I received my first Moomin card from Finland on Monday! I arranged it through a private swap.

As you can see, Moomin’s ears got a little squished in the mail. I think that it’s pretty amazing that he made it so far with very little injury. I once sent myself a postcard when I was visiting Chicago; it arrived torn completely in half, with only my address and the stamp remaining. I’ve only had that problem once, though, so I still prefer to send and receive my cards un-enveloped. I like seeing the marks from the long journey the card has been on.