Monday, 2 December 2013

The Christmas Collection 2013 Part 1

Here comes the time of the year again when we start exchanging Christmas greetings and Christmas cards. So here's a slightly longer post of the first Christmas cards I've received this year :). First on the list, a lovely winter night scene from Poland! Some parts of this card are lined with gold glitter, a real beauty. Thanks Wanda!

Next up, a card from Germany. This one here shows a painting by Gustave Doré, a French artist from the 19th century. This painting is titled Weihnachtsabend, which translates to Christmas night. The website from the Musee d'Orsay describes this painting as showing similarity to a scene from the book London, a pilgrimage. This illustration does look like a painting out of a child's fairytale. Fantastic indeed! I really like this winter scene portrayed on this card! Thanks Michi for the lovely card!

This card from Russia makes me feel warm and cosy just looking at it! The words at the back are written in Cyrillic, and I can't understand it. But let me just make the guess that it says Merry Christmas :D. There's no name written on the card, but thanks so much to whoever who sent me this cosy card! 

Special mention goes to the awesome stamps used to send the Russian card. Here we have a New Year stamp issued on 1st December 2011 singly. The other was issued on 20th June 2002 as part of a set of 4 on the theme of volcanoes. 

The last card is from the USA: A sunny Christmas card from the beach! Yup, it may seem strange at first, but that's how we celebrate Christmas in the tropics too, so just live with it :). It does get colder and wetter during the "winter season" here in Singapore. which is around November and December. But I really like it because it gives us respite from the usual tropical heat that bugs us for the rest of the year! Thank you Connie for your well wishes!

Also, Connie sent a card of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with the Christmas card. Now I do have one more USA state card to add to my collection :).

Thank you so much for your well-wishes everybody! Here's wishing you a happy holiday and a Merry Christmas too! As the title of the post suggests, there'll be a part 2 or even 3 because I haven't uploaded all the cards yet. Stay tuned!

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