June was a “happy mail” kind of month. I found postcards, letters, photos and other goodies in my mailbox almost every day. I was so spoiled by the month of June that it was with a heavy heart that I left the mailbox empty-handed on the first day of July. Well, there was a bill and a boring car magazine I didn’t ask for. Today was better and made up for yesterday. For now, I’ll focus on the goodies that came in June. Some were sent to me for themed swaps. Others were sent for random happy mail swaps. Still others were sent “just because…”
My “baby” sister sent the New Orleans postcard. She also sent one to my hubby and son. Isn’t she sweet?
While we’re on the subject of “tourist” postcards, here are others I received in June:
“Saugeen Shores” came from swap-bot “Retiredartgal.” She writes that Port, Elgin, where she lives, Saugeen Township and Southhampton are known as Saugeen Shores which is located on Lake Huron and surrounded by fruit, corn, cattle farms and forests. 10,000 tourists arrive there each summer.
“Mamarochat” sent the “Martha’s Vineyard” postcard because I collect map cards. One of her goals is to visit all 351 towns in Massachussetts.
One of my closest friends, Dee, went all the way home to St. Thomas and “all I got” was this postcard! Of course, I’m happier with it than I would have been with a T-shirt! 🙂 Thanks, Dee!
“Artybeth3” made our mailbox jump for joy with unexpected mail. She sent the four postcards below and a beautiful washi tape-decorated envelope filled with even more happy mail. She is so kind. She even sent a postcard to my little one–the Crater Lake one. Awesome, isn’t she?
(Click each image for a closer look and more information).
“Denimblu14,” who graced my mailbox with the beautiful “Panda Comes to Tea,” featured in an earlier post, blessed my mailbox with another set of cute teddy bears.
Speaking of teddy bears, “Christy102194” made this A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E teddy bear ATC just for me–for the “Price of Happy Mail Swap” hosted by “Artybeth3.”
“Pyropae” shared a lovely postcard she received from one of her penpals; she captured my love for purple and flowers all in one postcard.
It’s a good thing people send me lots of flower postcards and photos. I’m quickly learning that I’m allergic to practically every flower I meet, so this is a less “sneezy-itchy-scratchy” way for me to enjoy the beauty!
I joined a few “Children’s Book Illustration Swaps” in June. Here are the postcards I received so far:
Johanna sent Miffy–Nijntje in Dutch–all the way from the Netherlands. She loved reading Miffy as a child and has the pleasure of enjoying the books again with her two small children.
Wonderful Jenny, from Oregon, sent the next two. Like me, she probably has a difficult time limiting the “verbage” to one postcard.
I sent an Alice in Wonderland postcard to a partner who loves A-I-W. This one came from the Postcards from Puffin collection. Just in case you didn’t know, Puffin is the children’s imprint of Penguin Books (links to USA sites).
And here’s the postcard I received on the last postal day in June, sent to me by “eepy,” from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. She sent this one because of my love for “bookish” postcards. I enjoy receiving eepy’s letters and postcards–she’s so engaging.
That’s just some of the postcards I received in June. I also received a number of photos.
If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll recognize Dee Stead from an earlier post. She creates gorgeous photo cards and always sends warm letters and other goodies (like elegant stationery for my own use). Kate includes some of her photos in a meditation book she’s created. I received from Margie before, but I don’t think I’ve posted her work on the blog before. Interestingly, she and Kate are from the same town in North Carolina.
That’s it for now. There’s more to share, but I think I’ve given you enough visual pleasure for one post. See ya soon!