Gabi's shop garland
This holiday-themed post comes a bit late in the season, but the idea was so nice that we didn't want it to go unreported!
Late last year, Gabi (aka Paulinchen60) from Germany, had an idea to decorate her shop with a garland made of Christmas cards, written with many greetings from all over the world. She made a bet with a colleague, who was sceptical that she could receive 100 postcards for the garland...
So Gabi posted a thread on the forum, asking for help to reach this goal... for each card received that had an address, she promised to send one back. And lo and behold, a few weeks later, the mailbox at her shop was flooded with Christmas greetings! The response was amazing and she ended up receiving over 200 cards, thus winning the bet! :)
Gabi sent us a few photos:
Every day, Gabi and her co-workers would receive a batch of postcards from the hands of the postwoman.
Here are Gabi, Katrin and Beate, the 3 co-workers in front of the shop, showing off their lovely Christmas cards!
Setting up the garland...
And here is the end result! Pretty, isn't it?
Gabi tells us the customers were thrilled by the sight of the garland, and had fun trying to read the cards in several languages (with moderate success!).
Well done, Gabi! To see more of the garland, and the postcards that they've received, check out Gabi's gallery.