4) OTHER NICETIES:
I stick in 6 or 8 pre-stamped
postcards, addressed to me, with the box stamp impression already
on it, with the message: "Please add your stamp and send me a
note. Is the box in good condition?" This is to help you gauge
the traffic, and if the box is standing up to the rigors of its
existence. And, it gets you a few nice stamps while you are waiting
for the book to fill up.
For the newbies who chance upon
a Letterbox, I also stick in a sheet called "About Letterboxing"
Make several copies for them to take and include
the Smithsonian article reference (April 98) and the other Letterboxing
Finally, I place everything in
plastic zip-lock freezer baggies, just in case (The Prayer Rock Letterbox
has already been through one flood). A sandwich baggie
will hold the notebook and stamp, another will hold postcards
and small reference sheets. A larger size (freezer bag) will hold
a sheet of typing paper, trimmed a smidgen at the top, if you
use larger type, although you can also print it smaller (1/4 sheet
size) and get it in the sandwich baggie.
That's all there is to it. This
hobby is evolving - as you get further into it, you surely will
develop your favorite ways of doing things. Please share
your experiences with us. Enjoy!