“Postcrossing” connects people from all over the world
We all believe in miracles, even the most categorical pessimists. And I confess honestly that sometimes I think that the letter from Hogwarts is lost somewhere, and this New Year I will definitely get on the Christmas Express and go to study the art of magic together with other chosen children.
We suggest you and your kids try a decent and more realistic alternative called Postcrossing!
What is it and how to use it?
How long ago have you handwritten a letter or postcard and sent it to your friend in Australia or at least your grandmother in Mexico?
You probably don’t even know that feeling when you get a mysterious letter in the mail and you rather print it out to find out what’s inside. Postcards and letters are also something like magic, especially at New Year or Christmas time!
And so, Postcrossing.com is a letter/postcard exchange service between people from all over the world. It’s been around for 15 years, by the way! It was invented back in 2015 by two software students from Portugal. More than 800,000 people from 207 countries have registered on it. Cool, isn’t it?
How does it work?
Let’s tell it to step by step. It’s simple!
You have to go to Postcrossing.com and create your profile where you put the most important and basic information about yourself. Then you make a request for addresses to choose the first lucky person who will receive a postcard from you. The site gives you the first 5 destinations where you can send your first postcards.
The second step
This is a study of your Postcrossing friends’ profiles. Among them, you can find fans of black and white photos or fans of Michael Jackson. Some make a profile for their pet or grandmother, who is always excited about any news and new acquaintance. Some enjoy homemade cards while others prefer seascapes and fruit trees.
All this is your key to success and you can be sure that the chosen one will be infinitely happy with such a caring attitude to his preferences.
You can choose a postcard in any bookstore or, for example, in a museum. Perhaps, you brought a postcard from another country or city. Today’s card designs have no limits, you are sure to find what you need!
It’s so cool to imagine what a certain person from Cameroon or Connecticut would like.
The next step is to write the text of the postcard. Sending a blank card is creepy and a sign of a bad tone. You should be sure to include who you are (at least your initials), where you are from, what your home country is notable for, and what you wish the person in the New Year. You can write anything you want! After all, the main thing in Postcrossing is to give people emotions and good humor.
Some more information for last
Postcrossing can be a great option for a hobby. It has no age restrictions, significant effort or financial cost. You get closer to Korea, Rome or Singapore, imagine a complete stranger thinking of you and writing to wish you all the best for the New Year 2021.
Give a little magic to yourself and someone from every corner of the world!