I have been a member of Postcrossing for over a year now. If you haven't heard of it before, it is an international postcard swap site. I love it and have received loads of wonderful cards and made a few pen pals through it. Last year I had a message asking if I could send some Dr Who 50th Anniversary stamps to a lady in China who was a real fan. I got her a set of stamps and also sent the Official Annual for that year too. I hadn't swapped with her before so wasn't sure if I would hear back from her. I received a parcel in the post this morning that made my day!
Here is what was in my parcel. Unfortunately, there was no note so I'm not sure what the symbols mean.
|I would imagine these are for Health, Wealth and Happiness|
|Chinese Knots are a symbol of traditional auspicious decoration.|
|This is a "Red Pocket" Children receive money in them during Spring Holiday|
|This lovely book has all 12 signs of the Chinese year. The animal is cut from a sheet of paper and mounted on plastic.|
|These scenic postcards are wonderful too. I love the oriental styles.|
|This is a close up of part of the banners she made for me. On the bottom of the picture is a dragon and on the top is an eagle or maybe a Phoenix.|
|This is one of the two banners. I would love to know what all the symbols mean.|
One thing I am sad about is the lady who sent them to me didn't leave a name on her notes so I have no way of thanking her. I carelessly deleted her email after posting the stamps to her or I certainly would have written to thank her! I am hoping she may email to see if the parcel arrived so I can thank her then.
Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Happy New Year!