Monthly Archives: September 2013

Received Card #142

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Velorie from Zhuhai, China sent me a magnificent envelope filled with postcards, stamps and a letter. I love the brown airmail letter. It’s so unusual. I also love the stamps she sent me!

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Postcard from the Singapore Philatelic Museum!

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Back in February, Postcrossing announced on their blog that the Singapore Philatelic Museum was holding a new exhibit to celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake). It was called “Snakes and Ladders” and aimed towards children. They have an exhibit every year to celebrate the New Year. And for several years (since 2008), Postcrossing members have been invited to send postcards (with that year’s animal) to the museum, which would then be displayed in the exhibit for children to read and look at. They also said anyone who included their address, would receive a card back!

I couldn’t find a snake postcard anywhere, so I made my own. I had seen a copperhead while walking in a park and took some pictures, then added some text and 2 Chinese New Year’s stamps (2011: Year of the Rabbit with the oranges & 2013: Year of the Snake with the firecrackers).

This is the card the museum send me today! I was so delighted to get it – I wasn’t expecting a personal, handwritten note. I also love the design! I’m guessing these cards were intended for children to color in. Neat! 🙂

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“Hei!” from Patrick

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My fiancé is currently working on a cruise ship overseas, and he sent me this card from Stavanger, Norway! I love cities that are near water, so I’d really like to go here someday! The red roofs are really pretty too.

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Return card from Maxim!


I had sent Maxim a card way back in February. But sadly it was lost. I tried again, and he got it this time. And he sent me a card in return! 🙂 This is the beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. I was fortunate to see the cathedral in person in 2000 during a study abroad trip. It is astounding! I’d love to go back someday. Maxim said on his card, that the cathedral is a 10 minute walk from where he works.

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Sent Card #140


Sijia from Hunan, China had cat postcards at the top of her favorite list! So I sent her one. I love this card. My sister had a cat named “Tigger” and he slept all day in the sun. When the sun moved, he’d follow it and sleep some more.

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 42 days after traveling 12,517 km! Sijia wrote, “Hello and many thanks for this card. I also really like the beautiful stamps. Best wishes to you and your family!”

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Received Card #141

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Favorite cheese: Renny loves cheese and mentioned Blue Castello (a new cheese to me! I’ve never heard of it! 🙂 )

When I opened my mailbox today, the first thing I saw were these beautiful circus stamps! I was so delighted! 🙂 She also added really cute circus-y stickers. 🙂 It’s amazing how some people can write so much, in so few sentences. Renny from the Netherlands sent me this magnificent card! I love Heineken. 🙂

She asked if I’ve ever watched “Carnivàle”. But nope, I’ve never seen it – or heard of it. I had to look it up – it was on HBO from 2003-5. I was so excited to hear of a new circus tv show! 🙂 I’m really excited to watch it! (I used to work for a circus, so I really enjoy anything circus related.) 

She also asked if I’ve heard of “Buurman & Buurman”. I’d never heard of that either. It is a Czech animation called “Pat & Mat” in English. I watched an episode and it’s really funny. 🙂 I also realized someone from the Czech Republic sent me a card about a month ago and added a “Pat & Mat” stamp, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. Now I know! 🙂

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Received Card #139 & 140


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Daria and her husband Lev, sent me this super awesome Cheburashka card!!! YAY! 🙂 They live in Moscow, Russia. They also sent me some fantastic stamps, which I’m very excited to add to my stamp collection! They also added beautiful blue ink stamps on the back of the envelope. Gorgeous!

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Jaynny from Vancouver, Canada sent me this brilliant homemade card. 🙂 I’m craving tea right now. 😉

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Sent Card #139


I sent this card to Eva in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. She didn’t write anything on her profile so I wasn’t sure what to send, so I sent her this mapcard which is pretty popular. I was getting worried it was going to expire because usually cards to Germany take 5-7 days to arrive, and it had been much longer than that. But luckily it did arrive! 🙂 

HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 32 days after traveling 6,499 km! Eva wrote, “Many thanks for your card.”

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Received Card #138

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I received this great card from Marta in Poland today! She sent a few stamps in the envelope (none of which I have!), and a super adorable, felt lion sticker!

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