The location of this free Letter Writing workshop is at the new state of the art facility located 1201 s Federal. This Saturday April 24 2021 at 10.00 a.m.
.. Come, be inspired don’t have just the right words, we will help.
Make this Mother’s Day unique. Give of yourself to acquaintances friends that you have been distanced from. Your letter carrier could use a smile. Bring a friend, enjoy a morning of thoughtfulness, creativity. Available for your use will be stationery, cards, faux stamps as well as envelopes to upcycle. Send that belated Birthday Card. Thank you for the xmas gift. So many reasons you can still stay in touch and reach out in the time of social distancing.
Drop by for the MAIL ART EXHIBITIOn A collection of various mai-art calls initiated and collected by Calligrapher/Artist AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt. Member of The International Union of Mail Artists. Mail from around the world will be on display through May.
FYI. Mother’s Day is May 9.
First class postage will be on hand for purchase as well as a great cup of coffee and you can indulge yourself with some of the finest European pastries now available in our area. For your convenience we will also get your missive to the Post Office, on time for Mother’s Day May 9, 2021.
Take this opportunity enjoy the commeraderie.
Hope to see you at the Exhibition and Workshop. Any question pm me.
Just around the corner is Oct 9, a postal service milestone. More about this, at the end of this blog. My involvement with communications via mail came naturally, having been a world traveler, family behind the iron curtain and serving years out at sea. All pre Internet. We have to recognize the existence of the Int’l Postal Union as it was established 1874. It established postal security. ( except Mail behind Iron Curtain)
It takes no special skill to reach out to someone “a most iconic act of showing someone that you care” my letters were illustrated, now I take a photo and push a button. Just not the same! I got involved with the IUOMA now going on 30 years.
The last #mailartcall I did was here in Lake Worth, for our Lake Worth Centennial. Have done these calls several times. Wish I could show all the amazing envelopes from around the world. First one was for my gallery. My all time favorite envelope, is seen above by a child. Had a great write up, and here comes the Miami Post Master General? He loved it! I turn he sent me a piece of Mail Art seen here. My 2nd favorite.
I also participate in different calls, like the Washington Calligraphy Guild “The Graceful Envelope” sponsored by the Postal Union of America They have themes but this year canceled. Others I submit to go to University Libraries. I gifted the Centennial Exhibit to our Historical Museum. Why should MOMA have a collection and we not. Do you ever Wonder what mail will look like a hundred years from now?
Now October is a important month. The 9th recognize the Postal Union now it is also an election year. and I’m advocating for #FreeUpTheMail. From Oct. 13 till Nov. 3. Saw it on #BillMaher
So if you can support this, today being Oct. 1 start thinking of the birthdays in Oct. after the 13th, like Bama, Tom J, Mae G and beginning of Nov. Charka, Sylvina. I’m preparing those right now and will have them in the mail prior to the 13th. The bills, pay & send & post-date them. Ask your friends to do the same.
Recognize your postal carrier on Oct. 9th It’s World Post Day 192 member countries are part of it it’s an important day for your letter carrier. Let them know you appreciate them. They come to your door almost every single day maybe that’s the day to tip them. Now for the trivia! 1. Did you know. who our first postmaster general was in 1775? 2. What does ZIP code stand for? 3. When is National Letter writing Day ? 4. Where do you send your Mail Art submission to 5. What are the dates of #FreeUpTheMail. 6. When is the deadline for Mail Art.
1. Benjamin Freanklin. 2. Zone Improvement Plan in 1963. 3. Dec. 7, 2020 4. Mail art. – P.O. Box. 46 – Lake Worth Beach Fl. 33460 5. Oct. 13 – Nov. 3. / 6. Dec. 15, 2020