Still Going Postal

A few days ago I posted about the Month of Letters, also known as LetterMo. This is a challenge I undertake every year; it encourages participants to write and mail at least one letter or postcard per day (every day that the mail runs) during the month of February. It’s time for an update. SinceContinue reading “Still Going Postal”

60 Million and Counting

Yesterday morning at 5:17 EST, a Czech man named Tommy registered the 60 millionth Postcrossing postcard. The card came from Veronika in Belarus, and showed two cartoon characters. That’s it on the right. This milestone means that since the project began in 2005, Postcrossing members like me have received 60 million postcards from each other,Continue reading “60 Million and Counting”

Postcards From the World: Idyllic

Today’s featured Postcrossing postcard is a bit of a mystery. It comes to me from a family of Postcrossers in Idaho. But the gorgeous photo on the card was certainly not taken in Idaho! It looks like a European castle or manor house, probably English or French. Does anyone recognize the location? Wherever it is,Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Idyllic”

Postcards From the World: Daenerys

My favorite of the Postcrossing postcards I’ve received this week comes from Russian Postcrosser Anna, who lives in a suburb of Moscow. (Don’t know what Postcrossing is? Check out this entry.) I love learning about the people who send me cards. Anna sings in a women’s choir and competes at international music festivals. She lovesContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Daenerys”

Postcards From the World: Vintage Colorado

Yesterday I received my first Postcrossing postcard of the year, and it’s from here in the States. Specifically, it comes from Denver, Colorado, from a Postcrosser named Scarlett. Scarlett is a student, an artist, and a weightlifter, and she loves national parks and haunted places. She’s also learning German. She noticed the writers and booksContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Vintage Colorado”

Postcards From the World: A Dutch Castle

I haven’t shared a Postcrossing card with you lately, though I continue to receive them — some beautiful, some interesting, and some just plain bizarre. (But that’s OK. I like bizarre.) Postcrossing is a site that connects people through postcards. Membership is close to 800,000 members in 208 countries, so members send and receive cardsContinue reading “Postcards From the World: A Dutch Castle”

Postcards From the World: Windbinder

It’s time to spotlight another of the many Postcrossing cards I’ve received lately. Postcrossing, in case you’re not familiar with the concept, is a site with more than 800,000 members in 207 countries; we receive names and profiles from the site and send each other postcards. You can get details here. I’ve been a PostcrosserContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Windbinder”

Postcards From the World: Author’s Day

Today I want to feature a postcard I received from a Postcrosser in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The card comes from Trang, a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada who is working on her PhD. She didn’t say much about her field of study, but her research seems to be about the use of psychology in marketing. I choseContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Author’s Day”

Postcards From the World: Cat’s Holiday

I’ve been receiving a lot of Postcrossing cards lately, from all over the world. I’ve mentioned Postcrossing here before. It’s an online site with 800,000+ participants; we all send postcards to addresses randomly chosen for us from all the Postcrossers on the site. I’ve been a member since 2009 and have received more than 5,000Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Cat’s Holiday”