Five new cards going out through Postcrossing, and actually, I should say, sent to Canada, Germany, Russia, Russia, and Ukraine! I have learned that although a Postcrossing participant can opt to have only one card going to a particular country at a time (as I have), there is no guarantee that request can always be fulfilled. When I received Russian addresses twice in this draw of five, I wrote Postcrossing to let them know, and to ask if their ‘bot may be broken. They responded pretty quickly:
Not exactly… We don’t promise that you’ll always send just one postcard to a country if you have the option deactivated… only that we’ll do our best to try to give you as many addresses in different countries as we can. Sometimes this isn’t possible, and repetitions will occur. It’s the only way to have to ensure that the system remains fair to everyone involved and that members that send postcards also receive their due cards back. Right now, we have a lot more members in Germany and Russia, and so we need more postcards to go there.
Yes, I always seem to have cards out to Germany & Russia, as well as Ukraine & Netherlands. Can’t recall EVER having had any out to South America, not too many to Asia or Australia, and the only ones to Africa have been to the country of South Africa. The moral? LET’S GET MORE MEMBERS IN THOSE UNDER-REPRESENTED AREAS! If you know people there, please let them know about Postcrossing. The more places represented, the more fun the experience!
On to the cards!
The Hearst Castle card goes to Berlin, Germany, where the recipient says he likes postcards with beautiful landscapes. This one has a bunch of concrete & stucco stuck right in the middle, but I thought he might like it, anyhow.
The two pandas–and one of the tigers–are going to Moscow, Russia, to two separate recipients.
The other tiger is on its way to one very lucky Canadian in Burlington, Ontario! In her list of postcard likes, she said she enjoys coastlines, “and you can never go wrong with a cute or funny cat.” Done, and done!
The retro card of Children’s Fairyland goes to Khersons’ka, Ukraine, to a Postcrosser who is a big Disney fan. I thought she’d like a peek at a park that Disney visited to get some theme park inspiration.
Now that I see them all assembled, it looks like the cards seem to share a theme…