Thursday, July 25

Happy 50th Birthday, Mr. ZIP!


One of the great things about working with the folks at the National Postal Museum is that when I say things like, "Oooh, what if we had a letter-writing event for Mr. ZIP's birthday?" they don't look at me like I have two heads. (They also know who Mr. ZIP is, which is pretty great.*) "Do it!" they said, and so I am.

I designed a few pieces of stationery just for the event, and you can come pick some up on Saturday, July 27th, from 11AM to 3PM in the museum's atrium.  There will also be a limited number of vintage first-day covers to use, as well as plenty of free postcards and blank envelopes to send off your missives.

The National Postal Museum is located next door to Union Station at the following address:
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Hope to see you there on Saturday!  

*Mr. ZIP was presented to the public in 1963 to help increase the use of the newly-introduced ZIP codes and speed the processing of mail.  He's also pretty cute, doncha think?


3 comments:

TheSnailMailer said...

I REALLY REALLY wish I could have come! I should be able to catch you at the next go round!
Happy Summer,
-Becky

PamelaArtsinSF said...

He is adorable! And I so wish I could have attended the event at the Postal Museum on Saturday -- and met you. Can you tell us about it?
A friend of mine is planning a very cool mail event there in September -- I will post a link to it on my blog -- you can go and say hello to her!

TheSnailMailer said...

Melissa - can you email me the details of 9-22 mail social? thesnailmailer (at) gmail.