Who doesn't love getting mail?
Nothing compares to the giddiness that comes along with discovering a letter in your mail box. Actual mail is a rare find among bills and catalogs. Hand written letters and cards are so personal and much better than emails or texts.
In 2011, I had the goal of sending 365 letters or cards to different people in the span of a year.
With a lot of stamps and time, I met my goal in July.
A few years back, I joined an awesome website called Postcrossing.
Members request an address and send out a postcard to another member.
Once the card is sent, their address is given to another user somewhere and a postcard arrives from somewhere else in the world. I have collected over three hundred gorgeous and vastly different postcards from more than twenty five countries.
Last June I went to a Postcrossing meet up in
and had lunch with a group of other post card
lovers. Angela, one of the fun people I
met, has a blog with all of her cards and the countries they came from. I have (slowly) been scanning and uploading my
cards to my Picasa Album. These are some
of my favorite arrivals: Ann
The members of Postcrossing can request certain types of postcards (my wishes:
in Wonderland, recipes,
and squirrels). Alice
I look for postcards everywhere I go: museum gift shops, gas stations, and art shows. When people ask for homemade cards, I am thrilled. Here are a few of the handmade cards I am most proud of: