Friday, October 12, 2012

Matching your letter topic to your stamps

It's easy to see how our letters match our stamps during holiday times. We put Christmas stamps on Christmas cards and letters, Hanukkah stamps on Hanukkah cards and letters, etc.

But, what about with our everyday letters? Do you ever match your stamp to your letter topic or to your letters' recipients?

I sometimes buy vintage, yet unused and still usable, stamps to put on letters. It's fun for me to sort through the stamps, choosing just the right stamp for the person I'm writing to.

Such activities aren't limited to old stamps, though. You can use the new Earthscapes stamps or the Go Green stamps to spark a "conversation" about environmental issues. Or, if you're raising funds to fight cancer, you could use the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp, which benefits the National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.

If you like dogs, dance, theater, cartoons, baseball, history, literature, Scouting, exercise, and the list goes on and on, there are stamps to match those themes.

If you're struggling for something to write a letter about to a friend or a new penpal, take a look through your stash of stamps. You might just find an interesting topic just waiting to be licked!

6 comments:

Hawwa said...

But sometimes is not easy to find beautiful stamps. It wasn't in my former village (in the East of Spain), because the post office was too small. And it isn't now I'm living in Morocco... :(

But anyway, every time I use a special stamp, I feel happy and I try to attract the sender's attraction towards it.

Helen said...

Nice idea! I also think those earthscapes stamps are just stunning!

Christina said...

Great idea for a letter topic! :)

365 Letters said...

I understand about not being able to get beautiful stamps in small towns! The local post offices around here are usually limited in their stamp choice, too. I usually buy some basic stamps there and then order some online. That is a great option here!

JoAnna said...

I've never thought to match my stamps to my letters, though I have written a letter to someone because I knew they'd appreciate the stamp!

Polly wanna cracker Kirk said...

I stumbled upon your blog just by typing letter writing project into the computer. While going through and old trunk of my grandmothers we found a moving letter written by her uncle. I always remembered how lovingly my grandmother spoke of the letters she recieved from my grandfather during the war. In so many ways I have missed the days when I would correspond with her in this way as a child. Now with the internet and cellphones we often forget the emotion and personality of a hand written note. After finding the letter from my great great uncle in that suitcase I decided to try and write at least one letter to a new person a month and put it in the mail. The last time I sent a personal letter through the USPS was about 10 years ago WHEW now thats something. I just wondered if other people actually had this idea and then stumbled across your blog. A letter a day amazing. Now I am even more inspired to actually do this thing. Thank you.

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