Tuesday, September 16, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - China

Mengjing sent me this really fun card back in August. I love all of the flags, they are each so different. For me, some are so distinct and recognizable and others... not so much. How about you? Can you easily recognize some? Most? All???

Monday, September 15, 2014

Greetings from Poland - Direct Swap with Jolanta

Yeah!!! For now, my collection of PostalLove "Greetings from..." is complete! I do not know why but there are two versions of the Polish card - one has 2013 statistics, the other 2014. I had the older version and was still on the hunt for the newer one. I am seriously hoping they update every country as it was hard to connect for the card once let alone twice! Lucky for me, Jolanta posted in the the Postcrossing Forum one day that she had some to swap. She wrote me about her recent travels to Turkey- nice! Great stamps as well.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Alida from Canada

Alida is seriously one of the most thoughtful people I have ever crossed paths with. After my return from our trip to Washington DC I had a small accident in the house. Nothing serious, however I did end up in the emergency room and was out of commission for the better part of a week. We were emailing each other during this time and then she sent me this cute little sheep card. The text translates from Dutch to be "Always Fun" which was her wish for me and my family. Sweet! And yes, another wonderful cancellation from South-Western Ontario.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Direct Swap - Winni from Taiwan

In the summer, I do love sitting by the bonfire and stargazing. When Winni was offering the 12 Zodiac constellations one day via Facebook I jumped at the chance to swap with her. Lucky for me the card I wanted was available and I had a Waldo card my son was willing to part with. This card showing Scorpio is a great addition to my small zodiac collection. I love what Winni wrote - the Chinese characters and English translation are great!

Friday, September 12, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Singapore

At first glance I didn't realize this was an ad card. The two women are simply beautiful in their Kurta (although the explanatory link is nowhere as nice as some of these). The card is a curious one as it is advertising Singapore as a premier destination for health care. The website as advertised diverts you to here, where "medical travel" is listed as an industry. Personally, I find this interesting and baffling at the same time. I'll take my "free" local health care any day and am grateful for it everyday! Lisa wrote me a lovely message about her family, her upcoming travels and her country.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Tunisia from Anne

Anne and I have swapped a few times in the past. She was vacationing to Tunisia and was offering to send cards. I was so happy when this arrived about 5 weeks later. It is my first from this country. I have seen cards such as this showing various architectural styles of doors/windows and have often admired them. Might just have to update my wish list! Now, to find something to send in return.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

OFFICIAL CArd - Russia

Another incredible owl in my mailbox to make my daughter jealous! Thanks go out to Anna from Khanty-Mansiysk for this card. Funny thing, we were at the National Zoo in Washington DC just the week before this card arrived and saw a Burrowing Owl there - neat!