From The Archives: A Few of Lauren's Favorite Letters

THE TINY POST

My Favorite Letters From the WSPS Archives

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We spend a lot of time making and sending your tiny mail via the World’s Smallest Post Service (WSPS), and we love every moment of it. People from around the globe send us their thoughtful messages to shrink down and forward along (in exquisite packaging) to friends and family. As part of my first assignment for Leafcutter Designs, I was asked to look through the archives and get a feel for how our customers use the WSPS.

As I expected, the classic love letter takes up almost half of our daily mailbag. However, our community has come up with some other great uses for tiny letters: to send a reassuring note to a daughter, to remind a grandparent that they are loved, to correspond between farm animals. In my search I saw it all! (And then some.) I found it refreshing to find that there was so much thoughtfulness and care put into each letter. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, the analog WSPS archives are a welcome change of view for me.

Below you’ll find fictional composites of a handful of my favorite tiny letters, some of which were from the very first days of the WSPS back in 2008. I’ve changed the names and certain details to keep them anonymous. I hope to share these favorite letters as a reminder that there is so much good in the world. Perhaps too, they will inspire you to take up your own correspondence, tiny or otherwise.

When you’re ready, you can send your own tiny package or tiny letter via the World’s Smallest Post Service.

 

LettersA

I like to imagine Fran taking a tiny match to her tiny letter to keep her warm while she waits for M.W.

LettersC

I love how these two letters are both between friends, but each writer has a different approach to expressing themselves. I won’t look at a discarded band-aid in the same way again.

LettersB

Being a teenager is hard and I hope this tiny letter gave Alice a brief break. Also, I love that this Grandma is totally ok with black powder as a hobby.

Dear Cow

I love the idea of this tiny love letter being kept in that tiny coin pocket in a pair of blue jeans.

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Grew up in Los Angeles and now living the dream in Oakland. Obsessed with all things miniature, vintage and/or made of paper. The character of Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls) was based on me.

2 Comments

  1. varenikje

    July 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Kira is gone? I had no idea! Lauren, I wish you well in this new endeavor!

  2. Khushi Agarwal

    June 28, 2015 at 3:56 am

    This is so cute!!!

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