Here’s another bunch of postcards I sent via Postcrossing. I’ve never been much into postcards, I’m more of a letter writing person. But since I started being active at Postcrossing again, I find it really addictive!
To United Arab Amirates:
If you follow my blog, you might remember the map postage stamps I had purchased, and then sold to an Instagram user who loved maps. To my big surprise, she sent me this wonderful thank you mail. I just love these vintage food rationing coupons! I don’t know what I’ll use them for yet, but it’ll be something with snail mail, collage or mixed media. We’ll see.
I card I made and sent to my mom last week.
When I got back home last week after having been away for a couple of weeks, all this lovely mail was waiting for me.
Sending postcards, means I need to buy postcards. At most places here in Stockholm, postcards cost 10 SEK each (€1/£0.9/US$1.10). That together with Sweden’s high postage fees would be just way too much for sending a lot of postcards. I have bought a few such cards. There is one store in city that sells postcards from 3 SEK (€0.3/£0.26/US$0.33) and up though.
And when ordering from Postallove in Poland, the cards ended up at 3 SEK each including the postage cost!
When I visited my mom during my summer vacation, I also visited a store in the neighbor town, and found these cards for just 1 SEK each. I probably should’ve bought more, but they didn’t have many different cards to chose from.
I first joined Postcrossing in December 2009 for about half a year. Then had another short active period during a couple of months in 2012. Now I’m back again, and this time it feels like I’ll remain active “forever”.
These are the first nine cards I was allowed to send:
To the USA:
To Hong Kong:
To The Netherlands:
To The Czech Republic:
To South Africa:
As I mentioned in a previous post, I sold the map postage stamps I purchased to a person who collects maps. Of course I had to make a map envelope to send it in, and I also enclosed samples of a couple of maps washi tapes.