World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, 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.
In honor of World Post Day , I decided to send one special postcard . I left a message on the Postcrossing site and said I would send a postcard to the first Postcrosser that contacted me. A lady in Washington , D.C, was the first, so she gets the postcard.
Moving right along, today's blog will showcase another bunch of vertical format postcards.
First card up is from Czech Republic and is of a small section of Charles Bridge and Old Town. Charles Bridge is a 14th century stone bridge across the Vltava River in Prague. Construction started in 1357 , it is 621 meters long and 10 meters wide.
Stanislav used 2 stamps on his card. The flower stamp on the left is from 2007, 1 of 2 flower definitives. The stamp on the right was issued this year , 2012, and is 1 of 3 self adhesives in a set entitled My Own Stamp. What that means , I have no idea.