A Year In Postcards
I’ve mentioned that I’m a Postcrosser in a few blogs. What’s one of those? Someone who sends postcards to total strangers and in turn receives postcards from other total strangers. I signed up at Postcrossing.com last February. I’ve since sent 74 cards to 21 different countries (total kms 274,085) and received 73 postcards from 19 countries (289,896 kms). I’ve both sent and received the most cards to/from Germany, with Russia, Finland, Taiwan, Netherlands, Ukraine and Belarus not far behind.
It’s a very well organised set-up and I’d encourage to join up and both discover and reach out to the world from your armchair.
So what are these cards like? Well, they come in all sizes and designs.
There are the traditional touristy cards, such as this one of Dubai:
Fishy (since my bio mentions we have carp lakes):
And, very rarely, naff (usually freebie, advertising cards – this one is from the Co-operative Bank – which is a big no-n0 amongst self-respecting postcrossers!)
to give just some examples.
I’ve already sent and received my first Postcrossing cards of 2014 and I’m looking forward to another year of keeping post office staff busy!