Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Ded Moroz


Ded Moroz

Postmarked 29th December 2014, from Irina in Russia, via Postcrossing

Despite appearances this jolly old chap isn’t Santa Claus; in Slavic countries, and especially Russia, this is Ded Moroz (or ‘Grandfather Frost’) a mythical fellow who visits on New Year’s Eve to dish out goodies to children, and he’s not shy about it either: unlike Santa he doesn’t sneak down chimneys or clamber through windows, he turns up and begifts in person. More about him here.

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This entry was posted on January 18, 2015 by in Postcrossing postcards, Russian postcards and tagged , , , , , , .


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