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!


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.}


  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!

  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!!

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

  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 .

  5. I love that card! Wonderful :)

    I think this is them...

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

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


  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! :-)

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

  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? :-)