Monday, February 11, 2013

Well Done Postal Service

I'm typically not a fan of the US Postal Service and have had countless negative experiences with postal workers that basically seem pretty pissed-off that they have a job that requires an ounce of human interaction. I have however encountered a handful of postal workers who have been an absolute delight to work with and who have gone out of their way to bring service with a smile, namely a certain delivery man in the 60625 zip code and the wonderful clerk in 14720.

Well, they've given me a new reason to like them, and it's their newest "forever" stamp. Look how awesome it is...just take it all in.

Abraham Lincoln started 1863 off right and signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in the United States to be free and the 2013 stamp commemorates the 150th anniversary of its signing and emphasizes its powerful statement on a design similar in style to the broadsides from the Civil War era. It is part of a civil rights set being issued in 2013 and I've already gone out an bought up a bunch.

If I could just use this stamp for the rest of my life, I'd be a happy citizen that would probably be inspired to mail actual letters again. "Henceforward," you can expect these beauties to adorn the front of my envelopes!


Jen (Devourer of Books) said...

That *is* an awesome stamp.

AliKaye said...

This is an excellent stamp! I was hoping you'd say you designed it and then I would mail you an envelope just so you could sign my stamp.

Amy and Andrew said...

Completely agree. I saw it on an envelope (actually, one you sent me, I think), and I thought: wait a minute. Did this come from the USPS?!?!