Cartoes para todas as Ocasioes / Cards for all Occasions

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Hiyah! / Ola!

This post will be both in English and Portuguese (se voce so entende portugues, continue lendo / if you only understand English, please scroll down)

Os Britanicos sao famosos por varias coisas: o cha da tarde, a familia real, o tempo chuvoso, a educacao, e varias outras coisas! Cartoes para todas as ocasioes (eu disse T O D A S) eh uma delas.

No meu primeiro ano de moradia aqui me surpreendi com a quantidade de cartoes que recebi: de natal, pascoa, aniversario, casa nova, casamento, por passar no teste de motorista (sim, eu disse, para todas as ocasioes rs) etc

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Pra ser sincera? Eu adoooooroooo receber cartoes! Nessa era de redes socias e apps, ja acho raridade a gente receber um telefonema, imagina receber um cartao escrito a mao? Sem contar que a pessoa foi la, escolheu, comprou, escreveu, foi ao correio e postou. E isso tudo ela o fez pensando no destinatario! Nao eh o maximo?

A galera do Brasil ja sabe que quando chega um envelope coloridinho do correio com o selo da rainha so pode ter sido enviado por mim 😉

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Here’s the English version:

The British are famous for many things: tea, the Royal family, the weather, for being polite and many other things! Cards for all occasions (I said A L L) is one of them.

In my very first year living in the UK I was amazed by the amount of cards I received: Christmas, Easter, birthday, new house, wedding, for having passed my driving test (yes, I did say for all occasions lol) etc

To be honest? I loooooooove receiving cards! Nowadays with social networks and apps I find it really rare to get a phone call let alone receive a handwritten card? Not to mention that the sender went to the shop, picked one out, bought it, wrote it, went to the post office and sent it. And they did all this thinking of the recipient! Isn’t it groovy?

People in Brazil already know when they get a coloured envelop with the HRH’s stamp in the post – it could only have been sent by me 😉

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About claudiarant

Brazilian-born, British citizen and married to a Brit. I moved to the UK in 2011 and I decided to share my experiences, curiosities, challenges here so I hope you enjoy your reading. I'm an Industrial Designer a Language Teacher and a keen cyclist ;) Nascida no Brasil, cidada Britanica e marido britanico. Me mudei para o Reino Unido em 2011 e decidi compartilhar aqui minhas experiencias, curiosidades e desafios entao espero que curtam a leitura. Sou desenhista industrial e professora de idiomas (Ingles e Portugues para estrangeiros) e ciclismo eh minha nova paixao. View all posts by claudiarant

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