Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Mailing

The addresses for the April mailing are going out tonight — as always, please be sure to check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. Happy mailing!

(photograph by Olga on flickr)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Strange Case of the Missing British Postcards

With a few months of the BPS now behind us, certain patterns are beginning to emerge regarding mail delivery — and the most striking has been the ongoing issues we're having with postcards going to (or out of) Britain. It's quite extraordinary — nowhere else (and we mail all over the world) has there been such a problem getting postcards to or from one particular destination. As there's nothing we can do about a postal service that appears to be so lackadaisical, the next best thing I can do is let everyone know the situation and be aware that if postcards don't show it's not the senders — it's the mail. Thanks for your understanding!

(photo of silent film actor William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes via Scott Monty)

Monday, March 22, 2010

And ... Another Giveaway!

BPS member Hedy is celebrating one year of her lovely blog Tuulikki Titine with a fun giveaway! Head over here for your chance to win a set of her charming handmade Colours postcard sets — four different postcards featuring: glass people in a window display in Amsterdam; bobbins in the Textile-museum in Tilburg (The Netherlands); colourful chairs in Berlin and a collage of dancing figures by Hedy. Deadline to enter is March 30, so hurry!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

I've run the numbers (via and am very happy to announce the three winners for the giveaway! Congratulations to Polly R, Claire and Silke — you'll each be receiving a set of two postal stamp magnets in the mail! Thanks so much to everyone who participated — and keep an eye out for future BPS giveaways, too!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

BPS Giveaway!

I've been wanting to do a little thank you to the wonderful members of the BPS for a while, so I thought we'd have a fun giveaway for the BPS! Three lucky Benevolent Postcard Society members will each win a set of one large and one small stamp magnet, reproductions of antique European stamps. All you have to do is leave a comment below for a chance to win. Contest closes at 12 midnight (PST) on March 15 2010 — I'll announce the winners on March 16. Good luck!

Please note: this contest is open to BPS members only — thanks for your interest!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

BPS Café — March 2010

If you've received a March postcard from a sender who prefers to remain tantalizingly mysterious, you can still say thank you! Members can leave a comment here to let other members know how much they appreciate the postcard they've received.

Note: If you've just received your February postcard and would like to thank the sender, you can still leave a comment in the February BPS Café post! For earlier postcards that have finally arrived, please check out the quick links to the appropriate BPS Café in the Related Links section on the right.

(photograph via nom nom nom)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


How perfect is this for spring? The Postcarden by Aimée of A Studio for Design is an ingenious pop-up post card that becomes a mini-garden, adding a little note of fresh and living greenery to your environment. Currently available in three designs — botanical, city, and allotment — each Postcarden comes with a packet of cress seeds. You simply add water for two weeks of goodness (the cress is edible — add a little to your sandwich or salad on the spot). Right now it's only available within the EU, but Aimée plans to expand distribution to the U.S. and other areas soon. Via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Thanks so much to lovely BPS member Daniella for the link!