It could be that she was not aware of how it works, requested the post card and only managed to send it near the end of her 90 days time period. Then still taking 90 days to reach you, This is the only way I can think this possible. I’m though not sure if registering her card now will count under her ‘sent’ cards and will trigger a card being sent to her now? Still to new for this technical stuff.
In January I received a card with the date of May 2020 on it. When I registered it, I saw that the address was drawn in February 2020. I assume the first card in February got lost in the COVID chaos. But the second card, sent months later, still took more than half a year to arrive.
Yesterday I also received a card and only after registering I realised it had travelled exactly 100 days.
I had a card take 217 days to the USA - that is 7 months.
And one that took 4 months to Germany last year.
But the best one is… on 23 March (2021) my penpal from Brazil received my letter sent 8 April 2020! (which is a year tomorrow, coincidentally).
The frequency with which these things happen in the pandemic is quite crazy, but the fact that they happened at all is not, it happened even before. But not this often!
Why? Mail takes long. Sometimes very long, pandemic or not, and even more with pandemic as I’ve just said. And if you are referring to expired cards, it is 60 days
Yes it definitely counts. As Mundoo said, it will trigger a card being sent to that person if he/she is due a card.
I received a card yesterday from Russia that had been sent 140 days when I registered it. It had stamps on it and had been postmarked. The odd thing about it was it arrived in an envelope with a Tulsa OK postmark on it! I’m assuming someone got it by mistake many states away and forwatit to me. I’m thankful they did. Wish they had included a note!