Just because he lives in a pineapple under the sea doesn’t mean that SpongeBob SquarePants wouldn’t appreciate a good postcard, letter, or greeting card like the rest of us. Unfortunately, since the dawn of email, most of us don’t get as much mail as we used to. Well, we don’t get as much of the good stuff, anyway.
Nickelodeon and the United States Postal Service are teaming up to make the act of letter writing kind of “square”—and that’s a very good thing. The two just launched “SpongeBob MailPants,” a campaign that will use SpongeBob SquarePants to help get kids excited about writing letters to friends and family.
From now through January 4, 2014, kids can get postage-paid, customized SpongeBob postcards at more than 25,000 Post Office locations nationwide. There’s also a special Nick.com website with printable SpongeBob stationery and video tutorials to guide kids through the process of writing a letter.
If you have anyone at home into SpongeBob, now would be the perfect time to encourage them to drop a line to grandma, an old friend, or a fellow SpongeBob fan.
Kids that live in (or near) major metropolitan cities should also keep an eye out for one of the 30 SpongeBob-themed mailboxes currently waiting for letters across the country. Those boxes will be located in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Hollywood, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, D.C.
Are you ready, kids? The postcards, stationary, and other campaign materials are available to all right now. For a listing of mailbox locations, look for your closest city in the chart below.