The Allure of Postage StampsSeptember 26, 2014
There it was. Sitting ever so beautifully on the table Claudia had set up for me when I did my book signing at Bell’occhio last Saturday. The above envelope that was ever so artfully addressed to me by a friend/co-worker of our beloved Whitney. That is a whole other story, but just know what was inside that envelope was equally if not more fabulous than the outside. But back to those gorgeous stamps. By now, you know my feeling on the importance of a hand-written note. They are becoming increasing rare these days, so their importance and specialness are even greater. A stamp, or here, stamps, can tie the whole thing together. They are akin to ribbon on a package. A well thought out stamp can be the cherry on top of the cake for the envelope. In this case, the sender also took the envelope to the post office and had them hand stamp it. A service many a postal clerk will gladly do for you. My point with this really is stamps can make a difference and make a note or letter just sing. When you are at the post office or on the postal service website ordering stamps, buy a few extra that you are drawn to. Start a small collection that you can pull from that you think adds to what you are sending. I promise you, the extra effort will rarely go unnoticed.