Does anyone else keep a map of the world and mark it when you receive a card from a country? I do. My daughter uses a world atlas book as it has more detail. Anyone use a globe? I’d love a large globe but they can be expensive. Do you have any other method of showing where your cards are from? I know we can see it on this site’s pages but here is my map… so far
Just curious…what’s the color code?!
No code. Just pack of dots that I had I had intended a colour for received and another for sent but the system quickly went out the window!!
I pin every card on Google Earth.
Wow! I never thought of a world atlas book! That is such a wonderful idea! Thank you! Will check my local thrift store this weekend!
That is also a great idea! Will check that out too!
That’s really cool!
Yes, a visit to my local charity bookshop is on my to-do list. I have so many cards from Germany, USA and Russia but one dot sticker covers a whole country or region!
I’m going to look into this. No idea how to do it but I’ll have a go!!
I was thinking of buying a scratch card like the ones we have for our travels to see from which countries I already received cards.
I like the first one, but don’t know where I bought it.
WOW!! They are amazing!!
Oh wow I absolutely love this idea!!! I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for a decent nap!!!
I have this map on my wall but I only checked the flags of the countries on the side of the map.
Instead I use this app on my phone called “ColorMap”. It’s easy and I can see each continents / states in the USA individually.
That’s really fun! Can you color code it or make individual marks to indicate multiple cards from one area?
Yes, you can choose up to 10 different colors for each country individually or use the country’s flag colors.
I have started the task of marking the places my cards travel to and from; I thought it would take me 10 minutes. WRONG! I started with the USA (as I have geographical knowledge of the US) and the eastern side looks great! I have used a mirror chrome pen so the dots are silver and light up when you tilt the page. I will be starting Germany today… it’s going to look like a disco ball!!! Also, just realised the atlas is from 1987 so there are a lot of country/border changes and places have been renamed so it is quite a geography and history lesson.
What a fun idea! I hadn’t thought of doing this and appreciate seeing how you do it for your family. I’ll have to think about doing this for mine!
I use a map on my wall. I love seeing all the places I get to interact with. Glad I’m not the only one.
I’m really surprised how close some Postcrossers live. It’s been really interesting mapping the Postcrossing population. I get very excited when I see someone lives near the sea or out in the middle of nowhere and I imagine how wonderful it must be