i wanted to share the photo below and don't have a good envelope that coordinates with mailing children. jeri has a great sense of humor, so she probably won't mind being lumped in with the silly photo. there will be some other ideas to go with the heart health stamp. the lesson on this one, is this. if you are using an element from the stamp to form letters, such as the leaf. when you get to a letter that is too complicated to follow the design, just do something different. in this case, i took the vein from the leaf and used it to make the R. now, i want to use all the different elements on each letter. need more time for all these ideas....5 elements on that stamp...many possibilities....
the smithsonian has many photos posted on flicker. this one is adorable. the caption says:
This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.