Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good mail day from PodPost maven

Good mail day mail art!

I'd love any card from Carolee of Make Every Day a Good Mail Day and PodPost (as in, one of the amazing authoresses of Good Mail Day itself), but this one is particularly meta-mail-alicious.

PodPost PodAvion, au poulet

As if the envelope isn't cool enough already, dig that rubber stamp of a chicken on a nest of letters!

Mailboxy

I am predisposed to like any card with a mailbox on it, and not only did this one have a little slot where you could put in various included sayings, it's also edged to look like a stamp.

airmail border on back

AND, the back is edged with the postally perfect red and blue airmail border. *sigh of contentment*

brand info

I took a close-up photo of the card info, but don't be thinking you can just whip on that website and find out whatever you want to, because it's a #$^@#%$ division of Random House and deeply ridiculous to navigate. I couldn't find a damn card set, and I know they make a ton. So pooh on you, Clarkson Potter / PotterStyle printed in China / Division of Random House publishing, if your website made more sense (hello, I search for stationery and I get two books and no writing products?) perhaps I would make a purchase. Is this why the publishing industry is in so much trouble?

Sorry, rant there... just really hate bad websites. But back to the cardly goodness - this was such a treat!

{Edit: I do understand how to get around the Random House / Potter Style website, dear readers, and I can find the cards I need to... I was just complaining that the was poorly organized and clunkier than necessary. And so out of spite, I am deliberately not linking them up here. I have received scads and scads of comments telling me how to get to the cards and giving links - I've approved one of them and that's enough. Because it's so much easier to find them on Amazon, though, I'll provide that link for any interested readers.}

10 comments:

  1. Gah! I just purchased a box of these cards a couple of weeks ago at the Nat'l Postal Museum (where they also sell Good Mail Day in the gift shop)! I was so jazzed to find them. There are several card designs, all of which have mail slots on the front. So glad you got one in the mail!

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  2. You piqued my interest so I went to the website. On the left, click on "cards, decks and journals" and that is where all the cards and things are. I found these mailboxes on the 2nd page. Happy shopping!!

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  3. Zuzu, indeed - but they are easier to find (try the search mechanism: atrocious) and cheaper on Amazon.

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  4. wow those are awesome and I just love the red and blue trim via air mail . You get some of the neatest mail my dear .

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  5. I love that card! Wonderful :)

    I think this is them...

    http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307460608

    If it's not...I might still make a purchase hehe!

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  6. Miss Maven, Do you know where we can find the chicken stamp, too cute!

    Cindy
    clundq1944@aol.com

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  7. Cindy, I have learned that the chicken stamp is not mass-produced. It is the work of one artist, and may not be available for purchase... alas. I want one, too! :-)

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  8. I was thinking you may want something more batty.....Carroll

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  9. Just an update on that beautiful chicken stamp - it is indeed a one-of-a-kind original and not for sale. Aren't we lucky we get to see examples of its printing, though? :-)

    (...batty?)

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