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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Just Stamp It!

Postage stamps increased AGAIN in January to 46 cents. If you have any of those 45-cent stamps on hand, add the penny stamp and send it on! Both sending and receiving that hand-written note, invitation, letter or card are so much more personal that the e-mail or e-card. Write it out in your own words and just stamp it!

For a wee bit of nostalgia, here is a look into the past...

The Penny Black, the world’s first postage stamp  
Issued in Britain on 1 May 1840, for official use from 6 May of that year

 The Two Penny Blue or The Two Pence Blue 
 The world’s second official postage stamp, issued after the Penny Black.

Have you ever wondered about the complete scene surrounding that which is depicted on a stamp? A few stamps below were located via vlynx @Tumblr.

Ah-h-h-h! If we had only known then what we know now, we would have all become stamp collectors!

Do you perhaps still send out the hand-written letters and cards? Would love to hear from you. . .