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  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:

Come on and join the craze – especially if you are from a really small country!

2 responses to “Postcrossing

  1. Hello Annie and PB. It is good to hear from you on Andean Trekker. I like your blog picture and have bookmarked your blog. I am currently in the US for two more months, then back to Ecuador. The beautiful colors are from North Carolina. Blessings.

  2. Hi Annie and PB

    Don’t you just LOVE Postcrossing! It’s back to letter writing almost. Someone actually buys a real card, and writes a message especially for you. None of that ‘click forward and spam your friend’ stuff as with emails.

    Maybe I get to send a postcard to you too one of these days.

    Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! Got some referrals coming in 😀

    Happy Postcrossing