I am showing just a single card today. It arrived on Dec 24th, the last day that we had any mail delivery. Next mail is due tomorrow, the 29th. The card is from Barra do Pirai.It is a Brazilian city in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It had a population in 2005 of around 94,000 people and is located 127 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The card was sent by a Postcrosser living in Barro do Pirai. She used 4 different stamps to get the card to Canada. They include a 2002 issues featuring a trumpet, 1 of a set of 10 showing musical instruments. Next are the 2 Christmas stamps for 2008. The last stamp is from 2005, 1 of a set of 3 featuring different professions.
I also want to show a cover from Macedonia . It is franked with 6 different stamps from the years 1996, 1997 , 2006 and 2008. I am gaining a wonderful Macedonian stamp collection thanks to Ana, who sent a beautiful Christmas card in this cover. Thanks Ana. I just want to mention the stamp on the left . It is from 1997 and features Alpine Skiing. It is just a wonderful stamp.