The plan for today was to talk a bit about New Year’s resolutions since 2012 will be here shortly. That was before checking the mailbox this morning. Now, just look what I found:
Yes, a Christmas card! Why had I even dared to think that had been it when posting my supposedly ‘last’ Christmas-post on Monday. Life simply had to prove me wrong, I guess. So I will be postponing my New Year’s resolutions to honour this very cute and unexpected Christmas card from Alena.
Alena had sent me this beautiful card from London in October. I loved it and I love this one just as much, mostly because it was such an utter surprise to me. I hadn’t thought that she would feel obliged to send me a card back when I send her a card in response to the one she had sent me through postcrossing. It is so sweet of her and now I feel obliged to get something in the mail for her.
For New Year’s Eve she is going to her family in Russia. She is especially excited to be able to show her grandmother her ten-month-old son. He is her grandmother’s very first grandson!
I wonder if there are any Russian New Year’s traditions… maybe I’ll ask her when writing my response.
Now I hope that this has really been the last bit of Christmas 2011, and that we can begin to really focus on what’s lying ahead of us: The year 2012!
It’s the day after Christmas in the US, The Second Christmas Day here in Germany or Boxing Day as they like to call it in the UK. All the presents have been unwrapped and now I feel it’s time for me to wrap up the Christmas celebrations for this year by sharing the photograph above and the postcard below with you. Since I already had to go back to work today and have to work the morning shift tomorrow I am forced to keep this post short.
This is my 24th sent Postcrossing-card and it’s on its way to Zazka who lives in Russia. As my phrasing implies it hasn’t arrived yet. I am almost certain though that it will arrive on time for Christmas because Russian Christmas is celebrated thirteen days after our Wester Christmas: On January 7th in accordance with the old Julian calendar.
Zazka lives in Russia’s capital city Moscow and loves to receive German Christmas cards all year round : ) So, no matter when my postcard is going to drop into her mailbox it should make her mightily happy.
I hope you had a chance to relish the last few moments of this year’s Christmas today, or, in case you are Russian, will be able to stand another thirteen days of anticipation : )
It’s Christmas Day which means even in the US all presents should be unwarpped by now. Lucky me, clebrating Christmas here in Germany, already got to open the goodies brought by Santa aka known as mom and others – but psshh…. don’t tell your kids 😉 – yesterday!
And today I want to share with you what had been hidden behind the jolly Santas, singing Angels, shining stars, mistletoes and gingerbread men on mostly green and red paper. Continue reading
In my last post I showed you the delightful Christmas MailArt I received from Viviana and this is the Christmas MailArt I made for her and will be mailing on Monday.
At first I didn’t really know what I wanted the card to look like and simply started a collage by gluing scraps of Christmas wrapping paper together. Then I added some spangles and voilà there I had a bight and colorful Christmas card. Because of that I didn’t do to much with the envelope and I hope Viviana will like it all.
Do you think she will like it?
Have you already created some Christmas MailArt this year too? If yes, please tell me about it!
UPDATE Jan-13-2012: Viviana has finally received my Christmas MailArt yesterday (Jan-12-2012) and even featured it on her blog. YAY! Go and see for yourself : )
Today I received my first Christmas Mail Art! It was such a nice surprise to find this in my mailbox. It was sent to me by Viviana from Argentina and she has her own Mail Art blog over at blogspot.com: “Arte Correo Para el Mundo” (Mail-Art for the World).
So now it’s really Christmas for me!
I am going to make some pretty Christmas Mail Art for Viviana now. Why don’t you join me? Get creative, make some Christmas Mail Art, send some love out into the world and then don’t forget to tell me about it!
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