I joined up with "Postcrossing" five months ago, I first heard of it on a Facebook group - have you heard of it? It's an online postcard exchange - it's all about sending and receiving cards from all over the world. Postcrossing began in 2005, there are over 489,000 members in 212 different countries. I used to collect postcards, then I sold them for quite a while on Ebay, so it really appealed to me, in that five month period, I've sent 56 postcards and received 54. I think it would be the greatest thing for kids to get into - here is the website where you can read all about it
Here's my 54 postcards received..
My first card came from Australia, since then they're come from all corners of the world - Russia, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, China, USA, Finland, Belarus, Portugal, Ukraine, South Africa, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland - it's so fun to get one from a new country.
And, the stamps are so beautiful..
You can state on your profile which kind of cards that you'd like to receive, here's some of my faves that I've received.
The one challenge involved, in my area, anyway is finding postcards - you just don't see them like you used to. Canada Post sells them and they're prepaid, which makes for a very nice deal as you can send them anywhere in the world, but the variety is not that great. It's hard hard to find them, I went to a major tourist attraction in my area and asked for postcards, they had one and it wasn't nice, the response to my question was that no one sends postcards anymore, everything is online. Apparently not, if there are nearly 500,000 Postcrossers worldwide - just waiting for a nice postcard in their mailbox!!