I was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of stuff in the mailbox when I arrived.
It's nice that the number of New Year cards increase every year, I can't help but count my blessings. For the Japanese to slowly open up, and include you in their rituals, I think it means something. It may not seem like a big thing, but it's nice to be thought of.
Just a snapshot of the cards that adorn a corner of my room. I like how it's still so traditional, and that there are still bits and pieces of the Japanese culture which are still preserved.