You’ve Got Mail: How to Save a Kid’s Birthday During a Pandemic

By Jenny Ly
Medill Reports

The COVID-19 quarantine has forced many people to find new ways of doing old things. Working, shopping, going to school and celebrating milestones are all different now. Young children like 5-year-old Greta Schalk can’t fully grasp the dangers of the world outside. When the time came to celebrate her birthday, Greta’s parents decided to make the day memorable by using the mail.

Photo at top: 5-year-old Greta Schalk and her sister check the mailbox outside their house (Courtesy of Stephanie Schalk)