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FESTIVAL HQ – Links Restored

An online showcase of the best postcards in the blogosphere!Ed. Evelyn Yvonne Theriault

A Festival of Postcards(8th Ed.)–GEO

Light ~   White ~ Quadrupeds

Water ~ Signs ~ Main Street



  1. Hello! I succeeded in leaving the wrong url last time I visited, I’m not entirely sure what I thought I was doing, but fortunately I found the message. I’d be delighted to join in, thank you for inviting me. At the moment I’m away from home, so it will be next week before I can do anything about it, but I will.

    Comment by Sheila | May 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. I’m going to love this. Now either I have one in my collection (I don’t have a lot of postcards and all mine are RPPCs) or I’ll have to go to an antiques store.

    What fun and what a good excuse for a road trip.


    Comment by footnotemaven | May 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. P.S.

    Forgot to mention that I just bought a Postcard reference book and this will be a great reason to use it!


    Comment by footnotemaven | May 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. Excellent idea! I’m not that into vehicles, but I love postcards so I’ll be sure to post something at CanadaGenealogy to celebrate your first Carnival. Luckily, tomorrow is the Vancouver Postcard Club meeting, so if I don’t have a suitable card here, I may find one there!

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | May 9, 2009 | Reply

    • That’s great, Diane.
      Remember thought that the WHEELS connections can be tenuous – for instance, you could have something like a sewing machine or clock (although I confess I’ve never had a sewing machine or clock on one of my cards!!!!), or a postcard from the Wheel of Fortune show – you get the picture (smile). I’m so jealous you’re going to that meeting – have fun.

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | May 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. yay this is fun! I want to join in. will come up with a wheel postcard soon 🙂


    Comment by ilyani | May 10, 2009 | Reply

  6. […] From Imajica!! 😀 Yes, I sent myself this postcard when I was a short trip to Malacca in 2007. I always love bullock carts.. or “Kereta lembu” how we call it (literally translates to Cow car). It used to be a mode of transportation in the past, but nowadays they just take tourists for a ride around the town square. And see the WHEEL! 🙂 Therefore I can sign up this post for A Festival of Postcards!!! […]

    Pingback by Melaka – Malacca « imajica is imajicated | May 10, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and yes I will enter a postcard in a few days. I will let you know when.

    Comment by Judy | May 11, 2009 | Reply

  8. Can’t wait to participate in this fun-carnival and see all of the other entries. After finding Marie at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards and taking part in her Postcard Friendship Fridays, I was hooked. Postcards are such fun!

    Comment by Judith Richards Shubert | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hi, I’m Ya-Chu. I read your comment in my blog, I’m glad to participate in this festival!

    Bicycle Postcard
    blog: http://ycpostcard.pixnet.net/blog/post/24415773
    photo: http://p0.p.pixnet.net/albums/userpics/0/7/1910507/4a0ab4a76f32e.jpg

    Comment by Ya-Chu | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  10. Hello
    I read your comment.
    It’s welcome to post a link of my blog in your website.
    I’m very glad that you like my postcard!!!

    blog: http://yupost.pixnet.net/blog/post/24338246
    photo: http://yupost.pixnet.net/album/photo/117999478

    Comment by Jenny Yu from Taiwan | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  11. Hi!
    Thank you for inviting me to participate in your event, here are links to my blog and postcards:

    Comment by fiume051 | May 16, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Dragan,
      I just clicked on your Slovenian link – that’s also a really unique set of cards – and rare than a German one.
      May I use those as your entry in the Festival?

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  12. Hi, I’m Mario, from Loures, Portugal. I read your comment in my blog, I’m glad to participate in this festival!

    Postcard from Argentina send me by two friends
    blog: http://mjfvribeiro.blogspot.com/
    Postcard: http://mjfvribeiro.blogspot.com/2009/05/250-postcard-from-argentina-obrigado.html

    Comment by Mario Ribeiro | May 17, 2009 | Reply

  13. Heres my postcard “Wheels” Not a particularly specatular postcard but it fits the theme.

    Comment by Judy | May 18, 2009 | Reply

  14. Hi Evelyn, thanks for your comment, that sounds like a lot of fun!

    Here are the links:

    Comment by Elina | May 19, 2009 | Reply

  15. […] Comments As an avid postcard collector I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take part in the Festival of Postcards. I have left it rather late, so I have pulled one of my favourite cards from my collection for my […]

    Pingback by A Festival of Postcards – Wheels (two wheels and some orphans) « The Wandering Genealogist | May 19, 2009 | Reply

  16. Hi Evelyn and fellow postcard enthusiasts, here is a link to my post, hope you like it, the picture is not brilliant but the message on the back is superb (but a little sad)


    Comment by wanderinggenealogist | May 19, 2009 | Reply

  17. Hi Evelyn :: I FINALLY finished my entry — which highlights the 19th-century steam side-wheeler, Mt. Washington, whose huge paddle wheels were driven by a single-cylinder steam engine. As usual, I also make mention of the connection of the Mt. Washington to my ancestors. Thank you for doing this!


    Comment by BeNotForgot | May 20, 2009 | Reply

  18. Hi Evelyn !
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. This carnival may be very nice, so I want to take part to it. On my blog, there is only front of postcards, but, especially for you, I’ll scan backs of some cards in few days.
    Have a nice week-end !

    Comment by Sophie | May 22, 2009 | Reply

    • Merci, Sophie!
      Envoie-moi ton permalink (url) pour la carte postale que tu veut presenter dans le prochain Festival et je vais l’enregistrer!

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | May 22, 2009 | Reply

  19. Yes. Sorry for my late in submission.


    Thank you.

    Comment by Lay Hoon | June 24, 2009 | Reply

  20. Soory donna – it will come up again in the next hour or so as I’m having a “little” with part of the post – I HATE HTML!!!

    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  21. Sorry Donna – It”ll be up again in an hour or so. There’s a little glitch with part of the post – I HATE HTML!!!

    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | June 25, 2009 | Reply

  22. Looking forward to join the July issue of Signs. Can you give me some examples of postcards of this kind.

    Comment by Abhishek | June 27, 2009 | Reply

  23. Here is my submission for ‘Sign’


    Comment by Lay Hoon | July 12, 2009 | Reply

  24. Hi Evelyn,

    Thanks a lot for your comment on my blog. I really liked the postcard of the frog too. I was really refreshing.
    Waiting for the next issue of the Festival of Postcards.


    Comment by Abhishek | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  25. Hi Evelyn,

    Thanks for reminding me of this month’s festival! I have submitted mine at The West Begins in West Texas.


    Comment by Judith Richards Shubert | September 19, 2009 | Reply

  26. Hi Evelyn,

    I’ve submitted my entry today. Good luck for the new issue of the carnival.


    Comment by Abhishek | September 21, 2009 | Reply

  27. Hi Mrs.Theriault, your site is really cool. Oh and by the way high school is awsome!!!

    Comment by George | September 24, 2009 | Reply

    • I’m glad to hear it – and I’m not surprised because you were really ready for high school. You should go over to All Things Quebec to see what the new group is doing.
      Tell all your friends!
      Mrs. Theriault

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | September 24, 2009 | Reply

  28. […] Last Saturday I came away with seven cards, which is more than usual, but it probably reflects the fact that I spent longer there than normal. Five of those cards have a family connection, which you will probably be seeing in the next couple of weeks. The other two I got because they appealed to me (places I have been walking) and they are also both possible contenders for the upcoming Festival of Postcards. […]

    Pingback by Adding more postcards to my collection at Haywards Heath « The Wandering Genealogist | October 5, 2009 | Reply

  29. I have written about Big Bruce at http://researchergal.blogspot.com/2009/10/big-bruce.html

    Comment by Janet Iles | October 12, 2009 | Reply

    • Janet – I’m sitting here after my Thanksgiving dinner stuffed to the gills and I can’t stop laughing!

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | October 12, 2009 | Reply

  30. Hi Evelyn,
    Hopefully my entry is not “Too Late”
    The post URL is
    If you need any further information you can always get me on Facebook.
    Good luck with the issue.

    Comment by Alan Burnett | October 15, 2009 | Reply

  31. […] YOU CAN GO THROUGH AND COME OUT ALIVE.  This architectural quadruped is being submitted into the Festival of Postcards, coordinated by Evelyn Yvonne […]

    Pingback by Lucy the elephant « Postcardiness's Blog | October 20, 2009 | Reply

  32. Hi!
    My ‘Quadruped’ entry is up at http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/2009/10/saddle-horse-party-on-sourdough-trail.html
    Diane R

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | October 20, 2009 | Reply

  33. Evelyn:

    I am unable to submit to Blog Carnival for the Quadrupeds Carnival.

    My Permanent URL: http://www.shadesofthedeparted.com/2009/10/what-were-they-thinking.html

    Title: What Were They Thinking?

    Blog: Shades Of The Departed

    Author: footnoteMaven

    Comment by footnotemaven | October 20, 2009 | Reply

  34. Sorry I missed the deadline. can you squeeze one more into the carnival? It’s at http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/10/not-so-wordless-wednesday-family.html

    Thanks — Randy

    Comment by Randy Seaver | October 21, 2009 | Reply

  35. Well, I did poorly getting myself organized for the October festival! I see that “White” is the theme for December and I’ve made a note to myself. “White” ought to be a bit of a challenge!

    I hope you are well. 🙂

    Comment by Lydia | October 24, 2009 | Reply

    • Quite well, Lydia, and I loo forward to seeing you in the December “White” Festival!

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | October 24, 2009 | Reply

  36. As it was I didn’t get any Oct entry in. Just involved in so many things. Will do better for December when it will be too cold to RV.

    Comment by Judy | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  37. This sounds just great. I’ll have to look for a card for the next carnival. White should indeed be a challenge.

    Comment by sarala | November 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi – I’ll be giving the details soon but in fact any black/white card will do!

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 7, 2009 | Reply

  38. I too have been thinking ‘White’. Mulling over some choices – but I will wait to see the details! Off to a postcard show today though so I may find something ‘new’.

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | November 8, 2009 | Reply

  39. I added the Festival of Postcards widget to my blog a while ago. Just noticed that it is not updating with the correct current and future festivals. Is this happening on other blogs too? I will probably remove the widget if it keeps showing obsolete dates.

    Comment by postcardy | November 14, 2009 | Reply

  40. “White Mountain White”

    officially registered

    Comment by postcardy | November 30, 2009 | Reply

  41. The submission form is still not working.

    Comment by postcardy | December 1, 2009 | Reply

  42. 1910 Schlesinger Bros. Post Card


    Submission for the Festival of Postcards 6th Edition: White

    Comment by Susan E | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  43. I tried the other entry form above but it would not work for me. So Here is my entry for the theme of White. Thanks Evelyn for sponsoring this. I missed the last one. This entry is on my blog.

    Comment by Judy | December 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you, Judy. The entry form seems to be working on and off. On certain days I’ve received multiple entries through the official form, while on other days I get messages like yours. For me the form always works but it’s possible that’s because I,m an administrator.

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  44. I have submitted a very tiny “White Christmas” card: http://www.wildpostcards.com/2009/12/dreaming-of-a-white-christmas/

    Comment by Chris Overstreet | December 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you, Chris. I’ve looked at this a few times and was wondering whether you were planning to submit it to the December Festival!

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  45. Hi Evelyn – It was a pleasure to get your comment about the orangutans post, and a pleasure also to have a chance to visit here and see what’s going on (which is an enormous amount of good things it looks like, and it is going to take me some serious time to peruse all this, for it is quite wonderful!).

    I would be honored to have you include the post in your next Festival, thanks!

    Looking forward to reading and learning from your great site here,

    Comment by Karen | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  46. Hi Yvonne,
    I entered the latest Carnival of Postcards (“white”) but did not receive an acknowledgment, so don’t know if the entry went through. I hear some of the Carnivals were having problems with this but of course I might have goofed up. Just wanted to let you know my entry is the latest post on my blog as of today. What a great interest you have aroused!
    – Brenda

    Note from Evelyn: Registration confirmed.

    Comment by Brenda | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  47. For the white theme my posting is at

    Note from Evelyn: Registration confirmed.

    Comment by Janet Iles | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  48. Just to confirm my submission in case it didn’t get through from blog carnival:

    Note from Evelyn: Registration confirmed.

    Comment by Alan Burnett | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  49. Hi Evelyn,
    I just posted my “white” postcard ~~ and am on my way to follow the link to register officially for the festival. This is the first time I’ve used that submission form, so wish me luck! From other comments ahead of mine it appears that I should be looking for a registration confirmation.

    My link for the white theme is

    Comment by Lydia | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  50. oops. I’m trying my link again. Sorry!


    Comment by Lydia | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  51. Hi, there – my Graveyard Rabbit of British Columbia submission is up now at: Cemetery Pt., Shoal Lake, Manitoba – A Festival of Postcards
    I’ll submit it though BlogCarnival too (but I’m wary of BlogCarnival right now).

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  52. Hi there,
    I posted a vintage Quebec postcard of a ski hill at North Hatley.


    Comment by Joan Miller | December 20, 2009 | Reply

  53. HI my festival of postcards is up at

    also posted through Blog Carnival, but was told to be wary of it.


    Comment by Alice Keesey Mecoy | December 20, 2009 | Reply

  54. Hi,
    I posted a few British Columbia postcards – British Columbia – A Festival of Postcards

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | December 20, 2009 | Reply

  55. What a great idea! I found this site after reading your initial introduction post on PostcardCollector.org

    This seems to be the postcard journal I have been looking for!

    Comment by PostcardCollector.org | January 2, 2010 | Reply

  56. I see you’re an animator – very cool! Montreal is a big centre for animation and I have many students who want to go into that field.

    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 14, 2010 | Reply

    • I was researching Andre Mignier Lagace when I came across your website. What a fantastic job you have done. Your website provided me with some of the information that I was missing and now I have everything I need.
      I would like to ask you to give me permission to use some of your images and information in my ancestry family tree? I will be sure to make reference to (image courtesy of: and your name). You deserve all of the credit for the hard work that you have done. Thank you for helping me and others.


      Comment by Sandi Montagna | February 25, 2010 | Reply

  57. […] is being submitted to the Festival of Postcards, coordinated by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault, since the theme of this Festival (7th Edition) is […]

    Pingback by The Difference of Night and Day « Postcardiness's Blog | February 28, 2010 | Reply

  58. E-mailed you earlier, also leaving you this link. My first mail art came out really well! 🙂 “Light” was the perfect theme for me. Thanks!!!


    Comment by Liz | March 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Yes it did – it looks very postcard-ish!
      You’re inspiring me to try this next summer.

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 1, 2010 | Reply

  59. Bon soir, Evelyn. Thanks for asking me to the party, and here is the link to the postcard mentioned: http://postcardsfromthedinnertable.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/cowboys-speedometers-airmail-airmail-and-beans/

    A tout a l’heure!

    Comment by Karen | March 1, 2010 | Reply

  60. […] A Festival of Postcards (7th Ed.): Light! See all Light entries here! See all previous Festival of Postcards Editions here! […]

    Pingback by The Eucharistic Supper | March 14, 2010 | Reply

  61. I want to talk to you about using some of your postcards in a documentary. How do I reach you?

    Note from Evelyn: Arrangements made privately.

    Comment by Tom Puchniak | March 30, 2010 | Reply

  62. Here’s the backup url for my Geography festival submission.



    Comment by Michelle Goodrum | April 14, 2010 | Reply

  63. Hi Evelyn,

    Here is my contribution for the 8th edition



    Comment by John Gasson | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  64. I posted my Festival of Postcards submission yesterday. Hope you got the Blog Carnival notice already. Thanks for hosting the Festival!

    Comment by M. Diane Rogers | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  65. […] is being submitted to the Festival of Postcards, coordinated by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault, since the theme of this Festival (8th Edition) is […]

    Pingback by 23 Skidoo – The Flatiron Building – New York City « Postcardiness's Blog | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  66. I disciver this postcard festival to late.

    Maybe next one!

    Comment by dardo | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  67. Any news about the 8th Festival? Or possibly a 9th?

    Comment by postcardy | May 29, 2010 | Reply

  68. […] FESTIVAL HQ […]

    Pingback by A Festival of Postcards (8th Ed.) – GEO « A Canadian Family | July 16, 2010 | Reply

  69. I LOVE POSTCARDS!! when I travel, I used to buy one every place I go !!!

    Comment by courbebleue | August 11, 2010 | Reply

  70. Could you please contact me regarding the locomotion theme challenge. I have some cards that technically do NOT qualify as post cards, but, I feel are kinda interesting. Would like to discuss with you.


    Comment by Carol | August 15, 2010 | Reply

  71. This just in!

    M.Diane Rogers of

    CanadaGenealogy, or, ‘Jane’s Your Aunt‘

    will be taking on the Festival of Postcards in 2011 (Issue 11)

    More details to follow!

    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 16, 2010 | Reply

  72. Hi, I’d like to get a 300dpi minimum scan of the postcard with the 1911 38-62 (Buffalo?) Pitts Thresher (Locomotive Theme Festival – 9th edition). It might be something that would be of interest to users of my web site BuffaloPitts.com. I hope to document the Buffalo Pitts Company et al someday, and the threshers and other implements aren’t always easy to find an image of (everyone always seems to photograph the steam traction engines instead of other implements). Thank you in advance! Sincerely, “NerdMaster Bri”

    Comment by Brian D. Szafranski | August 18, 2010 | Reply

  73. […] a Comment The theme for the latest edition of the Festival of Postcards (hosted by Evelyn at A Canadian Family) is “Locomotion”. I don’t think there are any postcards in my collection that sum this up […]

    Pingback by Festival of Postcards: Locomotion – Partridge Green Station « The Wandering Genealogist | August 19, 2010 | Reply

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