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Showing posts with label Postcards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Postcards. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Disney Collection

Hello Everyone,

Today's post is for all those who adore Disney. I used to watch Disney cartoons from my childhood and still do till now. I don't think there is an age limit to watching anything beautiful.

So here's part of my  collection of Disney postcards, greeting cards and stickers from all over the world...

Mickey Mouse Postcard from Poland

 Minnie Mouse postcard from Japan
 Tangled Stickers from Russia
 Tiana and Cinderella postcard from Germany
 Tangled postcard from Finland
 Disney Princesses stickers from Sri Lanka

Tinkerbell postcard from Finland
Winnie the pooh and friends greeting cards from Lithuania
 Disney Princesses postcard from Finland
Cinderella postcard from Germany  
Brave Postcard from Finland 

Winnie the Pooh postcard from Poland
 Belle Postcard from Germany
 Princess Aurora postcard from Germany
 Alice postcard from Japan

Snow White postcard from Germany

Cinderella Invitation French card sent from Norway

Lion King Postcard from Finland
Please drop a comment or tell me if you are a Disney enthusiast too:)

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

One of the Artifacts of Gandhara, displayed in Peshawar Museum

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


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.


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Postcards: Obsession

Hello my name is Riya and I would like to talk about my postcard collection. I started collecting postcards in 2004 when I made my first visit to Borneo. It was so beautiful that I thought to myself how can I take a piece of this home with me. And there in front of me at the airport were loads of postcards staring at me. Then I thought yes why not get a postcard! And there....started the obsession.

Then I was thinking how nice it would be to have a postcard from every country in the world. But of course it seemed ridiculous to travel to every single country... I would have to be a millionaire to be able to do this. There began my online journey to find other collectors like me who shared the same interests.

There were a few websites I found and exchanged a few postcards and in the process found some really amazing friends. It is such a beautiful experience and I am always happy that I began this really interesting hobby.

Here are some photos of postcards and gifts I have received from my wonderful swappers...

From Japan
From Ukraine 
From Russia 
From Finland 

I have not really counted all my postcards yet but will do one day for sure if I have the time. As for my storage which many of you will wonder about, I store my postcards in big giant files and wrap them with cute present paper. On top of it I wrap it further with plastic covers.