Is mail other than bills a cause for celebration?

Food in Japan, no idea what I was eating!
Centralia, Missouri
November 27, 2015 5:57pm CST
Is mail other than bills a cause for celebration? I think it is! I got a package from my aunt and my gram today full of homemade goodies and some new kitchen towels (they prefer packing things in with useful stuff rather than using wadded up paper or something). I shall have to be very careful and portion what I eat, so as not to go over my carb total (will feel ucky tomorrow if I do). But still yum! This just reminded me that getting mail that is not a bill is a wonderful feeling, but if you don't have grannies and aunties that send treats now and then, fear not! There is a place out there called postcrossing, where you can get and send postcards, I do that some, it's fun getting mail from all over the globe!
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@Dalane (704)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Yes, I had the same experience the other day when I received a gift from my Aunt. She is very old and is giving away some of her treasured jewelry pieces. She sent me a large pendant of topaz.
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@JudyEv (115948)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
What a lovely surprise to receive in the mail.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
Oh nice! I love topaz
@cindiowens (3844)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
28 Nov 15
Sometimes, unless it is for old people insurance.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
lol, I get that too, and I am certainly not old. not yet. I refuse to grow up
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• United States
28 Nov 15
What's wrong with old people @cindiowens
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
28 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill lol, nothing at all. I am just not to that age yet, and I feel like they are rushing me.
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@JudyEv (115948)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
Post-crossing sounds fun. Once, of course, everything came by mail and hand-written envelopes were always opened eagerly.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
it is, and it's free. it's just a you send one, you earn one being sent to you, etc. you send 5, you end up getting 5. there are little tracking numbers you enter when receiving your mail to show you got it so that person gets credit and can then get one sent to them. it's all very random
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@JudyEv (115948)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt It sounds fun. Our postage has gone up a lot lately so I wonder what the cost might be to send to some countries.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
@JudyEv in America there is one size fits all overseas postcard stamps, not sure what they cost now.
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@jstory07 (64186)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov 15
It is nice to get useful things and goodies in the mail.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
home baked goodies are always a win!
@celticeagle (116747)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Nov 15
I don't have aunties and grams anymore. My grandmother sent me divinity one year and I had no idea what it was. Had never had it before. I still don't care for it But do you think I said anything to grams?
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
Oh I LOVE divinity, super sugary though, and somewhat hard to make. Very finicky. and lol, you never tell grams that kind of thing, you pretend and smile. I got the worst best one year, with themed music material, it was HIDEOUS mom said I could just not wear it and take it to grams and wear it a day there every now and then, then I could :"out grow" it... lol
• Preston, England
28 Nov 15
I agree as I love getting letters, cards and parcels. I'm disappointed if no post arrives for me apart from bills of course
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
I am too, I even like catalogues
@paigea (21558)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
Real mail is exciting now adays I think.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
it's so rare to get good fun real mail
@Susan2015 (20004)
• United States
28 Nov 15
It's always nice to get something other than bills in the mail.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
now if we could only get money in the mail right?
@jaboUK (52859)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 15
I remember when I first left home getting wonderful food parcels from my mother.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
mom does that now and then still, even though I moved out in 03. My family is big on the bake and share.
@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
28 Nov 15
Thanks for the reminder about postcrossing. I'd love to send you a real postcard!
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
:-D I have a wall of post cards from around the world. I used to have a collection from growing up that I picked up as we traveled, love that kind of thing! Esp with stamps, I love seeing other countries postage
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@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
28 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt my husband and I have a collectibles business, amongst which we sell old postcards. I mainly sell on ebay as well as a local NZ online auction site.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
@valmnz oh nice! love vintage cards too.
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@maggs224 (1713)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Dec 15
It is sad that most of the mail that most of us receive these days is either bills or junk. When you actually do get something personal through the mail it is much more fun than either of the other two lol...
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Dec 15
right? This is why I postcross! (it's free online, you might enjoy), and i try to send cards and such now and then
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@maggs224 (1713)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt I had not heard of this site until a couple of days ago and now I am seeing references to this site all over lol...
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Dec 15
@maggs224 I keep pimping it!
@dodo19 (31364)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Dec 15
I usually get happy when I get mail that isn't bills or flyers. It's a nice change when it isn't one of those things.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Dec 15
even a cataloge can be fun!
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@dodo19 (31364)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt absolutely!
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
This time of year I get lots of catalogs and fun things in the mail. No aunt or granny though, wish I had that.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
I actually like getting catalogs, never know what you might find.
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@BelleStarr (36128)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt I do too, especially when I get on a new list and it is one I have never seen before.
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@T_gray (7841)
• Salina, Kansas
28 Nov 15
I love getting mail. Although I don't get it very often
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
well you might want to check out postcrossing, it's free, you just have to send cards to get cards, increases the incoming positive mail! I have always loved getting real mail, no idea why
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@T_gray (7841)
• Salina, Kansas
29 Nov 15
@Jessicalynnt I will do that! Thanks
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@valmnz (12234)
• New Zealand
1 Dec 15
I sent off my first five postcrossing postcards today they were all to young people, in their 20s. I imagine it will now be quite a while before I receive anything in return?
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Dec 15
It depends, once they get and log them you go into the system to get a post card. some people are fast about these things, and some aren't.
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@PatZAnthony (12258)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
29 Nov 15
It is such a rarity these days to get personal mail, one would think we would all be happy to receive some!
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@PainsOnSlate (19899)
• Canada
28 Nov 15
Very interesting about the postcards and i wish I had family that would send me goodies. My daughter loves to bake and she brings goodies when she visits. We rarely get bills anymore, they are all sent on the computer now.
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• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
I like paper copies, as more of a reminder to pay. I'd be ok with a postcard telling me that, lol. anyways, the postcard thing is cool,
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@sharon6345 (115599)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I am happy to get bills and pay them. It's just a little reminder that I have a roof over my head.
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@garymarsh6 (13097)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 15
That sounds a nice activity. It would be great to receive post from all over the world.
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@poehere (17756)
• French Polynesia
28 Nov 15
I never had a care package of food delivered to me before. Wow this one must be nice. When I did make it back to the states to see my granny she would always cook the best stuff. But as the years passed and she got into her 90s I did a lot of that when I went to visit. She always said my food tasted so much better.
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