Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit (and also BabyH)

I have a deep and abiding love for stationery and sending people mail. As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing more beautiful in the world than a full mailbox - even the inclusion of bills cannot hamper my love for a giant pile of mail.

Naturally, buying thank you cards for baby gifts was a BIG source of entertainment for me. (I went a bit overboard, I think. I have a frightening amount left over.) I had a wide variety, and was super excited to get a not-babyish-but-still-baby-related stamp to go with them:

From the back of the stamp sheet:

Millions of people around the world will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit beginning February 3, 2011. The rabbit is the fourth of twelve animals associated with the Chinese lunar calendar. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be sensitive, cautious, and lucky. The Year of the Rabbit ends on January 22, 2012.

The image is a pair of kumquats, which are "given as gifts and eaten for luck at this time of renewed hope for the future." Even more fun? The artist, Kam Mak, grew up in New York City's Chinatown and now lives in Brooklyn. (Bklyn represent!)

Six more days until our little bunny's arrival. Tick tock!

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