My postcard from the States came back! I've had this card for years and it was time to finally mail it, before we drove back to Canada we passed by the post office in Everett, WA. I will make a post about American mail at a later date. Nice to see it has arrived safely.
To keep a long story short; when I was living in Berlin, I went to the Spandau Citadel and there was an art market on that day. Naturally I searched for postcards, there were a lot of nice cards to be had but nothing caught my eye like these ones did (the price was right too!) I don't think the artist intended for these to be postcard, but it would be a sin to not share them. I was easily captivated by the selections, certainly the next time in Germany, I'll have to find him again since his work is nothing but amazing.
A surprise meet up card from a friend in Finland! With the amount of signatures on the back, it looks like a lot of people joined in on the fun, so much so that everyone had to write very small to be included. I hope to attend another big meet up like this one in the future
This card comes from the "Photo you have taken yourself tag." Always an interesting tag to participate in. This here is a photo of a wreath the sender made, she takes the pages of books and upcycles them into these cool wreaths for Christmas. The pages for this one were taken from Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol."
I was fortunate enough to visit Waterton for the first time in over 10 years back in June, unfortunately the post office there was closed and I couldn't ask the Postmaster in person. Luckily after visiting the hamlet of Mountain View for gas (the gas bar also doubled as the town PO, diner, and souvenir shack :P) I got this lovely postcard to send.
Another expired cancel I was lucky to still have received!
Such a pretty card! Other than celebrating my birthday (4 days after receiving these) guess I'm celebrating Christmas too!
More birthday wishes from Quebec, this time with an ostrich to greet me. Love it!
Great variety of stamps too!
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
Polar bears are one of eight different species of bears in the world. These Arctic nomads lead a solitary life, spending their summer wandering across the Arctic sea ice, one of the harshest environments on Earth. Polar bears feed on seals. Polar bear cubs must learn how to use their paws to hunt for seals. Each paw has five long curved claws (which cannot be retracted.) Polar bears mate from late March to late May. Their closest relative is the Brown bear. The majestic Polar bear has been featured on the postage stamps from many countries, including Canada, USA, Russia, Germany, Norway, and Sweden, to name but a few, as shown on this card. Sir Peter Scott designed the Panda-logo for the WWF, which appears on the Russian stamps. The WWF is one of the world's largest and most influential international conservation organizations, launched in 1961.
The last card to arrive for today, neat how so many arrived on the same day. Brilliant collection of Polar Bear postage we have here
Some more sweet birthday greetings, I'm hoping that one stuffing its face is a hamster. If you're wondering what your ham is doing while you're at work, this is what it's up to XD
Would you look at that? What a cool card! This one was made by a Canadian Postcrosser, that also explains the usage of both English and French to say the least :)
Received between: 09-12.08.2016
The last and final birthday card, what a nice surprise influx of cards during that week! I like how this is really a birthday postcard right here, love the moose too!