“send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!”
About the project
The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
Why? Because, like the author, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail.
The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?
How does it work?
First, the short version:
- request an address from the website
- mail the postcard to the address
- wait to receive a postcard
- register the received postcard in the system
The first step is to request to send a postcard. The website will display (and send you an e-mail) with the address of another member and a Postcard ID (e.g.: US-786). You then mail a postcard to that member.
The member receives the postcard and registers it using the Postcard ID that is on the postcard. At this point, you are eligible to receive a postcard from another user. You are now in line for the next person that requests to send a postcard. Where the postcard comes from is a surprise!
You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you send is registered, you can request another address. The number of postcards allowed to travel at any single time goes up the more postcards you send!
Country: United States of America
Request date:1 Dec, 2008
hi love creative arts, so feel free to be creative and express yourself anyway you like. write me a letter or a postcard, whatever you like.
i do love creative stamps though, so it's great to have the stamps on the card itself. otherwise share with me whatever makes you happy :) thanks!
website link is not mine but a friend's site who collects and scans his stamps so i just wanted to give him a boost!
Name: Minna Lehtinen (female)
Speaks: english; some swedish, german, russian and italian
Distance: 7,296 Kms (4,534 miles)
Hi, (or meow)! I`m 39 years old; living and working in Helsinki. I have two cats, called Olga and Nelli.
In the freetime I like very much of travelling, and seeing different places and meeting new people.
My interests are like;
- museums, art galleries, architecture, art history,
- secondhand shops, flea markets, market squares, handicraft, auctions; an any old object which goes with story on, specially old furnitures.
- also trekking, tenting, cycling and kayaking in the summertime
- dancelessons. I have been enjoying different kind`s of, but now I´m hooked in flamenco. Olé!
No matter what your postcard would be, I`m pleased with any postcard your`ll send to me.
Name: Lúcia Safi
Speaks: Portuguese, English, German
Distance: 19,406 Kms (12,058 miles)
Hello, I'm Lúcia, and I'm a biologist and a photographer.
I like ANY kind of postcards, but I really love pictures from different parts of the globe and handmade cards. I like to receive cards written all over about any subject.
You can also write your msn or email on the postcard so we can have a chat.
Name: Susanne (female)
Speaks: german, english, french, spanish
Distance: 8,445 Kms (5,247 miles)
i would be interested to learn something about people, who live in other countries.
How old are you, what are your hobbies, what are you doing on a "normal" day ... something like that.
- 27 years old
- like to draw and am terrible at it :)
- like to read (SF, Fantasy, History, Economy, Statistics)
- like to travel without a plan, just take a small bag and drive where-ever (Spring of 2009, I plan on Denmark - or perhaps Sweden)
- have a Diploma in economy and work as Controller
And if you don't want to write much: tell me a quote/ slogan you like or a secret :)
Name: Zdenek Sima (male)
Country: Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Speaks: Czech, English, Russian
Distance: 8,499 Kms (5,281 miles)
Cenda, Czech Republic
Mail Art, Postcards collecting, rock music listening, LPs and SPs collecting etc.
I prefer pure geographical postcards, like towns, lakes, mountains etc. But in fact, I like to get any postcard :-)