The Story Behind the Red Hat Society Legacy
In only thirteen years, the Red Hat Society has gone from being a simple idea in the mind of Founder Sue Ellen Cooper to being a worldwide Sisterhood, boasting over 70,000 Members, and chapters in 30 countries! We have seen women inspired, friendships form, and lives change, all while realizing that “play” is more than fun: it’s essential!
We believe that we have a responsibility to preserve thisLegacy for generations of women to come: we want our daughters to know the same sense of friendship and sisterhood that we have experienced!
You can read the full story of the Red Hat Society Legacy here. Let’s keep this ball rolling!
Operation Red Envelope
We invite you to join us in our latest quest!
The Red Hat Society has officially made a request to the United States Postal Service to create a postage stamp in the Society's honor. This stamp would be in recognition of our unique place in history and for the Legacy which we are building for future women of all ages. We have asked for our stamp to be ready in time to celebrate the Red Hat Society's 15th birthday in 2013. The process is a long, arduous one and the outcome is not assured.
We need your help. Here's what we are going to do to encourage the postal powers-that-be that we are indeed serious about this request.
We request that every Hatter send a note to the Postal Service tucked into a bright red envelope. Include a short note stating:
- Why being recognized with a Red Hat Society stamp is important to you?
- How you would use the stamps? To collect, give as gifts or use on your letters and invitations.
- Suggest that the appropriate postal service contact Emily Yost, RHS Marketing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
- On the front of the bright red envelope, please include the subject of the message: RHS Stamp Request
Here's a sample note:
Dear Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee:
The Red Hat Society has proposed for your consideration, the development of a stamp to recognize our one of its kind women's group and its unique place in popular culture. As a Member of the RHS, I would be proud to collect, give as gifts or use Red Hat Society stamps on my correspondence.
Please contact Emily Yost, RHS Marketing Director regarding this matter at email@example.com.
Thank you for your assistance.
(Your name and chapter name)
Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St., Suite 5013
Arlington, VA 22209-6432
The bright red envelope is the visual key to the success of this operation. For the best impression, drop your note (Only one, please!) in the mail anytime from now through the end of October 2011. Then, our jobs will be to sit back, be patient and think good stamp thoughts!
Thank you all for your support and spirit!
International Sisters-don’t dismay, we are researching opportunities within your area! If you have ideas, email Emily@redhatsociety.com!