I’ve been several days lately with no postcard love in my mailbox. Yesterday was no such day! I love every scrap.
That awesome Charlie Brown postcard at top left is from a Postcrosser in Hamburg, Germany. She told me she was writing postcards while on her break during a night shift. I’d had that card on my Postcrossing favorites, and I see the copy of the card I had marked was also sent by a (different) Germany Postcrosser. I stared hard at the printing info line on the back of my card, and see it is indeed produced in Germany.
The “Taiwan is a happy land” card came from a Postcrosser in Miaoli, Taiwan. All of the happy things pictured make me want to be in that country right now! The sender tells me:
“I love delicious food too. There are many special and delicious food in Taiwan. This card and stamps show you about it. I hope you will love this card as well.”
The stamps, yes, they are delicious! I’ve included a scan at the bottom of this post.
Everything below the aforementioned two postcards is a surprise from a Peanuts-pal in Tokyo, Japan. Wow! That envelope: I think the original iterations of the characters–the first couple of years or so of the strip–are the absolute-best looking, and here they are! I also especially like that card covered with images depicting Linus & Snoopy’s relationship. On her note, which spans a couple of the postcards, my friend tells me (among other things) about a Japanese dish I don’t recall hearing about before:
“I’m into eating “Taco-Rice.” Have you eaten that? This is taco (Mexican food) and rice mix together. I like to add some vegetables on Taco-Rice. For example, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, and so on, and besides, tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. I LOVE TOMATOES!! I like vegetables, so vegetables taste good without dressing. But Mayonnaise go well with Taco-Rice.”
Oh, you stop making that face.
Stamps, stickers, & washi tape: