Once upon a midnight dreary, I used to see myself as somewhat responsible for keeping the post office afloat. I wrote (read typed and then later printed from my computer) notes and letters to family and friends. I wrote somewhat regularly ... the habit was drummed into me as a child and the lesson(s) was/were well learned. Them that writes letters, gets letters - usually. So my best friend in college didn't always remember to write after she got a letter, she would write volumes a couple of times a year. They were worth the wait.
I hold myself partially responsible for the problems with the post office. In the past four or five years, I have gotten slovenly about writing actual letters and began sending e-cards and far more e-mail than in the past.
In the more recent past, my slovenly behavior has gotten even worse and I haven't even sent out many e-cards.
Again, them that writes (letters, notes, cards, blogs) gets acknowledgement down the road.
I fired up an e-card program to which I have subscribed and wrote several cards to my nearest and dearest. When I say several, read about 15 cards and more than that as recipients.
I am working on thoughtfulness and remembering important things ... now I am just doing much more of it electronically.