Friday, July 13

Postcrossing


The Internet has indeed broaden all our horizons and made our tiny little world ten million times bigger than our computer table (ok, i'm exaggerating quite a bit on that). But the fact is, it has also lessen the use of pen, paper or stationery and stamps. I don't know about you but it just pleases me a lot to get a mail from my postman. Ok not this kind of mail though. While blog hopping, I came upon this blog and found this post quite interesting from Jennifer (thanks Jennifer!) about Postcrossing. It is about sending and recieving postcards from all over the world. Once you register, you can get an address and a name, you send the postcard and then you wait till you get a postcard from anywhere in the world. Well I sent my first postcard to Japan and I have to wait till the other postcrosser receives it, after that my name will be given to anyone, anywhere. Your profile registers all the postcards you've sent and the kilometers/miles your postcrossing has covered. Check it out if you want to here. Happy Postcrossing!

4 comments:

maiylah said...

that's cool! reminded me of something similar ... but it had to do with recipes and cooking (you send the ingredients which might not be available in that country). :)

Gattina said...

I don't like postcards they always end up in my trash immediately and then it takes such a long time, people are already home when the card finally arrives even when you have send it the first day of your arrival. But that's a matter of taste, I hate snail mail in general !

Toni said...

Hi Maiylah, oh wow, that's a good idea with that cooking exchange. Although can be a lot expensive though with sending ingredients to other parts of the world. Yikes, I can just imagine what the postage would amount to. I sent a parcel to a friend in the states who visited us 2 years ago for Christmas and she fell in love with all the christmas goodies here. Well the parcel was quite more expensive than the contents :) but it made her Christmas truly Merry so that's all that counts :)

Gattina, you are quite a modern high tech woman :) The internet has totally an advantage especially for receiving and sending mail than snow mail, you are so right about how slow the postal system is. Well the more mail the merrier, the main thing is just please no Junk Mail!! But that is another story.

The Freelance Cynic said...

Sounds like a great idea. Although with all the mail strikes here recently I'd never get anything!