Thursday, April 2, 2009

Postcard Scavenger Hunt #2 – Spring

This is my monthly Postcard Scavenger Hunt for April. If you are interested in participating, please read about how it works on my Announcing the Postcard Scavenger Hunt posting.

NOTE: You don't have to post today. The deadline is really at the end of the month so there is plenty of time to post. You also can put the permalink to an older post on the theme into Mister Linky.

The theme for this month is SPRING. Spring-themed postcards are often found among Easter cards, but they can also be found among advertising and local views. Here are some from my postcard collection to inspire you.

An old Easter postcard, published by Bergman, with a simple elegant design influenced by Japanese and Arts and Crafts styles.

"The Jefferson Memorial appears in its most beautiful setting usually early in April, when the Cherry trees are in bloom. Thousands of visitors come to see the annual Cherry Blossom Festival."

The National Cherry Blossom Festival® is held in Washington, D.C. to coincide with the blooming of the cherry trees. The event celebrates the 1912 gift of cherry trees given to the city by Japan as a symbol of friendship between the citizens of Japan and the United States.

"Springtime is 'Blossom Time' in southwestern Michigan. Routes to view the blossoms are plainly marked directing visitors through beautiful orchards and hillsides that are colorful with bloom." (Photo by John Penrod).

An advertising postcard for Spring Rain fragrance described as "a highly feminine and romantic medley of spring garden flower fragrances." © 1983 Scarborough& Company. The illistration is "Childhood, the Season of Joy" by Currier & Ives.

A Pabst Beer advertising card for spring break 1982. Pabst Brewing Company was a famous Milwaukee brewery founded in 1844, but the company no longer owns any breweries. The company is a "virtual brewery" that owns brand names and markets many brands that are actually brewed by other breweries.


  1. What a wonderful theme! I will post my entry on Monday:)

  2. Ooops.. I already put my link in.. I should have waited and used my permalink to the upcoming post! You might want to delete it over on the Mr. Linky site:)

  3. I deleted it--it linked to my blog not yours!

  4. What do you know, two views of the Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossoms!

  5. I left a link to my "Spring has sprung" postcard.
    Thanks for the instructions!
    Evelyn in Montreal

  6. I added the "Spring Has Sprung" link to the Postcard Scavenger Hunt's Mr. Linky.

  7. Hi Postcardy!
    Just a beginner, here! Happy Spring.

  8. Carrying on the theme of cherry blossoms. Happy birthday, Mr. Jefferson.


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