A blogger friend, Grace of Liberal Sprinkles talked about postcrossing on her blog. Grace made this look and sound so much fun, I couldn’t help myself and joined.
Shortly before I decided to—when I was thinking about it, a friend sent me a postcard (who had no idea that I was going to do this). Here’s her postcard from a place in Minnesota – Cascade River State Park. I don’t normally receive postcards except when someone travels and since she lives in Minnesota, I thought it was interesting to receive a postcard. To me it was a sign I should join postcrossing.
My first official postcard came from Ottawa, Canada although the postcard is a place in Montreal (Victorians Houses at St. Louis Square). I’ve started paying attention to the stamps on the postcards as well. The stamp pictures look like they are bigger than the postcard. I have no idea why. Did I tell you I'm not all that techy?
Grace and I decided to send each other postcards (not through postcrossing). I received these from her. The second card is Singapore skyline at night with The Singapore Flyer, the world's tallest observation wheel. Grace said it takes about 1/2 hour to do the complete round. It reminds me of what I call a Ferris Wheel. I get the hee-bee-gee-bees just thinking about getting on the world's tallest because baby ones make my tummy flip-flop.
The next postcrossing card I received came from The People’s Republic of China (Ancient Residence at Liukeng).
Today I received a postcard from Portugal (showing Guimaraes).
Since I’m not a traveler, but love to write—postcrossing is a fun way to learn about places, meet new people, and do a little writing too.
Grace does a lot of research on each of her postcards that she receives. She probably knows more about St. Louis than I do. But I’m taking the lazy way out and just giving you the picture.
I plan to save all my postcards. I’m trying to decide what to do with them. Maybe I’ll put them in a photo-like album. Maybe they'll get passed down from generation to generation. I think it'd be interesting to read and see all the places that might not exist or will have changed in the years to come.