My old-fashioned nature is touched by the written word in letters and postcards.
The thought of someone far away sitting down and choosing a postcard or stationery, the proper pen, gathering their thoughts and putting pen to paper, then addressing, stamping and delivering for transporting something that will arrive in my mailbox days or weeks later, brings great pleasure to my heart.
Better yet, years later, I can look at and enjoy the thoughts they sent to me.
I feel sorry for people who have only known the sterile nature of texting and email.
Interestingly, I find a great many young people who seem to long for the written letter. Most of my exchanges are with young people. It inspires me and I hope that they don’t loose their enthusiasm for it.
I recently discovered Postcrossing and have started to exchange postcards with people around the world. The back of a postcard is a tiny space to share a lot, but it is a lovely process. I have two Postcrossing accounts – FiberLady and FlagGazer. If you belong to Postcrossing and would like to do a private swap, send me a message there.
I am recording the postcards here. Only the fronts – the back seems to violate the privacy of letters. And, the beautiful stamps from around the world!
The Postcrossing experience has tickled my enjoyment of postcards once again and I am seriously organizing the ones I am getting and the ones I have!
Note – This is a place to enjoy. If you have issues – right or wrong – with the descriptions of the postcards – please take it up the postcard companies.
AGAIN – these are POSTCARDS — they have been sent to me by people from around the world. I don’t know the photographers or the publishers or where you can purchase them. Please, enjoy them for what they are and don’t ask me to do research. Thank you.