Monday, March 10, 2014

Postcards from Thailand

I love postcards. I collect them. I started collecting them when I was in the fourth grade. I have a big shoe box full of cards, and my second box is half full now. If I ever go anywhere, I'll grab a postcard and write the date on it and who visited the place with me. And if any friends or family go anywhere, I like to have them do the same (if they're bringing me back a postcard). 

A family member recently returned from a trip to Thailand. I have a whole stack to add to my second shoe box! I thought I'd share some of them with you. (I have more photos to share later too.)





I went to Thailand a long time ago, in what seems like forever now. I remember some of the places, though. And my oldest daughter might just have a chance to visit at the end of this year, so I'm excited about that. She'll be able to get me more postcards too. 


As an extra surprise, we got some beads too! I was perfectly happy with just the postcards. This was a total bonus. The kids and I will make some fun stuff with these. They say the beads in the bag on the left look like eyeballs. =0)

In September of last year, I did a product review and giveaway for the business now called Elizabeth Koh (back then it was known as Smiles by JEM). It was one of my favorite reviews, because they donate a portion of profits to SOS Children's Villages in Thailand. The design team also travels to Thailand three times a year to design and create their beautiful scarves and accessories for each new season. As a matter of fact, they're in Thailand right now. I've been keeping up with them on Instagram - totally admiring all of the beautiful scenery shots - my virtual postcards from Elizabeth Koh!

If my daughter does get to go and visit, I will surely share here on the blog!

My favorite postcards shown here are the two at the top. I love them! 
Can you pick a favorite?




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17 comments :

Lulu Abruzzo said...

What a lovely idea! I should get my little boys to do this with me.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Ah! Surprise beads! I tried to buy some beads when we were in France but the guy at the flea market didn't have any little baggies, which I thought was funny. You'll have to show us what you make with those.

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I like the two at the top as well. I love your postcard idea for trips!

Marsha said...

How exciting to be able to visit such a lovely country as this. I'm not a world traveler, I like keeping my feet on the ground! I wish I were though so I could see all these places in person!
Thanks for sharing!

Katie Crafts said...

These are so much fun! I love the first too also! They are so beautifully done! And yay for beads :)

Nicky Omohundro said...

I like the top 2 as well. They look like watercolor pictures

Louida Martin said...

I like the Sawasdee postcard.

Hannah said...

It's lovely to collect things, I really like the second set, they feel quite travelly and touristy but I love that about most post cards. Those beads are lovely too, I hope you'll post when you make something with them. :)

Night Owl said...

now u can follow. i had blocked all users who didn't comment or who'd never answer me back. i started my blog count over.

Natalia Khon said...

I love the postcards. Great addition to your collection, Kim!

LanasArtStudio said...

Great post Kim! I like the second and of course first with drawings are just so sweet!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Pretty postcards! I started collecting them in elementary school, but haven't actively tried in years.

Memories for Life said...

Great gifts...love the colorful beads!

The Art Bug said...

The top two are my favs too:) I love the sketchy one:) Me and my hubby are also planning to go to Thailand this year...this was a great time to go but we postponed due to the disturbances going on there, hope to make a plan soon:) It is a beautiful place (as I have heard and seen in pics)

Additionsstyle said...

What a great additions to your collection! The postcards are so cool, I love how colorful they are. Lucky you to get those amazing beads, I agree with your kids they do look like eyeballs :)
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Alison Gibb said...

These are lovely. My favorite is of the woman dressed in traditional garb.

Barb Marshall said...

Ahh, a snailmail loving gal, after my own heart! I too adore postcards, anything really that comes in the mail. I loved see your Thailand postcards, do different from what we see in North America. Keep on filling up that shoebox!