Ok, so I have strong feelings about stamps. Not sure when that happened, but we'll have to deal with it. Unfortunately my Post Office doesn't do well in the line of stamps and I've managed to make myself a nuisance about them altogether.
"It's like that thing you tell yourself you won't say and because you keep thinking about what NOT to say, like a sneeze it's drawn out of you without your consent."
I tell myself to resolve myself to get my stamps elsewhere but when I stop in to empty my letterbox I end up SOMEHOW asking about what stamps they NOW have available. But it's always the same grim selection.
Anyhooo, I want my envelopes to display a postage stamp, not a metered sticker. Thus, if I have room on my envelope I will sometimes choose several stamps to make up the postage. This is especially significant to me if it's an International letter.
I really enjoy seeing the stamps from other countries when I receive letters. I'm convinced most of my penpals feel the same. I even go so far as to choose stamps that compliment any design I may have done on the envelope. I'm an artist, what do you want from me?
Inevitably then, I am usually doing math to make the postage due from several stamps. I scribbled down a few equations so I wouldn't have to repeatedly do the math. Yet once again, I don't think I'm alone so I've created a sheet of just a few common combinations I use that might be helpful to you. Find it here.
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
However, I did not want to simply add MailArt as a discipline to my website. Thus it became the IQS Blog within my site. And that is why there are TWO navigation menus. *Here’s a Tip: stick with the BLOG Menu in this Column. The main site menu will lead you astray into dark places where you will be screaming for help and no one will hear you.
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