This shark statue has to be one of the most creative mailboxes we’ve ever laid eyes on. This thing is part mailbox, part art installation. Throwing someone’s mail into the jaws of a terrifying shark must be the highlight of the delivery person’s day. This shark mailbox lives in the Southern California neighborhood of La Jolla, and locals say the homeowners decorate it according to the season.
Whoever owns this mailbox must have been excited about the new “Barbie” movie because they installed Barbie and Ken hovering above the shark’s vicious maw. There must be some sort of invisible fishwire involved with this artistic decor. We’re kind of sad this shark mailbox doesn’t live in our own neighborhood. More people should do this!
Here, Kitty, Kitty
There are plenty of creative and cost-effective ways to spruce up one’s mailbox. Buying a magnetic cover is a quick and easy way to add some pizzazz to your outdoor envelope holder. Some might find these covers to be cheesy, but we totally embrace the kitschy artwork that’s usually featured on them. This person bought a unique and colorful magnetic mailbox cover dedicated to a cat.
What could be more pleasant than a cheesy-looking painting of a calico cat perched amongst some flowers? Nothing. The best part about this mailbox is that they can easily change the way it looks whenever they get tired of it. Here’s hoping they named the fake cat and feel compelled to greet it every time they go out to get the mail.
It’s always fun to find faces in the most unexpected places. Do you see the face in this mailbox? If you look closely, you’ll see the mail slot as a mouth and the two screws on the top as the eyes. It’s actually pretty cute! If that’s the face, it’s pretty easy to see the natural wooden holder as a pair of arms. It looks like an anthropomorphized mailbox raising its arms in surrender.
Besides the cute imaginary face, this is a cool mailbox. It appears to be handmade out of naturally sourced wood and a large branch that the artist most likely found around their property. Some people might think it needs a coat of paint, but we think the natural vibes make it look so unique and special.
It’s always a joy to find artwork in unexpected places. A homeowner reinvented their humdrum mailbox and created something truly unique. They used repurposed pipes or bars to create a figure sitting on an old wrought iron chair. This mailbox is so awesome. They creatively positioned the steel bars in such a way that the one supporting the front of the mailbox is an arm while the one in the back is the neck.
Seeing this on a delivery route would bring a smile to any mailperson’s face. The creator of this mailbox did such a good job that we’re actually forgetting this statue isn’t a real being. Somehow, it seems totally normal that this stick figure creature has a mailbox for a head.
A Festive Mailbox
This holiday-themed mailbox looks like it drank too much eggnog at the Post Office holiday party. Why did they design this Christmas decoration with such a silly face? Despite the questionable facial expression, this box is quite cute. Obviously, it’s not a real, functioning mailbox unless you want to send a letter to Santa.
The mailboxes from the North Pole are built differently. First off, they’re white and red instead of blue. Also, they’re totally into the holiday spirit. How many regular Post Office boxes do you see decorated with garland and gold lettering? Not many. This mailbox’s face is probably so silly because he’s drunk on good cheer and holiday wishes.