Postcrossing.

Post what?

Postcrossing is a service that connects people all around the world through the medium of postcards. You create an account on their website, click a link, and they send you the address of another member somewhere in the world. Eventually, when your turn comes around, some random person, somewhere in the world will send a postcard to you. 

The more postcards you send, the more will eventually come to you. It isn’t like chain letters since everybody receives approximately the same number of cards as they send.

I started some years ago when I was a bit saddened by the fact that the only mail I ever received was overdue bills! Just to get something in the post which wasn’t a demand for payment was a good feeling. 

There is no commitment. You can send one postcard per year or a dozen every month – it’s entirely up to you. Take a year off if you are busy.

According to their website they have 803,000 members in 207 countries. In the 17 years that Postcrossing has been operating its members have sent 67,733,218 postcards. I have contributed just 217 of them. I think I shall sent a few next week. 

Give it a try. You might end up sending a postcard to me!

Lyndon

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