Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This beauty is from Artist Amelia Coward. Amelia is Saving the Planet through Decoupage at her Etsy Store "Bombus" and can also be found on Flickr.
This Stamp Blowl is Perfect~Be sure to check out there Creations with maps.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Postcards With Tales

I received this today from my friend Vicky in Athens Greece. Vicky knows I love Pelicans, so this is sure a favorite for me. I especially loved the whole story on the back of the postcard about Petros..

Petros was a White Pelican, who was the official mascot of the Greek island of Mykonos.
In 1958 a wounded pelican was found off the coast of Paranga shore by a local fisherman. The pelican was nursed to health and remained on the island supported by locals. It soon adopted the name “Petros”, as a joke between the locals, as "petro" in Greek means rock, stone but metaphorically hard and horny. To great disappointment by locals and tourists alike, Petros was hit by a car on 2 December 1985 and failed to recover.[1][2]
Subsequently, three new pelicans reside around the main town of Mykonos. One, honorifically, was given the name Petros. (wikipedia)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What Do you Call A Person That Collects Postcards?

A Deltiologist is a person who participates in "the study and collection of postcards. Compared to philately, the identification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralized, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location."(from Wikipedia)

Teaching Through Postcards

From Rodrigos Blog  City
Most of us that are Post carders had our first introduction to postcards and pen-pals when we were kids. That is were most of us started with  our appreciation for the world we live in and  for different cultures, Not to mention the friendships that develop and grow through correspondence in writing postcards. It just makes sense  that teachers would see the value in getting kids involved in the hobby of postcards. Here Rodrigo (one of my postcard pals from the World in Postcards Yahoo Group) has created an incredible display of his postcards for the children of the school where he teaches. You can also see on Rodrigo's blog the many benefits of using postcards to help in teaching everything from Volcanoes to Dinosaurs.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Dyngus Day

I'm in the search of some Dyngus Day postcards~The Monday after Easter is Known as Dingus Day (Wet Monday) is a tradition in  Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic communities where  early in the morning boys awake girls by pouring a bucket of water on their head and striking them about the legs with long thin twigs or switches made from willow, birch or decorated tree branches. The custom of pouring water was an ancient spring rite of cleansing, purification, and fertility. Now a days young people are known for hiding and pouring water on unsuspected passers-by.

Finding the perfect Valediction (Saying Goodbye)

Do you ever want to change up your Valedictions. I found a great assortment this morning while writing a postcard~ I found some Goodies ..My favorites are the ones that include candy/chocolate =) I found these at Spudarts blog.

* goodbye  * sincerely  * later  * God bless * Godspeed * take care * love  * talk to you later
* best wishes * kind regards * with love * yours sincerely * yours faithfully * yours truly * yours ever
* yours respectfully  * hope to hear from ya soon * onward and upward * peace * smell ya later
* later alligator * cheers * salutations * shine on  * Cordially * Regards * Warm regards * Lots of love
* Love always * Peace out * Hugs and kisses * Hugs, kisses, and broken fingers * Very truly yours
* Yours * Ciao * xxoo * xoxo * Sincerely yours * Keep the faith * Be well * Rock on * Have fun
* love & rockets  * may the Force be with you* hugs, and kisses* word to your mother,* * love and lollies
* respec' * Peace out  * Much love * Take good care * Hugs and pogo sticks! * May the horse be with you! * love, peace, and chicken grease * toodles * ta ta * ttyl  * yours til the cow mooooooooooooss
* yours till niagra falls, * yours till the chocolate chips, * As always, * Peace be with you :-) * Until next time
* with warmth * love, hugs and kisses * forever and always or is it ... * forever and all ways * yours regardless * chill * ta ta * gotta boogie * take care  * Your friend, * Love your friend, * Affectionately yours,
* Byes, * Adios * Forever yours, * Truly, * Aishiteruyo, * Cheerio * Salut * Au revoir * Adieu * Go with God * * Tag you're it, * Buh-bye, * Later gater, L8tr gater, * L8tr on, * Coo coo cachoo, * Write back or w/b soon, * Yearning for you, * Kisses, * Sweet Kisses, * Waiting for you, * Wanting you more, * Kind thoughts, * Bye for now...* Chow* out* Signing out* Bye for now* Ttfn* Yours Aye* Adios amigo
In Wales:  * Diolch yn fawr (thanks!) * Yn bur (yours sincerely)* Later tater* Best regards
* CUL8R *Namaste (my new fav)* Hasta lumbago* A river dirty (arrivederci)* Hasta pasta* A toute a l'heure* Chow* A low ha* ciao for now,* best,* be well,* love & light* to you and yours,
* Very truly yours * Cheeriow, luff and all that * * Whoop * All best, always * With all best wishes *Warmest greetings to all * Thinking the best for you * Season's blessings * With kindest personal regards
* Enthusiastically * Good wishes, always * All best wishes * Best wishes for your future * * Just to keep in touch with you * More shortly * Warmest greetings to all * Yours always * salut!  * Sliante (Scots Gaelic)
* Slan (Irish Gaelic) (goodbye) * Peace & Love, * Peace, Love & Happiness,(another Fav) *Catch ya later
* Hope all is well,* ASTALAVISTA BABY * Smiles and laughter, * Stay well * Over & Out *keep it real
*take it easy * Outta Here, * G'Day, * G'Day, Mate * That's All Folks  * Peace and Blessings, *ttfn (ta ta for now, for you Tigger fans) *toodles * peace and progress,  * over and out* gotta fly,, * take care * smiles * Bye for now * So long * Keep smiling * Keep on trucking * Afterwhile Crocodile   * gotta fly,  * Laterz
* Toodles * Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be happy * Health & Happiness, * Hugs & Hersheys, * Live long and prosper * Peace Out  * Keep those cards and letters coming!!!  * Aloha, * * BFF, (best friends forever)
* SSS, (sorry so short) * Short but sweet,  * WBS, (write back soon) * still crazy and lazy, * Waiting, * You've got mail, * Keeping it real, * Love in Christ, * Check you later, * Hasta luego, * You're in my prayers, * You're in my thoughts, * I'm outie,  * Late is getting and I'm getting going. * Have a funny day!
* Lots of Love to you and yours, * Here's to always having loving ways and perfect days, * Live well, laugh often and be merry, * May the sale shoes always fit and never give you blisters, * Just another day in  Paradise, * 10-40 Lordy...over and out * I'm gone,~Poof!~ * May blessings & smiles be yours,  * Peace, Love & Jelly Babies ( or Jelly Beans) * Blue Skies *onward and forward *"May you have a smile on your face and a song in your heart"  *"over the river and through the woods"*have a great day/nite!
*hope you have a super day. *sweet dreams *besos, mi amor (kisses, my love) *until later, *surf it, don't dream it *smile on *Be Well.  *peace out, girlscout *lovelots *smooches *tata for now *much love
*kuh-kisssessss * Ink is low, gotta go *Carpe diem, *Seize the day, *Seeking the holy grail *Live, laugh, love, *with joy, *flying monkeys,* enjoy the day!  * Happy trails * May the gods smile down upon you, 
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