Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Postcard from Finland

Today I received my first Postcrossing postcard! WOOHOO!  You've never heard of Postcrossing? Then look here. Currently more than 391,000 people from 219 countries around the world are busy sending each other postcards and making friends. Snail mail, the old fashioned way!

Postcards I have sent to Germany, Holland and Taiwan have already arrived, and five more are in transit to other countries. And as soon as a postcard of mine arrives at it's destination and is registered, my address is sent to a random Postcrosser and I can expect to get another card.

I was so excited to open my mailbox today and find my first postcard from Aune in Finland. It was posted 5 days ago and travelled 6,539 km (4,063 miles). Thank you, Aune!





















 A painting by Helene Schjerfbeck.... one of Finland's most famous artists.

6 comments:

Hilary said...

That's very cool. Do you share you online presence with them so they can look you up?

OldLady Of The Hills said...

What a wonderful idea! And such interesting stamps, too!

ann @ studiohyde said...

What a lovely card to receive. Never heard of this particular card swap but it looks fun.

Rock Chef said...

Old fashioned post cards? That is rather cute! Could get expensive, though, the way that stamp prices are going! :-)

Karen said...

5 days is pretty quick! Cute card.

Leena said...

And the first was from Finland - nice :)I know very well Helene Schjerfbeck, I bought a book from her life to my daughter, when she was still at school.
Nice hobby ! I have heard about it before, some of my Finnish blog friends belong to this group too.