Listeners Urged To Submit Cherished Mail As part of a series on the U.S. Postal Service airing later this month, NPR is collecting images of the best thing that ever arrived in your mailbox. For details on how to share it, go to NPR.org and type in "cherished mail."
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Listeners Urged To Submit Cherished Mail

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As part of a series on the U.S. Postal Service airing later this month, NPR is collecting images of the best thing that ever arrived in your mailbox. For details on how to share it, go to NPR.org and type in "cherished mail."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business today, you've got mail.

We're not talking about email, but real mail, the paper kind, written by someone you know. There's not much of that going around these days, thanks in part to the Internet. The disappearance of paper mail is contributing to trouble at the United States Postal Service, which lost more than $8 billion last year.

Later this month, NPR will have a series on the future of the postal service, and we'd like you to be part of it. We're collecting images of the most cherished pieces of mail that ever arrived in your mailboxes. A postcard from abroad, a note from a dear relative, a reply to a fan mail, a love letter, perhaps a small package containing something precious.

We'd like to get a picture and hear the story behind it. And we'll feature some of them on our website as part of our series. For details, go to npr.org and type in cherished mail.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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This cake traveled across the state of Nebraska via the U.S. Postal Service. Courtesy of Dianne Cooper/via Flickr hide caption

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Courtesy of Dianne Cooper/via Flickr

This cake traveled across the state of Nebraska via the U.S. Postal Service.

Courtesy of Dianne Cooper/via Flickr

As part of a series on the U.S. Postal Service airing later this month, NPR is collecting images of the best thing that ever arrived in your mailbox. Did you receive something in the mail that you keep close to your heart -- a love letter, a postcard from abroad, a note from a dear relative, a reply to fan mail, a care package, via USPS?

Envelope to Michael J. Fox from a fan
Kerry Vaughan/via Flickr

Please share scans or photos of your postcard (front and back), letter and envelope (if you have it), or package and tell us the story behind it. We will select some to accompany our Postal Service series and feature them on NPR.org.

How To Submit
Go to Flickr. Upload your photos, tagged NPRpostal. If you are a brand new Flickr user -- or if you prefer not tagging your photo -- please leave us the link in the comments section below.