Monday, February 28, 2011

Sent Postcard #5 - NETHERLANDS


My 5th postcard is going to a woman in the Netherlands. So far I have requested 5 postcards (my limit until I receive some) and they have all been women. I don't know if this is a coincidence or if more women take part in Postcrossing than men.She said in her profile that the best types of cards to send her are pictures of things created by Mother Nature. I am sending this postcard of an iceberg. I think it's one of the most impressive natural things associated with Newfoundland. Postage to the Netherlands costs $1.75.

Sent Postcard #4 - CHINA


My 4th postcard is going to a teenage girl in China. This will be the furthest one yet. I decided to send this postcard of a puffin because in her profile she said she likes postcards of cute animals. Puffins are certainly cute! Postage to China costs $1.75.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sent Postcard #3 - USA


My 3rd postcard will be going to a woman in Connecticut, USA. She likes all types of postcards so I am sending this postcard of colourful rowhouses in downtown St. John's (my city). Postage to the USA is $1.03.

Sent Postcard #2 - RUSSIA


My 2nd postcard will be going to a woman in Russia. She also likes animal postcards so I am sending this postcard of a moose. We certainly have a lot of moose in Newfoundland. It has a photo and some basic information about the moose so that should be interesting for her to read. Postage to Russia is $1.75.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sent Postcard #1 - FINLAND


I requested my first postcard and was given the address of a random user. It was a woman in Finland (Finland has the most Postcrossing users in the world). I read her profile and found out that one of the types of postcards she likes is animal cards so I decided to send her this postcard of a whale. Postage from Canada to Finland costs $1.75.

Introduction to Postcrossing

Today I joined Postcrossing. Basically it's a website that connects people all over the world through postcards. You can sign up for free and request to send a real postcard in the mail to someone. Once that person has received the postcard you are then eligible to receive a postcard from another random Postcrossing user. It's that simple! You will receive as many postcards as you send out so it is up to you to decide how many postcards you want to get. There are a few rules to follow and you can read about those on the Postcrossing website.

I had heard about Postcrossing about a year ago but I was recently reintroduced to it and I thought it would be a fun hobby. I love to travel, I am a photographer and I always buy postcards when I travel so this seemed  to be right up my alley.  I'm looking forward to receiving my first postcard. I will be scanning all postcards I send and receive to share here on my journal.

Welcome

Welcome to my Postcrossing journal. Here I will share postcards that I have sent and received and any other interesting Postcrossing information. If you participate in Postcrossing leave me a comment. If you also have a Postcrossing journal or blog let me know and I will link to it.