Mail Inside

3 Mar

We have a mail box that is, quite literally, a box that sits on the side of our house.  And there isn’t a red flag or anything to signify when we’ve got outgoing mail in there.  Now, this isn’t a problem when we’re sending out Netflix or cards or something…

But it’s a problem when we’re trying to pay our bills.

See, the mailperson doesn’t always look inside first to see if there is mail.  So we could put something in the box on Monday, and it might not be picked up until Wednesday or Thursday.  This is unacceptable.  So I decided to do something about it this weekend.

It’s made out of felt and embroidery thread, and I sewed it all together while watching TV with John.  The same message is on both sides, so if the wind blows, the message is still displayed.  As you can see, my embroidery letter skills need a little work.

I put each end of the ribbon through the holes in the back (that mount the mailbox to the house) so it can fit inside or go outside the mailbox as needed. So far, it’s worked perfectly. Yay!

PS: Watchmen was AWESOME! Go see it when it comes out.

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4 Responses to “Mail Inside”

  1. Kristena March 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    We have the same problem with our mailbox, and this, dear lady, is a fantastic solution! Thanks for the idea. 🙂

    Also: I read the Watchmen comic and can’t wait to see it. Glad to hear the recommendation!

  2. Colleen March 4, 2009 at 10:44 am #

    Thanks! I can’t wait to see what yours looks like.

    And let me know what you think of Watchmen. 🙂

  3. Linda Brandt March 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    You rock, Colleen!!!!

  4. Charlene March 5, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    That is such a cool idea!!!

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