Thursday, April 16, 2015

Adventures in Postcrossing #7

The goal of Postcrossing is to connect the world via real mail, by allowing you to exchange postcards with other random members around the world.

After skipping the presentation of my Postcrossing haul last month I will cut right to the chase with some card-shaped eye candy!

Where did all those pretties come from? Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the USA. So many different countries and a whole lot of really amazing postcards to boot.

Apart from my obvious fondness of all those tea time and teddy bear cards which will make me squeal with delight every time, the one from Taiwan is the one that stands out the most this time. It's a sort of see-through card which you can't quite see on the photo (it's the one to the right of the "Smile" card on the first photo in this blog post - it shows a train and scenery), but trust me when I say, this is among the coolest I now have in my collection.

And you should have seen my surprise when, for the very first time, I found a postcard from my own country in my mailbox. You have the option to activate sending/receiving to/from your own country if you wish to do so (not everyone does that, but I thought it'd be fun) and with Austria not having as many participants as eg Germany or Russia it has taken this long to finally happen. Now I wonder when I will be the one sending out a card to a "neighbor", because I dare say it can't be long now. *fingers crossed*

Also super exciting, in my humble opinion, is the fact that among the cards I've sent, one is heading to South Africa which is a pretty rare destination you don't get to write to often. It'd be even neater if I received a card from there myself one of these days. One can only hope.

What's the most unusual card you ever received? Let me know!

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