Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Snail Mail

I believe everyone likes the thrill of opening their mailboxes and
finding something other than bills or junk mail. I know I do. Email is great for quick communication and I wouldn't want to go back to not having it, but there is nothing like receiving a letter, a birthday or greeting card or a postcard by mail.

Postcrossing is an online site you can join to send and receive postcards from all over the world. After signing up, you are given up to 5 names and addresses to mail your first cards to. When those cards are received and registered on the site, your address will be given to a random Postcrosser who will then mail you a card. It's as easy as send a card/receive a card.

International postage is .98 and the postcard rate in the USA is .27. Postcards can be bought at a variety of places....local tourist spots, museums, bookstores, even in Wal-Mart.

postcards I've sent

postcards I've received

I've you are interested in receiving interesting snail mail on a regular basis please check out Postcrossing.

ps....I'm using a web-site one of my sons is developing to make my collages. As soon as he works out all the bugs I will post the address. His goal is to make the site super easy to use.


  1. Can't wait to use that site when it's ready! fun!

  2. At least two members of a yahoo group that I belong to are involved in Postcrossing. It sounds fun. I like your collages.

  3. I forgot to tell you how much I love your new layout!...Love the background!

    I've been making mosaics with Picasa which is very easy but limited...can't wait to check out your son's new site...

  4. Lovely collages and a lovely sentiment; I agree with you, even in today's world with emails and text messaging, the best thing I know is to receive handwritten cards and letters.;)

  5. I like the new look of your blog. I also like snail mail. What fun.

  6. A post card exchange looks like fun! I just assigned a pen pal in the UK so I'm looking forward to corresponding with her.

    I use Picasa for collages but I'd love to try a new program to get different results, Stevie, so I'm looking forward to using your son's program!

  7. Great post...good luck to your son!


  8. The web site your son is setting up should be interesting for many of us.

    And the "card" idea--isn't that spectacular? If I didn't spend 26 hours a day on the computer......

    (Wife say 26 hours--she does not realize I spent 30 minutes of that doing bathroom stuff. Hmph!)

    Glad to see ya!


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