COVID Card #227

December 18, 2020 | 0 comments

Christmas is a week away. And Christmas was yesterday. At least that’s how it feels. 2020 has been many things, but boring is not one of them. The pandemic has brought out the best and worst in people. We don’t have to go back too many generations to get to ancestors who lived before cars, airplanes, and the internet. They sometimes lived cities, states, and even oceans away from other family members. Letters took weeks and sometimes months to get from one household to another. People would occupy themselves with growing food, working, maintaining households, looking after children, conversing, doing handicrafts, etc while waiting to hear news from loves ones. I can’t help but wonder what they would think of us today.

While these distant relatives may have lacked many of the creature comforts and conveniences technology offers us today, they did have one magical thing: pop-up cards.

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To learn more about any of the first 100 cards, select a number from the list below.


The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.

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