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My 5-year-old granddaughter knows how to write a letter, address an envelope (with a little help) and to put a stamp on it. But she has a "Postal" grandma so that probably helps. I'm sure there will be fewer and fewer kids in future generations that will understand how to use the mail. I've had 20-somethings come to the retail window without the slightest idea how to mail a package or letter. Why don't they teach this in school anymore? Even with new technology everyone should still learn the proper way to hand-write a letter or address an envelope. Some things simply shouldn't be done by email or texting.
I taught my kids how to address a letter correctly; I am often surprised to find people who don't know how at my office. My kid's don't buy stamps however - they just hand their stuff to me and "Hey, Mom - mail this for me, ok?" They hated it when I was a 204B at a carrier annex with no window service and they had to go to the post office for themselves.
I gave my Granddaughter a package of the prestamped postcards Disney series. What fun it is to sort the mail and get a postcard from her; a great day brightner! She also loves hearing from me, we take turns writing back and forth. We need to get involved so our kids and grandkids know how to write a letter and how great it feels to get one!
I teach at the Postal National Center for Employee Development, NCED. You would be surprised at how many Postal employees do NOT know how to properly address an envelop!
The USPS needs to come up with better, more exciting T.V. commercials. I have some in mind. This generation is so caught up in their computers, texting and cell calling. They need to be shown that a personal letter is just that, "PERSONAL"
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