Let me start with this one from Mexico!
A teacher asked for swaps for his students
and of course I couldn't resist.
This is a view on the church of Arandas
This stamp from 2015
celebrates 125 years of Treaty of the Metre
The next two beauties came from
a fellow postcrosser and (pen-)friend of mine
Isn't this kitty cute?
This one comes from the USA
from a pen-friend I "met" on Sendsomething
Another Sendsomething card, from Canada, Toronto
Year of the Monkey 2016
Designed by Albert Ng and Linna Xu, the stamp is inspired by Sun Wukong, or Monkey King, a central character from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West. It features a stylized portrait of Sun Wukong, whose colourful crown and headband extend beyond the stamp’s upper border. In the lower right corner is the Chinese character hóu, meaning monkey. The character is written in gold, one of the Monkey’s lucky colours.
The Year of the Monkey begins on February 8, 2016, and ends on January 27, 2017. The ninth of 12 animals to appear in the Lunar Calendar, the Monkey is traditionally thought of as all-powerful and God-like, representing honour, luck, riches and longevity.
And last but not least,
this card comes from Turkey, Istanbul