The United States Postal Service is actually more American than apple pie. It was founded in 1639 and did you know, Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General in 1775. It’s kept people in this country connected – door by door, mailbox by mailbox – for centuries. As their motto goes, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” There’s so much more to the USPS; you can find some neat facts here and here.
The excitement I felt over receiving first letters from faraway pen-pals as a young kid turned quickly into an insatiable appetite for philately and learning the fine art of soaking received envelopes in water to collect their stamps for my albums (I still have them) from all over the world. I owe that great fondness to the postal service.
So when I was asked if I’d make some march posters in support of the USPS – as it seems like we’re in a perpetual state of needing to take to the streets for the government to hear us these days – I jumped at the request. Much like postage stamps themselves, I’ve got a selection for you to pick from and encourage you to make your voice be heard. The state of our democracy depends on it…
Same rules apply as with my other posters; please follow my usage rules below:
Printing: Each poster is formatted to be 18″ x 24″ in size, so feel free to print them that large or size them down if needed. (Staples has an 18×24 poster printing option at their store, fyi.)
Usage: These posters are free for personal use only. They are not for resale or for profit in any way; use them in good faith without misappropriation and most importantly, please credit me –Samarra Khaja– whenever possible.
If you print and walk with one of my signs at a march, etc. please send me photos of you in action! I’d love to see them as well as repost/share them via my blog and social media. Email photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep your voices loud and you will be the force of change. xox -sk