So much joy in my mailbox, all at once! Look at all of this:
The raccoon card came to me via Postcrossing, from a class of 2nd graders in Ontario, Canada. The child who wrote it tells me:
“Hi! Our favorite holiday is Mother’s Day. This is how we celebrate our moms. Our favorite sports are singing, dancing and soccer. Canada is a free country. We get to choose what we get to be. Take care!!”
I told them that my favorite holiday is Spring Forward, and I was not making that up.
The other two cards are via Postcrossing Forum trades. The Studio Ghibli card–Howl’s Moving Castle, to be precise–came from Hokkaido, Japan, and the sender writes:
“What is your most favorite Ghibli’s anime? I like Princess Mononoke most. 🙂 I have some DVDs of Ghibli anime. And I sometimes watch them.”
“I have some DVDs…and I sometimes watch them.” I love that; it describes perfectly how I utilize my own home video collection. A lot of stuff gathering dust. As for her question, I answered it by saying I veer toward the “cuter” stuff: Ponyo, Borrowers Arrietty, and the amazing Spirited Away. Do you have a favorite Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli film?
Finally, from Guangzhou, China, there’s that fun Nian Gao pounding postcard. The sender tells me:
“I want to show you something typical of China. Chinese New Year is very critical for us, and we will have a union dinner on Eve. As you see, the people in the picture are making rice cake.”
Stamps & postmarks down below–lots of nice stamps this time, and I am especially loving the jovial monkey!