Postage stamps for Halloween


 Originally issued on October 10th, 1974 by the United States Postal Service, these 10¢ Legend of Sleepy Hollow stamps were the perfect add to my Halloween themed envelope. Also, in yesterday's (or day before yesterday) post, I photographed the 32¢ Classic Movie Monsters (1997) postage. The movie monsters was another perfect find for Halloween. 

I wrote my recipient's name in white ink (my calligraphy needs lots of practice), stamped the edges of the envelope with a rubber stamp of tiny stars using my Martha Stewart ink pad, and added paper bits (skeleton hand, black cat) which I cut by hand and glued to my envelope.

Are you sending out Halloween greetings this month? You still have time.

p.s. Here's a photo of one of my envelopes. I had to edit Patricia's address for this photo, in case you were wondering why the address was so spaced out. It's great having Photoshop (^^) xo



  1. Those sleepy hollow stamps are beauties!

  2. those are the most perfect envelopes i've ever seen! if one is on its way to me i really need to step up my game to be worthy! <3

    i think they should issue halloween stamps every year!

  3. We are not used to celebrate Halloween in Argentina. But please DO expect a little something from us for Christmas! :0)

  4. Wow, so wonderful Merissa! I love the white calligraphy and the stamps are fantastic!

  5. Jaime, Alicia, Rhya, Jennifer: Oh I'm so glad you all think these are cool!
    There are some real neat gems of postage stamps in the history of USPS stamps. xoxo

    Kira: Looking forward to Christmas ^^ Here in the US we have Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, and Christmas finally in December (my FAVE time of year!!)

    xoxo I appreciate all of your comments ^^


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