Since I routinely send (and received) postcards through postcrossing and from some friends who’s interested to do swap mail, one thing that can’t be avoided is, of course, to buy stamps. At the first time I don’t really pay attention to the stamps, I only bought the $0.29 stamp with a boring landscape view. But then I noticed from the postcards I received, that the beauty of a postcard is not only from the image shown on the postcard itself, but also from the: story that the sender wrote, the handwriting (which I’m the worst at), and the stamps!
And here in US the USPS (United States of Postal Service) provided varieties of such beautiful and cute stamps. Including this one that I just ordered online:
“Hello” is a simple, everyday word. This Send a Hello Forever stamps are meant to connect family and friends through the power of the mail. And the USPS chose these characters from Disney-Pixar because they have shown the wonder of friendship and family through the movies; Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).
Other stamps that also catch my attention are:
And I also bought this one:
There is also a special stamp for Eid Mubarak!
I’m thinking to collect all of the stamps and usually the USPS sell one year book of stamps. It’s a little bit expensive, but worth the price. Hee.
Ok, so it’s the time to write some postcards and send it all the way to Jakarta (Adenita), Bandung (Moje and Adi), Mumbai (Indrawan and Wiwid), Malaysia (Osie), and Germany (postcrossing).
So, do you want me to send a HELLO to you? 🙂
All of the stamps above are Forever Stamps meaning that the value is $0.44. So if you want to send postcard from US to abroad, you need 2 stamps of $0.44 and 1 stamp of $0.10, and that makes it exactly $0.98 (which what you need to send a postcard). And from/to US you can use $0.29 stamp.