Two more cards arrived for me today! <3 It's too dark now for photos, but later for sure. =D
Twillie , the lantern is so pretty! Autumn is my fave season, so I adore the pretty autumn leaves trapped inside. <3 And is that landscape based on the view I posted from my balcony back home, or is that a coincidence? Either way it was so lovely to see, thank-you so much for the beautiful card. ^_^
And then I received my card from Liou as well! Liou, you chose the absolute cutest card, thanks so much! The little animals are just the sweetest, and the message so heartfelt. Thanks for brightening up my life, too!
I came home today to find not one but two lovely cards for me. =D
Thorn, I was just wondering where your card was, and lo and behold, there it was! Thank you for the lovely dice pouch, I shall use it plenty while I am travelling and need to take dice with me (and yes, it is very appropriate. Your (spoiler) thoughts about it certainly fit.) I also loved reading all of your sweet, heartfelt message. <3 Please do come see me before you leave, or I might come see you. Been a while since I went down to London...
And I also got Twillie's card! Eee, thank you! The card itself is super cute, and I love the beautiful lantern you drew for me. Flowers, sun, stars and pinecones are exactly what I am missing right now. It made me really happy.
Thank you so much, both of you!
That's three cards received so far. I got Thundy's a while back but I messaged him to thank him instead of posting here. Only posting here because there's two at once so it's more convenient.
Thorn's card came in today! =D Before I even opened it, the wax seal literally made me go =D, because that's something I rarely come across x3 Thus when I did go to open the envelope, I tried my best to preserve both the seal and the paper; mixed success happened, as the seal is fine, but it may have some torn paper infused in it forever.
But! The actual card! I love the map and the all the punny names on the outside, haha! x3 And I got all fuzzy when I saw all the writing on the inside, plus the werewolf card included! It's extra special as that's the same style of cards that my friends and I used in high school (we played Werewolf a lot), so it's bonus a reminder of those times :3
Thank you so much for the card and all you put into it! =D I love it ^^
Also, I just realized I completely forgot to answer your wonderings about my card to you, but yeah, that was a recreation of your NZ balcony view :3
I'm so glad you liked the seal, Twillie. <3 Fun fact! The same wax seal helped me get my current job at my beloved nerdstore, because the person I handed it to was so impressed she immediately gave the seal to management. =
I'm glad the cards gave you fuzzies! I used to play it a lot too, good times. And thanks for my card as well, now that I know the reproduction of the view was deliberate. <3 It made me feel excited-nostalgic, because I can't see it right now, but when I go home next year it will be there again just like it always was!
A big shout out to Huntress and Fraze, whose card came today. \o/ Thank you so much! I am a big fan of the pretty wintery scene and the wintery meepit inside. Plus my inner linguist was very excited to try to understand the greeting which I would not be able to do without your handy translation. Though I think I figured out on the front it says "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year?"
My card from Allison arrived today! <3 I'm going to open it Christmas Day since that's just tomorrow now, and I like having things to look forward to, but I wanted to let ya know it had arrived safely!
Edit: Allison Thanks so much! It's so pretty and sparkly and I hope you have an awesome 2019 like the awesome person you are, too! <3
Thorn, I love the wax seal! =D It's a lovely personal touch. <3 (And so many stickers!! I especially love the kitties =^^= (as well as everything else you stuck in the card ^^)) Allison, your card made me smile =D So nice and glittery! (And funnily enough, the evening before I got it I was commenting how I hadn't watched A Charlie Brown Christmas yet this year. XD ) Thundyyyyy, you have me pegged well. x3 Snow and Birds! <3 Two of my favourite things. =D Celes! I love the card, it's so pretty! =D (And <3 at the drawing of Jack you included <3 Thanks so much!)
Thank-you all <3
I'm hoping there will be more waiting for me at the post office tomorrow, heh.
Feels like I should be more on the ball posting on this thread, but I elegantly managed to catch a cold right before Christmas Eve and spent the holidays down with the plague. (On the plus side, this mostly meant being curled up surrounded by piles of food and watching endless hours of television, which is how we spend Christmas anyway.)
yas, so far we got cards from Thundy and Celestial right before Christmas and now three more from Twillie , Allison and Liou right afterwards. Oh man, they're all so very pretty. And all the lovely wishes and drawings are awesome. And now I have mushy feels <3
(it may also be the cold, but I think it's mostly mushy feels.)
I'm also rather kicking myself for not having thought to seal our own cards with the Wrighton symbol (because when else?) but hey, maybe next year. In truth I'd originally thought I'd make this a one-time event, but in the wake of all the FEELS I'm starting to feel like a repeat next year would be nice. We'll see. In hindsight (and potential foresight) it looks like international Christmas cards should be shipped about two weeks beforehand to be safe, but I also quite like having more stuff to look forward to in the otherwise kinda joyless post-holiday winding-down period.
Regarding the Wrighton symbol, that's what you got because I felt like that's the symbol that best applied to you both that was instantly recogniseable. Everyone got unique symbols which I felt best related to them.
I would love it if this event happened next year. =D I have never received this many cards addressed to myself in my life, and it has been a lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling to read and get so many good wishes and vibes.
Speaking of which, Birdy, your card arrived, along with the very lovely design! Thank you so much! I love them all, and I can definitely see what you were trying to go for in the design, and it is muchly appreciated. <3 The card itself is also gorgeous, plus the stickers were utterly adorable. I now have two cards with red cardinals (heh, cardinal) on it and that makes my birding soul happy.
Hey all! If you haven't received my cards yet, it's because I've been procrastinating and haven't sent them out. T_T I'll be doing that today. Sorry again for the delay--I didn't plan this out very well.
Glad it got to you, Huntress ! (After all the times you've mentioned being on the ball I am really starting to picture you unicycling on the Giant Ball of Yarn.) (Hi, I caught the sicks around the same time as you.)
Alas, I am no trad artist beyond a teensy doodle here or there - though if we did this next year and I started on the cards right now I could produce something. xD
Last Thursday was when I got Thundy 's card! It's so pretty and quaint and British, I missed that aesthetic, thank you. ;u;
Day 1: all right, this card party is starting! Hopefully I can get the others before La Poste pauses for the holidays. Day 2:
Day 5: lettirz?? Day 6: Mail is a lie. Post is a conspiracy. All our cards are grabbed by the aliens. *pets Thundy's card next to me* You're the only one who could escape. We gotta stick up for each other, little fella. Day 7: Uncle Vernon has nailed boards around the front door. I'm hunkering in my cupboard, hiding Thundy's card under the loose floorboard. Day 8: (Today)
Owls have invaded! It's raining mail! I managed to rescue four more cards.
Here's Allison 's, it's all bright and sweet and sparkly! Aaww thank you for the wishes~ =D Here's Twillie 's - ahsdhf what bombastic, hand-drawn Twillie goodness! Here's Birdy 's - oooh such lovely little wrappings, really giving me a "leave everything intact" challenge, waaait you made me a thing, I don't even know how that's done - it is perfect!! Here's Fraze & Huntress 's, omw first time I've ever had a thing from Estonia, that is so dang pretty, let's open - dhfgfg did you just slap feels right in my face. C: <3
Getting the same blend of cold + mushy feels right here.
I'm totally on board with this happening next year too! =DDD It's awesome getting actual, personal mail that isn't a bill or the like of course, ah-hah. =D And allllll the warm fuzzies, yes <3
Celestial - Yaaay, glad your card arrived! \ o / (And that you liked the design included, eeee x3 It was fun to make =D) And glad you liked the card and stickers too! ^^ Stickers are fun <3 And xD Ha, guess I picked well with the card design then! ^^
Liou - Yaaay, glad you liked the wrappings and everything! <3 I thought that might add a nice little touch to keep the excitement going and help protec the made-thing. x3 So glad you like it!! <3
Thorn - Yaaaay! \ o / Glad you like all the stickers! =D I tried to include as many as I could. x3; And woohoo! So glad you like the flag too <3 You're very welcome! ^^
Aaaand on the notes of cards, this past week I've received a Liou card and a Frunty (Fraze , Huntress ) card!!
Liou, I love your card, thanks so much! <3 Such a pretty festive robin =D (Though I admit your card confuzzled me for a moment when I first got it because ? ? ? ? how do open, it not work??? D= Is it one of those tricky cards that are glued shut as a prank?? But then I turned it over and oh! that is why, it's a pretty postcard!! =D) It is lovely, thank-you <3 (And!! You referenced one of my favourite songs on the back!! <3 Thankyoooooou <3 )
And Fraze, Huntress, thank-you! <3 Such a pretty card! =D I love ornaments <3 I admit they're a weakness of mine (especially when they're on sale 90% off in the weeks after Christmas, ah-hah...). x3; so it's very nice to get them on a card, too! ^^ And I tried my hand at guessing what it said on the front before opening and well... I got the "and" right. XD; Only thing I could think of was "comfort and joy", which is fairly common on cards here (though I was pretty sure that wasn't the right translation, heh). But "Parties and Holidays" is a great wish too! ^^ And I love the little Meepit! <3 So adorable =D