Unless your head has been under a rock, it should be no surprise to hear that the USPS is in trouble. Although the essential mail service has been struggling for quite some time, actions by the Trump Administration to gut, underfund, and cut the USPS has led to a crisis for one of the most important services the country provides. Add that to a deadly pandemic, one that would make it generally inadvisable to stand in a long line to vote in person, and an increased demand for mail-in-ballots, and you have a democracy problem.
While many people have been signing petitions to help save the postal service from sabotage, and lawmakers have proposed budgeting extra money for the service, the USPS has some super cool gear that anyone can buy that will put money directly back into the mail service. Think of it as band merch but for the coolest boys in blue who give us letters from loved ones, deliver our mail ballots, and bring us all of the packages we have been buying while online shopping. Here are the coolest things you can buy from the USPS to help save it.
Halloween is almost upon us, and your kid will deliver (get it?) with this pretty dope costume. The whole ensemble includes the shirt, pants, hat, and mail bag.
This true-to-scale die cast truck is a replica of those used to deliver your packages.
This 13 x 12 inch print features 16 of the iconic 'Sesame Street' stamps that were launched to great fanfare last year. You get framed shots of Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Count von Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Zoe, and Grover.
Each of these bags is unique because each one is made from retired mailbags. Meaning, scraps of fabric are sewn together, for the ultimate in awesome vintage.
Ditch the Jansport and get this backpack instead. It looks cool, and has internal compartments for homework, files, tech, and anything else kids tote to school.
This retro shirt features the character that USPS created to encourage folks to include the ZIP when sending mail.
It's your patriotic duty to wear Uncle Sam front and center. This long-sleeved black shirt also just looks pretty damn cool.
You've got mail, indeed, with this messenger bag; it too has plenty of internal compartments to hold everything you need on hand during the day.
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