Sent by Ela (Poland) through the Postcrossing site, this postcard features a poster by Ryszard Kaja, Ryszard Kaja, one of Poland's best selling and prolific contemporary poster designers.
This is what the sender wrote in the back:
“The poster presents a folk custom. During the carnival young people dress up and wander from house to house giving New Year wishes. They get various gifts for this, usually sweets or money.”I am a bit confused abut the "New Year wishes" part.
And more New Year wishes, from Phillip (the USA):
This sending took a bit longer that usual to arrive. It was written on 18 January, postmarked on 23 January, and landed on 11 February.
I love the art on that Polish postcard.ReplyDelete
And I am surprised the year of the rat envelope and card took so long. I think the one I sent to Greece was faster, which is very unusual.
At least the stamps had a normal postmark - I sent several of these and at least two got the dreaded sharpie treatment.
I prefer it arrived later but without the sharpie ugliness!Delete
So weird, I sent several like this at the same time, and some received the sharpie and some didn't.Delete