I don’t know about you, but I love opening my mailbox and finding mail for me. You know – letter and/or postcard mail. Anything with handwriting on it.
Luckily, my mom had this adorable addiction to greeting cards. As in, I’m pretty sure that Hallmark is still in business because of her.
For instance, since I was a little girl going away to camp – my mom has sent me letters and mail. 4 years in college – I’d get letters at least every 2 weeks.
And then last year in Greece, I got all kinds of mail from mom, friends, etc.
So now, I’m home. Living with mom. So mom doesn’t send me mail (understandabe).
Any chance I get for mail, be it a facebook event of “Who Wants a Postcard From ”, to offers of random Christmas cards from bloggers (Thank you to the wonderful Madams Jen and Raurasaur for their amazing Christmas cards!) I take it!
So naturally when I heard about a way to guarantee mail to myself, I jumped on that bandwagon!
Or rather, mail wagon I guess I should say.
It’s a pretty simple system. You sign up with your address. You request addresses for people around the world. You send them a postcard. Once they’ve received your postcard, your address is released to someone else in the world.
And voila! You’ve just gotten a beautiful postcard from some nice person somewhere in the world!
I’ve gotten cards from Russia, Germany, Taiwan, China, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland, etc etc! You can watch your stats, see how far your postcards have traveled, how many you’ve sent, how many people like them (I know how much us WordPressers like stats!).
It’s fun, it’s fast, and it’s a way to give and get a bit of cheer through the mailbox!