30 January 2013


I have a new one.  Well, can you count 10 months as new?  It still feels novel, so I'm saying yes. 
I am a postcrosser.  I can't quite remember how I discovered Postcrossing, probably from another blog.  Have you heard of it?  I think it's just wonderful.  For the uninitiated, how it works is:  you sign up, are given the address of a user at random.  You send them a postcard.  Once they receive said postcard, a different random user will be allocated your address, and you will receive a postcard at random.  In fact their motto is:
“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person in the world!”
I've never been outside of Australia, so perhaps for the non-traveller, Postcrossing offers a little taste of the unknown. 

So far I have received 67 postcards, plus a few extra from private swaps (being unregistered swaps facilitated through Postcrossing, but not counted toward your totals).

This is so far my favourite card.  Isn't it just fantastic?  I love the propaganda-style endoresment of electricity.  Who'd have thunk it! I think it's an advertising card of some kind, from Russia.  It says on the front, I am told, 'feeling energy'.

Some of the messages written (or in the following case, printed) on the cards are just fantastic.  This one is from a South Korean postcrosser:

Another super cool thing I love are the stamps from different countries!

I'm starting to amass a collection of blank postcards, so that I have a decent stock from which to draw each recipient's postcard from.  I even found an Ansett one in a St Kilda newsagent!

I like to put interesting stamps on my outgoing postcards too.  Look at that seagull-chip one!  I don't think it gets more Australian than that!

Are you a postcrosser?  If not, why not??  I think it's a lovely, stress-free, slow paced hobby.  It takes very little time and money to get started, but it does get quite addictive once you start receiving those postcards!

If you are a postcrosser, wanna swap?  Find me on Postcrossing here.

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  1. My goodness! That is a lot of postcards, that is a really awesome hobby. I can definitely see how it could become addictive. A friend of mine actually sent me a postcard while on her trip to Denmark, it made my week.

    1. I love getting them! I actually have them sent to work so I can hve little workday treats :) I don't know what the mail room guys think of it, it's the only mail I get!

  2. I have never heard about this before ... sounds like so much fun!

  3. That looks like a great hobby! I used to collect both postcards and stamps as a child so I really enjoyed this post. I also really like the seagull and chip stamp! ^_^

    1. I'd be happy to send you a postcard with a special seagull stamp :D

  4. I am bookmarking this immediately! Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing it!

  5. I also love postcards and stamps! Great idea! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. I'm in love with this! I must sign up!