Wednesday, 22 January 2014

How I love getting mail - Postal Challenge 2014

Here is my first piece of mail from the Postal Challenge! Yes, I know the idea is to send mail, not just to receive it, but this is my end of an exchange of cards with one of the other participants, Shonna at the Canadian Bookworm.


Shonna chose her card to reflect some of my interests -- I think you can probably guess what is represented here! I hope she enjoys the card I sent her. I haven't pictured it here because I don't want to pre-empt it -- post between here and Canada can be rather slow, and sending it got rather delayed by a trip to Devon.

If anyone else who is doing the Postal Challenge (or indeed, any of my regular readers) would like to join in a card exchange, send me an email to geraniumcat_at_gmail.com with your name and address and I'll send a card. If you mention your interests I'll try to find something suitable, otherwise I'll send one with a Northumbrian connection. You can still sign up for the Postal Challenge, too, if you'd like to, over at Melwyk's original post -- you can join at any time through the year.


Nice Canadian stamps -- I like the moth (Hyalophora cecropia) very much and it was very clever of Shonna to use this stamp as I tried, very unsuccessfully, to do a silk painting of one recently. It was more difficult than I expected and I need to have another go. Thank you, Shonna!

** Edited later to add that I have, like Melwyk, set up a Postable account: if you want me to send you a postcard during A Month of Letters - February - feel free leave your address there for me.

8 comments:

  1. Glad it arrived safely.
    As to the stamps, I had to go online to Canada Post to check rates and then picked through the variety I had at home to make up the required amount.
    If anyone else reading this wants a card, let me know. I've got a big box of these lovely Penguin postcards and am looking for appropriate (subject wise) recipients.
    Can hardly wait to see what I am getting.

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    1. I love stamps, Shonna, and these were two I haven't seen. Thank you.

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  2. Yay, postcards. I love postcards and just dropped you an email for an exchange. :)

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  3. Ooh, me too, please! I think I've emailed your old email address by mistake!

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    1. Found it, Nicky! Shall find you a suitable card :-)

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  4. I'm delighted to see all this mail being exchanged between Postal Readers :) Anyone can drop me their address on Postable if you want, or email me, to get a letter or postcard during Letter Month (Feb) particularly :)

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    1. It's so nice to get something from a friend rather than just the usual old stuff that the mail consists of nowadays! So I've signed up for Letter Month (now look what you've done, Melwyk! I'm going to add my address on your Postable account too!)
      Postable was new to me, but I have set up an account. I've put a link at the foot of my post above...

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