New U.S. Stamps – Patriotic Waves

Today the United States Postal Service issued a new stamp, Patriotic Waves. This is a special $1 denomination stamp. The description is as follows:

$1 Patriotic Wave features red and blue intersecting lines on a white background in an abstract pattern reminiscent of billowing flags. A portion on the lower right side of the stamp provides white space to display the numeral 1 in red. This unique design lends a patriotic appearance to packages, envelopes, and other mailings.

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From Liset in the Netherlands

I’ve had a bit of a postcard drought lately! But I just got this adorable postcard from Liset in the Netherlands and it made my day!

Liset wrote on the back that autumn is setting in where she lives. It’s the same here so I know how she feels. Here’s how she described it:

Nights are getting colder, the air becomes humid, and I really, really don’t feel like going outside. I prefer staying indoors with a big mug of tea and with the heating turned on!

I feel the same way in autumn and winter Liset!!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

From Walter in Sweden

Walter sent me this lovely postcard with views from Sweden! It was my first postcard from Sweden!

He wrote in his message that he loved Sweden and the nature. It does look wonderful! He also wrote a small phrase in his language that it difficult to read because of the postmark, but I believe it says “Många hälsu ugat.” Right before he wrote this he said “Many greetings” so I assume this is what it means. To be sure, I went to Google Translate!

It turns out I just couldn’t read his handwriting, but I was close! The actual Swedish phrase should read “Många hälsningar.” Now that I look again, what I thought was a “u” does actually look like the other “n” characters that he made. Thanks Walter for teaching me this phrase!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

From Maria in Belarus

I recently received this cute little postcard from Maria in Belarus. It took 55 days for it to reach me!

This may have been a hand made postcard, as it felt very thin and like a photograph. Either way, the sleepy little fox was adorable and I really appreciated it!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

To Aksana in Belarus

I got quite a lot of postcards while vacationing in Boston recently. I chose to send a postcard showing a beautiful night view of the city of Boston to Aksana.

I wrote to her about my love for the city and it’s mix of the old city as well as new and modern elements. She enjoyed this postcard and I noticed a random Postcrossing user called Sunnia added it to her favorites!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

From Wietze in the Netherlands

I know I’ve said it before, but I truly appreciate when people look at my favorites when sending me a postcard. Don’t get me wrong, I do love surprises, but it really shows the person tried when I get a card showing my favorite things. In this case, Wietze sent me a postcard showing an archeological site!

The only writing on the back is the same as on the front, “Masada, the northern palace.” The only difference on the back is that it’s in a few different languages. It looks like Hebrew, English, French, and German.

According to Wikipedia, “Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.”

Thanks Wietze for such a neat postcard!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

What To Write To Your Penpal

I have a few penpals that I love writing with. We seem to write about our daily life and fun things we do. But sometimes, I get stumped with what to write. I may have had a boring week with nothing to write about.

I found these articles on Uncustomary Art that lists “50 Things To Tell Your Penpal” and then a followup with 50 more! Here are the links with the great suggestions:

50 Things To Tell Your Penpal

50 More Things To Tell Your Penpal

Hopefully these topics will help you in your letters! Enjoy!