Keep calm & appreciate the little things in life.

It’s been an interesting week & there are several interesting postcards to share! If I were only more active on Postcrossing, good mail days would probably come more often than they do now, haha! #sigh

First thing I’d like to share is this awesome “Keep calm and send a postcard” postcard from the USA, sent by Shannon (who has a cool Postcrossing username: happy_face! I just had to share this one, I like “happy”-anything things.)
IMAG5481I absolutely adore this postcard! Not too long ago, I added “Keep calm” postcards to my wishlist on Postcrossing, in hope someone might have some extra and would want to share them with me, and this is actually the first one of those that was sent my way. And it’s an awesome one!!! ::happy happy::

The second thing I wanted to share is not really a postcard, but it was sent to me through the official Postcrossing & I quite like it, so I’m not being picky about it. Two photographs were sent my way by Sylvia & Batiste, packed in a cute coffee themed handmade envelope. I’m sharing both photographs here, one is showing the lavender field (typical for the particular region of France where Slyvia & Batiste come from, if I understood it correctly), and the other is a vintage black and white beach themed photo. As a photography geek myself, I can appreciate both! :)
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I have a few more postcards to share, but I gotta run now & do real-life things. So, I’ll post something new soon! :)


Florida, USA

This is a long overdue post about a whole bunch of postcards my pal Janelle sent me from her journey through the USA & Canada. I’m going to make two separate posts, to be honest, with postcards from Florida in one & postcards from Canada in another… mainly because I’m slightly OCD and it’s easier for me to keep track this way. ::insert smiley face::
So here they are, her Florida postcards! <3

First one is a lovely Florida map card. I’m not a real map card collector like a lot of people I stumbled upon through Postcrossing are, but I do love to see a nice map card! And this one is lovely!


The second card is showing Miami Beach, “looking north along Collilns Avenue towards the Fontainebleau Hotel.”  I love how blue the sea looks & the idea of living in such a sunny, warm environment is rather appealing. And so close to the beach, wow! I’m not sure about the hurricanes, though. ;)


Last one is a postcard of Orlando – such a beautiful postcard!


Wonderful postcards! <3 Thank you, Janelle!

Salir do Porto, PT

This is a nice official from Portugal! Haven’t received anything from Portugal in a long time so this was a nice surprise! :)

SlikaSalir do Porto is the northernmost parish of the municipality of Caldas da Rainha. It has a beach with a famous sand dune almost 49 metres high. The beach is located by the river Tornada that flows into the São Martinho bay.



Louisiana & Oregon, USA

Isn’t it obvious who sent these beautiful postcards? O’Neal, of course. :)

This first one is showing the bald cypress tree. The little printed description on the card says, “The bald cypress three was made the official state tree of Louisiana in 1963. This tree can be found in many areas of the state, but it prefers swampy areas. Its shape depends on the amount of flooding in the area. It can be columnar, conical or bottle shaped.” Bottle shaped? I wonder what a bottle shaped tree looks like. :)


This second postcard is showing the scenic Oregon coast at sunset. I can see myself getting a towel and spending a day on this beach on a nice sunny day. Yup, I can. :)


Awesome stamps on both postcards, as always. :) Thank you, O’Neal! Your postcards are always very appreciated! :)


USA & Lithuania

This first postcard comes from my pal Heather, who visited her family in Michigan over the holidays. This is a cool recipe card, I’ve seen postcards like this before but I think this is the first one I’ve received. No, wait, the second one – I have one with a cookies recipe from the UK from before. :D And the recipe here seems quite interesting. I wonder if you could use chicken, since it doesn’t really specify what kind of meat it has to be. ;)

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This second card comes from my new pal Ugne from Lithuania. Such a cool picture, it’s showing a place called Neringa. It’s actually a municipality in Lithuania,  in the coastal area. Ugne mentioned I should Google “Nida”, which turned out to be a resort town on the Lithuanian coast. Such cool photos, those sandy beaches are amazing! :D

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I should also mention that I got the biggest postcard I’ve ever seen from O’Neal. The postcard is showing San Francisco skyline at night. Really a beautiful postcard, but unfortunately it doesn’t fit in my scanner so I can’t post a picture here. “Take a photo!”, you say!? I tried, but I’m not happy with how it turns out. Yeah yeah, that’s a photographer in me talking, never happy. :D


*random postcard lottery*

I’m not really the most active person on Postcrossing forum, and I don’t really participate in many trades, lotteries and other things that happen there. So I was quite surprised to find out I won this awesome postcards in the first lottery I ever participated in. :)