About Me

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.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Don
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 23:52:48

    Great blog and great idea!


  2. Marleen
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 07:45:26

    I’m also doing postcrossing! I just LOVE it, it’s great! 🙂


  3. Orel Engel
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 23:47:56

    It’s an awesome concept! You hav so many postcards and they’re so interesting!


  4. yosephvera
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 09:38:01

    we are postcrosser too, but we are 2 person in 1 account 🙂


  5. Sofia
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 05:35:45

    What a nice blog – I start to read it. I also get you one postcard and promiced to send you animal postcard back. I send it today, hopefully you get it soon 🙂
    Sofia from Finland


  6. talesinthetree
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 20:35:08

    What a fascinating blog! I’ll have to come and browse from time to time!


  7. James @ Fly, Icarus, Fly
    May 13, 2012 @ 07:04:24

    What an interesting concept! I remember years ago, reading a book series based on two characters who sent postcards and letters back and forth. The whole book was literally a collection of envelopes where you’d take the correspondence out to read it. It had a voyeuristic quality and your site reminded a bit about it. Cool to see all the postcards you’ve received!


  8. yumscrub
    May 29, 2012 @ 21:09:53

    Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing the great cards you’ve received. Very cool.


  9. Di
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 02:13:46

    id love to send you a real postcard! where do i send it?


  10. Lusy
    Jan 16, 2013 @ 13:50:08

    Can I use the picture of your card on my web site. Thank you.


  11. Aneliya Mileva
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 04:38:11

    Dear Cynthia,
    My name is Aneliya. I’m from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and I just came upon your blog by chance. If you would like to get a postcard from my home town, you could send to my e-mail a post box / address where I could send one. I’m not a member of any postcrossing group.


  12. Michael56j
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:01:01

    What a delightful idea.


  13. Manfred
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 08:43:30

    Searching about Victoria Kirdy I found by chance you site, and I like it.


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