I recently posted a petition on whitehouse.gov encouraging the administration to establish a national "Write-a-Letter Day."
I hope you'll consider signing it and passing this on.
I am shocked that so many young people no longer know how to create and mail a handwritten correspondence. I believe the Post Office is a great institution that should be preserved. "Write-a-Letter Day" is meant to promote personal connections through handwritten correspondence and help the P.O. by increasing the number of first-class mailings.
You can view and sign the petition here:
Here's some more information about this petition:
Create "Write a Letter Day." Teach youngsters to write
and address a letter. Promote stamps and save the Post Office.
The Post Office, one of our national treasures, is losing money due to
declining first-class letter mailings. Many young people today have never
written a letter by hand and do not know how to properly address an envelope.
Our Post Office designs and prints many beautiful and meaningful stamps each
year. Postal employees often offer amazing customer service. For these
reasons, we should declare a national "Write-a-Letter Day." It
should be sometime during the school year so teachers could incorporate it
into their curriculum when appropriate. The tradition of handwritten cards
and letters is quickly fading. This day would support the P.O. and this great
tradition. It would encourage people to buy stamps and visit their local P.O.
And it would promote connections with friends or relatives.