In November, I responded to a Forum post about a Group Swap to commemorate the date 12-12-12. This is the last "symmetrical" or repeated date like this for this century. I thought it would be fun to join in. At the time I was completely unaware of all the doomsday talk about the Mayans nor all the good fortune talk about choosing that day to be married. Just thought it would be fun!
Monique lives in The Netherlands and she has gone above and beyond in terms of organizing the 40 people who joined up for this project. Around the 1st of December, she sent out names and addresses which gave ample time to select cards and write them. I even mailed some of my Christmas postcards and RAS cards that day so they too could have the "special" postmark.
The first card of the four cards coming my way arrived last Monday. It came from Kathryn who lives in Queenstown, Australia. She sent me a lovely multi-view of her home state. She told me Tasmania is known as the "Natural State" for its scenery and wildlife. The card shows Wineglass Bay (love that name!) in Freycinet National Park, the Tasmanian State Flag as well as State Flower, the Tasmanian Blue Gum. Lastly, a map of the island and the totally cute Tasmanian Devil! The postmark while a little smudged is still very clear. A prefect choice for me - thank you Kathryn!