Here’s a Christmas postcard from Italy:
It’s of an image from an Italian Christmas even called La Strada dei Presepi.
“Glen, I went to Padova today. I couldn’t decide which card to pick for you as most of them were quite unispiring. The answer was handed to me on my way out of a restaurant. Buone feste Glen. Hope you and your family had an amazing Chirstmas.”
Happy birthday to my wife today. Here’s a postcard I sent her awhile ago, representing her Chinese zodiac symbol.
Here’s the backside:
“From one dog to another, I miss my lady! (I know what you thought I was going to say!) Miss you so much.”
Back in May, I went to Toronto Comic Arts Festival. It was a great (and free) event. There were lots of famous and awesome local and international cartoonists there. My daughter and I are huge fans of graphic literature, so it was cool to meet some of our famous cartoonists.
They even had a couple free postcards. This one below is from the graphic book series Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi. My daughter and I have been reading this for years so we were excited to see this postcard:
I also got this postcard for Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
It has the best back design of any postcard – a MAZE:
Last month, my family and I visited Algonquin Provincial Park for a few days. It’s the largest park in Ontario and the oldest provincial park in Canada. It’s an amazingly beautiful place and normally a great place to see wildlife.
We didn’t see any moose this trip (although everyone else we were with did). So instead we found this stationery alternative:
We loved it, so of course we mailed it to our cat right away from the park.
Algonquin had lots of great postcards, including more along this lines. I’ll feature over the next few weeks. But this one was our favourite, naturally!
Here’s a postcard from my family to celebrate Family Day.
I found a book of postcards last summer that let’s the sender colour them for themselves. I asked my daughter to make one for me. She picked this one as she loves music and cats.
Here’s the message she wrote me:
“To: Daddy Gleny
I love you. This is for your postcard collection. Love.”
I recently got back from an amazing trip to the warm climes of the Caribbean and Florida. While the weather was delightful, postcard hunting was a challenge.
In the end and with much sleuthing, I found some treasures. The postcards from the Bahamas below are my favoured finds from this recent expedition.
I like how original these postcards are and the savage (if accurate) caricaturing of the tourists who would be the ones most apt to buy these.
Last week I was meeting someone near the Toronto Reference Library. I was early so I went in to kill sometime there as it’s a great place to hang out.
I noticed a new store there called Page and Panel. The store is run by the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and features great graphic novels. Much to my delight have a rack of some awesome postcards.
They sold a set of postcards by famous comics artists promoting the annual comics festival held at the Reference Library.
Here are my favourites:
The backdrop for the Scott Pilgrim characters is the Reference Library’s interior.