I’ve mentioned my love of Bookcrossing. And my ever-growing collection of postcards. So it was only natural that I would be interested in something that combines the two. Enter Postcrossing.
The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
The postcards I receive from people I know are by far my favorite, but every once in a while, I request an address from Postcrossing and send a picture-postcard of Ohio to another Postcrosser somewhere in the world. Like Bookcrossing, we label our postcards with a unique ID number. When the recipient receives the postcard I sent, they log it in and we see lots of nifty statistics about how far it’s traveled and such. Then my name goes into the hat to receive a postcard from someone else in the world. This is where it gets fun; I’ve gotten postcards from places I never expected to. Like the one I picture here from Malawi. Or the one with the soup recipe from Russia.
I happily added these to my collection, thrilled to have received postcards from places that my friends just don’t seem to go to. And, who knows? Maybe someday I’ll see these places myself and send similar postcards to my friends.
Where is the most exotic place you’ve gotten a postcard from?