Saturday, October 27, 2018

Delightful Postcrossing postcard from Sweden

I've been busy on Postcrossing this autumn, so I have oodles of new stuff to share in the coming weeks. For now, I want to share this arrival from Aila in Sweden. On a 68-degree day, she wrote:
Hello Chris! My name is Aila and I'm from Huskvarna, Sweden. Perhaps you've heard about this place? This card is an illustration by the Swedish children's book author Elsa Beskow and her book of "Tomtebo Kids"!

I hope you like it. I do. Right now we enjoy very wonderful autumn days; warm and beautiful — since trees have started to get yellow/red. Guess if I love "photo walks"?

I wish you all the best & send warm greetings.
You can learn more about Beskow here. I believe "Tomtebo Kids" is the same thing as the English-titled Children of the Forest, which is described thusly: "The children of the forest live deep in the roots of an old pine tree. They collect wild mushrooms and blueberries and shelter under toadstools when it rains. They play with the squirrels and frogs, and when fall comes, they collect and prepare food to see them through the long winter, until the warm spring breeze starts to blow."

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