Are you a Philatelist?
Do you enjoy the hobby of philately? Are you a philatelist? Haha, for those of you unsure of this vocabulary , philately is the collecting of stamps and other postal matter as a hobby or an investment
When I started this blog almost 5 years ago, I was like many. I bought the first stamps that the Postal Clerk offered me....those dreaded "Liberty Bells" or the latest "USA Flag" stamps. Ugh. But when I realized what amazing works of art are offered on postage stamps, I changed my stance. Now when they ask me if I need any stamps , I reply: "Why yes! Please show me what you have that is PRETTY or INTERESTING!"...then they get that look like , "Oh man! Really?????". Then out comes the HUGE 4 inch binder that has all of their stamps and they ask me to step aside so they can help the next patron. I like that. That gives me time to just go through the stamps and pick what I like!
Your stamp purchase is an important part of your envelope! Think of it as adding a huge bit of interest to your letter. Many are actually works of famous art, so it is really an education. I spend quite a bit of time enjoying the interesting stamps that come my way.
I must say...I do love the holiday stamps that are out right now! THUMBS UP ! USPS!!!
Here is a closer look at the Gingerbread Houses stamps!
And I just love these sweet stamps! I don't know who the illustrator is , but I love this style! And, of course I am from Virginia...and the cardinal is our state bird! I also grew up in St. Louis and there again, I love the Cardinals. :) Also, bird feeding is one of my all time favorite hobbies in the winter...I have had up to 7 male cardinals at my bird feeder.
Here is some outgoing! 3 cards to Germany, and 1 to Russia for Post Crossing.
Things are slow here postally for me, do send me a letter!