From Helsinki, Finland came a raven perched upon a limb of a colorfully back-lit tree. My postcard sender stated her love of the short warm summers of her land that gave way to magical nights of filled with the perfume of native flowers. Sometimes, a stranger seems to just knows you as if you were a long-lost friend…
*The stamp was warm, lovely, and made me think of delicious apple cider!
*Note: I don’t collect stamps but I received a postcard in an envelope AND this also came with it…
This gothic postcard featuring lovely floral themed stamps is still one of the more striking cards I received. It had the following poem on the back:
As if there’s a big hole inside the body, which can never be filled. Why are there so many sorrows to mourn?
From Chia Ying of Taiwan
A panda themed postcard from China that arrived with an UNSECO stamp of Mt. Huang (Below). I have to say I am not huge into pandas but the stamps totally made the card worth it!
UNSECO site, Mt. Huang in China, and a very fancy bird!
One of the more colorful postcards I have, this stunning one has a particular touch with the time personalization at the bottom. It was fantastic to envision the very well written note being wrote under that colorful dome.
* The stamps were a wonderful accent to the card – just as bright!
Some people write small life stories on the back of simply designed picturesque postcards, others just write your address. Well, this card was basically signed “With warm greetings from India” in quite lovely script. Featuring the Syntheri rocks, a massive limestone rock formation in India, it appeals greatly to my inner rock (as in stone) collector.
From the beautiful Hangzhou, China, I received a view of a pagoda style building beside a gentle rippling river. In the foreground, branches of cherry blossoms that I can just… almost.. smell… A side note: I am very impressed by how well my Chinese sender writes my language’s characters – her penmanship is exquisite!!
Oh, and this card came with FIVE stamps -each quite different! Yeah!
A super-fun postcard from France arrived and with it, Le Moulin Rouge!! One of these amazing sites that have been in uncountable movies, it is a pleasure to have a postcard from the actual place. Again, I am lucking out as the stamps are colorful and one features a stunning breed of horse. See, I am traveling all over (vicariously)!
La Moulin Rouge, France.
This May, approximately one month after I sent out my first six postcards to random people around the world, I received my first card. Though I wasn’t expecting anything flashy or special, a hotel postcard was perfect – random, a little strange, and… landscaping? Well, I knew it would be at least interesting to see what others found to send.
From Malaysia : )