A year or so ago, I came across this awesome website, Postcrossing. At the time, I didnt have the space, material, or funds to get involved, but about a month ago I decided to check it out again.
Basically, its a way to connect with people all over the world, through postcards! You get a random user's address, and send them a card. When they receive your card they register it on the website, and then its your turn! Some other random user will get YOUR address, and send YOU a card! When you receive it, you register it so that they can now receive theirs! Its a lot of fun.
To start out, you can request up to five addresses at a time. I decided to start small and only requested two. One wound up being in Germany, and the other one in Russia! Too cool!
I decided that instead of buying one-size-fits-all postcards to send, I would create my own, personalized for the recipient! (I've blocked out all personal information in the photos for privacy)
The first one was for Frank in Germany. This is what I made him:
I was super excited to get to use some of the German that I learned in school! I was actually considering minoring in German, but I just don't have the time. :(
You can see the postcard's page here.
The other postcard I got to send was for Eva in Russia. This is what I made for her:
I also recently received some postcards! Click the image to go to that postcard's page.
|From Winniey in China|
|From Susan in Washington state|
|From Megan in Australia|
So far, I LOVE Postcrossing! Who doesnt like getting snail mail? Something other than bills anyway!!
If you're interested in doing a direct-swap with me, contact me from my profile!