Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Finnish Grannies

I have mentioned from time to time that I participate in an online postcard exchange called Postcrossing. It's been over a year for me and I have exchanged over 320 postcards with people all over the world. I have a couple of pen pals from it too! It's free to join and of course you pay your postage on each card. During the past 18 months I have seen some beautiful cards and lots of places I would love to visit. Postcrossing was started about 5 years ago by a man in Portugal as a way to help people interact with other people from other nations and countries; I see it as a small way to reach out in friendliness to people I will mostly never meet - an emissary from the USA, sort of. So far the country with the most members is Finland, and the USA is second. There are only 5 small countries in Africa which have no Postcrossing members, and several other countries have only one or two members. But Postcrossing has grown quite a bit and I think it is a marvelous thing to do.

In today's post, I wanted to share some of my favorite postcards to receive - the Finnish Grannies. These are postcards which come from the artwork of Inge Look from Finland, and they portray two elderly ladies who have a zest for life and don't really give a rip about what other people think of their actions. So far I have 7 of them, sent by various friendly people from Finland and I look forward to getting more. My understanding is that there are many, many more portraits of these down-to-earth ladies so I really hope I can keep collecting them for quite a while!

I am sharing these postcards with you - hope you enjoy them! Be sure and click on the photo so you can see the details.

See? They love getting mail as much as I do!!! :)

Have a great day!


1 comment:

  1. The Finnish Grannies are adorable! Such cute and mischievous old gals! This is a very nice collection and such fun! Love you!


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