Move over, Christo (and rest in peace). Before the Bulgarian artist (who was born in 1935) began wrapping everything in sight, some businesses wrapped their commercial mailings. From 1861 to 1934, periodicals, newspapers, and other commercial mailings were often sent in postal stationery wrappers. Wrappers were basically pre-stamped pieces of paper that were gummed on the end.
COVID Card #81
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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.