Google Doodle Valentine’s Day 2011

We were pleasantly surprised to see today’s Google Doodle. If you love snailmail like we do, then you probably recognize the style of today’s Google Doodle from Robert Indiana, whose work was used to create a “Love” U. S. postage stamp in 1973. Do you have a favorite Valentine card, story or stamp? If so, ...

Christmas cards are in the mail.

Victorian Christmas Card It’s the time of year when business picks up at the post office as people across the country get into the holiday spirit.  There are gifts and packages to ship, and about 1.9 billion Christmas cards to send. Greeting cards have actually been around for most of recorded history, going back to ...

Collectible Stamps: Jenny, Jenny who didn’t turn you?

People began collecting postage stamps almost immediately after the first example, the Penny Black, was issued in 1840.  Today it is one of the world’s most widely enjoyed hobbies, and it is estimated that there are 20 million stamp collectors just in the United States. While many people collect stamps as nothing more than a ...

Pop culture and the postman

Pop culture and the postman
Perhaps it is a sign of how electronic communication has changed our culture, but I’ve noticed that there are no more mailmen on TV.  It wasn’t so long ago when the postal service was such a part of everyday life that characters who worked as postmen were fairly common in entertainment. The most recent example ...

Announcing OpenCamp Dallas 2010

On August 27, 2010, we are attending an historic event in Addison, TX.  It’s called OpenCamp, and if you are a webmaster, web developer, blogger, podcaster, social media enthusiast or someone who is interested in web content creation you should be there too. OpenCamp is the first multi-platform web conference to be held in the ...