December 4, 2009

Stamp Away


This is one of the stamps I found at LOFT, a retail store inside the Seibu Department Store, filled with stationery, gifts, accessories, health goods, furniture, interior goods, etc. They have a big arts & craft section that I love.

Anyways, here in Japan we don't send out Christmas cards. Instead we send out a New Year postcard called 'Nengajo.'

These days a lot of people use the computer to make it with a Nengajo software. But since I don't have a printer at home and I like to make things, I use stamps, washi (japanese paper), and/or stickers for mine. Plus a whole bunch of color pens and pencils to decorate it.

2010 is the year of the Tiger and I've got about 60 postcards to make. What do you think about this stamp?

7 comments:

nobu said...

When I was a boy, I used to make cards with such stamps.

arabesque said...

haha, looks cute to me...
certainly, a diff. culture!
used to collect stamps like these myself. ^0^

Tall Gary said...

I see. You can add the yellow after you stamp the tiger in black. He's a pretty handsome guy, your tiger.

Vogon Poet said...

I really like it, it seems a nice pastime and you can add something personal to each card...

Babzy said...

Nice stamps ! It'is so rare nowadays to receive handmade
postcards ... Your friends and family are lucky ;)

Kaori said...

Thank you for the comments! I'll be sure to take a picture of the nengajo I make ;)

White Oleander said...

I think it's adorable especially with the spring stamp.

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