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'.
In fact, I adore all the cards I receive from Russia. Good thing Russia boasts the most amount of postcrossers eh?
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:
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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