11 July 2015

A Long Letter & Four Red Mail Boxes

Some posts ago, I answered these questions regarding my experience as letter writer, suggested by Hannah of Rose Tinted Crafting. I asked you to do the same, and Heleen (the Netherlands) did. She sent her answers by snail mail, on the back of these postcards. So it was a long letter indeed. You do not know how much a person can write on the back of a postcard until you receive mail from her...!

Needles to say that I adore these four mail boxes that made me think of the four seasons.







10 comments:

  1. Great postcards. Those smaller modern postboxes don't look like they protect the contents from the snow and ice very well.

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    1. I hadn't thought about that!

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    2. To my experience it is no problem, even in rainy and snowy weather the mail stays dry (or did you ever receive wet mail?), as there is a kind of valve at the inside of the slot/trench to protect against that kind of weather.
      The biggest threat is in the last days in the year, because then fireworks are sold. Those days some non-thinking kids like to throw fire-crackers into mail boxes. Therefore the Post company shuts the mailboxes with a special bar on 30th of December each year.

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    3. How interesting! Here there are fireworks constantly. But fortunately, people don't throw them into mailboxes. I mean, in general. One day, in the village where I used to live, some youngsters set fire to a mailbox (and burnt some letters written by me!). It was a big scandal in the village.

      You must take a picture of the bar!

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    4. Ah, the flap is not visible in the postcard picture.

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  2. How fun -- love the red PO boxes and the idea of cramming a lot into a series of postcards. In fact I just posted about that!

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    1. It's a good idea.
      (Please, pass me the link to your post)

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  3. Well done Heleen. I love her multi-postcard letters.

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    1. I adore them!

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    2. Thank you, John and Eva. The two of you always make me happy with your great and adorable postcards/lettets!

      I am happy to know that these four arrived safe and sound! By the way, I have to find/create a postcard of the common Dutch mailboxes, as none of these four are in my city! There's an old pillarbox at the Haarlemmermeer station in Amsterdam, at the Museum Tram's start- and ending place, and I 've seen the modern small one in a village, both about 7 kms from my place :-)

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