Saturday, May 23, 2015

Packets Back and Forth Between Russia and Finland

Finnish tin soldiers with submachine guns, snowsuits,and the flag of Finland.
Wow, I can't find such toys from Finland! I feel like I'm a little boy again! :)

It seems that me and my Russian friend Nika have a common hobby: we are sending packets back and forth. As I have playfully said, we have like a neverending Christmas. Just a few days ago, I received a packet from Russia – once again. Thank you very much, my dear Nikushka! Большое спасибо, милая моя! (^—^)

The parcel included many kinds of lovely gifts – to be exact, Victory Day souvenirs (Russian military and patriotic stuff): a Victory Day T-shirt, a variety of Victory Day chocolate candies and a Victory Day fancy cake (very tasty!), a Victory Day refrigerator magnet, a small Victory Day flag, St. George ribbons, and two cute keychains... In my opinion, the best gifts are the Finnish tin soldiers! Well, that's natural, because I'm a Finnish man and a patriot, haha. ^_^

You can see all the gifts in this article. I'll also post here some pictures of my gifts to Nika. (You can click the images to see them bigger.)

For those who don't know, Victory Day (9 May) marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the part of World War II that is known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Victory Day is a national holiday in Russia. The festivities culminate in a military parade at Moscow's Red Square.

Two weeks ago, I also sent a parcel to Nika, including many little gifts: a music CD (Nightwish), two scarves, two postcards, a toiletry bag, a vanity case, makeup products... Earlier, I sent her some gifts too, like a cute soft toy bear (see the picture below).

Again, thank you so much for your Victory Day parcel, Nikushka! You always make me happy, and you really are too kind to me. ( ̄ー ̄)

Finally, happy spring to all my friends! I wish everyone had someone they love in their life. The Bible says, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18).

Blessings from sunny Finland,


St. George ribbons and Victory Day chocolate. A red star includes candies, too. St. George
ribbon (Георгиевская ленточка браслет) is a symbolic ribbon, dedicated to the
celebration of Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War.

More Victory Day candies, chocolate and souvenirs, and twokeychains, for example the
three mascots of the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi. (Sorry, the flag is shown the
wrong way round – as a mirror image.)

Victory Day fancy cake. Please note the tank in the cake.
Nika knows I like the tanks so much I could eat them – yummy! :D

Very special Victory Day chocolate with the coat of arms of
the Russian Federation (the two-headed eagle). This is so
beautiful that I dare not even eat it!

T-shirt by Армия России (Russian Army).
Whoa, I'm in the Red Army now?! Xa-xa. ^^

Earlier, I sent this cute soft toy bear to Nika. The bear is named Umka.
The brown bear is the national animal in both Russia and Finland.

Two scarves (red and multicolored) which I sent to Nika.

My gifts to Her, for example a music CD. Nightwish is
symphonic metal band from Finland.

A toiletry bag and a vanity case, both design stuff.

A toiletry bag opened: full of women's stuff, like makeup
products... for my angel! ^^

Two postcards – from Finland with love.