I forgot to post this until now but my family returned a few days ago and, since I ran out of space in my room, my mum saw the cards I had lined up on the windowsill in our living room. She read them and then came up to me saying that I had so many good friends. So that is extra sweet.
Now there are two more to add to the collection. =D They arrived today!
Allison, the card you sent me is super cute! I must confess, I have never read, watched or generally been familiar with Peanuts except in passing simply due to the fact that it was not part my cultural background growing up. I still really appreciate it and it makes me smile for being really pure and wholesome, and that is what this card is. It is really sweet. Thank you for the well-wishes too! I hope you have a lovely year.
Liou, everything about your card made me feel super warm and fuzzy inside. The design on it is really cute and the message on it even more so. Thank you for your many good wishes and thank you for being my friend. ;.; It means a lot to me to know you and consider you a friend as well. I love you too! I'm going to go re-read it and bask in the wonderful feelings.
Last Edit: Jan 3, 2019 12:24:02 GMT -5 by Celestial
Last Saturday, one day after I made my previous post, Thorn's card arrived! Gasp! There was a little tear in the envelope! What could have happened? Who durst? Upon closer inspection I realised that the tear had been made... from the inside. No, Thorn had not sent me a tiny werewolf who'd escaped from the envelope! It was a d20 that had made a bid for freedom but hadn't rolled high enough. And a super sweet card that had me squirming over my desk in warm fuzzies. You got me again, Nemesis <3 With your dashing wax seal and cute stickers.
(Where do y'all get all those stickers, anyway?)
On the Monday after that, Ginz ❤'s card awaited me! And the envelope was so pretty I nearly forgot to open it!! Which would have been a pity, as the card was so SHINY, and full of lovely Ginz warm fuzzies in neat Ginz handwriting. <3 And little hearts and stars to follow and boop. Thanks so much for the W.i.t.c.h stickers, I hadn't seen any in so long!
After possibly many adventures and plot twists, guess who dramatically waltzed into my letterbox today, Celestial's card! With a design on the back grabbing my epistolary feels with a reference before I'd even had a chance to open it, how dare! (Definitely opened this one by slitting the top.) The scene is gorgeous, I love this kind of landscape, thank you for all these fond memories that I'm honoured to share with you too. Boop you too.
So that's 8 cards safely arrived at my place. (This thread just keeps on getting mushier.)
I think the last two cards I have been awaiting have arrived!
Ginz ❤, for some reason your envelope had to be signed for? Luckily my neighbour was available, otherwise it would have been taken back to the depot and I would have had to pick it up. But the card was adorable! Thank you for the Spanish greetings and all the well-wishes for the coming year. Plus it's super colourful, which makes it a pleasure to look at inside and outside. This card is also the tallest and the thinnest of all my cards, funnily enough.
@natthewriter, your card also arrived! A cute lovely blep! I thought it was super adorable. You are an expert at drawing kitties, especially cute ones. The texture of your paper is also so nice. And you did draw a really good whisky glass; I knew what it was even before I read the little note. x3 Thank you for all the greetings in three different languages! It's super cool and I very much appreciate it!
I believe that is everyone! Thank you so much for your lovely cards! They are currently sitting on the windowsill in our living room, and while we normally would be taking down decorations soon, I think I will keep these for a while (assuming Dormouse does not knock them over). I am super happy I got to take part in this event and I really hope we get to do it next year. It's been a bright spot this holiday season coming home and checking my mail for cards.
In our specific case, I have a teeny tiny online shopping problem and I've ordered several packs of stickers from China for about a euro per pack, free shipping >>; Since I don't actually have much to do with them, I use them on snailmail on the rare occasions that we send snailmail. Such as this.
We haven't been home for the past week so there's no telling if there may be more cards lurking in our mailbox right now, but this re-awakening of the international postal system makes me hopeful xD We'll find out by the end of this week.
In truth I was mostly apprehensive about attempting this event more than once because I was all "aghagh event coordination whyyy" but then it actually turned out to be a pretty simple thing to manage so doing it next year is definitely an option ^^ Possibly a few weeks earlier than this year, but y'know, minor details.
Twillie I got your card today! It's the first one I've gotten of them all, so I got super excited!! It's such a beautiful wintery scene, I love the color scheme! The message you wrote for me is super lovely, and oh my goodness the ART <33 This lovely picture of Itzel and Aster means so much to me, I honestly almost teared up. ;-; Thank you so much!! <33 I'm sending you huge virtual hugs, I hope they reach you! *hugs*
Now for replies:
Liou I'm so happy you got your card! =D It seems like yours was the first to arrive to its destination, and I got so happy when you told me, cause I was starting to get worried, haha! XD I'm so glad you liked it, and the envelope as well! I'm one of those people who loves stickers but is too afraid to use them, so I had those W.i.t.c.h. ones saved for years and years, and now I finally got to give them a good use! =D
Celestial ahh, I'm glad your neighbor could sign for it, I wouldn't want to cause you an inconvenience having to go pick it up! ^^;; the reason it had to be signed for was because I sent my cards certified, so I could be sure they wouldn't get lost in the mail, and I'd get tracking numbers as well! (but then I couldn't tell which tracking number was for whom because I sent 4 cards to the UK! XD;) Anyway, I hope this doesn't cause trouble for anyone else! ^^;; I'm really glad to hear you got my card and you liked it! =D My cards varied a bit in sizes, but I'm happy the tall skinny one I chose for you stands out, haha! Thank you for letting me know it arrived safely! <3
I'll be keeping an eye on my mailbox for more cards to arrive! =D
Your lovely card arrived! I'm keeping the envelope for sure, you put so much effort into this, it's gorgeous. And yes, I can see the beautiful shimmery rainbows even as I write. <3 Thanks for the beautiful Nat 20 blessing too! Let's just hope this good luck doesn't extend to my DMing as well or my parties are gon get rekt. ;-D
I've enjoyed our conversations too and am incredibly grateful to have you as a friend! Gracias por todo. <3
@natthewriter Ahhhh Moana! Thank-you so much, I love her and I love this beautiful card too. Happy new year!
Liou I can be suitably dashing when I want to be. xP Glad you liked it! You deserve the warm fuzzies, you are the best nemesis one could ask for! =D As for the stickers, most of mine come from a shop called 'Paperchase.'
A bit delayed, but I got Celestial and Birdy's cards not too long ago :3 Celes, the drawing you included!! It's beautiful, thank you <3 I also loved reading the message included with it, with all the different greetings and your own winter celebration traditions. I hope you had a good New Year's as your big celebration :3 Some of your inquiries I've been thinking of talking about in a diary post or something soon, I'll have to remember to get to that at some point!
And Birdy, when I saw yours came in a whole package, I couldn't help but wonder "Just what all is in this?? =o" xD So many cool things! I'm loving all the cute stickers, and omg, please tell me you just had songbird note paper lying around before you made these cards =D And aww, a little wand of ultranova! =D Aw man, I remember playing with those little pegs as a kid before, I even still have a bag full of them and some shaping moulds, it really took me back when I saw what you used to make it :3
Thank you both of you for your lovely cards! <3
Ginz ❤ Yayy, glad it got to you safely! And aw, I'm glad you like the art, that in turn means a lot too ;w; *hugs back* Here's to a good start of the year, and the rest of your cards coming in soon!
Okay. I finally got to my PO box again. The past 10 days or so have been so difficult and a bit surreal, (see my post on mini-rants if you don't know what I'm talking about) but your cards cheered me up!
@natthewriter : Such a pretty card. Blue is my favorite color. And I love that it's a New Year's card. Very unique.
Thundy : I love the winter scene and the cute little bird. And thanks for the well wishes!
Thorn : Love the secne on the front, and the fair sounds wonderful. Makes me want to go. And... AHHH! Stickers!! Such fun. (Yes, I'm 35 and I still love stickers.)
Huntress and Fraze : This might be my first Christmas card in a foreign language. So cool. And thanks for the translation. Though I was going to have fun to see how Google Translate did with it. May still do that and report back if it's funny/different... Ha! *edited to add* Okay. So Google Translate thought it said, "Beautiful Christmas Eve! Happy New Year and a Happy New Year!" Uh... a bit redundant, Google Translate?? */edit*
Celestial : I love that you tried to find a religious card for me, but penguins are perfectly acceptable! In fact, they are probably in my top 5 favorite animals.
Birdy : First thought -- "Uh... wow. It's a whole package!" Love the little nativity scene. And the card. And the stickers. Pretty sure I've seen that "nutty" squirrel running around my neighborhood, actually... And I love the Bible reference you included for me. One of my favorites for the Christmas season.
And by the way, it's totally still Christmas in my household. My dad always said we needed to keep the Christmas decorations up until Epiphany, which is today, and we kept them up this year in his honor. (Last year we took them down a bit early)
And now, I need to back up my iTunes play last to fully enjoy the songs that were playing while I wrote this.
With @natthewriter 's card, my collection is complete!!! *fireworks* *gold glitter rain* Holding Nat art in my hands is amazing! The grain, the smooth strokes, the pastel, the lovely birbs and beautiful warm safe red palette! And the autograph!! *mushes face into* Thank you ^^
As for the cards I sent out, the ones who still need to reach their destinations as far as I know are the ones sent to Allison, Ginz and Twillie. Fingers crossed! Fly, my pretties, fly!
Alright, the card from Thorn made it here! With stickers, and glitter, and awesome greetings, and probably some adventures under its belt because that was a pretty beat-up envelope. But hey, it made it here intact, with the bears and everything, which the kid immediately requisitioned and made them do smoochies with each other. (where he gets that from, I have no idea, but it's adorable.)
And we also have a post office notice for something from Mexico, so if the weather is amiable tomorrow, I'll go on an adventure with the kid to complete the collection, and then I can post photos =D
...wait, we all cool with posting photos? Because I for one would quite like to see everyone's loot once all cards make it over, and everything we've gotten looks gorgeous, but might pay to ask.
Forgot to mention, but a big delivery came the other day with Liou , Huntress and Fraze , Thundy , and @natthewriter 's cards! I think the only one I have left to receive is Ginz's, so I'll keep an eye out for when that shows up >w>
I'll be sure to give better comments on these new cards soon, but! I do want to say that all of them are very lovely with the messages and arts inside, and I loved getting to read all of them together =D It was like one big avalanche of fuzzies, they didn't stop coming with so many cards.
As for pics, I'm totally cool with people showing pictures of the cards I sent, and I'll share the ones I got as well once collection is complete ^^
EDIT: Card comment time \o/
Liou Oh my goodness, I just realized that the front is covered with deer and foxes, coincidence? >w> But aww, it's such a pretty card, I love winter-y creatures and forest <3 Such a lovely note too, ahh x3 The little Cherry at the bottom just ties it all together ^^
HuntressFraze Aww, Bloody Mary holiday reunion \o/ Lol now that you mention it, I realize that I have yet to try a Bloody Mary drink, and I don't know why x3 I should really get on that sometime! xD
Thundy Such a pretty card design =D It's like, my favorite kind of winter-y scene, and little robin just adds to it <3 I also love seeing all the English stamps and postage all over the envelope, there's at least three reminders that this is Royal Mail x3
@natthewriter Oooh, it's homemade =D It feels like really nice paper too, ohh =o Ahh, I love love your drawing of Twillie and Jonathon, they look so nice in your style <3 Jon's so handsome with that hair x3
Thank you all \o/
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2019 14:50:03 GMT -5 by Twillie
Fraze and Huntress , your card arrived today! Sooo pretty and elegant and glittery! I love the fancy Estonian text, it's so cool! =D Thank you for the translation of the lovely message, the good wishes, and the adorable meepit! I'm only slightly disappointed that the card isn't signed 'Frunty', but I gotta say I love how the r in Fraze is like a checkmark. Fraze, your vocation as a teacher is showing, haha! Thank you so much, guys! <3
@natthewriter your card also arrived today! =D Oh my goodness, I didn't expect it to be completely handmade! It's so awesome! Stevonnie is my favorite and I feel so lucky to have not one, but two beautiful artworks of them! Thank you so much! I love them both! <33 Thank you for being so thoughtful and dedicated!
Getting your cards absolutely made my day! ^__^
Also, I would absolutely love to see pictures, if you guys want to share! I've only gotten 4 cards so far, because our mail is notoriously slow. So, it might take a while for me to complete my collection, but I'll show you, even if I have to revive this thread a couple months from now!! XD
I think most of my cards have been delivered to their recipients, except for the ones for Twillie, Allison, and Birdy. (Correct me if I'm wrong!) I hope you guys get yours soon!