Three interesting ones today, so sayeth the me:
I was immediately impressed with that chunk of cardboard that came to me from Saint Paul, Minnesota, via swap-bot. The cereal that was once inside the box probably had fiber, but this card has texture! The sender writes:
“I’m having fun with my embossing machine. I like the dangling ornaments. It’s cheery.”
I like it too! You’ll probably be able to make out the design better in the second of the two images I’ve posted.
I also really like that Hong Kong postcard. I’d identified the city from the street signs, before I even noticed it says “Hong Kong” right there on the upper-left corner. Wish I were there right now. Well, unless it’s cold. I don’t want to me anywhere cold, including where I am right now. This card, and the cool stickers on the back, came to me thanks to a Postcrossing Forum “Hong Kong to the World” tag trade, in which I am “the World” half of the deal.
That super-colorful Nutcracker card was sent to me by a Postcrosser in Regensburg, Germany. She writes to me about books she enjoys reading. I thought she was telling me about someone named “Jane Gluster,” but after getting in a rather heated argument with Google, I decided what she wrote must have actually been Jane AUSTEN. Oh, believe me, you would have made the same mistake; some of her writing is very curly! Let’s try to get through the whole “book” part of her message:
“I’m love reading too. My favorite genres are historical or mysterious novels, and I’m a great fan of Jane Austen! I’m waiting for the new book from Libba Bray, in Germany it will appear shortly before Christmas.”
Stamps, stickers–and also perhaps a better look at the embossing: