Recently, I had to deliver a hundred leaflets across my neighbourhood, inviting people to discuss the matter of the local government cutting down some of the trees on our street. The sad thing I learned was that generally, people were not interested in this problem. Another thing that I learned was that some of them have really gone a long way in styling and decorating their outdoor spaces. I was quite impressed. What mainly caught my attention and made me think a bit about the different kinds of people in my neighbourhood? Their letterboxes. From old, plain ones, to futuristic and stylish ones, I came across a variety of letterboxes in all colours and materials. I got to confess, this inspired me to replace my old, boring letterbox with a new one that speaks to my personality.
Furthermore, what I also realized was that simply by looking at a letterbox, a person can enter a house without actually going through the doorway. What am I talking about? Well, from the way their letterbox looks like, you can pretty much conclude what kind of person lives inside a house; whether they are the traditional type, or they like to stand out from the crowd. So in the following paragraphs, I am going to describe some of my insights and talk about my personal favourites.
The Letterbox of the Future
I call this the letterbox of the future because of its futuristic look featuring a smooth geometrical design. But also because I think that this style will become the standard for letterboxes in the future. This letterbox uses space efficiently by being incorporated into the house itself or on the fence. It comes as a door-installed, wall mounted, fence mounted and my personal favourite – flush mounted. The flush mounted letterbox is the latest trend disguised by being completely immersed in the wall. You can find a modern letter box for sale from either quality wood with a smooth finish, or stainless steel for an even more futuristic look. I found that the people who went for this kind of letterbox were generally college-educated and open-minded with careers in business, law and architecture. Most of these people responded positively to my invitation, just like they responded positively to the new trend in letterboxes.
The Good Ol’ Traditional Letterbox
You’ve seen this letterbox in front of your grandparents’ house. Post mounted and wooden, with a red handle for opening it and closing it – in other words, a template letterbox. It’s the first ever designed letterbox, so you can assume the people who went for it are living in nostalgia and have a hard time letting things go. While delivering my invitations, I came across dozens and dozens of letterboxes in this style, and to be honest, I got bored by their plain look. I don’t know whether they came with the house, or people were just lazy to pick for themselves modern and interesting letterboxes. Most of the people that lived in these houses were either disinterested in the problem of our trees being cut, or thought that whatever the local government decided to do would be best for everyone. All in all, generally, they were closed-minded people.
I don’t know whether you could tell by the tune of the text, but when I was looking for a letter box for sale for my home, I wholeheartedly went for the modern version. I chose one that comes with a lock, which only adds to its uniqueness and convenience. Yeah, I admit I want to be in step with the latest trends. Blame it on my amazing taste in fine things.