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This little painting of a Red Post Box in England was inspired by a photo of my brother’s taken in his neighbourhood. I love the way the Red Post Box stands out against the White snow as a symbol of communication. Even though technology now plays a big part in keeping in touch we must not forget the ‘snail mail’ method and the anticipation of surprise we feel in receiving, gifts, letters and cards.

The Red Post Box

Some family and friends live far away,
So we cannot keep in touch day by day.
Still there is a Red box that stands tall and bright,
Faithful to all day and night.
All kinds of letters are pushed through its slot,
With greetings and notes of forget-me-nots
So follow the footprints to this beacon of Red,
Keep in touch, say hello, there is much to be said!

Linda Callaghan

Acrylic on Canvas 12 × 6″

Footprints were added to give it a human touch. May this painting bring to mind someone whom you hold dear but is far away.

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Comments

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago


    nice work here

  • thank you so much Bobby ..I like it as a card! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 3 years ago

    BRILLIANT PAINTING!!!

  • thank you so much Vitta :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • bearwings
    bearwingsover 3 years ago

    I don’t think my mum can fit all my xmas presents in one email, this here looks big enough, I’ll bet she could fit me a beer fridge in that. it’s a really nice image, that box does compliment the simplicity of it all. now all you have to do is buy yourself a card and post it to someone.

  • thanks very much Mr T ..it is a shame Christmas has come and gone but I will order some in for next time :) enjoy your beer fridge!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    love it Linda…beautiful….love the evocative nature of your paintings….. :)

  • thank you so much Pam glad you like my paintings :) nice of you to say so…

    – © Linda Callaghan

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    Wonderful work Nicely done and displayed wonderful painting love the detail and colours

  • thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 3 years ago

    This is lovely Linda , makes a lovely Christmas card. x

  • thank you so very much Irene glad you like it x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • BenPotter
    BenPotterover 3 years ago

    Nice going I love stark contrast:)

  • thank you so much Ben!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Fantastic work Linda!

  • thank you so very much!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda

  • thank you so very much Corinne!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 3 years ago

    Very nice Linda, such a typical English scene…well the last two years anyway!

  • thank you so much Ann! yes there was a lot of snow over there at Christmas so I heard..brrr.

    – © Linda Callaghan

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