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SENT CARD #17: Cats for Kate

Hello, hello, hello everyone ūüėČ

This card featuring a photograph I took of cute little “Ginger” went to Kate in Russia. She loves cats and¬†small things
So I decorated the back of the postcard with various little items: Candy wrappers, cat stickers, a train ticket from the Hamburg Metro, etc. The whole thing almost looks like “trashpo” – mail art to me; and I like it ūüėÄ

Have a great Tuesday!

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RECEIVED CARD #10.1 & #10.2: Dutch horses and a Russian dragon

Another postcrossing-card double-feature just for you : )

This little cutie was sent to me by Renate from the Netherlands. It travelled 160 miles (257 km) in three days before I got to find it in my mailbox:

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And this beautiful Russian dragon was sent to me by Olga and came all the way from Sibera, travelling 2863 miles (4608 km) in 27 days:


Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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How dare I think that was it

Dear Friends,

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!

Cheers,

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…and on the second day of Christmas I’ve had ENOUGH!

Dear Friends,

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 : )

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