In the interest of keeping up, I present this super-fresh post of cards I just prepped to send out this morning. Warning: today’s post of post marks a return to The Disappointassortment!
People Suck! That card’s going to Suffolk, England, in a Postcrossing Forum “you choose” tag. My card was chosen by a retired woman who previously chose another card from this same lovely line.
Twister! That’s an ad card, with a lot of printing on the back, going out to Munich, Germany, in a swap-bot trade of ad cards. I remember working in S.F. years & years ago, and seeing racks of free postcards in plenty of cafes & bars. This is something I don’t see any more, (well, not in my current stomping grounds) so I just looked it up, & found an online article stating that the two big companies distributing “free rack postcard advertising seem to have faded away by 2009.” Heck, I find it hard to find postcards, in general–never mind just the free ones.
That beautiful dog is going to a dog lover (who lives with a Labrador Retriever) in Limanowa, Poland. It’s part of a swap-bot “hello stranger” trade in which the whole point is just to send someone a nice message. So appealing.
That horrible, horrible card is from The Disappointassortment, of course, and it’s off to Pinewood, Victoria, Australia, in a swap-bot trade of “weird/ugly postcards” (actually, they spelled it “wierd,” but never mind). I am so happy to finally be rid of that dungeon. It’s been quite some time since I sent out a card from The Disappointassortment, and as soon as I flipped it over, I was reminded of yet another downside of this crappy “value” pack I bought online: the laminated writing surface, so ever-ready for an ink-smearing experience. I slapped a little sticker on the back, in place of the ink-stamping experience I most often employ for random bits of white space.
Can we please move on to something more pleasant? Here’s a peek a the back side of these cards: stamps, stamps, stickers, & washi tape!