"The letter should be delivered next `Mother`s Day` and not a day earlier!" Lin Xiaofan, a senior high school student in Hefei, instructs one of the companies offering the service.
Lin Xiaofan wrote the letter to her mother in advance to express her love to her mother for next Mother’s Day.
"Offering this service makes people slow down and let them understand the meaning of `time` in another way," said Zheng Zhimin, manager at a "future mail" company in Hefei. Zheng thinks "future mail" letters are "reminders of and catalysts for affection, friendship and love."
Feng Xiao, a youth who feels pressure despite of some achievement in her career, decided to write a letter to herself on her 25th birthday and have it delivered five years later on her 30th birthday through a "future mail".