February 4th is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
When I think of Mail Carriers, I think of two things. Cliff Clavin on Cheers, and the postal carriers who must have had a good laugh at the things that my mom used to send through the mail, like artificial roses, Easter posters, Champaign glasses, etc.
At a TEDx event, one of the speakers talked about the power of a written letter to change lives. She said that the amount of letters/correspondence being sent via US mail had dropped 50% thanks to digital media. Still, come rain or shine, we have our mail delivered to us by our trusted Mail carriers. I think they deserve thanks!
Here are some facts about our US Postal Service:
- In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post–the first organized mail service in America.
- As the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.
- Postage stamps were invented in 1847.
- On April 3, 1860, the famous Pony Express officially took off.
- In 1863, free city delivery started, and in 1896, free rural delivery began.
- In 1963, the Zip Code began.
I like to think of a mail carriers delivering our t-shirts to customers! Especially the white ones! All our white t-shirts are $4.00 off until end of July!
Here is a funny clip of Cliff Clavin from Cheers. Enjoy!
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