A Post About Postcards

5 Feb

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and rather than being given candy or a stuffed animal, I told Gabe I want postage stamps. Specifically a roll of postcard ones and a bunch of the global kind, too. The former will go towards the upcoming March of Postcards, while the latter will be more useful when I rejoin Postcrossing. Allow me to elaborate on these postcard-friendly endeavors of mine…

The March of Postcards

The name was all me, but my friend Othella was responsible for the initial concept. Around this time in 2014, The Thellie Kitty recruited me to send her a postcard every day that March and get just as many from her (Exhibits A and B). We marched together again the following year, but since then I’ve been flying solo sending daily postcards, and plan to do so again this year… just not with one pen pal in particular. Wink, wink; nudge nudge.

Well, before I can really talk about this March, I should tell you about last November. Instead of blogging every day per NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), I sent daily postcards to 5 of my pen pals, alternating which one of them I sent a postcard to each day. Ultimately they each received 6 postcards. This is what I’d like to do each March now, and even if you’re not my pen pal, you’re welcome to be a part of it.

Yes, I’m willing to send YOU postcards (if you want ’em, of course) and I expect nothing in return from you once you give me your address. Email me at sincerelykate @hotmail.com with it &/or any questions you might have! But please do so by the 15th.

Postcrossing

I am no stranger to Postcrossing, but in case you are, it’s a site that enables you to send and receive postcards from all over the world. Basically you’re given a member’s address and a registration number along with some ideas of what that member would like to receive. Including the registration number, you send them a postcard you think they’ll enjoy. Using the number they’ll register it once they receive it, which then puts your address next on deck to receive a postcard from someone else. Lather, rinse, repeat.

When I was a member before, I received over 250 postcards meaning I sent just as many. This time around, I don’t plan to be nearly as active because international postage adds up something fierce! I just would like to make a dent in the large stash of blank postcards I have, and get some Kate-friendly ones in the process. Russia, for example, is home to so much cool Wonderland stuff, hehe.

If you have been following my blog for a while now, you know that I’ve been slowly but surely trying to downsize my postcard stash, and I think these upcoming endeavors of mine will only help the cause. I also think it will be nice to get more use out of my P.O. box in the process since my incoming postcards via Postcrossing will be sent there. More posts about postcards will undoubtedly happen down the road, and I’m looking forward to the journey.

Until next time!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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