Thursday, September 15, 2011

operation snail mail

Who doesn't love getting a little something in the mail that isn't a bill!? Van especially loves getting anything in the mail, even when it is just junk mail.

At the beginning of Summer, Van was sad about getting no mail...complaining "why Momma does nobody send me anything in the mail?"  I told her she had to mail things out to get something in return, you can't just expect it.  That was where the beginning of "Operation Snail Mail" began.

We started sending mail to Alice in Wonderland, Grandparents, our Missionary, and all the people close to us.  I had decided we would start with a goal of 5 letters/packages a week.  After a couple of weeks, Van was wanting to send stuff to more people...not just the same people over and over.

I updated my status on Facebook that the first 25 people to comment would get something in the mail from us.  The response was awesome.  We got A.LOT. more than 25 people wanting to be apart of our operation snail mail.

We have been doing this for a few months now.  I still try to keep our goal of 5 letters/packages a week.  We have yet to get through all the people that have sent us their address...but we are still working on it, and I hope that we will always have new friends to mail a surprise to.

It has been such a fun project for us to do. Every day I think about a certain package I mailed out hoping it arrives and makes someone's day...because that is what Operation Snail Mail is all about.

You can find me tweeting with the hashtag #lostinservice...lovingly created by my friend Lindsey, because one night I got lost trying to deliver a little something to her house. :)

What fun service projects have you done?  Do you want to be added to our list...send me an email sellpartyof {at} gmail.

10 comments:

kimsueellen said...

I LOVE this idea. I have been trying all week to get up my talk that I gave on Sunday on this very subject. I love you Miss Evonne. You are the best.

Arianne said...

you are the best mom what a GREAT idea! I think I told you I wanted to be on your list, let me know if you still need my address! :)

Deanna said...

We would love to be on your list!! We better get little Van something in the mail for her too!!

Emily said...

What a fabulous idea! You need to add Madison's address to the list. She writes friends and they never write her back. She'd love to get a note from Van!

Also, the #lostinservice hashtag is awesome!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

You are soooo cute and such a fun Mom! I responded to your Facebook page but never sent you my mailing address. I guess I'll have to get on that. :)

Angie said...

This is the best idea.....I know the package I received brought a smile to my face!! Maybe you can message me your address so I can send a little something back!!!!! :)

Heather said...

I'll totally send her something from Australia! If that seems a little weird you can ask Kamie about me and she can pass on my contact details to you and vouch I'm not some crazy stalker lol.

Also, have you heard of postcrossing? Its basically the idea that you send a postcard to someone random in the world and in exchange, postcards are sent to you from other random people in the world. Lots of people do it, lots of schools do it and certainly lots of young children! You can request that all cards be suitable for a little girl her age (animals, cartoons etc...). It might be quite fun for her!

-nick and whitley- said...

So much fun! You're so dang fun! What a great mom! :) Hey, I have a question about your IUD or lack there of now, email me if you feel comfortable talking about it. Thanks Von!

Jerilee E. said...

What a fun project!

dust and kam said...

I wanna be like you.