this is the archive for the ‘stationery sundays’ category:


cool finnish stamps

aaaaaah, finland. the land of moomins, delicious cardamom rolls, sauna… and brilliant stamps! there’s the postcrossing stamp of course (one of the first to honour the project), but here are a couple others that i particularly like.

the veggies stamps are a fun issue. you pick a veggie on the left, stick it on your postcard or letter, and then decorate it with stickers from the right side — like playing mr. potato head! the combinations are endless and the result is always a different and fun stamp!

i love this stamp sheet! to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary last year, the finnish post invited all citizens to upload their photo and then made these sheets of 10 stamps with lots of mini-portraits on them. they scrambled the photos from sheet to sheet, so they’re all different and people have to look really closely at the sheets or the mail they’ve received to find theirs! isn’t that a cool idea? our friend kati found her photo on the stamp below :)

and last but not least, this magical moment at the finlandia stamp exhibition last year, in which their mini-volunteers at the kids section helped us become part of a stamp!


that was so much fun. the kids were super nice, spoke perfect english and even gave us lollipops at the end! :D

happy holidays!

a bit of photoshop silliness for our xmas cards this year. :) have a happy and peaceful holiday!

my favourite icelandic stamps

i’m writing a post featuring all the nice things we ate in iceland… but in the meantime, here are some of their beautiful stamps:

icelandicfoodstamps

the one about the volcano actually has ash embedded inside… but my favourite ones are definitely the ones in the center — a food landscape on a stamp, with an egg yolk as the sun! <3

this sheet was actually a gift from the lovely people at icelandic post, who we met to talk about postcrossing. we were chatting about stamps and at some point i gushed about this one and complained about how tricky it was proving to find in normal post offices… so they promptly picked up a sheet for us. how nice is that?! :D

instagram vs. real life

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yup. anyone else?

lettermonth, round 4!

it’s february, which means, it’s time to put my stationery stash to good use and send some postcards and letters! :)

so if you’d like to get a piece of handwritten mail from me, leave a comment below (and your address on my postable, if i don’t have it yet). i’m working through my list of “usuals”, but there’s always space for new friends. let me know!