Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mennonite Girls, Canada

My last card for today is thus really beautiful ine I received as an official...actually one the sender picked from my favourites and mailed me a copy :)


the card shows the Mennonite Girls on their way to school.
The Mennonites are a Protestant group based around the church communities of the Christian Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons of Friesland. Over the years, Mennonites have become known as one of the historic peace churches because of their commitment to pacifism (opposition to war and violence).
There are about 1.7 million Mennonites worldwide, where the largest populations can be found in India, Ethiopia, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United States.
Don't know if these girls have in particular prepared themselves for the photo session, but i just love it how they all look alike...actually, they do radiate with some pacifism....i really like their similar dresses...and how they all have those same hats, with their hair braided the same way. And have you notices their blue lunch-boxes??? they look more like some hidden-treasure kind of chests than lunch-boxes. Lovely, lovely card!! 

on the left side we have two cute beneficial insect stamps (i never thought id use cute and insects in one sentence). the one at the top was issued in a set of 5 stamps in 2007, showing the Canada Darner. The one below is from a set of 5 issued in 2010, representing the Paper Wasp. (issued again in 2012 also).
The stamps on the right were both issued in 2012. The one at the top is from a set of 3 Regiment stamps, with this one portraying the The Black Watch. The stamp below is from a set of 4 baby wildlife stamps, and here you can see the Caribou, a species of deer native to Arctic and Subarctic regions.

So, that would be all for today folks....enjoy your weekend and see you soon!

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