Map of Estonia

After sending several Postcrossing cards just last week, I was surprised that I have received one myself in such a short time. This lovely postcard came to me from Estonia!

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I’m a sucker for maps (seriously, you should see how many road maps I have, haha) so, of course, a map card is a great thing to find in my mailbox. And if it’s from a country I honestly don’t know that much about – it’s even better! Of course I know where Estonia is and I know what its capital city is, and some other basics… but I never really sat down to look at a map of Estonia. So, this was a great chance! Plus, the sender mentioned the name of their town and I was curious to see where it’s located. Took me some time to find it, haha, but I did eventually. ;)

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!

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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. ;)

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

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Wonderful postcards! <3 Thank you, Janelle!

Santa Claus, Indiana, USA

Santa Claus? Yes, Santa Claus. There’s a town called Santa Claus in Indiana. How awesome is that!? According to Wikipedia, Santa Claus was established in 1854 and known as Santa Fe (pronounced “fee”). In 1856, when the town was working to establish a post office, the USPS refused their first application as there was already a Santa Fe established with the USPS. Several town meetings were held, during which the name Santa Claus was selected.

The town has the world’s only post office to bear the name of Santa Claus. Because of this popular name, the post office receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year. A group of volunteers known as Santa’s Elves ensures each child receives a reply from Santa Claus; this tradition has been in existence since at least 1914.

Now that you know all that… check out this awesome postmark!!

O’Neal, thank you for the wonderful postcard!! :)

Nebraska, USA

I’ve been flipping through some of my postcards today and came across these two. It’s been so long since I got them! This Nebraska postcard is one of the rare map cards I can actually say I like. Not really a huge fans of map cards, to be honest, but this one is really cute (so is the one of Canada I’ve received years ago).

This Omaha card still reminds me of a song. Now that I think about it, there is a bunch of postcards that (for some reason) remind me of different songs. Hmm…

They exist!!!!

A map card of Croatia! I always thought it’s just a myth, but they actually exist!!! I can rarely even see one, and I can only dream to actually find one in a shop – so when I saw what my friend brought me from her vacation down at the coast I was quite stunned! So it goes straight to my collection. <3

San Juan Islands, USA

This is a map card of San Juan Islands, in state of Washington, USA. They are located between the US mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

I know many people go crazy about map cards. I only have three in my collection (this one, Canada and state of Nebraska) and although I think they’ re really pretty… I’m still not that nuts about them. :)

Thanks Cori :)

Yesterday I got this awesome package from my friend Cori. Apart from the awesome “Happy Bunny” things, she hand-decorated & filled a notebook with different little facts about her, what she’s into, put many many photos in it… and in a little pocket inside I discovered a stack of postcards. So here they are:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – A frosty skyline captures Edmonton’s winter beauty.

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Edmonton – The city skyline and the North Saskatchewan River are bathed in the silver light of early morning.

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Fort Edmonton Park – where visitors can explore the city’s development from a trading post to a booming metropolitan centre.

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Edmonton – the downtown skyline at night

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Edmonton – An aerial view of the Legislative Building.

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West Edmonton Mall – one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centres. Edmonton’s downtown core lines in the distance, with the University of Alberta campus on the right.

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World Waterpark in West Edmonton Mall – the world’s largest indoor waterpark.

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West Edmonton Mall – replica of the Santa Maria.

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Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies.

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Banff National Park – Mraine Lake.

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Bow Valley, Banff National park

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A view of Mt. Assiniboine.

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Night lights of Kelowna, B.C.

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“Rhapsody” by sculptor Dow Reid, Kelowna, B.C.

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From the exhibit “Body Worlds”. This is such a cool (although kind of creepy) postcard, ha ha.

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Canada map card. I’m normally not dying when I see a map card, but this one is actually really cool. I love the little drawings of planes, buildings, horses etc.

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Moose (alces alces). :) Can be found in North Canada.

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