Postcrossing! Or: Jen got a new hobby

All of the postcards I've received so far! Pretty awesome to look at when I enter my apartment.

So a Facebook friend mentioned a website in a status awhile ago, and so I had to investigate. And as a result… I got sucked into a new hobby.

Postcrossing is a website that allows registered users to send and receive postcards from people all over the world. So, once you register, you request addresses to send out postcards. They give them to you, you write the postcards, mail them, and then once the people receive them and enter the unique code you put on the card, you can get postcards in return!

So far I’ve had 30 postcards received with 8 more in transit, and I’ve received 27 from all over the world. My latest postcard came from Istanbul, Turkey! Each one is unique and each message is fun to read. I’ve learned a lot about the different cultures and people who have sent them to me.

I’ve also acquired a few great penpals! I’ve not only reconnected to my cousin Kayla in New York, but I’ve met three great people from Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands! I love receiving letters from them!

What about you, dear reader? Do you have penpals? The art of letter writing seems to be dying, but not if I have anything to say about it! In the comments, tell me about your penpals. Or, if you are a part of postcrossing, tell me about your experience! What’s the most unusual postcard you’ve received? They most exotic place you’ve received a postcard from? (Mine has been from Siberia!) And if you’ve found my page from Postcrossing, let me know!

Maybe we can direct swap postcards!

For more information on Postcrossing, check out the website! http://www.postcrossing.com/