Friday, June 25, 2010

Goodies from the National Postal Museum

The whole shebang

A VERY generous pen pal who is lucky enough to live in Washington, DC sent me this pack of goodies from a recent visit to the National Postal Museum. I have often longed to go there, but this pack from the Alphabetilately exhibit is surely the next best thing. ("ALPHABET + PHILATELY or Alphabetilately is the alphabet of philately:" basically A to Z in stamps. Don't ask me how to pronounce it, because I have no idea.)

Paper goodies + v-mail reproduction

She sent some postcards, groovy bookmarks, and an awesome V-mail reproduction...

Paper goodies from the National Postal Museum

and they were all free for her! Admission is free, the goodies are free... ain't the Smithsonian grand? (The National Postal Museum is a branch of the Smithsonian.)

Prescription label: mail addicts anonymous

I got such a kick out of the mailing label she used. Potential side effects: JOY!