From Liset in the Netherlands

I’ve had a bit of a postcard drought lately! But I just got this adorable postcard from Liset in the Netherlands and it made my day!

Liset wrote on the back that autumn is setting in where she lives. It’s the same here so I know how she feels. Here’s how she described it:

Nights are getting colder, the air becomes humid, and I really, really don’t feel like going outside. I prefer staying indoors with a big mug of tea and with the heating turned on!

I feel the same way in autumn and winter Liset!!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

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From Barbara in the Netherlands

Barbara sent me this ADORABLE and quirky postcard, which was something I requested in my profile.

These characters are called Foomp according to the description on the back. At first they reminded me of Hoops & Yoyo, but I went to the website and from what I can tell from the images (can’t speak the language, and the translator on Google Chrome wasn’t working), children can make their own Foomp and it’s a big crafting project.

Barbara wrote that she loved crafting with her 4-year-old daughter and is hoping that her new baby will enjoy crafting as well when she is old enough. I bet that they do Foomp projects as a family!

I almost missed it because of the postal stamp, but she wrote by the date that September 15th was her 4th marriage anniversary. September 17th is my husband’s and my anniversary! We celebrated 3 years this year! I forgot to tell Barbara this in my receipt message, but I thought it was pretty neat we have anniversaries that are close to each other!

I loved this postcard and the amount of time Barbara spent writing to me and telling me about her life. Thanks Barbara!


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To Nico Jan in the Netherlands

Nico did not have much information in his profile as to what kind of postcard he’d like to receive. He didn’t have any Favorites yet, and it seemed as though he was a new member. So I just chose a postcard that I thought he might like from my collection.

He said he lived in a beautiful city, and I saw this postcard and thought, “This is beautiful scenery; maybe he’ll like it.” I hope he did like it!


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To Jeanine in the Netherlands

Jeanine did not give much help as to what kind of postcard she’d like to receive in her bio. I chose a postcard from the Pomegranate set of art cards for her.

The piece is called “White Roses” and it is by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I always thought this piece was nice and Jeanine did say she enjoyed it when she received it.


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To Menno in the Netherlands

In honor of Patriot Day, I chose to write about a postcard I recently sent off to Menno in the Netherlands!

I got a few copies of this postcard while vacationing in Boston, Massachusetts. I just think that it is so fun! Menno also thought it was a great postcard, as he added it to his favorites on Postcrossing. It shows so many iconic things about America and different parts of the country without being too obnoxious like some patriotic illustrations can be. I really like this one!


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From Wietze in the Netherlands

I know I’ve said it before, but I truly appreciate when people look at my favorites when sending me a postcard. Don’t get me wrong, I do love surprises, but it really shows the person tried when I get a card showing my favorite things. In this case, Wietze sent me a postcard showing an archeological site!

The only writing on the back is the same as on the front, “Masada, the northern palace.” The only difference on the back is that it’s in a few different languages. It looks like Hebrew, English, French, and German.

According to Wikipedia, “Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau on the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert, overlooking the Dead Sea.”

Thanks Wietze for such a neat postcard!


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From Mieke in the Netherlands

I got this lovely postcard from Mieke recently. I love that this has windmills on it since that is one thing iconic to the Netherlands! I also love the artistic style of this image. It doesn’t have reference on the back of the postcard as to who made this wonderful piece of art.

Mieke adorned the postcard with some washi tape with birds and the cutest stamp that read, “Really, Seriously! You’re Amazing!” I thanked him for that! Also stamped was “Today’s the day for ________” and he wrote in “Postcrossing!” Yep that’s right!

He wrote what the weather was like at the time he wrote the postcard, which was about 73°F and sunny. He told me a lot of his hobbies and favorite things which include gardening, DIY projects, walking tours, bike rides, and photography. How fun!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.