Thursday, August 13, 2015

Adventures in Postcrossing #11

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.

It's been (and still is, as a matter of fact) a hot summer which only led to one sensible strategy - taking things slow. This certainly includes my adventures in Postcrossing which have unsurprisingly been a bit on the sluggish side these past two months. While I'd look forward to sending off postcards once a week during the first half of the year, I'm now doing so at a 3-weeks-interval which also pretty much depends on whether the respective weekend provides me with bearable temperatures or not. By the look of it I probably won't be picking up a pen or lick any stamps before September though. Either way, summer must end eventually and I'm confident that my card-writing will be picking up again once fall season rolls around.

This being vacation season you might wonder whether I have been at least sending out a few postcards from wherever the road has taken me. Well, no travel adventures for yours truly either, just suffering through the heat back home. And I don't even have a pool. Unless you count my bathtub. But to let you in on a little secret - I'm not all that big on writing cards when traveling. Only a select few people will receive one and we're talking about single digits here aka maybe five people or so. Also I have never been one of those who will send myself a postcard. That is, I might have done this just for the heck of it when I was still a wild 20-something but not so anymore. Sometimes I wonder if it's mostly to being forgetful or just plain laziness.

So, did my babbling on about the heat distract you from the fact that I previously promised to show off my vintage card collection? I didn't think so. Anyway this mission has again been postponed until cooler days aka days when taking half decent photos and writing some witty lines to go along with them will make this a whole lot more fun and less sweat inducing. So, no pretty pictures today. Instead,I shall close this blog post with a lovely quote instead.

What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.
Author Unknown

Do you usually send postcards from your vacation destination to family and friends back home? Maybe you even send yourself a card? Let me know!


  1. ...hum i guess that if i were going on vacation i would send you a card yes but since it has been 8years if no more that i went it's not on schedule now

    when i was little i do remember that we wrote some with my mother so i do plan to do it but like you only to a few selected people

    1. We always sent cards back home when on vacation, though never a lot, just to immediate family or close friends. And as much as I love Postcrossing I am admittedly lazy when it comes to sending cards when on vacation these days.

  2. Love sending postcards from vacation! But last time we spent some days in Slovenia over weekend and national holidays, we were able to by postcards but the postoffice was closed and we didn't get any stamps. So we carried the postcards home and sent them from our village. Our grandmothers didn't notice. Hehe!

    1. I never ended up sending cards from home instead of my vacation spot, but on occasion I thought I could send myself a card only to end up being too lazy and instead simply taking the unwritten card along in my luggage and put it in an album at home. :-D