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  1. These are really great. They feel nostalgic and festive, perfect for an ornament! I had a very brief hobby when I was younger collecting stamps, but I never kept it up once I left home, and the stamps I collected were never worth much, it was just a fun thing for me at the time.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I think it’s pretty hard to find stamps in a collection that are actually worth much, Sheila! But I still love their typographical charm. I’ve got my dad’s huge collection and would like to come up with some other ways to enjoy them.

  2. These are just adorable, I will be pinning to make next Christmas.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you liked them, Claire! Thanks for pinning!

  3. Oh!! Those are wonderful!! I will pin this and keep an eye out for some of those envelopes. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

    1. I’ve featured these lovely ornaments at Thursday Favorite Things today. Have a wonderful Christmas.

      1. Lora Bloomquist says:

        Thanks for the feature, Pam!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    These are really a great way to keep old memories alive and so pretty too.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene! I hope my Dad enjoys them; I know I love how they turned out!

  5. What a fun project! I have my dad’s stamp collection in my attic. I’ll have to see if there are any first issue stamps in his collection. The graphics are great and this is a way to enjoy them for years to come.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m keeping my dad’s collection safe, too, Paula. Trying to think of how to enjoy their beauty the best.

  6. These are just wonderful Lora! I agree that the back of the ornament should look as good as the front. I love the beadboard. These have true distinctive vintage character. Love ’em!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber!

  7. I loved your ornaments. However, as a former stamp collector, I couldn’t bear to add glue and glitter to a first day cover, even if it was only worth a dollar or two. BUT, I would photocopy one onto cardstock and proceed from there! The beautiful backside of your ornament was just screeching for something to be added to it; a reversible Christmas ornament; now there’s another idea!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I totally understand that, Kathy! And actually, I love your idea to photocopy them! Don’t know why that didn’t occur to me (holiday mania, maybe?). Think I’ll add that idea to the post, because I’ve actually been wishing I had more of these 6…they were my favorites! Thanks for the improvement!

  8. This is a wonderful idea. My Dad had a nice collection and of course I had to start a collection also. Mine are long gone but at least stamps are available to make these adorable ornaments.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, stamps and these envelopes are readily available for cheap! I’d love to say my Dad’s collection is worth something, but so far I think they’re more valuable for crafting! My brain’s still churning…

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tuula! You’d have to find ones with pink and green graphics, of course;)

  9. Those are so cool and special Lora. My grandpa collected stamps but i’ve not seen any of those envelopes like that.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Tania! I’ve got a ton of stamps, too. Trying to figure out how to enjoy them, also…

  10. Lora, I think these are the most adorable DIY Christmas ornaments that I’ve seen this year! Not only is the idea of decoupaging the vintage postal stamp envelopes into Christmas ornaments brilliant but how you decorated them couldn’t be more perfect. Especially with the trim and the glitter frost. Well done!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your kind compliments, Marie! They were a really fun project to do! I hope my Dad enjoys them:)