Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Postcrossing


Postcrossing is a worldwide project of sending and receiving postcards. It's such a great program. You sign up online, make a profile, then request an address. The website then randomly selects an address from somewhere in the world. When you are given an address, you're also given that person's profile page; which gives information about them and what kind of postcards they'd like to receive. For every postcard you send that is received, your address is randomly sent to someone else in the world. While you send postcards, postcards are sent to you. 


It's so much fun, not only receiving postcards from around the world, but trying to find the perfect postcard to send someone else. 
In my profile, I asked for vintage cards and soviet-era cards. The cards I've received from Eastern Europe are the most dear to me. I also asked that when someone sends me a card, they write down a list of their "likes" and "dislikes"... it's a lot of fun to see what each person comes up with.


So far, I've received cards from over 30 different countries. Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, Ukraine, & the United Kingdom.

The website is completely free to use. The only cost is that of the postcards you buy and the stamps to send them. Check it out!


<3 Lauren