Sea, solar and Pina Colada.

That was the message that traveled by means of the ocean and made it to Greece from Saint Lucia. They landed in Samos, Thessaloniki, Drama, Crete, Larisa, Rhodes, Orestiada and Athens. After an extended, lengthy journey they reached their vacation spot and unfold New Yr’s needs from the summery and tropical Carribean!

My journey mania started in Paris when, impressed by an previous postcard from my grandma, I ship out my first playing cards. This very first carte postale the place I drew inspiration from was ship 60 years in the past from Paris. And like that, I gathered my very own playing cards, sat in entrance of the Notre Dame and mentioned “We’ll at all times have Paris..”

Such was the response {that a} spontaneous concept in Paris become mania. A number of days later, on the Carribean, I despatched out the subsequent set of playing cards. My expertise in Saint Lucia was completely different although. I despatched the playing cards two days earlier than Christmas – simply earlier than the catastrophe that hit the island these days. I did not consider that any of the playing cards would attain their recipients – I did not even knowledgeable anybody, I wished to shock them. 

It turned out to be a shock. Particularly for me!

I acquired loads of messages from their recipients, saying they lastly acquired them. So, there they’re – the Saint Lucia postcards recipients:


Stella, Athens


Mary, Rhodes

Katerina, Athens

Chrisa, Drama

Athina & Kostas, Athens

Alexandra, Larisa

Sophia, Orestiada


I am at all times excited to see my HOPS touring on a card to the opposite facet of the world. It is not only a easy card although; it is a card that will encourage journeys – a card written with pleasure and impatience. On the opposite facet, receiving a card that has traveled many miles simply to achieve you, it is definitely worth the ready. One easy paper card, a picture, a message, a stamp – they’re all components of that carte postale, making it value amassing.

My subsequent hop is on its approach…


Maria Kalymnou

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