Thursday, July 16, 2015

Adventures in Postcrossing #10

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.

Things have been rather quiet on the Postcrossing front, at least for yours truly. Many of my travelling cards have decided to take the scenic route, needing forever to get registered by the recipients, which consequently translates in me not being able to send out all that many new postcards in recent weeks. I like to blame it on the season, after all, in the heat everything takes longer, plus I'm confident that things will speed up a bit come fall.

While I had initially planned on showing off some of my awesome vintage card collection this time - all courtesy of my dear friend Isabelle - I haven't found the time to take pictures of them yet (all right, time kinda slipped away and suddenly it was Wednesday evening aka time to panic about not having prepared a post for today). So I did what any sensible person (who just spent half an hour freaking out about the bad light which could only lead to horrible photos) would do - I decided to postpone this to my August update and instead randomly share some Postcrossing-related goodies for those Etsy-a-holics among us.

So, what are two of the most important things you'll need? Postcards for one, and the Postcrossing-ID which you have to write on the cards you send out ...

And how could I ever forget? Postcrossing is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on July 13th! *throwing confetti* And they thought snail mail was dead, duh!

560,693 members
216 countries
1,147 postcards/hour
30,674,830 postcards received
446,755 postcards traveling
155,396,970,571 km traveled
3,877,654 laps around the world

With all the previous posts about my postcard adventures I do wonder - have you taken up Postcrossing yet? Let me know!


  1. i admit no^^ i haven't joined yet but i have a lot of pleasure to send you some^^

    1. Well, you're the queen of letter writing, so that's ok then! And I'm always honored when one of your letters arrives, besides you add cards all the time for me as well - the best of both worlds!