Monthly Archives: June 2013

Received Card #118

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Nea from Korpilahti, Finland sent me this BEAUTIFUL card! She said that she loves scouting and that the official languages of Finland are Finnish and Swedish. I knew that Finnish was an official language, but I didn’t know about Swedish. It makes sense, but I love learning new things! Also, the stamp is beautiful!

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Received Cards #115, 116 & 117

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Favorite cheese: Sergei doesn’t have a favorite but he likes Herrgårdsost (a semi-hard Swedish cheese made from cow’s milk)

MY FIRST POSTCARD FROM SWEDEN!!!!! 🙂 Sergei in Lund, Sweden sent me this beautiful Art Nouveau card. It’s a poster for the Cloetta company that makes chocolate and other goodies. I just love the postmark but the woman’s eyes on the stamp are rather creepy! 🙂

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Leunie from the Netherlands sent me this pretty beach scene – I love going to the beach! Also the stamp is really sweet! 🙂

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Agostino from Italy lives 80km from Rome and sent me this amazing card from there! Such a great contrast between new and old!

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Sent Card #123

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Keiko from Chiba, Japan had children’s book illustrations at the top of her favorite postcard list, so I sent her this bookcover card by Beatrix Potter. This was my favorite Potter book growing up!

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 11 days after traveling 11,035 km! Keiko wrote, “Thank you for a postcard, it’s really cute (“Kawaii” in Japanese)!! I love illustrations and stories of childrens books. They make me happy, hearty, and give me some philosophy. […]”

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Received Cards #112, 113 & 114

I love when I open my mailbox, and I see postcards from all over the world! I absolutely love checking my mail. 🙂

This is the first thing I saw when I opened my mailbox today:

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Favorite cheese: Aura (Finnish blue cheese)

Minna from Finland sent me this adorable cow card! On my Postcrossing profile, I ask people to write what their favorite cheese is, and she said hers is Aura – and she pasted a picture of it on her card! I love it! 🙂 She also added a great stamp printed in honor of Finland’s famous “Wife Carrying Competition.” According to the internet, it’s been held in Sonkajärvi, Finland since 1992 and the winner wins the woman’s weight in beer!

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Liliya from Babrujsk, Belarus sent me this FANTASTIC card! I really love Russian history, and anything Russian related. So she sent me this vintage card that celebrates May 9 – the anniversary of “The Great Patriotic War”.

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Yachuan from Taiwan also collects stamps, and she sent me this enormous amount of mint stamps! I was speechless when I opened the envelope. I still don’t know what to say! WOW! I love everything! I’m so excited to add these stamps to my album! 🙂

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Sent Card #122

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I sent this mapcard to Sara in Wrocław, Poland. All she had written on her profile was “I believe in magic :)” which I found fascinating. I wrote to her that I used to work for a circus and that I believe in magic too. 🙂

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 7,156 km! Sara wrote, “hello hello, thanks a lot for postcard 🙂 A CIRCUUUUUS? wooooow, awesome!!!! all the best for you :)”

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Sent Cards #120 & 121

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Jessica from Hong Kong loves history, so I sent her this card from the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. I also added some Civil War themed stamps and wrote a little bit about the Civil War!

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 13,277 km! Jessica wrote, “Thank you so much for the postcard! So historical, I love it so much! It is so cute to know such history and the stamps are beautiful! If you don’t mind giving your address to me, I would like to send you a postcard to thank you.” Aw! I’m so glad she liked the card. What a really sweet response! 🙂 

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Inga from Klaipedos, Lithuania likes mapcards so I sent her one of Virginia. She asked on her profile to write down my favorite quote, so I told her mine is “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31) I also like “Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”(Thomas Edison)

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 7,160 km! Inga wrote, “Thank you sooo much for the beautiful map postcard and nice stamps. I love it. The quote from the Bible is my favorite too. Nice to meet you in postcrossing!”

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Sent Cards #118 & 119

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Karel in Chodov, Czech Republic loves fishing so I sent him this card with Cownose Rays that I bought at the Virginia Aquarium. I’ve never been fishing before, but I’ve always wanted to try!

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 6,932 km! Karel said, “Very nice card. Thank you. Fishing is nice relax but full of adrenalin especially on the sea 🙂 Ernest Hemingway said: “Fishing is medicine for all illnesses.” Try it 🙂 Send me a foto of your first catch then 🙂 Enjoy summer, Karel ;-)”

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I sent this card to Ziyi in Shanghai, China.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 28 days after traveling 12,144 km! Ziyi wrote, “Greetings from China! I’ve got your card today. It’s very beautiful and I also like the stamps very much. Thanks a lot! Have a nice sunny day!”

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Swap #26

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Châu from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam wrote to me asking if I’d want to trade one of my airmail postcards that she saw in Postcrossing’s Gallery. I definitely wanted to! 🙂 Vietnam doesn’t have a lot of Postcrossers, so it’s rare to get a postcard from there. And also she sounded really cool on her profile! 🙂

She asked on her profile, “What do you think happens to those postcards which never completed their journeys? Why couldn’t they make it?” I’m so curious about that too. I’ve had some postcards go missing. I’m hoping they just fell out of a machine, and soon, someone will find them and send them off. I also hope someone just misread the country or city, and they’ve been traveling to various places and will soon end up in their proper place.

I love the card Châu sent to me! What pretty uniforms! I wore a uniform for school as well, but these are much prettier than mine! 🙂

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Sent Card #117

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Sylvia from Deggendorf, Germany wrote on her profile that she likes b+w cards or ones that are funny. I thought this was a great card of both! It’s from a Girl Scout Ceremony in Toronto, Canada in 1958.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 7,015 km! Sylvia said, “Wow, a card from America in German, great. I think the card is very funny. Happy Postcrossing.”

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Swap #25

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Lea contacted me about swapping, and I was really excited to because I’ve never received a card from the Philippines! 🙂 Lea lives on the island of Marinduque which she said has 6 towns. She also wrote that you can ride a motorbike all around the edge of the island in about 6 hours, and that she’s done that many times. That sounds like so much fun!

I really like the card she sent me of the Leyte Landing monument. It commemorates where General MacArthur and his forces landed in October 1944 and started liberating the Philippines and parts of Asia from Japanese occupation. What a powerful monument! I’d love to see it in person someday. I also like the tiny QR codes on the stamps! 🙂

I sent Lea the Beatles’ card below because she is a Beatles fan! (Me too!)

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