I adore my friend's newest house. She is planning to have a house blessing soon before she and her family would officially reside there. She just needs to take care of some minor details and a little adjustment to the house to make it more special. And since she is still open to new ideas, I suggested that she put up a nice mailbox just beside front gate to make it more extraordinarily special.
I always thought mailboxes really give a homey appeal to one's house and even more personalized if it has your own signature on it. Some companies would let you customize your mailbox to suit your own needs and preference. As for me, I prefer something that is made of metal that has a rustic appeal, and of course with our family name placed over it.
It is not a good thing coming home and right in front of your gate or door step you will find all of your mails, bills and letters scattered around all because you don't have a mailbox to keep it intact and safe. Mail boxes do really have a purpose. And in choosing for the right one, I must say quality and functionality should come in first. The touch of elegance and added beauty are just wonderful bonuses.