We are big Postcrossing fans here at Letter Writers Alliance Headquarters. If you don't know it, Postcrossing is a free postcard swapping network where you sign up to send and receive cards. Each card is given an ID number which allows people to track the cards passage through the post. I was delighted to receive this postcard from member Rachel E. in the Netherlands showing the new PostNL stamps celebrating Postcrossing. Postcrossing has 36,000 members located in the Netherlands and they've sent over 3 million postcards so far. This seems a fitting way to reward them and share some Dutch culture as well. HOW COOL IS THAT? It's so cool. (PostNL is making some really great stamps, like these mushrooms, these cats, or these David the Gnome stamps!) Even more cool is that this isn't the first time they've encouraged Postcrossing with an official. The first issue was back in 2011. I like these ones better though.
So how do cool stamps get made? Well, in the U.S. you need to get your stamp idea through the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee. Who wants to write in proposing L.W.A. stamps?