Monthly Archives: October 2014

Personalities in Postcards: Marilyn Monroe

postcards, postcards of interesting people in history, official cards, USA Who wouldn’t be fascinated with history and the illustrious personalities that make history all the more colorful and appealing? I know, I used to complain about how studying history can be quite a daunting task, but there is something infinitely interesting about it, that probably draws historians and enthusiasts to dabble in it with gusto.

This same thought process ran into my mind when I first started postcrossing, and how it will not only help me brush up on my geography, but also allow me to revisit history whenever I received a card and read further about the subject and the place where it came from. This is the same when I decided that people in postcards are the next thing I would like to collect! They are indeed fascinating lot especially when I get to receive well known personalities like Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, for example.

Marilyn Monroe is the recent personality I got through an official card that came all the way from the UK. Born Norma Jean Mortenson on 01 June, 1926, Marilyn Monroe is probably one of the most distinguished women in modern day history. She is a famed American actress, as well as a model, a singer, and went to star in numerous successful films in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Back in the days, she must have been as sough-after and popular as these Hot Deals. She got a Golden Globe nomination for her outstanding performance in the 1956 film, Bus Stop, and went on to win a Gold Globe Award for her unforgettable performance in the film, Some Like It Hot in 1959.  Continue reading

My World Post Day Haul

I was rather preoccupied when World Post Day this year came that I was not able to prepare cards to mail that day. I am glad, though, that I was able to get postcards the very same day!

My postcard haul for the day included these lovelies:

  • A Disney and Mickey Mouse card for the little man
  • this cool animal card which is also addressed to the little guy in the house
  • this very cool maxicard from Naga City {which I shall tell you all about in a separate post}

I am aware that local malls held World Post Day related celebrations to entice students to write mails and send postcards, too. Any postcard that arrived in my doorsteps, may that be of lovely cartoon characters, or UNESCO World Heritage Sites, or even about elation lighting is highly appreciated and I would love for other people to go through the experience. These cards are simply enough to make my day even better. Well, I hope you had a fruitful World Post Day celebration and I am hoping you got some surprises in the mail, too!