I received a postcard from someone who lives in Malaysia who had vacationed in Thailand. She took a picture of part of the culture and then told me a story about it on the back:
She told me that the Thai believe that the protective spirits live all around us, but to keep them happy and satisfied, the areas they live must be decorated. So they tie bright bands of clothes around objects.
I don’t know this person, she just sent me a card via www.postcrossing.com and so far this is my favorite. I’m getting greetings from around the world and sending my own. 16 sent and 13 received! Here is my pie chart so far:
August 19th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: Getting a homemade postcard and learning something about the Thai culture. Trips to the mailbox have such potential.