After a somewhat long & stressful work day, that began with me waking up hours early thanks to a vivid (but actually quite useful) work dream, I was so happy to come home to this beautiful surprise envelope from my pen pal Cindi.
I love all three of those stamps. You know, I grew up on comics–ALL of them. I used to read every single comic strip in the newspapers. This lasted until Bill Watterson gave up producing Calvin & Hobbes, my favorite strip. That’s the day comics stopped being so fun. Now I still do receive a paper–but I don’t always pick up the comic section at all, yet alone read much of what’s in it. I suppose if more people got newspapers, read the comics, and got vocal about what they loved & why, the comics could–dare I say it–be great again.
Okay, enough of the aside, let’s get back to the treasure! I love this art atop Cindi’s letter.
And here, the treasure amid the treasure! Suntan Snoopy enjoying some Hawaiian local food: Loco Moco! I love the sticker. I might have gasped when I pulled it out of the envelope, I don’t remember.
Now a sticker sheet! Awesome.
Now, a New Year postcard from Japan! I’ve said it before, & now I’ll say it again: why aren’t New Year greeting postcards a thing here in the U.S.?
Hey, a book mark! Two, actually! Which is good, since I never read just one book at a time.
So many details in this package, I need to try to include as many as possible. Let me show the backside of the letter paper:
And there were these somewhat small envelopes (not quite 4″ x 6″) that were printed for mailing. Dare I try it?
…and the matching letter sheets…
And, putting a stake in it–washi tape!
What a great way to end a day! And it was all so overwhelming, I went right to sleep.