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Muppet Monday: Letters to Mr. Henson

Thrilled to welcome back Melissa from Mouse on the Mind… who is the FIRST person to ever guest post during Muppet Monday. (A very exciting honor she must add to her resume RIGHT away.) And now Melissa celebrates the Muppets and the wonders of the post office…

We all know about the Muppets’ history with the U.S. Postal Service (they almost ruined Christmas!!), but I had no idea how deeply entwined Kermit, Piggy and the gang are with the U.S.P.S.! So, in honor of the Muppets, we’re going to send a very Mahna Mahna letter!

First, we have to start with the letter itself. But the Muppets can’t use just any old stationary …

1963 Muppets letterhead

Muppets, Inc. Letterhead, circa 1963

 

1977 Henson Associates Letterhead

Henson Associates Letterhead, circa 1977

Muppet Show Fan Club 1981 Letterhead

Muppet Show Fan Club Letterhead, circa 1981

WD TV Muppets Letterhead 1990

Walt Disney Television Muppets Letterhead, circa 1990

Personally, I like the 1963 letterhead best. It’s raw and whimsical, like the Muppets themselves. Also, every time I see it, I wonder if Animal got a little too close to the correspondence! I also really love the way the 1981 letter comes straight from the frog’s mouth. Cute and clever!

No matter which stationary you choose, once you’ve penned your missive, you have to put a stamp on it! Lucky for you, the Muppets have appeared on their very own (now very collectable) stamps:

Muppet stamps

United States Postal Service stamps honoring Jim Henson and the Muppets, circa 2005

They’re all great, but I’ll always go for the Statler and Waldorf!

And, as you drop your letter off at the post office, make sure you perform this Muppets-original musical number for the folks behind the counter:

And have a very Muppet day!

Do you have a favorite Muppet-themed stationary? Share with us in the comments!

About Melissa Sue Sorrells


Melissa is a magazine editor in New Jersey, where she lives with her cavapoo George. She blogs about all things Disney at Mouse on the Mind.

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