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 …
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:
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!