Hello there, it’s been a while! I am so behind in posting here. I’ve still been posting–that is, mailing & receiving mail–but other things have been getting in my way of keeping track of it all: more work, more tired, trying to fit in more time for reading & other important things. I’ve got a fistful of mail ready to go out, so let’s look at it before I send it off!
These all come from Postcrossing Forum trades, most from the offers threads, where a user gets to choose which postcard they will receive from a sender. I love looking through those, and discovering I have a card another user would love to receive. Let’s start with Lucy here, because there is a story. Not much of a story, but it’s as dramatic as things got this time around, so let’s go with it.
I got tagged by a possible recipient in Germany, who wanted me to send the card blank in an envelope, because he wanted it for a friend. This is exactly not why I joined Postcrossing. Postcards are meant to be written on, stamped, and dropped directly into the mail box. This fella knew that, because it’s now part of my Postcrossing Forum signature. Eventually, he settled on the idea that I could mail it directly to his friend–which is what I did (with a note that started off by saying so-and-so thought he would like this card). Off it goes to Berlin, Germany.
Let’s go on to more Peanuts, and also more Germany: Snoopy here was requested by a Postcrosser in Köln (AKA Cologne), Germany.
More toons, this time going to Selangor, Malaysia, to someone who likes children’s book illustrations.
Do you know Elephant & Piggie? They are by the wonderful Mo Willems, who also wrote Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. If you’ve not exposed yourself to his work, you are missing out.
Someone in Minsk, Belarus, wanted this windmill postcard from my offer album, so that is exactly what she shall get.
The “North Central Coast Wineries” map card was requested by someone in Yotsukaido, Japan. I told her I go to Monterey a lot, but I wasn’t at all aware of the wineries in the area before buying this postcard (at a gas station way down in San Luis Obispo County).
I took a nice little trip to Trinidad–CALIFORNIA–a few months ago. This card was requested by a Postcrosser in Hefei, Anhui, China.
The last card goes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a “last movie I’ve seen” tag. I never saw “Maudie,” though I did see the preview. The last movie I’ve seen is Victoria and Abdul, starring Judi Dench.
Stamps, stickers, washi tape: see anything you like?