Just some stuff which we have collected

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Another Christmas Card

Country: USA
from: family
by Markings/ CR Gibson

 Received on Christmas Day...


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dancing Santa

Country: Poland
From: friend
by Verte SA


Theme: Christmas/Nativity
Year: 2016

Wesołych Świąt

Country: Poland
From: family
by PW Panorama Gdańsk

Christmas Wishes from DK

The card was created by a dear friend of mine.

Theme: coat of arms
Country: Denmark

Coat of arms of Denmark - three blue lions wearing crowns in a golden shield. The lions have red tongues and are accompanied by nine red hearts.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Christmas

Country: Australia
From: penpal exchange
by Hallmark

Theme: Christmas - Three Kings

The Three Kings - stamp also in another post.

Frohe Weinachten

Country: Germany
From: friend
by Hanra

Theme: Nature / Mountains - national park
Year: 2016

Sächsische Schweiz - Saxon Switzerland - climbing area with around 1,000 peaks and hollows, national park in Germany (the Elbe River valley). The highest peak in Saxon Switzerland is Großer Zschirnstein (562m above sea level).

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Scene

Country: Gremany
From: Polish Lady Abroad Club
Artist: Aleksandr Ivanov
by MKF Mund-und Fussmalende Kunster Verlag


Theme: Organizations

The stamp issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of 'Polish-German Youth Cooperation', organization founded in 1991 by the governments of Poland and Germany. 
Polish-German Youth Cooperation sponsors and supports/ helps to organize projects and youth meetings, youth exchange in both countries, publishes information/books on Poland and Germany. The organization has two offices: in Warsaw and in Potsdam.

Merry Christmas

Country: USA
From: family
by St. Joseph's Indian School

The very first card this year was from.........

Card from Secret Santa

Country: Ireland
From: Polish Lady Abroad Club - Secret Santa
by FSC

The card accompanied the lovely gifts from my Club Irish Secret Santa.


Theme: Christmas / Three Kings

Three Kings /three Wise Men/ three Magi - the men who followed the Bethlehem Star which led them to the place where Jesus was born. The Men's names were Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They came to Bethlehem to pay respect to the baby Jesus new-born King of all mankind and present him with myrrh, gold, and frankincense.

Santa's List

Country: USA
From: family
by The Humor Company,

Christmas Collection

Time to take care of all the cards we have got this year...

Country: USA
From: family
Series: New Beginnings
by London Portfolio

It was actually the third Christmas card which we received this season.
Thank you!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Birthday Card 4

Country: Poland
From: Family
Year: 2016
by: Passion Cards

I assume, the last birthday card this year + the gifts have arrived so we are done with the birthday. Now we can think of the Christmas time only.

By the way, the postal service has been really slow recently - the card delivery (airmail) - from Poland to TX  - took 3 weeks.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Birthday Card 3

Country: Germany
Language: English
From: friend
Year: 2016
by: Cartuna Greetings


1. Theme: TV / TV series
    Year: 2016

Raumpatrouille (Space Patrol) - the first German SF TV series - broadcast started on Sept. 17, 1966.

2. Theme: nature / flowers /crocus

Crocus - the name comes from Greek - first grown and harvested in the Mediterranean. There are more than 80 kinds of crocuses. The seasoning made of Crocus sativus is the most expensive spice in the world.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Four Towns of Île-de-France Region

Country: France
Region: Île-de-France
From: Polish Ladies Abroad Club
Year: 2016

  • Barbizon (population around 1,600 people) - situated near the Forest of Fontainebleau. Known of the Barbizon school of painters. T. Rousseau and J.-F. Millet lived and died in Barbizon.
  • Morel sur Loing (population about 4,000 people) - Monet, Sisley and Renoir created their paintings there.
  • Fontainebleau (population circa 16,000 people) - located about 56 km south-east of Paris, famous for its Royal Palace and forest which is a French national park. A former place of residence of kings of France, a king of Spain, queen of Sweden, Napoleon and other significant persons.
  • Melun (population around 38,000 people) - situated by the Seine River, not far from Paris.