Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teach them young

Gisenia and her puppy Dalilah took a few minutes in Old Town, Scottsdale, AZ, to mail a postcard.

She's the daughter of Tucson Letter Carrier David Tom.

Do you teach your kids how to use the mail? Comment here.

Photo by Rodger Freitag


Anonymous said...

My 5-year-old granddaughter knows how to write a letter, address an envelope (w/ return address) and where to put the stamp. She likes to send pictures and notes to her other grandparents so I help her.

Anonymous said...

I've always made my kids send thank you notes for gifts they receive...and now, my daughter makes her own beautiful cards to send!!

Anonymous said...

I taught my daughters to write thank you notes - and now, in their businesses, they take the time to personally thank all their clients.

In my post office this summer, I'm running a "Summer Letter Writing Program for Youth." It is named "Real Mail - Real Memories - [RM]2." The children in my community get varying number of tickets for different kinds of letters/packages they mail. Each week I draw from those tickets and the winner gets a prize package I've put together. At the end of the summer there will also be a grand prize winner. My goal is to introduce youth to the excitement generated by a letter written and/or received.

grannybunny said...

I always encourage my family to use the mails and frequently give them stamps, stationary, etc., as gifts. It was extremely gratifying, then, when my older Grandson asked me to help him get the cards and stamps to send out thank-you cards to the people who gifted him for his High School graduation. All of them were people he could have readily emailed or texted, but he recognizes that a mailed card or letter is special and more valued. His Mother was so thrilled with the card he sent her and his Step-Father that she posted it on her FaceBook page!

Anonymous said...

As a retail clerk, whenever anyone hands in a "mail hold" I ask them if they would like some 28¢ post card stamps.