Ah, the famous Belarus stork. I have seen and heard that the stork has long been considered a national symbol of the country. I must admit I have found it rather odd, but then again others might think having a beaver or a loon just as odd and I can't explain that either. Now that I have read this it does make a bit more sense to me. I absolutely love this series of postcards from Belarus so was delighted when it arrived last week. Margarita from Minsk sent this to me mid-December and tells me a bit about her life as a student there. I was equally happy that she used a Christmas stamp on this card. Not too sure where I had seen it on-line but did somewhere and was hoping I would get one.