Some more envelope-making this time, plus plenty of cards, stickers, stamps & washi tape I really like! See anything you like? Let me know! Let’s get started.
Tom & Jerry go to Hong Kong, to a Postcrosser who selected this card from those I showed as available…
…and the bridge view is off to Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, to a Postcrosser who had marked it as a favorite. So happy when I enter a Postcrossing “favorites” thread, & I actually have a card a member has marked!
This card from the PEZ factory & visitor center in Orange, Connecticut was chosen by a Postcrosser in Gloucester, Ontario, Canada, who tells me her husband once visited that site & “bought out the store.” When I went, the items I most wanted were in the display cases!
The next 2 cards, along with the handmade envelopes that follow (and some other things I stuffed in) went to pen/postcard pals in Hawaii & Japan.
The California map card is going to a map-loving college student in Hong Kong.
I’ve sent five more down the mailbox chute! We start with two views of Hearst Castle.
The majestic exterior is a Postcrossing draw going to Texel, Netherlands, and the dank interior is a Postcard United draw which if all goes well will wind up in Magdeburg, Germany.
Rapunzel is headed for Hong Kong in a Postcrossing Forum tag. The recipient likes Disney princesses. This is a piece of concept art from one of the “Art of Disney” sets. Have you ever noticed how the concept art (especially now in the digitally-rendered film age) is so often much more beautiful than the final product?
The Smurfs are off to Novosibirsk, Russia (the third-most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg), in a Postcrossing Forum tag that’s all about looking at your partner’s favorites, and sending them a card you think they will like. I know she’ll like this card, because it was one of her favorites!
Finally, Fremont went off via Postcard United to Tainan, Taiwan. The recipient was interested in seeing & learning about local geography, so I told him about the winding canyon road near here that has been so often closed due to mudslides in unseasonably-heavy rains.
And so we have reached that time again: time for stamps, stickers, & washi tape:
Two of my Postcrossing cards have been received–I’ll tell you the countries they’ve reached & how long they took to get there, but you’ll have to muddle through my blog to the approximate right date to view the card & read the other pertinent, uh, whatever:
A card I sent to Poland has reached its destination, after traveling 5,913 miles in 13 days.
A card I sent to China has found it recipient–finally–after a journey of 6,237 miles and 40 days.
OKAY, so now I get to send out two more cards!
Two young brothers in Drunen, Netherlands–an 8-year-old & a 4-year-old–who apparently like Smurfs will receive my Smurf babysitter card. Apparently these two run to the mailbox every day, and whenever they receive a postcard, they stick it on their living room wall.
The guitar card goes to a music lover in Prague, Czech Republic. He’s been Postcrossing about as long as me–since last summer–and according to his profile, is mathematically-oriented. Truth is, he had expressed interest in landscape cards, but I thought he’d like the guitar better than any landscape I might have in my stash.