Member countries of PostEurop will dedicate the EUROPA 2008 stamp issue to the letter. Down through the ages the postal letter has been a primary means of communication among people, allowing for the expression of any thought through the power of the written word. Over 150 years ago the postage stamp became an integral part of the letter, revolutionizing the history of correspondence. With the postage stamp and letters travelling around the world, generations of people have been able to learn more about religions, cultures, architectural marvels, exotic lands, famous people, incredible stories and revolutionary discoveries. Even in today’s fast-paced world, especially in the area of communications, where with a click of the mouse you can visit anyone or go anywhere, the letter still fulfils its mission of bringing people together in a special way.