Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Happy World Post Day!

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969. 
The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. The celebration encourages member countries to undertake programme activities aimed at generating a broader awareness of their Post’s role and activities among the public and media on a national scale.
Every year, more than 150 countries celebrate World Post Day in a variety of ways.

And even though I haven't been updating as much as I'd like to I couldn't let this day go by without not writing anything and since it's a celebration day for us snail-mail lovers I will be having a little contest in the following days, so keep tuned to participate and win written and stamped cards from Mexico! 

Le pain au naturel

Another lovely card for the collection, I just can't stop looking that ship stamp that eventually has turned into one of my all time favorites! 
We have:

*Fougasse aux lardons 
*Mini-pains au pavot et mini-pains au sésame 
*Marchand de bière 
*Ficelle aux céréales 
*Pain aux céréales 
*Ficelle au pavot
*Ficelle au sésame 
*Ficelle nature 
*Mini-pain au levain
*Mini-pain rustique 
*Mini-pain aux céréales 
*Ficelles gourmandes aux olives et aux lardons 
*Pain aux raisins 
*Pain aux noix 
*Pain aux olives
*Pain auvergnat 
*Pain au levain
*Pain au basilic 
*Pain de mie 
*Pain intégral
*Sel de Guérande 

Danke Birgit! 


Greek stamps are awesome!

The Greek capital is undergoing a radical period of urban renewal that did not stop with the 2004 Olympics. The magnificent Acropolis, crowned by the iconic Parthenon temple, rises above the city, watching the sprawling modern metropolis evolve. Athens is now a conspicuously wealthier, more sophisticated cosmopolitan city. The shift is evident in a gradual gentrification and the new art and leisure precincts around town, and in the lifestyles of the hedonistic, trend-conscious Athenians. Stylish new restaurants, shops and revamped hotels continue to open.
Perhaps the most significant change is in the historic centre, virtually unrecognisable since cars were banished, with most significant ancient sites linked in what has become Europe’s longest and arguably most stunning pedestrian promenade. This huge archaeological park has reconciled past and present, with the city’s cultural and social life once again taking place around the ancient monuments and surrounding neighborhoods.
It is the oldest city in Europe, yet still in a state of transition. 
Most visitors will leave impressed with its vibrant street life and relaxed lifestyle, where people take time out for endless coffees and evening strolls, dine out until late and enjoy the city’s nightlife, long after the rest of Europe has gone to bed. 

Ευχαριστώ (efharisto) Elena!

Monsters, Inc.

I really like this postcard along the super colorful stamps because it brings so many memories, this was one of my favorite movies as a kid since it came out when I was 9 years old (it came out in 2001 so if you are curious about how old I am you can just do some math *wink*). It is still one of my favorite movies along its prequel that was released this year "Monsters University" and many other movies by Pixar.
I think most people have seen it so there's no point on writing the plot so I'll just do the same as with other movie cards and leave the trailer here  

Dekuju Michaela!


Valletta is the capital of the island nation of Malta. A harbour city, Valletta preserves much of its 16th century architectural heritage built under the Hospitallers. Valletta was one of the earliest sites inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage list. Referred to colloquially as Il-Belt ("The City"), it takes its name from its founder, Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette.
With its large array of shops, catering establishments, entertainment venues and culture, Malta's Capital City has what it takes to capture people's imagination. 

Grazzi Silvan!