Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sent Cards #112 & 113

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Sarah & Nick in Matthews, NC, USA are a recently married couple that do Postcrossing together! 🙂 That’s so sweet! They really like owls, so I sent this card from the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 395 km! Sarah & Nick wrote, “[…] We love the horned owl card you sent from the VA Aquarium. XO”

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This card went to Cindy in Klaukkala, Finland because she likes cards with food! My fiancé’s parents found this card for me. They know I love Postcrossing so they’re been collecting cards for me! 🙂 She mentioned she likes healthy food, and I just watched “Forks Over Knives” which I thought was fascinating, so I recommended it.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 5 days after traveling 7,072 km! Cindy wrote, “Thank you for your delicious looking card! It goes to my food card collection. ^^ So thank you very much! I haven’t seen the movie Forks over Knives, but thank you for recommending to watch it. 🙂 I’ll check it out! It’s cool that you have people who help you to find interesting cards there. […] With friendship, Cindy”

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Received Card #105

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I got this beautiful card from Miwa in Toyko, Japan today! She said she just went to the Ikeda Masuo Art Museum and got this card there. The stamps are amazing – they’re all new to me. I especially love the Girl Scout stamp (the green one). I collect Scout stamps. AND I love the airmail stamp! How cute is that? I love airmail stickers, but they’re really not necessary anymore. But it’d be fun to have my own airmail stamp. 🙂

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Sent Cards #109, 110 & 111

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Hen in Bonn, Germany likes cards connected to railways. So I sent him this card from Rockford, Illinois where I grew up. It’s of the Rockford Military Band, police and dignitaries waiting for President Teddy Roosevelt to arrive at the train station on South Main Street in 1903.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 6 days after traveling 6,544 km! Hen wrote, “Hello from Bonn on the Rhine, and many thanks for the card in the German. This is the 1st time in 3 years and 3 months. […] I like your music and train card very much!” 🙂 I can’t believe I’m the 1st to write to him to German! Wow! 

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William of Nijmegen, Netherlands likes cards of lighthouses so I sent him one of the Cape Henry Lighthouses, which I saw last year. (And went to the top of the one on the right!)

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 5 days after traveling 6,417 km! William wrote, “Hallo Maria, Thank you for cute card, I like it very much. All the best. Greeting from The Netherlands”

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Dorothée in Paris, France said she likes postcards of historic people, so I sent her this one of JFK and Jackie O. She also said she’d like to receive recipes, so I added one for Zucchini Pie. It’s one of my favorites! I tried to translate the cups/teaspoons/etc. into grams. Cooking would be much easier if the US used grams. 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 5 days after traveling 6,311 km! Dorothée wrote, “Bonjour Maria ! Thank you very much for your great postcard ! John and Jackie, what a glamour couple ! Thanks for the recipe, I’ll try it ! For sure ! Italian food is delicious 🙂 I only know Richmond by the novels of Patricia Cornwell and her heroine Kay Scarpetta. Haha :p Have a nice day!”

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Received Cards #102, 103 & 104

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Jon in the great state of Minnesota, USA sent me this wonderful mapcard! Yay! I lived in Minneapolis for a while, and it’s a great place to live! 🙂

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Umbrella in Chengdu, China sent me this cute card from “The Little Prince”. She said it’s her favorite book. I love that book and haven’t read it for ages. I should read it again!

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Christelle from France sent me this great circus / stamp card. I love the matching stamp! 🙂

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Sent Cards #107 & 108

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Yolanda in Veldhoven, Netherlands said she likes postcards of beautiful photographs, and I really love this photo of Richmond! 

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 6 days after traveling 6,405 km! Yolanda wrote, “Hi Maria, Thank you for teh beautiful picture postcard. Greetings Yolanda”

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Táňa in Ostrava, Czech Republic said she likes postcards of multiple images or bugs, so I sent her both of these cards. I couldn’t decide. 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 7,302 km! Táňa wrote, “Hello Maria and many greetings from Czech Republic to you. Thank you very much for your postcards, I really like them. Wishing you the best and happy postcrossing, Táňa”

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Swap with Yiqi

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Yiqi sent me this great envelope filled with wonderful things! 🙂 She sent me some awesome cards, 3 memos and some really cute stamps! I love them all, but I really adore the “Wallace and Gromit” stamp!

I had sent her the following (3 postcards, a Postrossing magnet I made & a bookmark I made from stamps):

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Merve

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Merve sent me this gorgeous postcard from Istanbul. Such a beautiful drawing! She also sent me this great magnet from Cirque du Soleil. I love Cirque! I’ve only seen one of their shows, but it was pretty cool. I hope to see many more! Merve also sent a really awesome bookmark – I LOVE flags. Even the envelope is really neat. 🙂

Below are the things I had sent Merve. She collects Band-Aids, so I made her a card made from a Band-Aid box (and I added Muppet Band-Aids). She also collects wristbands and bookmarks, so I added a wristband I got from the Milwaukee Public Museum and a bookmark I made from stamps.

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Sent Card #105 & 106

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Sandy in Taiwan likes Disney so I sent her this card from “101 Dalmatians.”

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 23 days after traveling 13,093 km! Sandy wrote, “thank you your card~ happy postcrossing~”

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Some people on Postcrossing have “themed” months where they like to receive a certain card during that month. Svenja in Germany had a really cool theme for May – she wanted a part of a food package. I was just about to throw out a cardboard box from some peas (I bought 8 cans in a box – I like peas 🙂 ). So I cut it up and made her a card.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 6,517 km! Svenja wrote, “many thanks for the sweet pea card :o)”

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Received Card #99, 100 & 101

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This pretty watercolor postcard is from Kathy in Hong Kong. I LOVE the guinea pig stamp!!! 😀

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Aleksandra from Nowy Sącz, Poland sent me this card of Kraków, because she said her city doesn’t have any interesting cards. Hahhha 🙂 I send cards from other cities too, because I think the ones where I live are boring. She recommended a singer called “Iron & Wine”, who I’ve never heard of, but I mentioned him to a friend and he said he was good.

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Birgit in Kirchlengern, Germany sent me this card of her hometown. 🙂

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Sent Card #104

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Huang in Beijing, China had a card on his wish list that was similar to this one I made, so I sent him this one. 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 22 days after traveling 11,286 km!! Huang wrote, “Thanks for your card.”

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