Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rediscovering the culture of sending and receiving a postcard!

Hello All,

I am a 28 year-old guy from the Dominican Republic, (a nice place in the Caribbean) and I want to talk to you about a hobby I started last year. Have you ever heard about Postcrossing? When was the last time you received a postcard? When was the last time you sent a postcard?

Well, Postcrossing is a nice Project that allows you to “send a postcard and received a postcard back from a random person in the world”. More than a hobby I found this project as a way to learn about other cultures; every postcard I received has its own story, its own mystic.

How it works?

The first step is to register on the Postcrossing site (You can google it: Postcrossing). Then you would be able to request to send a postcard. The website will display (and send you an email) with the address of another member and a Postcard ID (e.g.: US-786). You then mail a postcard to that member.

The member receives the postcard and registers it using the Postcard ID that is on the postcard. At this point, you are eligible to receive a postcard from another user. You are now in line for the next person that requests to send a postcard. Where the postcard comes from is a surprise!

You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you send is registered, you can request another address. The number of postcards allowed to travel at any single time goes up the more postcards you send!

A simple request...

I’d like to hear from you guys, would you mind sending me a postcard from where you are?

Tell me something about you, what’s your hobby? What do you do?

Ramón Lora
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
ramonlora1[AT]hotmail.com

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