This week I was busy mailing out lots of swaps and postcards…but I also received some very nice mail from great people all over the world! 😀 I hope you all had a great mail week too!
Finally I got my “Happy Mail Day” swap-bot swap…I had to pick it up at the post office and pay some money because there wasn’t enough postage on it. 😕 I’m just glad it finally arrived! It contained two postcards, a little magnet, a clear stamp, self-made washi tape and a letter on beautiful handmade stationery. 🙂
Pretty card from Hamburg through a “Aerial View” tag on Postcrossing:
Amazingly beautiful Oregon postcards from an amazingly nice swap-bot swapper in Oregon 😀 😀 😀 Thank you so much!
More Swap-bot, Postcrossing and Facebook swap postcards:
And two letters from two wonderful penpals in Germany and New York:
What a great incoming mail week! Can you tell that I’m a postcard addict? LOL But guess what! I have 998 postcards in my collection now…which means two more and I have 1,000! I hope I’ll receive them this week. I’m so excited! I also have to buy a new box because the one I’m keeping all my cards in is full… 😛
But I don’t only love receiving postcards..I also LOVE sending them! So lets move on to this week’s…
Swap-bot postcard swaps:
I liked this swap a lot. We were supposed to send 4 postcards from 4 different US states to our swap partner. I can’t wait to see which states I’ll receive! 😀
State postcard swaps:
Postcrossing swap for a nice lady in Ohio who collects map cards:
And I finally used some of my very old Diddl stationery for a letter to one of my American pals 🙂
More postcrossing swaps:
And I’m happy I can finally use the pretty new stamps 😀
Speaking of new stamps…starting today international mail costs $1.10 and postcards within the US cost 33 cents. Eventhough there’s an international forever stamp now (it’s round), I still like to use several smaller stamps…because I think letters are a lot prettier when they have multiple different stamps on them. 🙂 I really love the 86 cents stamps with the Puffins:
And the new postcard stamps are also beautiful! They have different apples on them:
And these 1 cent stamps are not new but I’ve never used them before…they have a Tiffany lamp on them..aren’t they pretty?
I’ve also ordered some brand new forever stamps but I haven’t received them yet because their issue date is today…so I guess I’ll receive them some time this week. I can’t wait! I’m not really happy about the postage going up all the time..but at least they make beautiful stamps! I’d be very upset if they were all ugly ones. 😛