Monday, March 30, 2015

Random Act of Smiliness - Barbados from Tracey

Tracey and her husband are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this year. They splurged and went to Barbados for a week. Here, my hubby and I who are also celebrating 15 years are talking about going to dinner. Much rather beat the cool winter down south but I'll take what I can get. So very nice of Tracey to think of me and so happy for her - congratulations!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Direct Swap - Angie from Canada

I {love} our library. I am honestly there every week at least once, sometimes twice. Some weeks as many as four times. Both my kids and I are readers, plus all the DVD's and kids programming they attend. If they issued a loyalty card I would be near the top of the list for sure! The Vancouver Public Library has fascinated me for a long time. Such an interesting design. I had been looking for this card for awhile and luckily Angie went on a trip there and was able to pick one up for me. Another great swap with her - thank you Angie!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Slovakia

This is my first card from Slovakia!!! I can't even tell you how happy I was to receive it - such a wonderful surprise! Rasto sent me this card showing some beautiful views and people in traditional clothing. In my note acknowledging the card I shared with him that my grandparents came to Canada from Czechoslovakia in the 1930's. We had a lovely exchange back and forth. Love how this hobby connects "random" people together. He also used some very nice stamps and gave me information on the date of issue and details on the design. Great card and great info - thank you!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Random Act of Smiliness - Liz from Canada

Liz and I first met last summer at the Toronto meet-up and then again in the Fall. We have swapped a few times too. A few weeks ago she sent me this great "S" card just because. She felt like she had lost some writing mojo (my words not hers) and was sending a few RAS cards looking to find it. Lucky for me I was one of those she sent to. Love the message, the extras and that she was thinking of me. Thanks Liz!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Netherlands

Marina wrote me a lovely note sharing some details of where she lives and the day she had when she wrote the card. The image shows a stained glass window in  St John's Cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch. The piece is titled "The Woman and The Dragon". I can only imagine how beautiful this would look with the sunlight streaming through.

Monday, March 23, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Finland

So I am neither a cat person or a dog person. The truth is I don't care for pets (gasp!) for many reasons. Having said that I do love some cartoon animals and Hello Kitty is at the top of that list! I received this sweet card from Finland. She "mistook" me as a cat person from my wish list and wrote me a message about her love of dogs. Funny! The text translates from Finnish to read "Sunny Congratulations" - love the bee wings!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Greetings from Luxembourg - Direct Swap with Anne

Another great addition to my "Greetings from" collection. Anne and I have swapped several times in the past and she was happy when PostalLove issued these cards. My understanding is she was involved with their production, Icould be wrong but thought I read that somewhere. Many new and interesting things I learnt here. The one that stuck out to me was the soup, Bouneschlupp, Anne tells me she doesn't care for it much. I think anything with bacon sounds dreamy! Thanks Anne for a great swap!