How is January almost over? Before we move too far into 2016, and before we get into Letter Month, I wanted to share my mail totals for 2015. Last year was the first year I’ve kept track of what I sent and how much I spent on postage.
Each day I write on my daily calendar page what I sent out and how much the postage cost. On this particular day, I sent out three letters, four international postcards (for a postcard swap I participated in), and one U.S. postcard. Throughout the month, I tally up the total number of U.S. letters, international mail (letters and postcards cost the same, so I lumped them into the same category), U.S. postcards, and packages I sent that month.Then, at the end of the month, I total up the number of pieces sent and the cost for the month and write it on the monthly page of my calendar.
My totals for 2015:
U.S. Letters: 213
International (Postcards & Letters): 31
U.S. Postcards: 63
Letters & Postcards Sent from Japan: 26
Total Mail: 342
Not too shabby, right? My best month was December (no surprise) with fifty-six, but February wasn’t far behind with fifty-one. And September was the worst with a piddly FIVE pieces of mail leaving my mailbox. Womp, womp!
This week, I’m trying to respond to all of the mail I’ve received since the start of 2016 (some is pictured at the top) so I can start Letter Month on a clean slate. Wish me luck!
How’s your mailbox so far this year?
*This total does not include the cost of postage of mail sent from Japan.