I started this blog one year ago today. So in honour of the Deltiology Deity’s one year birthday, here’s a birthday postcard:
Front caption: “Alles Gute zum geburtstag und weiterhin viel Glück”
[Translation]: Happy birthday and good luck!
Postcards for holidays used to be common in English-speaking countries (see my Holidays gallery), but died out over the years (replaced by greeting cards in envelopes) except in Germany. Over the years, I’ve had a few penpals from Germany and they’ve sent me postcards for New Year’s Eve, Christmas, and birthdays.
Here’s the back:
“Happy birthday!!! (That is what the card says basically). I don’t think you’ll get this in time as the Canadian post is so slow. I’ll be home soon now, the time has gone by so fast. I Can’t believe it. Currently, I’m in Bonn, the nation’s capital. I saw the Rhine and it was quite beautiful, but also quite polluted. We went to the Canadian embassy with the bus tour and we all sang ‘Oh Canada’. This will probably be one of my last, if not last, letters as the post is so slow that I’ll be home before it.”