Friday, July 13, 2012

Smile – It’s Friday the 13th

This day is usually synonymous with bad luck and misfortune. Rather than believing the myth, let’s look at the opportunity to spread a little cheer and happiness instead – the postal way.

One of the first mentions of Friday the 13th was in a biography of the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini in 1869 by Henry Sutherland Edwards. In it, Edwards states, “he (Roussini) regarded Friday as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that on Friday, the 13th of November, he died.”

While there is no direct correlation to this particular day as being the cause of bad luck, many have sought to capitalize on the idea, including Hollywood in its popular Friday the 13th movie series.

In order to dispel the myth of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, let today be known as Smile Day instead. What better way to create a smile than by sending one to somebody through the mail. Here are a few opportunities to create that smile and perhaps even a little good luck in the process:

What other ways can you share a smile on Friday the 13th?

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