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“As promised - Missouri!”  
I love people who keep promises, seriously, I love them, instantly.  And this one was mailed with love, from the same second mother who sent Iowa and Wisconsin.

Beautiful card featuring Union Station on the front, right from Kansas City, Missouri.

For anyone who read my post on Iowa, do not get me started on my feelings of states with city names of other states.  Don’t get me started.

I don’t have much to say about this one… The message was short and sweet, I’ve already gushed about the sender, and my Missouri experience consists of lots of childhood trips to the Anheuser Busch plant in St. Louis (trucking family), and a family trip to St. Louis two summers ago.  This is when I met a seal there.



On a side note though, I’m making the announcement here…

I AM ONE-FIFTH DONE WITH MY PROJECT!  Yes, it’s over halfway through the year, but I think we can do this guys.  Just continue sharing with your friends, please.  We’re over 800 page views, but only a handful of cards.  I can’t wait to see what gets sent my way, and don’t forget, if you’re doing a project or anything I can help you with at all, I’d be more than happy to, as the project is very near to my heart and it’s completion will really mean a lot.

Thank you guys, for getting me this far, now let’s get further!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

“As promised - Missouri!”  

I love people who keep promises, seriously, I love them, instantly.  And this one was mailed with love, from the same second mother who sent Iowa and Wisconsin.

Beautiful card featuring Union Station on the front, right from Kansas City, Missouri.

For anyone who read my post on Iowa, do not get me started on my feelings of states with city names of other states.  Don’t get me started.

I don’t have much to say about this one… The message was short and sweet, I’ve already gushed about the sender, and my Missouri experience consists of lots of childhood trips to the Anheuser Busch plant in St. Louis (trucking family), and a family trip to St. Louis two summers ago.  This is when I met a seal there.

On a side note though, I’m making the announcement here…

I AM ONE-FIFTH DONE WITH MY PROJECT!  Yes, it’s over halfway through the year, but I think we can do this guys.  Just continue sharing with your friends, please.  We’re over 800 page views, but only a handful of cards.  I can’t wait to see what gets sent my way, and don’t forget, if you’re doing a project or anything I can help you with at all, I’d be more than happy to, as the project is very near to my heart and it’s completion will really mean a lot.

Thank you guys, for getting me this far, now let’s get further!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I grew up 35 minutes away from this state and let me tell you - it never seemed like much of anything.  What it was to me was Wal-Mart, my eye doctor, the drive-in is close to there, and Okoboji.  After that, I really didn’t care.

Oh, and the school cheer we did at every football game, proclaiming the great hatred and rivalry that the University of Minnesota has with the University of Iowa.  So yeah, the extent of my relationship with Iowa.

About two weeks ago I got a text from the mother of my future roommate - same one that sent me the Wisconsin postcard - told me that she was traveling for work, and I would therefore be receiving two postcards in the upcoming weeks.  Little did I know one would be from the oh-so-wonderful Iowa.

The card itself is actually kinda pretty.  The same cornfields I see in my backyard are behind the state itself, which is all right, since Iowa is pretty much cornfields anyways.  And if you’re from Iowa and reading this, I don’t feel guilty saying that, because you didn’t send me the card to begin with, so there.  Back to the card.  GREETINGS FROM STORY CITY IOWA THE HAWKEYE STATE is what the card proclaims.  I instantly think of Hawkeye from the Avengers.

Sorry guys, I’m in a mood.  Back to the card, enough of my tangents.

On the state is the detailed highways and such, and I’m instantly proud of myself for finding the one that goes to my hometown, because I’m directionally challenged, so things like this are exciting. I’m also familiar with many of the towns, because I come from a trucking family, so the names are familiar, which is also pretty exciting.  SORRY IT IS A TANGENT AGAIN I AM DONE I SWEAR.  Dotted on the state is the state bird, flower, seal and flag.  I actually didn’t know any of those, so that was something awesome that I learned.

I realize I’ve talked quite a bit about Iowa compared to other states, even my own state, and for that, I don’t think I’m sorry.  On to the back of the card.  She addresses me as Sweetie, which I love, I’m a sucker for pet names, and tells me how cute the little town of Story City is, and for a moment I’m mildly interested in actually exploring Iowa.  Then the moment passes.

OKAY I AM SORRY IOWA.

Can’t wait to see more cards from you guys!!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I grew up 35 minutes away from this state and let me tell you - it never seemed like much of anything.  What it was to me was Wal-Mart, my eye doctor, the drive-in is close to there, and Okoboji.  After that, I really didn’t care.

Oh, and the school cheer we did at every football game, proclaiming the great hatred and rivalry that the University of Minnesota has with the University of Iowa.  So yeah, the extent of my relationship with Iowa.

About two weeks ago I got a text from the mother of my future roommate - same one that sent me the Wisconsin postcard - told me that she was traveling for work, and I would therefore be receiving two postcards in the upcoming weeks.  Little did I know one would be from the oh-so-wonderful Iowa.

The card itself is actually kinda pretty.  The same cornfields I see in my backyard are behind the state itself, which is all right, since Iowa is pretty much cornfields anyways.  And if you’re from Iowa and reading this, I don’t feel guilty saying that, because you didn’t send me the card to begin with, so there.  Back to the card.  GREETINGS FROM STORY CITY IOWA THE HAWKEYE STATE is what the card proclaims.  I instantly think of Hawkeye from the Avengers.

Sorry guys, I’m in a mood.  Back to the card, enough of my tangents.

On the state is the detailed highways and such, and I’m instantly proud of myself for finding the one that goes to my hometown, because I’m directionally challenged, so things like this are exciting. I’m also familiar with many of the towns, because I come from a trucking family, so the names are familiar, which is also pretty exciting.  SORRY IT IS A TANGENT AGAIN I AM DONE I SWEAR.  Dotted on the state is the state bird, flower, seal and flag.  I actually didn’t know any of those, so that was something awesome that I learned.

I realize I’ve talked quite a bit about Iowa compared to other states, even my own state, and for that, I don’t think I’m sorry.  On to the back of the card.  She addresses me as Sweetie, which I love, I’m a sucker for pet names, and tells me how cute the little town of Story City is, and for a moment I’m mildly interested in actually exploring Iowa.  Then the moment passes.

OKAY I AM SORRY IOWA.

Can’t wait to see more cards from you guys!!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I went down to get the mail today and I had TWO postcards.  I got excited, and then I realized that not only did I get two, I got two from the same state!  My future roommate Ashton and her mother, who I lovingly call my own mother, each sent me one.  One boasts their hometown, Spooner, and the other simply says Wisconsin.  Growing up a Minnesota fan, I’m morally opposed to the “Badger State” reference, as I’m a Golden Gopher myself, but it was still pretty exciting.

Love you guys too!

Check ‘em out:
@Shton

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I went down to get the mail today and I had TWO postcards.  I got excited, and then I realized that not only did I get two, I got two from the same state!  My future roommate Ashton and her mother, who I lovingly call my own mother, each sent me one.  One boasts their hometown, Spooner, and the other simply says Wisconsin.  Growing up a Minnesota fan, I’m morally opposed to the “Badger State” reference, as I’m a Golden Gopher myself, but it was still pretty exciting.

Love you guys too!

Check ‘em out:

@Shton

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Now, I thought this would be a pretty easy one to get, as I live in Minnesota, but I couldn’t find anyone to send it to me!  Luckily, my roommate from this last spring sent me a card from her tiny hometown.  We both grew up in southern Minnesota, so I especially love that my postcard was from an area I grew up in and am familiar with.  Featuring a cute little gnome, this postcard boasts the title “Little Norway on the Prairie!”
Oh, how fitting it is that I got this one after the Norway one.
What I love about the gnome on the front, is that it reminds me of the “roaming gnome” commercials that used to be on TV ALL THE TIME.  Do those even still exist?  Perhaps my next years project will involve a roaming gnome, but only if I can finish this one.
Help me out everyone, please! The year is half over, and I’m nowhere near being close to done.  Let’s push this final half of the year and let the postcards roll in!
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
Thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Now, I thought this would be a pretty easy one to get, as I live in Minnesota, but I couldn’t find anyone to send it to me!  Luckily, my roommate from this last spring sent me a card from her tiny hometown.  We both grew up in southern Minnesota, so I especially love that my postcard was from an area I grew up in and am familiar with.  Featuring a cute little gnome, this postcard boasts the title “Little Norway on the Prairie!”

Oh, how fitting it is that I got this one after the Norway one.

What I love about the gnome on the front, is that it reminds me of the “roaming gnome” commercials that used to be on TV ALL THE TIME.  Do those even still exist?  Perhaps my next years project will involve a roaming gnome, but only if I can finish this one.

Help me out everyone, please! The year is half over, and I’m nowhere near being close to done.  Let’s push this final half of the year and let the postcards roll in!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

Thepostcardyear@gmail.com

If you read my post on California, then you know I took a fashion-based class last fall.  Another one of my friends from that class did a stint in Texas.  On her last day there, I got a text asking if the postcard had to be mailed from the location.  I said that yes, it did, I needed the postmark from that state.  I didn’t hear anything for a couple hours, until I got a confirmation that a Texas postcard had been sent from the airport minutes before she got onto the plane.

What a gem!

This is a pretty simple postcard from Texas, but I love what’s on it.  It features the Texas flag with the Alamo in front of it.  Thanks to the fun fact on the card, I learned that the Alamo is actually called Mission San Antonio de Valero, and that Col. Travis and 187 defenders fought there for Texas independence.

Thanks pretty lady!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

If you read my post on California, then you know I took a fashion-based class last fall.  Another one of my friends from that class did a stint in Texas.  On her last day there, I got a text asking if the postcard had to be mailed from the location.  I said that yes, it did, I needed the postmark from that state.  I didn’t hear anything for a couple hours, until I got a confirmation that a Texas postcard had been sent from the airport minutes before she got onto the plane.

What a gem!

This is a pretty simple postcard from Texas, but I love what’s on it.  It features the Texas flag with the Alamo in front of it.  Thanks to the fun fact on the card, I learned that the Alamo is actually called Mission San Antonio de Valero, and that Col. Travis and 187 defenders fought there for Texas independence.

Thanks pretty lady!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

It’s my first post card that I’ve gotten thanks to Tumblr.  What I’m absolutely loving about this project is the support I’m getting from all sorts of social networks, and the people that I’m meeting.  We’re officially halfway done with the year though, and I’m not even close to being halfway done with my project - help me out guys! Tell your friends!

Sunniva, who sent me this postcard, is from a place by Lysefjorden, which I think is AWESOME, because I happen to know that I have some ancestors who came from near that area.  Small world, huh?

She chose this particular card for how “patriotic and touristy” it was; well I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I want nothing more than to visit this place.  Look how blue it is!

The sign off is adorable, wishing me luck and granting me a smiley face.  Such a sweet gem!

Check her out here:
Sunniva

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

It’s my first post card that I’ve gotten thanks to Tumblr.  What I’m absolutely loving about this project is the support I’m getting from all sorts of social networks, and the people that I’m meeting.  We’re officially halfway done with the year though, and I’m not even close to being halfway done with my project - help me out guys! Tell your friends!

Sunniva, who sent me this postcard, is from a place by Lysefjorden, which I think is AWESOME, because I happen to know that I have some ancestors who came from near that area.  Small world, huh?

She chose this particular card for how “patriotic and touristy” it was; well I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I want nothing more than to visit this place.  Look how blue it is!

The sign off is adorable, wishing me luck and granting me a smiley face.  Such a sweet gem!

Check her out here:

Sunniva

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Hey all!  
I know I posted on Twitter awhile back that these would be coming soon, but then I started another job, and you know, life caught up. (To read about that, go here)

Anywho, this card comes from sunshiney California!  My roommate Lucie, who also contributed my New York post card, took a family vacation and sent one back.  Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge on the front, it has this old-timey, homemade paper feel to it, which I’m absolutely in love with.  The photo is crazy detailed, and looks like a painting.

She mentioned that she saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Fransisco, which I am crazy jealous of.  Lucie and I actually met in a fashion class, so it is something we’ve bonded over.  As the card goes on, she talks about her Southern California road trip with her family (who doesn’t love those?), and then finishes it off with a lovely quote from SNL’s the Californians.  Which, if you haven’t watched, you really, really, should.

SNL - The Californians

“uhhhhwhaaatareyouuudoinghurrr?”

Check out Lucie!
@XOLucieJane

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Hey all!  

I know I posted on Twitter awhile back that these would be coming soon, but then I started another job, and you know, life caught up. (To read about that, go here)

Anywho, this card comes from sunshiney California!  My roommate Lucie, who also contributed my New York post card, took a family vacation and sent one back.  Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge on the front, it has this old-timey, homemade paper feel to it, which I’m absolutely in love with.  The photo is crazy detailed, and looks like a painting.

She mentioned that she saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Fransisco, which I am crazy jealous of.  Lucie and I actually met in a fashion class, so it is something we’ve bonded over.  As the card goes on, she talks about her Southern California road trip with her family (who doesn’t love those?), and then finishes it off with a lovely quote from SNL’s the Californians.  Which, if you haven’t watched, you really, really, should.

SNL - The Californians

“uhhhhwhaaatareyouuudoinghurrr?”

Check out Lucie!

@XOLucieJane

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

passionate.: Calling everyone.

sailortaylorr:

Hey everyone. I know I don’t have direct contact with you all, but I would love the help with a project I’m working on.

In January, to help with my therapy, it was suggested to start a year long project that incorporated things I loved. I decided to do something with people, travel, and…

To follow the card from my favorite state, we get a card from my favorite country.  Oh hey England!  My good friend Laura has been studying in England for the past nine months, and just recently got home.  Her card beat her to me by two weeks, and I was glad of it.  Featuring the Stonehenge, the card comes from Wiltshire and it comes by ROYAL MAIL.  I understand that all of the English mail is Royal Mail, but I still like to think it’s got the seal of approval from the Queen.
The message on this one never fails to make me smile:
HI.
I like you.
Here’s a postcard. J
Love,
Laura
Then, it is followed by the fun fact that is pre-printed on the card.  So here’s an interesting tidbit for all of you:
Built as a temple, Stonehenge was a place of ceremony, burial and celebration.  The first Stonehenge being constructed around 3000 BC in the late Neolithic period and evolving until around 1600 BC in the middle of the Bronze Age.
Now you know about Stonehenge.  You’re welcome.
SIDENOTE: Edward VIII (1936) is on the stamp, so in my mind it pretty much is royalty approved.
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

To follow the card from my favorite state, we get a card from my favorite country.  Oh hey England!  My good friend Laura has been studying in England for the past nine months, and just recently got home.  Her card beat her to me by two weeks, and I was glad of it.  Featuring the Stonehenge, the card comes from Wiltshire and it comes by ROYAL MAIL.  I understand that all of the English mail is Royal Mail, but I still like to think it’s got the seal of approval from the Queen.

The message on this one never fails to make me smile:

HI.

I like you.

Here’s a postcard. J

Love,

Laura

Then, it is followed by the fun fact that is pre-printed on the card.  So here’s an interesting tidbit for all of you:

Built as a temple, Stonehenge was a place of ceremony, burial and celebration.  The first Stonehenge being constructed around 3000 BC in the late Neolithic period and evolving until around 1600 BC in the middle of the Bronze Age.

Now you know about Stonehenge.  You’re welcome.

SIDENOTE: Edward VIII (1936) is on the stamp, so in my mind it pretty much is royalty approved.

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I got this ages ago, thought I posted it, and then found out I didn’t.  We can cross the Big Apple off of our list ladies and gentlemen, because I have received what is (so far) my favorite postcard, from my favorite state, New York!
My dear friend (and current roommate), Lucie Jane, traveled to NY for some spring break fun.  While she was there, she made sure to send me a postcard.  The front says in small letters on the top -we love new york- and then shows a plethora of people, of different shapes and sizes, across the card.  It’s simple, and odd, and I adore it.  
Thanks for the project shout-out on the card as well! Xx
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I got this ages ago, thought I posted it, and then found out I didn’t.  We can cross the Big Apple off of our list ladies and gentlemen, because I have received what is (so far) my favorite postcard, from my favorite state, New York!

My dear friend (and current roommate), Lucie Jane, traveled to NY for some spring break fun.  While she was there, she made sure to send me a postcard.  The front says in small letters on the top -we love new york- and then shows a plethora of people, of different shapes and sizes, across the card.  It’s simple, and odd, and I adore it.  

Thanks for the project shout-out on the card as well! Xx

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

“As promised - Missouri!”  
I love people who keep promises, seriously, I love them, instantly.  And this one was mailed with love, from the same second mother who sent Iowa and Wisconsin.

Beautiful card featuring Union Station on the front, right from Kansas City, Missouri.

For anyone who read my post on Iowa, do not get me started on my feelings of states with city names of other states.  Don’t get me started.

I don’t have much to say about this one… The message was short and sweet, I’ve already gushed about the sender, and my Missouri experience consists of lots of childhood trips to the Anheuser Busch plant in St. Louis (trucking family), and a family trip to St. Louis two summers ago.  This is when I met a seal there.



On a side note though, I’m making the announcement here…

I AM ONE-FIFTH DONE WITH MY PROJECT!  Yes, it’s over halfway through the year, but I think we can do this guys.  Just continue sharing with your friends, please.  We’re over 800 page views, but only a handful of cards.  I can’t wait to see what gets sent my way, and don’t forget, if you’re doing a project or anything I can help you with at all, I’d be more than happy to, as the project is very near to my heart and it’s completion will really mean a lot.

Thank you guys, for getting me this far, now let’s get further!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

“As promised - Missouri!”  

I love people who keep promises, seriously, I love them, instantly.  And this one was mailed with love, from the same second mother who sent Iowa and Wisconsin.

Beautiful card featuring Union Station on the front, right from Kansas City, Missouri.

For anyone who read my post on Iowa, do not get me started on my feelings of states with city names of other states.  Don’t get me started.

I don’t have much to say about this one… The message was short and sweet, I’ve already gushed about the sender, and my Missouri experience consists of lots of childhood trips to the Anheuser Busch plant in St. Louis (trucking family), and a family trip to St. Louis two summers ago.  This is when I met a seal there.

On a side note though, I’m making the announcement here…

I AM ONE-FIFTH DONE WITH MY PROJECT!  Yes, it’s over halfway through the year, but I think we can do this guys.  Just continue sharing with your friends, please.  We’re over 800 page views, but only a handful of cards.  I can’t wait to see what gets sent my way, and don’t forget, if you’re doing a project or anything I can help you with at all, I’d be more than happy to, as the project is very near to my heart and it’s completion will really mean a lot.

Thank you guys, for getting me this far, now let’s get further!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I grew up 35 minutes away from this state and let me tell you - it never seemed like much of anything.  What it was to me was Wal-Mart, my eye doctor, the drive-in is close to there, and Okoboji.  After that, I really didn’t care.

Oh, and the school cheer we did at every football game, proclaiming the great hatred and rivalry that the University of Minnesota has with the University of Iowa.  So yeah, the extent of my relationship with Iowa.

About two weeks ago I got a text from the mother of my future roommate - same one that sent me the Wisconsin postcard - told me that she was traveling for work, and I would therefore be receiving two postcards in the upcoming weeks.  Little did I know one would be from the oh-so-wonderful Iowa.

The card itself is actually kinda pretty.  The same cornfields I see in my backyard are behind the state itself, which is all right, since Iowa is pretty much cornfields anyways.  And if you’re from Iowa and reading this, I don’t feel guilty saying that, because you didn’t send me the card to begin with, so there.  Back to the card.  GREETINGS FROM STORY CITY IOWA THE HAWKEYE STATE is what the card proclaims.  I instantly think of Hawkeye from the Avengers.

Sorry guys, I’m in a mood.  Back to the card, enough of my tangents.

On the state is the detailed highways and such, and I’m instantly proud of myself for finding the one that goes to my hometown, because I’m directionally challenged, so things like this are exciting. I’m also familiar with many of the towns, because I come from a trucking family, so the names are familiar, which is also pretty exciting.  SORRY IT IS A TANGENT AGAIN I AM DONE I SWEAR.  Dotted on the state is the state bird, flower, seal and flag.  I actually didn’t know any of those, so that was something awesome that I learned.

I realize I’ve talked quite a bit about Iowa compared to other states, even my own state, and for that, I don’t think I’m sorry.  On to the back of the card.  She addresses me as Sweetie, which I love, I’m a sucker for pet names, and tells me how cute the little town of Story City is, and for a moment I’m mildly interested in actually exploring Iowa.  Then the moment passes.

OKAY I AM SORRY IOWA.

Can’t wait to see more cards from you guys!!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I grew up 35 minutes away from this state and let me tell you - it never seemed like much of anything.  What it was to me was Wal-Mart, my eye doctor, the drive-in is close to there, and Okoboji.  After that, I really didn’t care.

Oh, and the school cheer we did at every football game, proclaiming the great hatred and rivalry that the University of Minnesota has with the University of Iowa.  So yeah, the extent of my relationship with Iowa.

About two weeks ago I got a text from the mother of my future roommate - same one that sent me the Wisconsin postcard - told me that she was traveling for work, and I would therefore be receiving two postcards in the upcoming weeks.  Little did I know one would be from the oh-so-wonderful Iowa.

The card itself is actually kinda pretty.  The same cornfields I see in my backyard are behind the state itself, which is all right, since Iowa is pretty much cornfields anyways.  And if you’re from Iowa and reading this, I don’t feel guilty saying that, because you didn’t send me the card to begin with, so there.  Back to the card.  GREETINGS FROM STORY CITY IOWA THE HAWKEYE STATE is what the card proclaims.  I instantly think of Hawkeye from the Avengers.

Sorry guys, I’m in a mood.  Back to the card, enough of my tangents.

On the state is the detailed highways and such, and I’m instantly proud of myself for finding the one that goes to my hometown, because I’m directionally challenged, so things like this are exciting. I’m also familiar with many of the towns, because I come from a trucking family, so the names are familiar, which is also pretty exciting.  SORRY IT IS A TANGENT AGAIN I AM DONE I SWEAR.  Dotted on the state is the state bird, flower, seal and flag.  I actually didn’t know any of those, so that was something awesome that I learned.

I realize I’ve talked quite a bit about Iowa compared to other states, even my own state, and for that, I don’t think I’m sorry.  On to the back of the card.  She addresses me as Sweetie, which I love, I’m a sucker for pet names, and tells me how cute the little town of Story City is, and for a moment I’m mildly interested in actually exploring Iowa.  Then the moment passes.

OKAY I AM SORRY IOWA.

Can’t wait to see more cards from you guys!!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I went down to get the mail today and I had TWO postcards.  I got excited, and then I realized that not only did I get two, I got two from the same state!  My future roommate Ashton and her mother, who I lovingly call my own mother, each sent me one.  One boasts their hometown, Spooner, and the other simply says Wisconsin.  Growing up a Minnesota fan, I’m morally opposed to the “Badger State” reference, as I’m a Golden Gopher myself, but it was still pretty exciting.

Love you guys too!

Check ‘em out:
@Shton

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I went down to get the mail today and I had TWO postcards.  I got excited, and then I realized that not only did I get two, I got two from the same state!  My future roommate Ashton and her mother, who I lovingly call my own mother, each sent me one.  One boasts their hometown, Spooner, and the other simply says Wisconsin.  Growing up a Minnesota fan, I’m morally opposed to the “Badger State” reference, as I’m a Golden Gopher myself, but it was still pretty exciting.

Love you guys too!

Check ‘em out:

@Shton

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Now, I thought this would be a pretty easy one to get, as I live in Minnesota, but I couldn’t find anyone to send it to me!  Luckily, my roommate from this last spring sent me a card from her tiny hometown.  We both grew up in southern Minnesota, so I especially love that my postcard was from an area I grew up in and am familiar with.  Featuring a cute little gnome, this postcard boasts the title “Little Norway on the Prairie!”
Oh, how fitting it is that I got this one after the Norway one.
What I love about the gnome on the front, is that it reminds me of the “roaming gnome” commercials that used to be on TV ALL THE TIME.  Do those even still exist?  Perhaps my next years project will involve a roaming gnome, but only if I can finish this one.
Help me out everyone, please! The year is half over, and I’m nowhere near being close to done.  Let’s push this final half of the year and let the postcards roll in!
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
Thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Now, I thought this would be a pretty easy one to get, as I live in Minnesota, but I couldn’t find anyone to send it to me!  Luckily, my roommate from this last spring sent me a card from her tiny hometown.  We both grew up in southern Minnesota, so I especially love that my postcard was from an area I grew up in and am familiar with.  Featuring a cute little gnome, this postcard boasts the title “Little Norway on the Prairie!”

Oh, how fitting it is that I got this one after the Norway one.

What I love about the gnome on the front, is that it reminds me of the “roaming gnome” commercials that used to be on TV ALL THE TIME.  Do those even still exist?  Perhaps my next years project will involve a roaming gnome, but only if I can finish this one.

Help me out everyone, please! The year is half over, and I’m nowhere near being close to done.  Let’s push this final half of the year and let the postcards roll in!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

Thepostcardyear@gmail.com

If you read my post on California, then you know I took a fashion-based class last fall.  Another one of my friends from that class did a stint in Texas.  On her last day there, I got a text asking if the postcard had to be mailed from the location.  I said that yes, it did, I needed the postmark from that state.  I didn’t hear anything for a couple hours, until I got a confirmation that a Texas postcard had been sent from the airport minutes before she got onto the plane.

What a gem!

This is a pretty simple postcard from Texas, but I love what’s on it.  It features the Texas flag with the Alamo in front of it.  Thanks to the fun fact on the card, I learned that the Alamo is actually called Mission San Antonio de Valero, and that Col. Travis and 187 defenders fought there for Texas independence.

Thanks pretty lady!

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

If you read my post on California, then you know I took a fashion-based class last fall.  Another one of my friends from that class did a stint in Texas.  On her last day there, I got a text asking if the postcard had to be mailed from the location.  I said that yes, it did, I needed the postmark from that state.  I didn’t hear anything for a couple hours, until I got a confirmation that a Texas postcard had been sent from the airport minutes before she got onto the plane.

What a gem!

This is a pretty simple postcard from Texas, but I love what’s on it.  It features the Texas flag with the Alamo in front of it.  Thanks to the fun fact on the card, I learned that the Alamo is actually called Mission San Antonio de Valero, and that Col. Travis and 187 defenders fought there for Texas independence.

Thanks pretty lady!

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

It’s my first post card that I’ve gotten thanks to Tumblr.  What I’m absolutely loving about this project is the support I’m getting from all sorts of social networks, and the people that I’m meeting.  We’re officially halfway done with the year though, and I’m not even close to being halfway done with my project - help me out guys! Tell your friends!

Sunniva, who sent me this postcard, is from a place by Lysefjorden, which I think is AWESOME, because I happen to know that I have some ancestors who came from near that area.  Small world, huh?

She chose this particular card for how “patriotic and touristy” it was; well I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I want nothing more than to visit this place.  Look how blue it is!

The sign off is adorable, wishing me luck and granting me a smiley face.  Such a sweet gem!

Check her out here:
Sunniva

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

It’s my first post card that I’ve gotten thanks to Tumblr.  What I’m absolutely loving about this project is the support I’m getting from all sorts of social networks, and the people that I’m meeting.  We’re officially halfway done with the year though, and I’m not even close to being halfway done with my project - help me out guys! Tell your friends!

Sunniva, who sent me this postcard, is from a place by Lysefjorden, which I think is AWESOME, because I happen to know that I have some ancestors who came from near that area.  Small world, huh?

She chose this particular card for how “patriotic and touristy” it was; well I think it’s absolutely gorgeous, and I want nothing more than to visit this place.  Look how blue it is!

The sign off is adorable, wishing me luck and granting me a smiley face.  Such a sweet gem!

Check her out here:

Sunniva

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Hey all!  
I know I posted on Twitter awhile back that these would be coming soon, but then I started another job, and you know, life caught up. (To read about that, go here)

Anywho, this card comes from sunshiney California!  My roommate Lucie, who also contributed my New York post card, took a family vacation and sent one back.  Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge on the front, it has this old-timey, homemade paper feel to it, which I’m absolutely in love with.  The photo is crazy detailed, and looks like a painting.

She mentioned that she saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Fransisco, which I am crazy jealous of.  Lucie and I actually met in a fashion class, so it is something we’ve bonded over.  As the card goes on, she talks about her Southern California road trip with her family (who doesn’t love those?), and then finishes it off with a lovely quote from SNL’s the Californians.  Which, if you haven’t watched, you really, really, should.

SNL - The Californians

“uhhhhwhaaatareyouuudoinghurrr?”

Check out Lucie!
@XOLucieJane

xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

Hey all!  

I know I posted on Twitter awhile back that these would be coming soon, but then I started another job, and you know, life caught up. (To read about that, go here)

Anywho, this card comes from sunshiney California!  My roommate Lucie, who also contributed my New York post card, took a family vacation and sent one back.  Featuring the Golden Gate Bridge on the front, it has this old-timey, homemade paper feel to it, which I’m absolutely in love with.  The photo is crazy detailed, and looks like a painting.

She mentioned that she saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Fransisco, which I am crazy jealous of.  Lucie and I actually met in a fashion class, so it is something we’ve bonded over.  As the card goes on, she talks about her Southern California road trip with her family (who doesn’t love those?), and then finishes it off with a lovely quote from SNL’s the Californians.  Which, if you haven’t watched, you really, really, should.

SNL - The Californians

“uhhhhwhaaatareyouuudoinghurrr?”

Check out Lucie!

@XOLucieJane

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

passionate.: Calling everyone.

sailortaylorr:

Hey everyone. I know I don’t have direct contact with you all, but I would love the help with a project I’m working on.

In January, to help with my therapy, it was suggested to start a year long project that incorporated things I loved. I decided to do something with people, travel, and…

To follow the card from my favorite state, we get a card from my favorite country.  Oh hey England!  My good friend Laura has been studying in England for the past nine months, and just recently got home.  Her card beat her to me by two weeks, and I was glad of it.  Featuring the Stonehenge, the card comes from Wiltshire and it comes by ROYAL MAIL.  I understand that all of the English mail is Royal Mail, but I still like to think it’s got the seal of approval from the Queen.
The message on this one never fails to make me smile:
HI.
I like you.
Here’s a postcard. J
Love,
Laura
Then, it is followed by the fun fact that is pre-printed on the card.  So here’s an interesting tidbit for all of you:
Built as a temple, Stonehenge was a place of ceremony, burial and celebration.  The first Stonehenge being constructed around 3000 BC in the late Neolithic period and evolving until around 1600 BC in the middle of the Bronze Age.
Now you know about Stonehenge.  You’re welcome.
SIDENOTE: Edward VIII (1936) is on the stamp, so in my mind it pretty much is royalty approved.
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

To follow the card from my favorite state, we get a card from my favorite country.  Oh hey England!  My good friend Laura has been studying in England for the past nine months, and just recently got home.  Her card beat her to me by two weeks, and I was glad of it.  Featuring the Stonehenge, the card comes from Wiltshire and it comes by ROYAL MAIL.  I understand that all of the English mail is Royal Mail, but I still like to think it’s got the seal of approval from the Queen.

The message on this one never fails to make me smile:

HI.

I like you.

Here’s a postcard. J

Love,

Laura

Then, it is followed by the fun fact that is pre-printed on the card.  So here’s an interesting tidbit for all of you:

Built as a temple, Stonehenge was a place of ceremony, burial and celebration.  The first Stonehenge being constructed around 3000 BC in the late Neolithic period and evolving until around 1600 BC in the middle of the Bronze Age.

Now you know about Stonehenge.  You’re welcome.

SIDENOTE: Edward VIII (1936) is on the stamp, so in my mind it pretty much is royalty approved.

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I got this ages ago, thought I posted it, and then found out I didn’t.  We can cross the Big Apple off of our list ladies and gentlemen, because I have received what is (so far) my favorite postcard, from my favorite state, New York!
My dear friend (and current roommate), Lucie Jane, traveled to NY for some spring break fun.  While she was there, she made sure to send me a postcard.  The front says in small letters on the top -we love new york- and then shows a plethora of people, of different shapes and sizes, across the card.  It’s simple, and odd, and I adore it.  
Thanks for the project shout-out on the card as well! Xx
xx Taylor
@sailorrtaylorr
thepostcardyear@gmail.com

I got this ages ago, thought I posted it, and then found out I didn’t.  We can cross the Big Apple off of our list ladies and gentlemen, because I have received what is (so far) my favorite postcard, from my favorite state, New York!

My dear friend (and current roommate), Lucie Jane, traveled to NY for some spring break fun.  While she was there, she made sure to send me a postcard.  The front says in small letters on the top -we love new york- and then shows a plethora of people, of different shapes and sizes, across the card.  It’s simple, and odd, and I adore it.  

Thanks for the project shout-out on the card as well! Xx

xx Taylor

@sailorrtaylorr

thepostcardyear@gmail.com

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