From July 2nd till August 17th 2013 I was abroad. In the first weeks I had access to Internet, last week not. Last saturday I collected all the mail-art that arrived at the P.O. Box during that period. I needed two large bags to carry the mail-art pile back home. About 200 pieces of mail-art........ 

So thank you all for that huge surprise. I hope you understand I can't answer all at ones. So in due time I hope to send something back. I already started sending out mail-art again.........

After 25 years of IUOMA, we will see how Mail-Art will survive these times where the postal offices are dissapearing and mail becomes rare.  Can't believe all will become digital though. The new generation grows up with digital communication and only learns afterwards the fun of a traditional mail-contact. You can actually write with a pen, and the 'attachments' can be coloured paper, drawings, collages, and all you can think of......

with the 50th celebration I must be 79 years old...... Not sure if I will reach that. If so, I'll let you know by a postcard (if they still exsist.....)

thanks again for all the mail I received!

Ruud Janssen 

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Comment by liketelevisionsnow on August 24, 2013 at 1:25am

Thank you Ruud for everything that you do! Let's hope that mail art survives for another hundred years.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2013 at 2:32pm

Enjoy all that mail art, Ruud! You and IUOMA make it possible.

May we see another 25 Years :-)

Comment by Laurence on August 20, 2013 at 12:39pm

Richly deserved Ruud ! Enjoy it all. 

Comment by Claudia Garcia on August 20, 2013 at 2:31am

I am glad that you received a lot of mail arts!!!!!! you made this possible so these things are for YOU!!!!!!!! Thanks for creating this cominication way!!!!!!  I hope we can send you cards for the 50th IUOMA years!!!!! by post. Best wishes Ruud!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on August 19, 2013 at 11:05pm

May you enjoy many weeks of 25-years mailart, Ruud. In 1981 a kid visited where I worked and was amazed by the typewriter--that we typed and immediately saw it on the paper, without going to a printer. To him it was more direct and very exciting, and of course he was right. 

Comment by Cernjul Viviana María on August 19, 2013 at 10:40pm

Anniversario IUOMA Happy, per 25 anni di corrispondenza globale!""

Comment by Michael Orr on August 19, 2013 at 9:14pm

Wow. Would love to see a pic of that haul. 

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