“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!”
This is what Postcrossing is all about. I liked the idea right away because when I was a lot younger I did something similar. One day when I was probably about 11 or 12, I got a letter – I think it was from my cousin – that today would be considered a “ chain letter” no doubt.
Anyway, the essence of it was: Send a postcard of your town to the person on the top of the list, take their name off the list, add your name to the bottom of the list, copy the list and mail it on to five friends (or some number like that). The promise was that in a few weeks you would get postcards sent to you from all over the world. Well, my Mum – who was I think always keen for me to communicate with more people – thought it was ok. So, I did it. And what do you know – several weeks late I did get post cards back again. Only a few though and all from Scotland I think ( I’ll probably still have them somewhere – perhaps I ‘ll look for them one day!)
So it sort of turned out like promised, and when I came across Postcrossing (thanks to Erika and her blog at http://www.erikajean.com/) I was reminded of that chain letter and how fun it was to get unexpected mail from the other side of the world! And I joined up right away.
Here is the Postcrossing site: http://www.postcrossing.com/
Come on and join the craze – especially if you are from a really small country!