Let's get to the mail of the last days.
First the incoming...
I received my membership card from the LETTER WRITERS ALLIANCE. Are you guys members?
|Letter Writers Alliance|
I really did like the stamp they used! Are there more of these? If so and if you are sending me a letter from the USA, I'd really appreciate it if you'd use one of them :) I am very into animals on stamps (even though I rather like the "wild" animals than domestic animals).
On the same day, I got a letter from A. from the Czech Republic - a very short one, but it was good hearing from her again :)
|Letter from A.|
Yesterday I got this letter from M. from the Netherlands - great as usual. It has been ages since I received an air mail envelope! I think the last time was when I was 16 - my back-then pen pals from Africa somehow all used them.
|Great letter from M.|
As I said above, I'm into animal stamps - so I took part in one of the stamp tags at the postcrossing forum and asked for animal stamps. I got this letter from a German user and it was great! I am planning to put some stamps together as a "Wimmelbild" - I don't know that word in English and won't bother to check, yet that I'm almost certain I'll still like the German word better :) A Wimmelbild is a picture where there are lots of things to see and to discover - just like in the Wally-books. What do you do with your stamps apart from putting them into albums? (Mention the word stamp in your answer below to make sure you are taking part in the giveaway - so I know you read all this rambling... :) )
On to the outgoing mail :)
I sent this postcard to my dad, to tell him some things that have happened in my life recently.
|Postcard to my dad|
And this postcard to my godmother, to hear if she's allright.
|Postcard to my godmother|
These two postcards went out earlier this week, whereas this bunch was mailed yesterday! Two envelopes with stamps for the stamps tag, a letter to my grandma and three pen pal letters....
|Bunch that went out yesterday|
|Letter to Olivia|
|Letter to Shelby|
I printed some stationery, and I really like it :) It has zebras, bikes, airplanes, leopards...
I guess you already saw where the "magic carpets" in the title came from :) I got a catalogue of turkish carpets (they gave it away at university and I grabbed it) and they are the perfect size for envelopes! I love using them, it reminds me of the possibilities one has in "Dreamland" of flying on magic carpets and doing lots of awesome things :) Where would you go if you had the possibility to fly a magic carpet to some place in the universe?
Anyways, I have reached 50 followers! Yay! A giveaway! So, I saw this little book in a store a few days ago and I had to buy it. It has a world map and some stamps and cancellation marks on it! I actually bought two, and I think I'll make a pen pal book out of mine - with the addresses of everybody I write to (one page per person, where I can also put information about them) and maybe also keep the stats of whom I sent a letter when and when I received a letter from whom.
|Lovely DIN A 6 notebook.|
I don't know about you, but I can't go without these pockets in notebooks - if they don't have one, I'll put one there myself (oh yes, I do have lots of envelopes...). I'll use it to put stamps there so that I'll have addresses and stamps in one place. The notebook even has a pencil-holder! Yay for good mail stuff :)
|Pocket filled with used stamps|
Well, what I want to do is to send this little notebook (of course with the Madonna stamp...) to one of my readers. It'll be that notebook (filled with stamps, just like in the above picture) plus more stuff until it's 500 grams. The "more stuff" could be anything from stationery to sweets (how about some German chocolate?) and I'll send it out on the fifth of June. So you'll have until the 4th of June to tell me:
*Where are you from? (I'd love to hear from those shy readers)
*What do you like about letter writing?
*Which country is going to win the European Football Championship? (or, if you'd rather like, who will win the Olympics in the discipline of synchronized swimming? :D )
Good luck :)