Month of Letters, Day 2

February 2 was a Sunday, but I sent two postcards anyway. These went out from a mailbox in Boston, Massachusetts, while I was there with my son over the weekend for one of his college interviews. These were both Postcrossing cards: To Rocca San Casciano, Italy, a card with a vintage beer ad. To Palencia,Continue reading “Month of Letters, Day 2”

Month of Letters, Day 1

February is the Month of Letters, also known as “LetterMo.” Every day this month, those of us who’ve taken the challenge aim to send at least one piece of mail by good, old-fashioned snail mail, and to respond to anyone who writes to us. Bills, junk mail, and other non-personal forms of mail don’t count.Continue reading “Month of Letters, Day 1”

Postcards From the World, Part 3

Here is probably the best Postcrossing postcard I’ve received in the past week, an illustration by Nata Blansh called “Hogwarts Is My Home.” The card came to me from Anya, an English teacher in Moscow. She says that she’s a huge fan of the Harry Potter books, and that Severus Snape is her favorite character.Continue reading “Postcards From the World, Part 3”

Postcards From the World

A few days ago I posted about reaching my goal of both sending and receiving 5,000 Postcrossing postcards by the end of this year, after a little more than 10 years of being a Postcrosser. (Here is a link to that post, which also includes a primer on what Postcrossing is and how it works.)Continue reading “Postcards From the World”