Postcrossing Haul – Feb 2/14

Happy mailbox dance!!

Six postcards including my very first mail from Turkey!

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Here are the cards in no particular order:

The sender of this postcard from Germany is a lover of crime stories. This is the first time I’ve received a card like this and I’m quite intrigued by the metaphor shown in this picture! Ooooo…..

This peaceful place is of the Wulingyuan Scenery  in China – Imperial Bush Peak (according to the postcard since I can’t really read Chinese) Breathtaking view!

My very first mail from Turkey! This place reminds me of the rice terraces of Philippines but the snowy version. I researched more about the Pamukkale and I am adding it to my list of places to visit now! Hot springs on terraces…cool!

This giant stamp set takes up almost ¾ of the card!

This second card from Germany has an enchanting palace. So much art and the architecture…makes me want to take more Art History courses ❤ The happy face sticker made me crack a smile ^_^ and she even wrote  the date and a picture of the weather. Love it!

This abstract card comes from Taiwan. She gave me a tip that I want share: the Taiwanese dumplings is a must try! Yuum… who doesn’t love dumplings!

Last but not least is this gnarly looking card from my neighbour down south (USA). The sender’s favorite winter sport is wave running…on a nice warm beach. While my favorite winter sport is snowmobiling…in the cold snow. So close but yet such big  differences in climate. Thanks for the introduction to this sport!

This postcard came in an envelope. Here are the stamps and stickers:

Postcrossing Haul – Jan 18/14

I am back to Postcrossing again!  Links below for what this project is about and my Postcrossing page.

This is actually my third haul for January of this year. The other dates I received postcards were on Jan 8 (x2 cards) and Jan 13 (x5 cards).

This haul consists of postcards from Russia (x2), France, Ukraine (x2), Germany and Slovenia! (This is my first mail received from Slovenia!!)

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Below are the individual postcards. They are featured in no particular order.

1.  This cute card is from Germany. I really like the different designs of paper cardstock look of this postcard, the bird on the stamp made me laugh (dance bird dance!) and she even put a Hello Kitty sticker on there! Dankeschön

2. Received from France, this postcard reminds me of meditation. It’s simpleness excudes calm. And ❤ the yellow – my favorite color!

3. My mind wandered to the beach thanks to this card from Russia. Calgary is not the only one to be experiencing a warm winter at the moment. I love that she drew the flag and wrote the temperature. Also, I now have a 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi postage stamp that is bound to be collectable. Go Team Canada!

4. How very debonair is this owl! Reminds me of Sir Edgar Allan Poe. Owls are one of two of my favorite animals so it’s quite exciting to have received this in the mail. From Russia.

5. My first card from Slovenia! This picture is of Lake Bled. The sender is also a fellow Hello Kitty fan and she put three stickers on there! Hvala!

6. What a beautifully vibrant card from Ukraine! This is why I do postcrossing – to receive cards like these! Ukrainian Christmases has always intrigued me. Stamps are gorgeous as well! Дуже дякую!

I love the national clothes shown here. And the angels.

7. Last but not least, the second card from Ukraine is a handmade beauty. Made with stamps (a whole lot of them), feather, newspaper clipping, feather and wax. I am so grateful that this sender took the time to make such a beautiful card and also wrote a story in the back. This is my first postcard that was mailed inside an envelope.

Stamps galore!!

She drew a dreamcatcher that she makes with good gnomes. Interesting!

Thank you so much to all the senders. Happy Postcrossing friends! ✍

Links:

My blog introduction of the project: Postcrossing: Travel by Mail. Feel free to browse my postcard wall on my profile. My other blog posts about Postcrossing.