I love to send/receive/collect postcards. Always have. I love old ones and new ones. I have boxes full of them, and several albums devoted to various subjects -- cities, artwork, holidays.
|Older cards from all over|
|In "Olden Times" families would send postcards with photos of the kids|
|Do these folks look happy about the picture-taking?|
So, as a postcard fanatic, I was thrilled to find out about the Postcrossing website which makes it possible to, as they say:
send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person in the world!And it works! Here are a few of the cards I've received from all over:
|Happy family group from Finland|
|Catching snowflakes somewhere in the UK|
|Adorable kitten with amazing eyes|
|A handmade, personalized card from the USA|
Once I signed up (for free), I received a random address from the website. Then I sent a postcard to that address, and waited (just a very short time) to receive a postcard from another random party somewhere in the world. OK, that's a very simplified explanation -- if you're interested, you can read all about the process in more depth on the Postcrossing home page.
If you're not going to be sending postcards for a while, you can let your account go "inactive" and then activate it when you're ready to participate again. I'm inactive at the moment, but I'm thinking of getting back into the game pretty soon.
(Note: I don't receive any compensation from Postcrossing for promoting their website. I just think it's lots of fun.)
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