Some days I wish my postcards could talk. I would love to hear about the journey they take to arrive in my mailbox. This card showing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia would have an interesting story I am sure. The card was sent to me by Nurul, a 5 year old student who is learning English. Sandra is their teacher and set the account up for the children in her class - what a wonderful idea! My name was obtained at the end of February, the card is postmarked in April and it arrived in October. How I wonder what it saw on the way to me.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
How cute are these ladies, I literally want to pinch those cheeks! Elena lives in Moscow and sent me this card card showing babushkas spinning yarn and knitting socks while in traditional dress of the Chuvash people. Love the card as it reminds me of my grandmother, not that I ever saw her spinning wool! Also totally loving the stamp Elena used, lucky for me she had this one still!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Alia lives in Alabama and in September sent me this card. The beautiful view is of the San Joaquin Valley in California. The text on the back of the card refers to it as "Valley of Abundance" for it's agricultural resources. Although if you read the information on the link (and if it is accurate) it doesn't sound quite as promising for it's residents. On my profile I suggest a few prompts as to what people can write to me about. Alia answered almost all of my questions. I do enjoy hearing the various responses, especially learning what every ones favourite snack is.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Nathalie chose this card for me because it shows some symbols of France, namely the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. She writes that her favourite is the castle in Chambord and asks me which one mine would be. I don't think I could pick just one they are all beautiful for different reasons.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Kim lives in Alabama and sent me this card showing Neyland Stadium home of the University of Tennesse Volunteers Football team. It always amazes me just how big American stadium are, especially given these are not professional teams that play in them.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Paivi lives in the countryside of Finland, as she describes it "...pretty much in the middle of nowhere...". In September she sent me this card showing Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. She writes that she is not a fan of modern style but the location is really nice. This is my second card of this building, the first I received a year ago.
Friday, December 6, 2013
xheo83 sent me this card showing their hometown of Bad Kreuznach, Germany. It is known as a spa town as it has many health resorts they wrote. They used such descriptive language to tell be about the town, surrounding landscape and how the town was founded.