I am joining up with Beth for Postcard Friendship Friday, very late indeed.
This is a Christmas postcard I recently received from a Postcrosser in Belarus. What you can't see is the card is embossed with silver (does not scan well) and the stamp on the reverse has silver on it too.
Here in the midwest USA it is quite a bit warmer than usual. It's hard to expect snow when the temperature rarely drops below freezing.