Stamp or a brooch?

All of my friends know that I love everything that is related to mail, stamps and letter writing. So every now and then, my friends give me a little mail related gift. Like this cute brooch.



DIY Card

One of my dear penfriends absolutely loves the painting The birth of Venus by Botticelli. So I made these two cards for her. I used an old art calendar and decorated the painting with glitter glue, tape and stickers. I had fun making these cards, so how knows, maybe I pimp some more paintings!



The language of the stamp

At the end of the 19th centaury a new language has developed: the language of the stamp! The language of the stamp finds its history in Germany. And soon it was spread all over Europe. But how does this language work? The way you put the stamp on the envelop means something. But not everybody knew the meaning of this language. But there is a solution for everything! Postcard publisher made special cards with the meaning of the stamp language! Mostly the hidden message was love-related. There was one big problem. Every country had its own language, so there were many love stories with an unhappy end, because the received didn’t know the meaning of the stamps. Another way to sent each other secret messages was to write something under the stamp. I wondering if people still use the secret language of the stamp or write a hidden message under the stamp!

Stamp language


Today I’ve finaly updated the page with tips and tricks to write letter. Now you can not only read about the difference between letter writing and snailmail and how you can find penpals. Now you can also read some tips to write a penpal add and some tips to write the first letter!

In the future I’ll update the page with more tips about things you can write in your letter