Today is President’s Day and I’ve spent much of it at my computer. I’ve been semi-working and semi-researching. A few weeks ago I had the grand idea to send surprise snail-mail to everyone in my database for whom I have a postal mailing address and it has me SUPER EXCITED.

You see, I love to get things in the mail that are not bill-related.

I like going to the mailbox and going “oh, wow, what’s this?” only to discover that someone actually thought to send me something without trying to sell me something.

I think that’s cool.

So today I’ve been online searching for cool things to send in the mail. It’s a bit tricky, because I want it to be personal, yet at the same time, fun and useful. I want people to get the mail, open the envelope and think “oh, today’s a good day. I feel special and I will NOT be throwing this in the trash anytime soon”

I want to spread joy, and maybe a bit of education and inspiration in the meantime. I’ve come up with a cool list of about 15 things I can send, depending on cost, time and degree of difficulty.

I need your help though. Without me exposing my list, can you tell me what cool things you’ve received in the mail before? It can be small or large, personal or practical. I need some input because left to my own devices and my tiny perspective I just might miss something awesome.

Can you share your thoughts below?



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        • kizitta anning says:

          a handmade card with a poem,a girlfriend sent me undies in the post maybe too personal for business, bookmarker in the post.I love getting stuff in the post too so its my tradition to send postcards or handmade cards or little gifts to my friends even if i havent been outside the country.

        • Beatrice says:

          Thanks Kizitta, I love the idea of an inspiration poem, bookmarks, and handmade cards. That’s right up my alley!

        • Liz Santiago says:

          Hmm, that’s a bit tricky for me since I’m not a mail person but bright happy colors usually attracts my attention. Bright happy colors like purples, blues, pinks (especially in the mauve family), turquoise, greens, gold, etc. make me happy. I hope this helped. 🙂

        • Beatrice says:

          Hi Liz,
          That totally helps. I was even thinking of a fun crossword puzzle/mind games book. Adding color would be a good idea!

        • Margaret G says:

          I got a book that someone wanted me to review in the mail. That was pretty cool, because I didn’t know I was well-known enough for someone to want me to review their book. It was a pretty interesting book, too. Double-Plus Good!

        • Beatrice says:

          Thanks Maggie,
          I thought of a book too. That’s one I hadn’t considered, getting someone’s opinion and leveraging their expertise! Thanks for commenting. Miss you!

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