Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What’s in a name…

So a million years ago I named my blog scribbles, scratches and scrawls. My blog turned eight last week and I didn’t even notice. And what I also haven’t really noticed was that my blog seems to have ben taken over by postcards…but I’m not going to dwell on that too much…

Today this little package arrived in our mailbox. I knew what was in it…but I was still excited to open it!


Inside the envelope were two little cellophane packets and it seems I have some kind theme going on…two little girls reading…


J helped me arrange them so we could see all of them at once…I think I’ve passed my love of postcards on to her…she couldn’t decide which was her favourite…I think she decided on the owl, the giraffe and the mice mailing postcards!


We’ll see how they stand up through the mail…hopefully they will do well – the card stock is a nice weight so they should be find. I’ve been trying to find a good place to get postcards in Vancouver…non-tourist cards. When I lived in London there were postcards everywhere…you could get them in bookstores, stationery shops, tobacco shops, news agents and of course Paperchase…but the only place I’ve consistently found postcards is at the Postcard Store on Granville Island, but they are so expensive! I do buy cards there sometimes, but not often. These cards are still more expensive than the tourist cards, but they were much less expensive than the Postcard Shop.

Canada Post has kindly raised international postage from $1.85 to $2.50 starting April 1, so I’ve been trying to find inexpensive cards…J and I have amassed quite the collection of prepaid cards (they’re only $1.99, so even at $1.85 they are quite the deal!)

So now, now it’s time to put myself on a postcard diet…

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