looking back at the first year of posts is a treat for me. i find things like this one which included the story about how my envelopes to christy in 2002 were the beginning of my whole obsession with envelopes. she is a niece who headed off to college a year ahead of my oldest offspring and i made envelopes for christy's mom to send to her. after she told me how much she, as well as dorm mates, enjoyed them, i started stockpiling envelopes for my daughter and they were ready to be mailed to her freshman dorm the following year. i wish the PO would be as vigilant at keeping a happy birthday stamp always available as they are with the flags.