is where you come in - the VOLUME
of mail that it handles.
So, in an attempt to (A) increase the volume of mail that comes
through my little post office, and (B) to do something really FUN,
I'm proposing the following:
YOU send me an art postcard. It can be original handmade,
or a photocopy of something you've made. Print your name
and address clearly on the card.
Mail to: Jane Davies, PO Box 45,
Rupert, VT 05768
I send YOU a postcard, handmade. I don't promise it will be
something you want to frame, but it will be original.
I will send postcards to the first 200 respondents.
I will post ALL the post cards I receive on this blog.
On each card I will indicate the name of its creator
and the place from whence it came. If the volume
is overwhelming, I'll open a separate blog just for
the cards. If nobody sends me a card, I will
be sad and our post mistress will be out of a good time,
and eventually a job.
Below are a few samples of the cards that I will send.
Each is approximately 4"x6":
Here is a little video of the post office in action. Well, at lunch break
when the post mistress is out:
Please take a few minutes to create and post a postcard to
When I am in San Francisco, I am a city lady. When I am in Grass Valley, I am a country kid. I like museums, reading, pilates, crafting, hiking, charity work and my retirement. Favorites~Jane Eyre, Out of Africa, NCIS, bird sounds and the sound of the tuba. Hero~Mother Teresa. My blog will have "a litte of this and a little of that." I love my cat ROCKY.