Woe is the mailbox. Once a repository of sentimental keepsakes (love letters! invitations!), these days it?s lucky if the postman drops some coupon mailers in there.

Justin Kerr wants to restore the mailbox?s status by sending handmade cards on your behalf through his company, Black Sheep Postal Service.

Shunning the Paperless Post culture, Kerr regularly sends postcards to his friends and family--most frequently to his nana, who tacks his greetings up on her wall. On a mission to make all grandmas (and other loved ones) look forward to opening their mailbox, Kerr left his high post at Levi?s to start the physical card delivery service. You request a certain type on his site, and he?ll take care of the rest.

After hand-cutting and screen-printing his shockingly bright postcards, Kerr emblazons the front with simple block-lettered messages (e.g., hi, thanks, congrats), then writes your personal note on the back, affixes a funky first-class stamp and drops it in the mail--all for $5. He also sells blank, pre-stamped postcards ($30 for ten). 

For birthday cards (and Father?s Day), Kerr recommends placing your order five days in advance. Reluctant to share your private missives? He promises to keep any embarrassing nicknames between you, him?and the mailbox.

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