Believe it or not, there is a world outside that rectangle you're reading these words on right now, populated by what may appear to you to be strange beings, but are commonly known as your family. Remember them?
What to do with them on a holiday season day out? How about taking them on a philatelic excursion? Luckily there's a good bet for a family day coming up if you're in the New England area: The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History in Weston, MA to be specific. Take the kids and get involved in seasonal philatelic fun by making your own unique holiday stamps; view holiday stamps from around the world; craft gifts and ornaments made out of stamps; make festive envelopes and even send a letter to Santa; as well as other kid and family friendly philatelic stuff. It all happens on Saturday, December 3, 12-4pm.
After all the fun of the holidays is over you can go back into solo mode to browse through the Spellman library. It's packed with essential reference works from the likes of the Boston University Philatelic Library Collection, as well as private collections like the George W. Angers Memorial Collection, featuring works and publications from the American Air Mail Society. Find out what to expect before you go to use the library here.