10.27.2010

Philately


My nine year old boy is a cub scout. He's working his way through the bear book right now, and I love watching him find new things to be interested in.

Like stamps!


He discovered that you can earn a belt loop (very exciting to have tons of little metal belt loops packed onto those cub scout belts) doing this. I decided to be generous and donate some of the stamps I randomly happen to have to the cause.


When he was trying to figure out where to put the stamps, I remembered this great picture from Martha Stewart Kids that I had torn out years ago (sigh. How many other great projects did I not tear out? Come back, Martha Stewart Kids! Is it wrong to miss a magazine so deeply?)


(And while I'm scanning old MS Kids pictures, look at how sweet this little album is -

And this!

And - are you kidding me?! Have you seen this sweetest dress ever?)


Oh my, I'm getting distracted.

Back to business: does anyone want to swap post-cards with us, to trade some stamps? Email me - it could be fun, right?

14 comments:

Becca said...

Hi! My name is Becca and I love your blog! I had to comment, because I am with you on the ms kids--ah, if only it was still in publication! I started subscribing to it my last year in college (married, but no kids until four years later!) and, like you, I have many little clippings from the old issues. I keep trying to convince my husband that we really do need all these binders full of articles, which is getting old after THREE cross-country moves. oy.

oh, and sorry! We only have the unoriginal forever stamps from costco. good luck with your project!

CMN said...

Raising hand - yes, yes, and yes! Would love to swap postcards with Ethan... in fact, I've got a mahrvelous collection of stamps from all over the world that are reserved for just this purpose: USING. So ask Ethan to pick a continent, any continent (well, except Antartica of course), and I'll stick on a few extra stamps - {ahem} just for good measure.

email me to exchange addresses?
christinemnielsen@Hotmail.com

Jen @ The Gifted Giver said...

what a great collection! Love the little books too!

melissa said...

We have some fun stamps for Ethan...I love the photos, such a beautiful post.

melissa said...

And goodness, those mini books are amazing!

erika said...

I miss that magazine too, and love those little books.

Bethany Hissong said...

I used to collect stamps with my Grandpa when I was little! I wonder where they went... I'd send them all to you if I ever find them! I think I have every issue of MS Kids and cried when it ended. It was the best! Let me know if you want me to scan anything you think of but don't have!

valentina said...

ooh, yes, please. my daughter is getting very much into mail, though she's only 4 3/4. i'm in switzerland and about to visit france. oh, and i've got some spare dutch ones. how do we do this?

Tarlina said...

you should sign up for postcrossing.com for every postcard you send somewhere (they give you addresses from their database) you receive one in return...I have been doing it for years now and have heaps of postcards(and stamps) from all over the world!

lynne said...

hi Valentina! I couldn't find your email...send me your email and we'll swap addresses!

Lisa said...

Lynne,

We love stamps too, we'd love to swap postcards!

auntweesa@gmail.com

Anne said...

I loved the Martha Stewart kids magazine! Do you know which book or magazine the blackbirds embroidery was in? I would LOVE to put that on a dress for my toddler!

Anne said...

I loved the Martha Stewart kids magazine! Do you know which book or magazine the blackbirds embroidery was in? I would LOVE to put that on a dress for my toddler!

charmingdate said...

Nice to see your sharing!