A day for games and lounging around the house recovering from the post-Christmas feast in many English-speaking countries. Unless you are up for post-Christmas sales in some countries. And unless you are in the US, in which case you have to work, even though this year the 26th is a Friday - just how much work do you really think will be getting done? This heavy piece of mail arrived:
From the back it is easier to see that it is a travel game of checkers.
And the vignette on the back of the board.
I wasn't quite sure who it was from, so I went looking on the web. Laurence G uses the same striking address labels, and the boy and girl are common stamps she uses in her mail art. Of course if I had looked closely at the moon, I would have noticed it is embossed with her name and address! I was wondering what to send back to Laurence. None of the envelopes were jumping out at me, then a few days after receiving the little game this appeared on my trash can.
And the back. I have never seen such a thing, and the lid has been slightly damaged for over two years!! And crazily I need an appointment for them to repair it?
Perfect! Not sure if it counts as trashpo, but it certainly counts as upcycling, as it would definitely have ended up in the garbage otherwise. Sorry, Janis, the colors on your stamp are too good of a compliment to this bright pink thing that is going on a trip across the pond.
For the largest portion of the envelopes I sent out for Jan & Jean's winter exchange I used a Paper Source catalog. The colors in the catalog went really well with Winter Fun, Rudolph, Holiday Bauble and Global Wreath stamps.
On the topic of Paper Source, Eric had admired the bag I sent to Jean, so I sent him another one I had acquired.
The USPS philatelic catalog also made for some great holiday envelopes that worked well with a lot of the holiday stamps.
This one to Jack isn't from a catalog, although it looks a bit like it. It is from one of those pages of a magazine suggesting gifts for men. I thought this looked good with one of the modern art stamps.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
If you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope your day is peaceful.