I still can't help but collect them up to this day, although now I have found uses for them too. And here's why I love them so much...
Reason one... they're like little works of artI love looking through stamps and looking at all the wonderful pictures and colours. Each one is like a miniature piece of art representing a country or occasion and reveal fascinating images of all kinds of things.
These are some of my favourites.
Reason two... they show you different countriesThe packets of stamps I used to buy when I was little came from all different countries from around the world. Some of these I'd never even heard of at the time! It made me take a look in the atlas and want to know about the place. Now my geography's better it's not so much where the country is as what's important to them that I like to find out, and with the internet now it's easy to do a little research and find out why certain things are on their stamps.
Reason three...they're free!Free resources are always great and as they're plentiful too you can play around with them without worrying about wasting money.
Reason four... it's a way of upcyclingSaving and re-using the stamps saves them from going in the bin. Giving a new life to what is usually considered rubbish is a fun thing to do.
Reason five... there are so many ways to use them in craftsHere are just a few things I make with them.
These are just a few reasons (or excuses) I have for loving stamps. Why don't you start collecting them and see what you can create?
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