September 26, 2015

Smiles Sent Saturday~September 26, 2015

I'm finally getting back to mailing some fun mail:

This one was to a great aunt who really enjoys her county fair.  I've gone in the past, but didn't make the trip this year.  So,  I made a card with a photo I'd taken of her fair, and did this envelope-I thought the ribbon turned out pretty cute, and I really liked how all the stamps went with a fair-thing entered, etc.

I had to mail a couple brown envelopes for birthdays lately to include all I wanted  to send, but they dressed up nicely:

This one was based on the stamps-there were a couple I really wanted to use, then I picked a couple more to coordinate with the color. As you can see I tried to match the font on the Louisiana stamp in the name-just put a few of the letters in alphabetical order to show what it looked like. 

I used some washi tape I got on after Christmas clearance last year at Walmart.

I took this one into the Post Office and the clerk thought it was very pretty, hopefully the recipient did, too, I know she likes butterflies!  I'm enjoying mixing current and vintage stamps for extra postage.

 This is the back, here's a link to where I found the PDF to print the Butterfly Labels.

This was to welcome a new dog a family member got.

This envelope was enclosed in one of the brown envelopes, but would be cute for a mailed one, too.

The name “Smiles Sent Saturday” denotes my hope these things I mailed made the people who got them smile. 

September 14, 2015

A Charlie Brown Christmas Stamps!!!!

Are you like me, keeping an eye out on the United State's Postal Services upcoming stamp page? I do, but this one sneaked by me! I went to the USPS's Online Postal Store to check something else and saw this image: of my favorite Christmas specials...what can I say?  I "need" it!!   I quickly clicked on the link for A Charlie Brown Christmas and saw them all-looks like 8 different designs!
Am I the only one who can't wait to get their hands on these?  They are available October 1!

Remember, if your local post office doesn't have the stamp you want, you can always order them online at the USPS's Postal Store.

Do you have a favorite past, current, or upcoming stamp?

September 12, 2015

Smiles Sent Saturday~September 12, 2015

I haven't posted in a while, right after my last post I went to visit extended family and within days of getting back my grandmother who lives with us ended up in the hospital twice than spent a few weeks in physical therapy/rehab, and is now home.  So, it's been a little crazy and I've got very little mailed, but I've got a little mailed, so thought I'd share a few photos.  You can see I'm enjoying using vintage stamps!

Well, I've got to go get working on my Christmas Card envelope planning!

The name “Smiles Sent Saturday” denotes my hope these things I mailed made the people who got them smile.