My first postcard

Less than two weeks after joining Postcrossing and sending out my first four postcards I’ve just received my first one back. It’s from a semi-retired man in Germany who wrote me a nice message in which he says he likes travelling and walking or cycling by the sea or along rivers.
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Last Saturday I spent well over an hour looking round the town centre for postcards of my local area but couldn’t find a single one – every place which would logically have had them doesn’t seem to sell them now and even the one shop where I would have been guaranteed to get some didn’t have any in stock. So I turned to the internet and was lucky enough to find some unused English postcards for a very good price so I sent for 100. They arrived on Thursday and yesterday I sent out cards to France, Japan, Italy and Finland – I was really pleased when I got the Italy address as it’s a lovely town on the Ligurian coast which I visited several years ago.
While I’ve been typing this I’ve just had an email from Postcrossing to say that someone (not the recipient) has ‘favourited’ one of the Southport cards I sent out and which has been uploaded to the gallery – it’s nice to know that someone likes it as I do think it’s quite an attractive card. I think this Postcrossing thing is getting more interesting by the day and I can’t wait to see where my next card will come from.

 

4 thoughts on “My first postcard

  1. You should give it a go Susie, there’s a lot of people from your country doing it. I got my second card yesterday from a guy in London, it features the iconic red telephone booth which is rearely seen in this country now.

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  2. I’m glad you managed to find a job lot of postcards, that was a good idea. We tried to find some to send to family a couple of years ago when we were staying in Ellesmere in Shropshire, mission impossible. This is an interesting pastime for you.

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  3. I’ve actually got another job lot of cards since I wrote this post. I found a guy selling what sounds like bankrupt stock he’d bought from someone else and didn’t realise how many thousands there were – he’s selling them in random lots of 1,000 at an extremely good price but I don’t need that many so I emailed him to ask if I could have just 500. He replied straight away that it was no problem and I received a box full of them yesterday – several bundles of 50, all new and showing lovely views of places in Cornwall. That should keep me going for a few years!

    I’ve received another two cards since I wrote this and I got an email from Postcrossing this morning to say that my card to Japan has arrived. This afternoon I sent out another three, to Germany, USA and Taiwan, and I’ve received one from a lady in Massachusetts – this hobby is getting really interesting now 🙂

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