I thought August was a particularly quiet postal month but that may have been because I hadn't sent many postcards in July.
Postcards: sent - 77; received 5
Letters: sent - 22; received 18
Other nice post: sent - 5; received 6
I compared the month with previous years
In August 2012:
Postcards: sent - none; received 46
Letters: sent - 20; received 14
Other nice post: sent - 3; received 5
Postcards: sent - 39; received 39
Letters: sent - 15; received 7
Other nice post: sent - 11; received 17
I was surprised about receiving more letters this August than in the previous ones.