For me a BIG part of having a small business is staying current on local community events and issues, especially living in such a small rural community. Most all of you out there are certainly aware of all the cut backs the United States Post Service has been making to save money. As a result, our local P.O in Rupert, VT has had it’s hours cut back drastically, yet miraculously was not closed indefinitely.This little PO is a staple to our community, I do my shipments at the PO as well as my employer. It is one of those places you are sure to run into someone you know, and the Postmistress is a friendly face as well. In an effort to keep this PO open, the wonderful and ever so talented artist Jane Davies has started a project to keep our PO running! You can check out her Postcard Project at her blog, she does a great job explaining what helps keep our little PO going strong!
As a spin off to her great idea, that has been SO SUCCESSFUL, I wanted to get involved. So here is what I am asking from you:
1. I WANT POSTCARDS!! Send me your postcards, they can be anything you want, I really love photographed postcards :-P Be sure to print your name and address CLEARLY. To this address:
- Amy Malsbenden c/o Merck Forest PO Box 86 Rupert, VT 05768
2. I have compiled an assortment of 5 of my most favorite photographs in my collection, and I will send YOU a postcard back!
3. As I receive postcards, like Jane, I will post them here on my blog for all to see! I, as well, will be quite sad if I don’t receive any and the Post Office will meet an untimely demise, and a whole lot more people will be sad with me! (Have I guilted you into sending me a postcard yet? LOL!)
Let’s start sending Postcards People, it will be like when we were in elementary school and had pen pals!! This is going to be fun, I really hope I will get to know people from all over the country :-) Not only are you helping our little itty bitty PO, but it also helps our your own PO, am I right?! LET’S DO THIS!!