Sent to Canada and the United States

Two more going out in swap-bot trades:

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I don’t remember how the bird postcard came into my possession–perhaps in a swap-bot envelope-full-of-postcards type trade–but now it’s on its way to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, in a “for the birds”-themed trade.  When I saw that opportunity on swap-bot, I remembered the card, and saw my chance to set it free!  I can’t tell you what kind of birds these are; the text on the back is printed in Chinese.  I wrote my message in English, though.

The other swap-bot trade here today is going to Kansas City, Missouri, and it is a “reuse a postcard” one, in which participants are to slap a new backing on a card we’ve received, & send it on to someone else.  I love these, even though I realize that in the end, it does not actually reduce the number of postcards in the house–though it does feel like it when I am sending it out!  I received this bus card from Hong Kong, and in sending it along the pipeline, I was careful to preserve my very favorite part: that snowman stamp!  Hope it doesn’t confuse the post office.

Sent to Pskov, Russia

Another one of my initial batch of 5 Postcrossing cards has been received!

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She said she’d like “something nice and cute,” and I figured this would fill the bill.

Now that 5 of my Postcrossing cards have reached their destination, (4 from my initial 5, and 1 from a subsequent mailing), I have been bumped up to being able to have 6 cards out at a time (from the 5 that are granted when one is just starting out). I noted a little bit more about how Postcrossing works in an earlier post.

I’ve sent out 2 new cards (to be posted here shortly), and now am up to 11 postcards sent out through Postcrossing.  Zero received so far–but the first will be soon, I’m sure!