Today is the anniversary of the Pony Express! On this day in 1860 the first official delivery began in St. Joseph, Missouri with a mail pouch holding 49 letters, five telegrams and other papers. A new horse was provided every 10-15 miles and a new rider every 75-100 miles. It took about ten days for the mail to reach the west coast. The Pony Express only operated about 18 months until the telegraph was built.
I'm glad we have better mail delivery these days, although really it sounds like the Pony Express was pretty speedy! I look forward to the mail coming every single day! It used to be you could look forward to a letter from your mother, your grandmother or a friend.
So why not surprise someone, or brighten someone's day, when they go to the mailbox in a couple of days? In honor of the Pony Express today, send a card to someone! Just stamp a simple card and get it in the mail….or stamp a sheet of paper and write a short note or nice long letter!
Here's a simple card I made with the Designer Cuts Cards & Envelopes Set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It already comes with the laser-cut heart. I added a piece of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper behind the heart and added a piece of Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon and a Vanilla Rosette.
If you send a card to someone, please leave me a comment below and tell us about it!