Saturday, December 14, 2019

Birds in winter

I don't think I ever blogged these guys, sent quite some time ago. I sent quite a few envelopes out, these ones went to Heleen and Eva.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Holiday stamps and postmark

I've finally come across this year's US holiday postmark in the wild.

Shown with the US-rate Canadian holiday stamp.

I have to say I prefer both the domestic and non-US international rate Canadian stamps over this one.

Is there a set of stamps from another country that you really like this year?

Thursday, December 12, 2019

12/12 at 12:12

The new moon arrives at 12:12 am EST today, Dec 12th.

And this wonderful new moon scene and related materials arrived in my mailbox recently - thank you, Fabienne!

On the back a moon-related stamp from Yemen and inside a great moon postcard and flier from an exhibition. My favorite subtitle on the inside - The Moon as a Person.

Do you think the timing of December's new moon has any significance?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Not all those who wander are lost

An envelope made from a calendar page and sent to Eva, with a famous quote from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

You may not be able to tell but the cat's eyes are yellow, which led me to choose the moon stamp.

Anyone doing any happy wandering this month?

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

This block is not valid postage

The local post office kiosk is stocked with last year's Sparkling Santa labels.

Usually the writing prints to the left of the image. Perhaps the kiosk was moody this morning.

Do you prefer to use stamps or labels? 

Monday, December 9, 2019

2018 Decemberzegels

I'm not sure why I didn't post this last year.

Each year PostNL issues Decemberzegels which are usually highly anticipated and used on holiday mail.

Heleen sent me a great envelope with 2 of the stamps from 2018, which had the theme of kitsch and glitter. For some reason the scanner didn't like the pale blue background, and scanned them as almost white.

I love the cat ornament.

Do you have a favorite from the sheet?

Now that it is December, I am looking forward to seeing if any from 2019 appear in my mailbox.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Holiday wreaths

I'm not the biggest fan of the USPS wreath stamps, as I feel this theme has been used many times in the past, but they don't look too bad on these envelopes. 

Do you like them? Do you think they look better on the red or on the white envelopes?