A Picture a Day: Day 13

 

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My fascination with mailboxes began with this mailbox.  I have walked past this mailbox for years now, and today it is my picture of the day since I haven’t seen it celebrating the Christmas season before. Maybe I don’t walk as often during the holidays because it gets busy but I am so glad I saw it today before it got changed into its Russian hat!

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Technically I guess I took 2 pictures today!

Variations on a Theme: The one that (almost) got away.

 

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I mentioned previously that I had been taking pictures of mailboxes while walking which is a million times easier than in a moving car. It is difficult as a passenger to interrupt the trip and either stop, or slow down, or go back- just for a mailbox.

For example, I was out driving with my sister in New Jersey when we passed a great mailbox. I hated to ask her to stop so I could take a picture of it, but luckily she was agreeable! She turned around and became part of the hunt. Even so, the picture didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.

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Almost there!

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Can you tell it is a dog?

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Finally a clear photo.

Even though the last one generally turned out okay, I still didn’t feel like I captured it as well as it deserved, so I went back.

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Some things are worth going back for!

 

Favorite Things: Picture Postcards

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I like to think of postcards as old fashioned texts. They are a fun way to use photos that otherwise get lost among the hundreds of digital photos on my computer.

The first time I sent a picture in the mail repurposed as a postcard, I wasn’t sure if that was something the postal service would be okay with. So I looked online and found  instructions and decided to go for it.

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USPS Postcard Template

I bought 10 postcard stamps so that I always have some on hand when a picture might be a good fit.

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And they are cute too!

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Here are some examples of picture postcards I have sent:

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I thought I should include my “rules” for sending postcards, but I think I only have one- the postcard should not embarrass the receiver so I don’t send pictures of people (except superheroes.)

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This one was sent to my entire family! Who doesn’t need a Captain America postcard?!!