Greetings from… Russia

Postallove again, you say? Yes!
Having one of these Greetings from… postcards actually sent from the country of origin makes it so much better than going online and buying a blank one (which I, luckily, didn’t do, although it was heavily considered at one point).

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All the interesting facts about Russia & this beautiful image in the background, wow! :)
I really appreciate the sweet Tanya’s effort to send me one of these, especially knowing how they can only be bought online & how some of them are even sold out on the web site. I’m still not a die-hard I-must-have-all-of-them kind of fan of Greetings from… postcards, but every single one of them is greatly appreciated and I really enjoy reading them & then adding them on my wall to look at! :)

Greetings from… Croatia

I’m sure you all are familiar with the whole Postallove Greetings from… series of postcards. I know a lot of people are big fans of those postcards and I know many who are trying to get all of them. As for myself, I think they are cute. I have a few of them that I randomly received from postcard pals & through official Postcrossing site. I’m not passionately trying to collect them all, I don’t look for them or ask for them to be sent to me. If I get one, I’m happy. If I don’t, I’m still happy. ;)

But I was really happy to get my hands on this one:

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My friend was ordering some online & was kind enough to get one of these for me. :) I have to mention that I have only this one, therefore please don’t ask me for a swap as I simply don’t have any more to send out. (sorry!)

I like that they used Dubrovnik as the background picture, knowing it’s one of the most known locations in the country and if you mention the city’s name to foreign people – most of them will be familiar with it. I like the little facts on it as well, although it feels like there’s nothing more to Croatia but the sea and Dalamtian region… and there is, a lot more. I’m not picky though, it’s cute & it’s a great way to share the knowledge about the country through Postcrossing!

Do you collect these Greetings from… postcards? How many do you have? I’m curious.

A little bit from everywhere.

First of all, I don’t know if any of you Postcrossers are (were) using Google Picassa for storing your scanned postcards. Did I just not notice it before or did they make some sort of changes up there? I’ve noticed I can mainly access my photos through Google Drive, which I don’t really mind that much. But what’s up with the albums and “collections” and adding new photos and… well, basically everything else? It doesn’t allow me to view my albums as they were before – now it just shows photos uploaded by month. It doesn’t allow me to upload new photos what so ever – it just lets me shuffle existing pictures from one “album” to another. And it annoys me so much! It’s a fair chance that I just didn’t figure it out, but it really bugs me, especially since I’ve been using it to store my available postcards & I could easily get them from the albums and share them if I needed to do so. Where do you store your postcard scans? Is there any better option than Google Drive? Tnx in advance.

On a brighter topic, here are three awesome postcards I got in the last two weeks….

First, a wonderful “Hello from Buffalo” from O’Neal! I love this type of postcards and I’m not exactly sure why, but every time I see one of these – I can’t help but think of old movies & TV series. #facepalm Anyway, wonderful postcard. I love it! Thank you, O’Neal!

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The second postcard I want to share came from my pal Anu and it’s showing a beautiful “view along Loch Tummel at dusk to Schiehallion (3550 ft) and the mountains of Glencoe in the far distance.” I love the view & the sunset shades of the sky. <3

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Last, but certainly not least – this wonderful Greetings from… postcard that came through Postcrossing from sweet Beata. I quite like these Greetings from… postcards but I’m not a crazy collector or anything like that, so this is the first of those I’ve ever gotten. AND I LOVE IT!!! I think I might actually turn into a crazy collector, haha! :) The whole idea is just a great one – you have a nice picture in the background & all sorts of interesting facts about the country. I quite like it! Sadly, as far as I know, they can only be ordered through the Postallove.com website & I’m not much of a “I’ll-order-it-just-so-I-can-say-I-have-it” kind of person. I’d much rather wait until someone sends me one so it’s nicely written and – more enjoyable. :)

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And now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s Saturday and I’m off to finish some things that I didn’t have a chance to do during the week. Such as finish crocheting a beanie. And sleep. And enjoy some music. And enjoy some music while sleeping. :)
(I’ve been addicted to THIS song for a while now. You’d think I will get tired of it by now, but nope!