I Love Getting Mail

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 751 People

    Kinda Like Christmas?

    Obviously, bills aside- getting personal mail is one of my favorite things there is. Imagine that, real, tactile mail in this day and age! It starts with the anticipation... Running out to the mailbox each morning to see if its arrived, and when the day comes, the excitement you...
    Astroluxgal Astroluxgal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2013
    oakdolphinking oakdolphinking
    16-17, M
    Jan 29, 2014

    As Long As It Isn't a Bill

    When I was a child, I had a book called "Free Stuff For Kids."  It introduced me to the world of sending mail & getting mail.  I began to send away for cantaloupe seeds, autographs, promotional items from Louisville Slugger, etc.  It was wonderful...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    Jul 18, 2008

    It's Nice to Be Thought Of.....

    Be it regular mail, voicemail, email...... I like getting it.... even PMs...... Of course, If I get mail, I will always respond.... Here's to getting tons of PMs while I'm gone.. Time to get out of here..... Have a good day EP!!!!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    Mail Call

    i have always loved getting mail. any form, it doesn't matter. e-mail is fun, but good old snail mail is awesome. in third grade our class had pen pals in another state, and every time i got a letter from mine i could barely open the envelope i was so excited. i still feel pretty...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2008

    days when the mail does not run throw of my

    equilibrium, it is why I dislike holidays and Sunday. I have an unhealthy obsession with the mail running I think.
    soggyenderman soggyenderman
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    There's Just Something Lovely About Mail

    I'm a 23 year old living in Downtown Portland, and working at a coffee shop. I have close friends, but I live far away from my family and old friends. I love getting a piece of paper in the mail, filled with handwritten love. The can be filled with secrets, stories, memories, and...
    kaylialuna kaylialuna
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2013

    Don't Get Me Wrong...

    E-mail is all fair and good, but there's just some magic in getting a letter through the post. It's got it's own personal touch to it. It seems more sentimental. Unfortunately, I don't get many letters now, but I still have the letters my friends have sent me in the past, and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 24, 2008

    Penpals

    I love getting mail so I try to look on the bright side of friends moving away to make them into my penpals! I have really awesome stationery - some with cupcakes, some with goldfish, some with cartoon squid. I also just bought 70's catalogue men postcards (hilarious hair and...
    ShaeLynn ShaeLynn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2007

    The fed ex man showed up at my door,

    and I totally forgot that I had ordered these nice leather heels online, what a nice SUPRISE!!!!!
    JennyTom JennyTom
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 6

    I Like the Exitment of Open...

    I like the exitment of opening my mail to see who it's from and what it's about.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

    Birthday Cards

    I just got some birthday cards today in the mail and it really made me happy. One of them is from my old co-workers that I worked with for 10 years.  They passed around the card for everyone to put a little message in it for me.  It's great to feel like someone still cares.I...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Sep 22, 2012

    So Special!

    It always makes me feel so special to see email in my inbox, especially when it is from a treasured friend.  I get a big smile on my face right away!  :D
    dyin2live dyin2live
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    But All I Get Is Bills..... :-(

    I love to getting snail mail. I love to write letters. When I do get the chance they are usually long and take days to write. Damnit nobody ever writes to me!! I miss my mail.....
    luckypickle luckypickle
    26-30
    7 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    It's A Battle I Am Losing

    been fighting ms for 13 years.  i am progressively getting worse. trying to be strong for family but it is getting hard. i am not a quitter but damn this is tough.  too tired to post anymore right now.  thanks for listening.
    dogeeda dogeeda
    41-45
    1 Response May 19, 2011

    I Learned to Love E-mail

    But its just not the same as snail mail.  There's something about sitting down and handwriting a letter- and knowing you are going to get a response.  Waiting for the mailman everyday- having that paper in your hand... It's just awesome.   Most of my...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2007

    as Long As Its Not Bills, Y...

    as long as its not bills, yes I'm the one with the mail key and I like to see whats in the mail box although its not usually very exciting Although we've been living in our place for close to a year and we still get magazines and other stuff for the previous tenant
    sheena5 sheena5
    22-25
    Apr 17, 2008

    Mail Is Asexual. Male Is Specific.

    The fact that we still consider ourselves Male or Female means we haven't gotten to the YouMe way of describing ourselves. Females are not Males with an Fe in front of the word. She is not a He with an S in front of it. We have no way of allowing ourselves to be us until we can...
    petethor petethor
    51-55, M
    Dec 11, 2009

    Gone, All Gone

    My friend, Margie, and I used to write each other several times a week. Always long letters, handwritten. Haven't gotten one in years. I will send cards to a few cousins, often making cards at the copy shop from old family photos. I get an immediate response-via email...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2012

    Especially Since

    I don't get it that often...well, except for the usual junk.
    Maxine13 Maxine13
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2010

    Love free sponsorship product!

    Soooooooo goooooood ! #wickedweasel
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    Catalogs Mostly

    I shared this in a comment, but I figured I would write my own story.  I love to get catalogs in the mail.  I almost never buy anything from them, but I love to look.  It is like window shopping from your couch.  I also love to get magazines, but I can't...
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    Apr 27, 2008

    Whats' Up With This?

    I don't know exactly when this started....but before the day of computers, ect., it was regular post office mail, and that still is a part of it, even so called "junk mail"...I open each and every one, can barely get home at end of day to get the mail, get angry if...
    ssuz545 ssuz545
    51-55, F
    May 18, 2009

    I Do ; I Do ; I Do!!! Send

    i love mail.. love typing cute messages.. lol.. so i do i do
    Ella06 Ella06
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2008

    The Only Way To Keep In Touch Is A Letter In The Mail...

     On Friday i got two letters in the mail an it felt good getting them... as they were from friends i made in USA that have been incarcerated...I first wrote them a letter an didn't think they would reply but when i got a letter back i was ecstatic... As most people would...
    streak74 streak74
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    Some Letters I Will Never Throw Away...

    Even though we have hit the age of the internet and e-mail and online chat, I still love looking in the mail box and seeing a letter or card for me - not a sales ad, not a credit card offer, not a political mailer and definitely not a bill - but something address in HANDWRITING...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 9, 2010

    That's Why I Keep Checking The Mailbox

    From the moment I saw my name on the envelope, I would be so excited to see who the sender is, and quickly open the letter. Definitely it is sweeter to receive a real paper and handwriting rather than email.
    uggh uggh
    26-30, F
    Oct 9, 2011

    Snail Mail

    I love getting mail just as much as I love to send it. Snail Mail, E-Mail, it doesn't matter. And packages are a real treat... even if they are work related it's fun to open them up and see what's in it. Oh if I post my PO Box will you all comply? LOL... I'm crazy but not THAT...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2007
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Thank you for sending us packages my parents

    friends! I love hot chocolate and candy! Hard to find that where I live
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    13-15, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    Not All Mail

    But forget the junkmail and the bills they come regularly and are unappreciated. Quite rightly they are unopened and left!
    scarecrowe scarecrowe
    22-25, M
    Oct 10, 2010

    There Might Be Something In...

    There might be something interesting but most of the mail is for my parents =[
    mascaratearsx mascaratearsx
    16-17, F
    Apr 17, 2008
    rumblingheart rumblingheart
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2015

    I used to have a lot of pen pals

    when I was younger...now I have none. Part of that is my fault...I think I just too lazy.:( It sucks not getting any "real" mail anymore. Does anyone still actually WRITE and MAIL letters anymore? I feel it's a lost art.
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    Its Exciting

    I love getting mail though I don't get any except for on my birthday. There's something about the thought.. Some one remembering or thinking about you and taking the time out of their day to write a letter for you, the feeling's great. It simply makes me feel grateful and nice.
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    Jan 11, 2009

    I love the idea of writing to someone

    and recieving responses in the mail. It may be more tedious than texting, but largely worthwhile.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    Noise

    There was a time there was no mail it was the time the phone did not ring. My wife loved it and I was jealous for her loving it. Then, for reasons unknown, I changed and started to love silence and soon I started to need it. I don't remember about the mail. Nowadays I'm...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2010

    And by mail I don't mean bills

    or credit card offers. I love getting unexpected cards, letters, postcards, etc. Not for any special occasion....just bc someone wanted to let me know that they were thinking of me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2015
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