Happy Hauntings with Parcel Ghost

Parcel Ghost at the Japan Post museumDo you know Parcel Ghost? He is a former postal worker who is now a ghost, kindly haunting the world, sharing his travels and postal expertise with children and adults alike. Parcel Ghost, zines, cinderella stampsParcel Ghost (with the help of Marissa) has published three zines, stickersartistamps, a postcard, and a button. Quite accomplished for a ghost, no? His first zine, Parcel Ghost’s Guide to Post is a great primer for making mail art, buying stamps, pen pals, and thinking outside the box when sending mail. (Like, sending a pigeon!) Parcel Ghost visits a post office in TokyoI’ve been a Parcel Ghost fan for quite awhile, reading his zines and using his stickers on my mail. (Santa often leaves zines and Parcel Ghost treats in my stocking each year.) And, I was honored to travel for a spell with Parcel Ghost in Japan two years ago! We visited the Japan Post Museum together, Naoto helped him buy some postage stamps, and I took him to my favorite place in Japan, Mister Donut! Parcel Ghost visits Mister Donut in Tokyo (He really liked the strawberry donut.)

You can send Parcel Ghost a postcard from your own travels (address here on his blog) and you can see more of Parcel Ghost’s adventures on his Instagram (@parcelghost).

And, because I have two copies (I got one for Christmas on its own, and another the following year in a little Parcel Ghost pack), I thought I’d do a little giveaway of Parcel Ghost’s Guide to Post. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about mail. I’ll close the comments on Sunday night around 7PM and I’ll draw a name…out of a hat, old-school style. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, right here on this post. Open to U.S. and international readers alike. Happy haunting!

The usual disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. 🙂
Update! Sorry for the delay. I let Presley pick the winner and she wasn’t in the mood yesterday. I put all the names on my kitchen island and the first one she knocked down was the winner. She LOVES knocking things off tables. I figured I’d make use of her skills. 

Amy!!! Send me your address please and I’ll mail the zine out this week. (Adamihasegawa@gmail.com) 

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7 thoughts on “Happy Hauntings with Parcel Ghost

  1. danielle says:

    My favorite “thing” about mail is my wonderful penpals!

  2. Mom says:

    Catching up with family & friends. Love postcards from those that travel.

  3. Amy says:

    My favorite thing about mail is that it is from people I love, who love me – woohoo!

  4. Kimberly says:

    I love getting mail unexpectedly, because it always brightens my day, especially postcards and cards. (Although I also like it when I get a parcel that I’m expecting.) And stamps!

  5. RR Gilmore says:

    I love surprising people with cards for no reason at all! And, of course, buying stamps. 😉 It’s my favorite errand!

  6. Doug W. says:

    I love Mister Donut! The one at Zama Eki (Odakyu Line) used to be our favorite place for weekend mornings. The Doutor coffee shops are great too. 😉

  7. Lisa D. says:

    My favorite thing about mail is the little flutter I get in my heart when I open my mailbox and find a letter … just seeing a handwritten address makes me smile.

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