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At Worcester Envelopes, we offer custom envelopes for every need and every budget, and although envelopes, and the mail in general, have become such a large part of life that we don’t even give a second thought to, there are so many interesting facts out there! In our previous blog, we went over a few interesting facts about the mail. Here are a few more.

#4. You could ship your kids!

When the postal service first started to do parcel shipments in 1913, there weren’t many regulations regarding what you could mail, as long as it weighed under 50 pounds. More than a few children were sent to relatives through the mail, the first was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Beauge. He was sent about a mile away to his grandmother’s house, and his parents paid $50 to insure him!

#5. Dogs and postal workers — a historic rivalry.

It’s no secret that our canine friends aren’t fans of postal workers. In fact, their rivalry can be found in books, movies, TV shows and more throughout popular culture. Unfortunately, almost 6,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs every year, but the good news is that these attacks are largely preventable.

#6. Mail still gets delivered down into the Grand Canyon by mule.

Driving a mail truck into the Grand Canyon would be utterly terrifying, and it’s also extremely dangerous. That’s why, instead of driving a truck, mail carriers travel with a pack of mules. This mail route has its own mule-themed postmark, and it has been overseen by the same mail courier for over two decades.

Learn more fun mail facts when you stay tuned for our next blog.

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