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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Greeting Cards: Connecting Worlds Apart

Hello Everyone...

I am very glad to talk about all the wonderful greeting cards I have received from all over the world in the past few years. It is really amazing to see how different a Christmas card can look from one country to another. It actually gives us an opportunity to understand the cultural diversity throughout the world.

Let me share with you some cards I have received from practically the whole world...



Christmas Card from Ukraine

 
 
Christmas Card from Ukraine

 
 
 
Christmas Card from Ukraine




Easter Card from Lithuania
 


Christmas Card from Lithuania
 




This is a Christmas Card I received from England

 
 
Easter card from Finland

 
 
 Christmas Card from USA
 
 
 
 Christmas Card from Poland
 
 
 
 
 Christmas Card from Lithuania
 
 
 
 
Greeting Card from USA

 
 
Christmas Card from England

 
 
 Christmas Card from India
 
 
 
Christmas Card from Russia

 
 
Valentine's Day greeting card from Australia

 
 
 Greeting Card from Russia
 
 
 
Valentine's Day Card from USA

 
 
Christmas Card from Finland

 
 
 
 Easter postcard from Poland
 
 
 
 Easter Card from Russia
 
 
 
 
New Year card from France

 


 Hello Kitty Greeting card from USA
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my collection of greeting cards, in my next post I think I should show my storage methods. Because as important it is for me to collect it is equally important to store them well and neatly. I will share my tips and show my personal ideas on storage of postcards and hobby items.
 

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Religion: A study through postcards

Hello Everyone...

Today I would like to talk about Religion. It has always been a favourite topic of mine. Through my postcards I have discovered a large world out there that I never  knew before.

In my collection there is a special segment which I call My Religion Postcards. I have understood and learnt many things through this collection.
 
For those of you who want to know about me. I am born a Hindu to orthodox Hindu parents. We grew up learning about religion and prayer rituals, it is very important to me even till today to respect my religion. However, my parents always thought us to respect all faiths. Being born into such a family and with a deep understanding of my own religion, made me wonder about other religions in the world and since then I never stopped learning. Theology became a favourite topic of mine. I researched deeply by reading and surfing the internet about the four main religions in the world Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. I am further expanding my knowledge in Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Bahá'í Faith and Jainism.  
 
I will do another post on India and Hinduism.Here I will share with you some postcards I have from all over the world in connection with religion.
 
I will show you some postcards with explanations.
  
 The bronze stature of Daibutsu was cast in 1252, Weight 121 tons, 11.32 metres in height
 Kamakura Daibutsu, Kamakura City, Japan
 


The Virgin between Justanian and Constantine
Hagia Sophia - Istanbul
Turkey

One of the Artifacts of Gandhara, displayed in Peshawar Museum
Pakistan


Saint Anne with the Virgin
Cretan Workshop
15th Century
Athens, Greece



Rumi
Turkey



The Gate of Dawn
The painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Mercy
Vilnius, Lithuania


These are only part of my collection. I will try to upload my full collection on picasa for public view, however at the moment you can see my collection on facebook. I hope you found my post informative and interesting. Please do let me know your feedback.