Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

Postcrossing

by heather

A few months ago my SIL introduced me to a site called Postcrossing. It’s website that you join for free, the only costs involved are the postcards and the postage. After you register you are given a random person somewhere in the world to mail a postcard to. After your first ‘sent’ postcard is received, your name goes into the pool of random people to receive a postcard from someone else in the world. When you are given a postcard recipient, their profile will often tell a little bit about them so that you have an idea of what they might like. For example, I mentioned that we have a 5 year old boy so someone sent us a postcard with a dinosaur on it. Some people make requests for specific kinds of cards like landscapes, architecture or pigeons (true story). The more postcards that you send, the more that you will receive. It’s always exciting to get mail, especially for kids. When we get a postcard, we look at a map to see where it’s from. So far we’ve gotten postcards from Poland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, India, Maryland and Washington and I keep them in an old-fashioned photo album. It’s a fun way for them to learn a little more about the world around us.


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