When my children were small there was not often any mail for them. I remembered wishing for mail when I was a child.
As a teenager I wrote letters. I sent them to family members and I had pen pals. Remember pen pals?
Pen pals were people you did not know but had regular correspondence with. Some might be from another country or a different part of your own country.
Letters were regularly sent and received. I loved getting mail from the box and seeing my name on it. I liked feeling important enough to receive mail.
When I had small children of my own I wanted them to feel that way too. By that time junk mail was an everyday thing. I discovered a way for the children to get mail too.
Junk mail was given to whichever child was nearest. If there were enough of the mails each child would have some. They felt special even if they were only being asked to purchase a cemetery plot.
These days most of my correspondence is on the computer. Email is faster than mailing a letter to a loved one. Most of my 'pen pals' are bloggers.
Of course I still receive some bills and notifications in the mail. Most of those are handled online too.
My son and I share a mail box at the post office. Here in our small town there is no postal delivery. We have to pick it up at the post office.
My son gets most of the mail now. And he gleefully chuckles as he hands me the junk mail from the day.