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USPS Forced to Remove Mail Collection Boxes Due to Popularity of Email

How Often Do You Send Snail Mail?

Poor snail mail. Since the advent of email, the free and convenient alternative, the amount of paper mail has obviously declined — and it's only getting worse for the postal service.

The Washington Post reports that the USPS is being forced to remove collection boxes around the country.

Last time I asked, over 30 percent of you sent more than 30 emails a day, and even postcard services have gone online.

But my high use of email makes me treasure paper snail mail even more — I thrill at the sight of cards (but not bills) in my mailbox, and embrace every opportunity to send paper invites. Still, I probably only send "real mail" once or twice a month.

How often are you sending snail mail?

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Frenched Frenched 6 years
Oh, man. Sadly, it's been YEARS since the last time I can recall just writing a letter the old-fashioned way. Sometimes I'll receive a greeting card in the mail but, I also miss the excitement of receiving a letter. Oh my, how times change.
AllisonBeam AllisonBeam 6 years
I use it to swap books and dvds. Instead of buying new ones I swap them with other users for only the cost of postage, at PaperBackSwap and SwapADvd websites.
sharonvak sharonvak 6 years
I LOVE sending snail mail! Unfortunately, it usually happens only once a year: for my birthday party invitations.:(
sharonvak sharonvak 6 years
I LOVE sending snail mail! Unfortunately, it usually happens only once a year: for my birthday party invitations. :(
MissMarisol MissMarisol 6 years
I only use snail mail for netflix.
Susanna Susanna 6 years
Aside from bills and netflix, i probably send something once or twice a week on average. i love mail. i love sending letters and i love receiving them even more!
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 6 years
I do still use snail mail. Email and cell haven't completely replaced it yet.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
netflix!
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
netflix!
imdamoos imdamoos 6 years
My friends and I have started sending postcards to one of our friends who moved away. We send mail because not many people do anymore, making it even more fun to receive mail. This confuses the parents, though, since everyone switched over to email, and now we're going back to snail mail.
weffie weffie 6 years
only at work
weffie weffie 6 years
only at work
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 6 years
A few times a week. Gotta send those bills and Netflix dvds in.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
a week*
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
a week*
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
a few times i week.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
a few times i week.
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I send stuff through the mail a few times a month. Like, checks into my bank account, or cards to family members.
pearsbeary pearsbeary 6 years
weekly...i definitely value receiving stuff because it's more heartwarming from the effort it takes to put something together & deliver
dexaholic dexaholic 6 years
My sister is a daycare worker with 4-6 year olds, and every week they ask the kids what they want to learn about. This week they wanted to learn about mail. How mail works and how it gets from one place to another. So they are going to write a letter to themselves and put it in the mailbox and see what happens. It's funny, because these kids probably know more about email and IM's and all that and they have probably never received an acutal piece of mail in their lives!
dexaholic dexaholic 6 years
My sister is a daycare worker with 4-6 year olds, and every week they ask the kids what they want to learn about. This week they wanted to learn about mail. How mail works and how it gets from one place to another. So they are going to write a letter to themselves and put it in the mailbox and see what happens.It's funny, because these kids probably know more about email and IM's and all that and they have probably never received an acutal piece of mail in their lives!
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