5 Ways You Can Help #SaveUSPS

Image credit: The Card Bureau

by Kait

Did you receive a postcard from the CDC at the start of the COVID-19 crisis with tips for staying safe during these uncertain times? What about a relief check from the IRS, or a tax refund? You can thank the U.S. Postal Service for delivering those, as well as for picking up the slack from private delivery companies that can’t make the final stretch for other deliveries. Without the USPS, you wouldn’t be able to mail a greeting card for just 55 cents (private carriers charge much more!).  

Bottom line, USPS needs a bailout, but Congress isn’t budging. The good news is that you can help! Check out these simple ways you can make a difference. 

  1. Send cards 
    The majority of mail is sent by businesses. Business correspondence is thought to be down by about 30%, and mail service demand is also down. Stay connected to loved ones with social distancing and send them cards! Don’t know where to buy cards online? Check out the DC Card Collective! Make your friends’ and families’ days and give some much needed business to USPS.

  1. Let the government know 
    You can help by texting USPS to 50409 to let your congressperson know you want them to fund USPS. When action and convenience merge!

  1. Thank your postal person 
    Whether you shout to them from your window as they pass by, or leave a note or card in your mailbox for them, make sure you thank your postal worker.

  1. Buy Stamps online
    As everyone is social distancing, a trip to the post office may not be in your plan. Did you know you can buy stamps online from USPS? By purchasing stamps now, you are helping provide much needed cash flow to the U.S. Postal Service.

  1. Share this information 
    Share these stats and tips with friends and family! Make sure to use #SaveUSPS and #DCCardCollective and visit the DC Card Collective website.

5 Things I Am Doing During Isolation

Kait Dunning is the founder and artist behind 12Past7 Designs and works as a marketer and digital illustrator. She specializes in design and content for small businesses, startups, and solopreneurs. Kait creates greeting cards, printed gifts, and custom illustrations of pets and special occasions

She is passionate about people (including the four-legged furry variety) and digital design, firmly believing that when you combine people, art, and technology you can truly create magic. Kait is thrilled to join the DC Card Collective, and to help promote folks staying home and keeping in touch. Here’s what she’s up to during the quarantine.

  1. Connecting with friends and family 

I’m so thankful that I’m still able to stay closely connected with loved ones during these isolating times. I’m certainly on the phone much more than I was before, especially on video calls! However, my favorite way to keep in touch is to write cards!

  1. Creating Zoom backgrounds

Since all of our meetings, gatherings, dates, and hangouts are taking place virtually, why not make them more interesting with virtual backgrounds?!

  1. Becoming a plant mom

I went from having one plant to curating a small jungle in my apartment! This is the perfect time to spend caring for a plant family.

  1. Bingeing older series

I’ve been catching up on all the stories I never got to regularly watch when they were actually on cable. My current obsessions are One Tree Hill and Nip/Tuck.

  1. Organizing

My fiance and I share our spare bedroom as a multipurpose room. Currently, it’s serving as his music recording studio, a work from home office space, product storage, and my design space. I cannot stress how important it is for a multi-hyphenate room to stay organized!