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Halloween Is Coming!

Boo! Halloween is coming!

This will be my first real celebration of Halloween since I moved in the UK. I didn’t celebrate it last year, but now I have moved into a house on the ground floor, and I can actually put decorations and greet little scary kids, so I am really looking forward to the 31st of October.

Do you have any tips for me, as a first time celebrator?

In the postcard that Anouk sent me from The Netherlands, he writes that he hates Halloween, because he is easily scared.

And here I am, not really sure what to do, and how to properly celebrate it. I shall put decorations in front of my house, and a pumpkin, which symbolizes that you want kids knocking on your door. I have already bought candies and a lot of little surprises, and I am all hyped up, even though there are 3 weeks to go until Halloween actually comes.

What is your experience with Halloween? I am looking forward to hearing your answers ūüôā

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The Art Of Carl Larsson In A Postcard

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Brita in the drawing room – painted by Carl Larsson

When the love for receiving postcard will combine with the love of art, this is what happens.

It makes my day!

For those that are not aware, Carl Larsson was a Swedish painter, mostly painting using oils, watercolors, and frescoes. He considered his finest work to be Midvinterblot (Midwinter Sacrifice), a large painting now displayed inside the Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts.

The postcard that I have received is called Brita in the Drawing Room.

I really love it and this that it is ahead of its time.

What do you think? Do you like it?

Postcards Giveaway

Yes, I know it’s been a while.

Ah, all this moving and all these unfinished things I need to do.

But, I haven’t forgotten about the cards. I don’t have the time to draw a lot, but I still send cards a lot and I promise to keep you updated frequently.

That is why I want to make a small giveaway, to show it to everyone that I really care. Here’s how you can get a card from me:

  • Show me that you care about what I do.
  • Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram
  • Message me or DM me and tell me what is the thing you love the most about GIPostacards
  • Wait for your postcard to come at your door!

Until next time,

Ivana

Let’s travel the world!

Have you ever wondered how amazing the world would look if you saw it from above?

I wonder every day.

I see this postcard from Martina and I can’t help myself but daydream how I am there, on that hot air balloon and I see different countries. People say, when you get to be in the clouds, so high up there in the sky, you realise how small everyday problems are.

Some people argue about who gets to pay, who is right and who is wrong, who lied and who didn’t, and some people are there in the clouds and they know how lucky they are to be alive.

Let’s argue about travelling then.

Let’s travel!

Who goes first?

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Victoria Harbour – an irresistible place

This postcard was travelling a lot, that’s for sure, my friends!

It came from Hong Kong, and it took it 4 months. So, so long. But I’m glad it reached me.

I’ve never been to Hong Kong, and as the back of the postcard says, it’s an incredible place.

This postcard will show you the Victoria Harbour – Braemar Hil, which is located at the east of Hong Kong Island, near the Fortress Hill MTR station. It is near the Victoria Harbour but it is only 199 meters high. The view there is clear as there are not many buildings under it.

Do you like it?

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Postcard From the Netherlands

I got a postcard from the Netherlands.

I can’t explain how much I love postcrossing.

Petra sends me warm greetings from Friesland. She also loves to travel, just like I do.

And she loves Disneyland. I’ve never been to a Disneyland, but I’m sure it’s an unforgettable experience.

Thank you Petra! ‚̧

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Goals in life

Before I start talking about goals in life, what is actually life? When do we know that we live? Does every person live, or some of them just come and go, without ever living?

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We are all born and we all spend our lives here, on Earth. But some of us don’t live their lives. We all pass through the same stages of life, we are all children and we all love to play, and then we just grow up, and we have different aspirations in life, different ideas and opinions, and different goals, of which I’ll speak today.

Does it means that you’ve lived, if you actually live like others tell you? Does it count as living if you never get to do all those stuff that you thought are amazing and special? Do you actually live, if you’re not happy while you’re living?

I don’t think so.

I think a person lives at that moment when he starts achieving his goals. And we all have different goals. Lara, for example, the girl that sent me this postcard, loves bikes and she has a mountain one. But she wants to have a bike that she can actually drive in the city. I want to go and travel the world with my boyfriend, and live in a small cottage around nature and river and a lot of trees and a fireplace in my home, and read lots of books and drink tea. Many people want to have good jobs and families, and live nice, and those are great goals. Some of them want to travel. visit random places, or be popular and earn a lot of money.

And it doesn’t matter what our goals are. What matters in the end, is that we are happy with what we are doing, because then we are happy with our life. Then we truly live. We could live on this planet and do nothing, but where are the benefits of that? Where is the excitement of life and all the adventures we could have? Where is the love, and where is the happiness?

It is all gone, without our goals. ūüôā