So, with email and postage meters there aren't many actual lick and stick or peel and press postage stamps in my mailbox very often. Years back I sponsored a boy through Christian Children's Fund and one of the things he asked for was postage stamps from my mail. I was able to send him stamps frequently, and he told me how much he liked having them and seeing the art, the postmarks, the different currency values, sizes of stamps, etc. It was such a little thing to do, collecting the stamps and sending them to him, but I was happy to do it. I sponsored him for nine years and often think of him and his situation. His country is still under a dictatorship and if you aren't a member of the majority religion, you are persecuted for wanting and insisting on your freedoms.
When the latest batch of mail included an envelope with a little stamp on it, I thought, "here comes something nice" and I was right.
Stacy, a talented Canadian artist sent me this charming bookmark from her latest blog giveaway. Isn't she sweet? The crow and Stacy. The bookmark is brighter in person, and the ribbons are all polka dotted!
Thank you, Stacy! Take a little visit over to her Blog and Etsy shop.
When I get a postage stamp I save them to use in some little project. Do you have a postage stamp story?