Wednesday, October 9, 2013

World Post Day

World Post Day is October 9, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress in 1969. The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.

I celebrated by sending out some Postcrossing cards (I think that was only the second time I have sent any Postcrossing cards this year) and modifying one of my vintage postcards to make a World Post Day card. The modified postcard is shown above and the original is shown below.

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