Just like how there is a stamp for each zodiac sign, I suggest that there should be stamps for each of 16 personality types (MBTI)
I Miss You
Sometimes our pen pals were quiet for a long time. Maybe they are during the depression and stressed about life or work or relationship. It's OK that we let them spend their quiet moment with themselves. But... once it takes too long time, we are worried about them and would like to send greeting messages with 'I miss you' stamp to let them know that we care & miss them.
Sinterklaas / Saint Nicholas Day (December 5th)
Sinterklaas is a Dutch/Belgian Children's festival that happens every year on December 5th. Traditionally, in mid-November, two weeks before his celebrated Feast Day, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands by boat from his home in Spain. Coming with his white horse (Amerigo) he arrives in the Netherlands with his helpers, the Pieten (Peter), to signify the start of the holiday season. This Sinterklaas tradition is broadcasted live on television. Each year Sinterklaas arrives in a different city. During the two weeks before his birthday, Sinterklaas rides across rooftops at night on his white horse, listening through chimneys for good children and leaving them treats and sweets in their shoes. The build-up is to the eve before his Feast Day (Sinterklaasavond) on 5 December, when Sinterklaas delivers gifts to good children and coal to the naughty. On Sinterklaasavond, children anxiously wait for Sinterklaas to knock on their door. Although Sint usually flies by the time they answer, a sack full of gifts awaits them on their doorstep. Following Sinterklaas‘ visit, each member of the family takes turns handing out presents and unwrapping them. Names are printed on each gift, and almost every present is accompanied by a humorous poem about the gift’s recipient, sometimes teasing them about their good and bad habits. Families celebrate Sinterklaas‘ Feast by singing songs and indulging in a feast of their own, which consists mainly of sweets like marzipan, chocolate initials, pepernoten (ginger biscuits) and hot chocolate with whipped cream.
Northern lights / Aurora
A stamp for this magnificent and well known natural phenomenon would surely look beautiful. Should be available in places where it can be seen ofc (Canada, Scandinavian countries, Russia, Greenland...) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora
A fundraiser stamp for Ukraine ? A Global, PREMIUM issue, with funds going for relief efforts ?
A recent Ukraine Post stamp had one million copies made and very quickly sold out. The stamp is based on an actual event on the first days of the 'Special Military Operation' (aka Russian Invasion), and was popular on the news everywhere. A Russian warship (the cruiser 'Moskva' (Moscow), their flagship in the Black Sea Fleet approached an Ukrainian coastal island. And they sent a radio warning to the defenders, giving them a chance to surrender. The Ukrainian special forces operator responded, telling them to buzz off in more graphical terms. The UA stamp shows the island, the soldier giving a Russian ship the finger. I understand you might not be able to reproduce their design, but a related stamp could be interesting. And if sold as a Premium Stamp (either 50 Coins, or a special 100 Coins price), with proceeds going to the relief effort to the displaced people in Ukraine, this could help and allow us in the Slowly community to show solidarity. I made a post on Reddit with a more detailed story. And there's also the aspect that the ship in this event was sunk by Ukrainian missiles recently. https://www.reddit.com/user/yann2/comments/u87ym2/a_historical_ukrainian_stamp_rapidly_sold_out_a/ Attachments : photo of the Ukrainian stamp release. photo of the Russian Moskva cruiser.
[Peru] Machu Picchu
I wanted to collect the regional stamps of the seven wonders, but I found out that there is no stamp for Machu Picchu, one of them. And it would be nice to have also a Machu Picchu stamp, which is a very important touristic attraction. Machu Picchu is a Inca citadel founded in the 15th century in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, it is often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas". In 1981 it was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, in 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide internet poll. I'm not Peruvian, if someone from there wants to add something, or thinks that I did something wrong, please comment. Sources: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu https://www.peru.travel/pe/atractivos/machu-picchu
[Sweden] Saint Lucy's Day / Sankta Lucia (Dec. 13)
I think it would be nice to have a stamp marking this holiday that is widely celebrated in Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia. And also possibly other countries in Europe and worldwide. --- Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day observed on 13 December. The observance commemorates Lucia of Syracuse, an early-4th-century virgin martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs, wearing a candle lit wreath on her head to light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible. In Scandinavia, where Lucy is called Santa/Sankta Lucia, she is represented as a lady in a white dress symbolizing a baptismal robe and a red sash symbolizing the blood of her martyrdom, with a crown or wreath of candles on her head. (Wikipedia).
Lonesome George 🐢
Lonesome George was a giant turtle from the Galapagos Archipelago. He had more than 100 years when passed away. This specie is considered one of the most rarest in the world. Basically he is a representative symbol of the unique wildlife of Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. 🟡🔵🔴 An stamp of George would be marvellous and special for all Ecuadorians on Slowly. The idea is share a piece of Ecuador with the world. 🌷 More information: https://www.galapagos.org/about_galapagos/about-galapagos/biodiversity/lonesome-george/
[Nepal] Yomari Punhi (Dec)
A very important day for Newars in Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. It is also known as Dhanya Purnima and the festival is observed by offering rice to the goddess of grain, ‘Annapurna’, and making a sweet delicacy ‘Yomari’—a steamed rice flour dumpling filled with chaku (jaggery taffy) and sesame seeds or with khuwa (evaporated milk solids) and shredded coconut. It is mainly celebrated on the day when the moon is at its fullest on December (The Cold Moon) on the occasion of harvesting time in Nepal. More info:- https://kathmandupost.com/food/2020/07/17/the-story-and-history-behind-yomari-and-chaku
[Australia] SAVE THE KOALA DAY (Sep 30)
In 1986, two veterinary scientists established the Australian Koala Association. The name was later changed to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF). On September 26th, 2008 the AKF held the first Save the Koala Day. Events for the special day were held at Dreamworld, a theme park, and zoo in Queensland. The AKF chose the last Friday in September as it coincided with Save the Koala Month Every year on the last Friday in September, Save the Koala Day raises awareness for the plight of the koala. It’s also a day to educate the public on the importance of conserving the koala’s natural habitat. Even though it’s called a koala bear, the koala isn’t actually a bear. Instead, the koala is a marsupial. This means that the koala is a mammal that carries its young in a pouch. In the late 18th century, English-speaking settlers in Australia called the animal a bear. These settlers thought the koala looked and behaved like a bear. Since then, many people call these animals, koala bears. Australia provides the only natural habitat in the world for the koala. Known as tree-hugging mammals, koalas live in eucalyptus trees. They grow up to 3 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 9 to 30 pounds. According to the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF), there are less than 100,000 koalas in the wild. Some believe this number is closer to 43,000 koalas. In 2012, the Australian government declared the koala as “vulnerable” in parts of Australia. The AKF feels the conservation status of the koala should be updated to “critically endangered.” Some reasons for the reduced number of koalas in Australia include bush fires, domestic dog attacks, and road accidents. One of the primary reasons for fewer koalas in the wild is the destruction of the eucalyptus forests.