Thursday, December 16

Post Crossing's Newest Member

I held out.  I really did.  I didn't think I would get much enjoyment from sending postcards, but one nights I got bored and surfed over to the Postcross site.  All my favorite blogs postcross, and though I'm not one to jump on the wagon, (actually far from it) I am one to notice that everybody likes something because it might be good!
Well here are the facts:
1) Postcrossing tries to keep some privacy, and you don't have to put a return address on your postcards. BUT they do give out yours, so if you are really paranoid, consider a P.O. Box, (although I am toying with that, just so I can open up the blog to receive mail.  I know Katz did a post on crazy mail, but I just like my hobby and life separate).
2) You may send things other than postcards.  And if you are like me that's great, as I still can't get my stationery collection and buying under control.  And I truly want to experiment with making!  All these equal needing folks to send things to.

These are recent purchases.  That's right $1 and more Paris!
3) You are guaranteed to receive something back!  That's one thing I have been lacking from my friends. (Sorry guys! You know who you are. I love you all, but most are not good about the responding!)
4) You are only allowed to access to a limited number of addresses at a time. Which means you can't get a head of yourself .  You will have to complete your tasks before getting more AND that keeps you honest!

Check it out.  It may not be for you, but maybe it is.  And maybe I'll get to send you something!
I hope this finds you all happily mailing!


  1. Good for you! I bet you won't regret it. The serendipity, and guaranteed return, is great fun.

    There is no guaranteed return, but if you're really looking for more folks to whom to send mail, do check out

    (Less privacy. Full disclosure: I rent a mailbox, not where I live, just so I don't have to worry about such things.)

  2. I have certainly enjoyed my 2 months of postcrossing. It is so interesting to receive cards from around the world.

  3. I joined Postcrossing back in early March or April, and I've had such a great time there. I've received close to 100 cards as of now, but the best part is the forum. I've met some great people there, and really received some fantastic cards and communication through trades.

  4. Postcrossing is one of my favorite sites. I'm Zmrzlina there and I've been using the site since the beginning, more than 5 years ago.

    I will offer a caveat, though. Even though you don't have to send postcards, you will find that most people expect postcards. And many are very adamant about not receiving handmade. I have only sent out a handful of handmade postcards over they years, and only when the profile specifically mentions they enjoy receiving handmade.

  5. Yea, I was hesitant about sending other things besides post cards. I think it will have to be on a case by case situation. I know my first responder I sent a card to, but it was perfect for what he had said. And he seemed to like it. We'll see how it goes! I can always send my hand made ones to Send me a million postcards!

  6. Interesting post and comments. Sadly, for me, I didn't enjoy PostCrossing. The expense of all those international postcards really added up and I didn't find it satisfying to just get a postcard an have no mailart relationship--and I wasn't happy with the "no handmades" comments on most profiles....but I have been very happy with