Monday, June 30, 2014


I am very excited to be a new member of Postcrossing!
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The goal of the postcrossing project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! the main motto is: Send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person in the world!

How it works: (The Short Version)
• Request an address from the website
• Mail the postcard to the address
• Wait to receive a postcard
• Register the received postcard in the system

You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you send is registered, you can request another address.

I sent out my first 5 postcards this week to places all over the world! Germany, Taiwan, Finland, Russia and China!
My first three sent last week! I used vintage postcards from my mamas collection!
Two more that I mailed out this week! I used more postcards from my mamas collection!
I like being able to use some of my mamas old stamps too! 

Sign up and join the fun at!

Friday, June 27, 2014

bomb pop letterset download.

Let me get a Bomb Pop!
©2014 postmarked with love
©2014 postmarked with love

Download your own Bomb Pop letterset here! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

stamps in season.

I picked up a copy of the 2014 Spring Edition Stamps in Season at my local Post Office the other day! It is the first edition of a new quarterly digest of the latest stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®.
The page spreads are nicely designed with photographs of the new stamps in their full sheets and in use on envelopes. It also contains tips for sending better mail! You can sign up online to receive this quarterly digest in the mail too if you don't have time to pick one up from your local Post Office.

Some of the tips included in this edition of Stamps in Season are:
• Wedding Mail Timeline and Checklist (Blog Post Coming Soon!)
• How to keep a Pen Pal
     1. Send a letter to a friend, asking him or her to write back
     2. Watch your mailbox
     3. When a letter arrives, write back within a week or two
     4. Repeat steps 2-4
• International Mail Tips
     • Use a Global Forever® rate stamp to send a First-Class 1-ounce letter to any country in the world
     • When writing the address, note that some countries place the postal code before the city or town, and include the country name in English and all caps on the last line by itself
     • To make sure the receiving country doesn't have any specific requirements, visit
• Tips for sending Letters & Postcards
          • Must be Rectangular
          • .007"-.25" Thick
          • Min. Envelope Size: 5" x 3.5"
          • Max. Envelope Size: 11.5" x 6.125"

          • Must be Rectangular
          • .007"-.016" Thick
          • Min. Postcard Size: 4.25" x 3.5"
          • Max. Postcard Size: 6" x 4.25"
• Stay in touch with USPS:




Sign up here to get each edition of Stamps in Season or pick up a copy at your local Post Office!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7 letters to write before you turn 70.

I read this article on the Art of Manliness website and thought I would share it with you.
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The article suggests 7 letters every man should write before they turn 70.

1. A Letter of Congratulations.
2. A Letter to Your Father
3. A Letter of Condolence/Sympathy
4. A Letter to Your Future Self
5. A Love Letter
6. A Letter of Encouragement
7. A Letter of Gratitude

You can read the whole article here.

Friday, June 20, 2014

we all scream for icecream letterset download.

If you were icecream, you would be my favorite flavor.
©2014 postmarked with love
©2014 postmarked with love

Download this delicious icecream letterset here. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

sent with love.

I had fallen behind in my letter writing and had a lot of letters to catch up on. Plus a few new pen pals to the mix!

I like using washi tape to decorate the whole envelope!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

national best friend day.

Today is National Best Friend Day!
I am so very thankful for my best friends and can't imagine life without them in it.

Make sure to send your best friend a card today letting them know how much you love them!

Friday, June 6, 2014

stamps: hot rods

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Hot Rods, the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century, are celebrated on these two eye-popping stamps.

Hot rodding first took hold in the 1920s, when young men began modifying their cars. Aficionados souped up engines, lowered chassis, chopped bodies, and cut excess weight, creating light, fierce machines that looked and moved unlike anything that had rolled off assembly lines.

Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps, which feature art by John Mattos.

The Hot Rods stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps.

You can read more about the Hot Rods stamp here.