A nice cover from China, sent by Wei Xu of Suzhou.
On the cover, Wei Xu affixed eight New Year Greetings stamps and one large vignette stamp – eight being a lucky number based on Chinese belief! Special cancels were applied that depict the Year of Snake with postmark date 10 February 2013. Thank you very much Wei Xu for this special cover!
A surprise cover from Sri Lanka, sent by Aileen Chang of Malaysia!!!
It’s a pink cover full of Sri Lankan stamps! The postmark date is 12 January 2013 and the location is Lagamuwa.
Inside is a nice Chinese New Year greeting card. Aileen translated each word on the card for me.
Aileen also sent a hóngbāo for Maryam – inside are two sheets of stickers. Thanks a lot Aileen for such a surprise!