Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

International Annoy A Postman!

And then a hero comes along
With the strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
And you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

I received this very considerate and thoughtful book of International USPS stamps from Bill M. of Alabama.. you guessed it, he is sponsoring 20 international Annoy A Postman participants! Along with Sandy W. of California who is also sponsoring an international participant, they are the hero Openinkstand needs but not the one it deserves..

Before this, the Annoy a Postman project was more convenient for US residents because all anyone has to do is mail me one USPS first class stamp (and be from a state not already done). Of course, this is a challenge to international participants because it is difficult to procure one American international first class stamp so Bill M. sent a book of em for our international readers. Very thoughtful!

So, if you are living outside of the US and am interested to participate in Annoy A Postman, read on.. The same rules apply (read them here), no country will be duplicated, and you must send me a full English version of your address! Mail me a letter with an intro note with your name and date, full address and country and email address. Please mark clearly that this is for the Annoy a Postman project. If you want to include a thank you card to Mark, I will forward it to him.

Please be aware that international mail is much more difficult especially for non-English speaking countries as they may not be familiar with calligraphy, and the return rate is much higher than US mail. It may even take many weeks for your envelope to arrive especially since our intent is to annoy. I won’t be trying any insane stuff really, personally I would be happy if my crazy envelopes even arrive. Therefore I must be sure you are ready to keep an eye on your mailbox for weeks if you have to, and to scan the envelope with all its battle scars when/if it arrives! Don’t participate if you’re in the middle of a move, or am not ready to commit! But if you are a snail mail enthusiast like us nerds, have a love-hate relationship with your local postal service, willing to invest in the long con and am curious to see how an ornate western calligraphed envelope will fare in your country.. hop aboard and let’s Annoy A Postman!

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2 Responses to “International Annoy A Postman!”

  1. Cyaenn

    Hello ! I have just found your blog via Pinterest, and I am fond of this Annoy A Postman idea :) Are you still willing to annoy international postmen? I am French and wonder how our postal system would handle a non-machinable letter. Please let me know if this is of interest to you.
    Nancy from France :)


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