Thursday, February 28, 2008

My New Obsession

Last weekend while I was cleaning out my craft area, I came across a stack of postcards that I had acquired through a post card swap with my October Yahoo group over a year ago. I brushed the dust off of them, photocopied the back sides and put them into an album so they could be enjoyed. I had so much fun looking at them and reading the messages people wrote to me and to Sophie. I also put the "Love" postcards I had received from the last postcard swap in the album. I thought to myself how much I love getting mail and wouldn't it be neat to join in some other post card swaps. So I googled "post card swap" and this site came up: Postcrossing. I signed up and now I am hooked! I have already sent out five postcards and am anxiously awaiting receiving some. It is so cool. You set up a free account. They give you addresses from all around the world to send postcards to. Each postcard has an ID# that you write on it. When you send or receive cards, you type in your ID# and the site keeps track of where you have sent/received on a map customized for you, with your postcards. It even tracks the total distances of your cards. They only let you send out five postcards at a time and I can hardly wait until my first five are received so I can send out more. The addresses I was given for my first five were Norway, Germany, Brazil, Finland and-you guessed it-China! How cool is that? I can't wait to receive my first post card. I'm like a kid on Christmas every time I go to the mailbox. It doesn't help that every time I get the mail I have to sing The Letter song from Blue's Clues. Every. Single. Time. I can't help it. It is often followed by The Mail Song,also from Blue's Clue's. Of course my husband thinks I am insane. He might be right. What can I say. Working with kids for nineteen years has a tendency to rot your brain a teeny bit :)


Kayce said...

Okay, I'm off to do join!!! Way cool!

OH MY #6 said...

sounds kinda cool!


Anonymous said...

hi! i just got here through a postcrossing referral - glad you are enjoying the site :)

i've read a bit of your blog, and your will to adopt a girl from here. that is so generous of you!

i'm from portugal, but i'm living in shanghai now. i just wanted to say if there's anything i can do for you from here, let me know.

take care!

Kylie's momma said...

Oooh count me in too. (I don't know if I'll be singing Blue's tho' LOL!) So I got Estonia,Italy,Japan,Finland,and Germany. Am off to buy postcards! What a fun fun thing to do. Thanks for telling me about it. Will let you know how it goes and you do the same :-)Have a good weekend Michelle!