Hi everyone! Greetings from Turkey. I’m new the Forum. I have a question. How did you discover Postcrossing? Tell me your Postcrossing story.
My Aunt Shelley told me about postcrossing. I joined last August. I love it so much
I learnt about it in an article from the local Seattle newspaper, The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattle-writers-and-artists-rediscover-the-joys-of-connecting-through-snail-mail/
Nice story. Happy Postcrossing
Wow! That’s amazing
I was sorting through envelopes of which I wanted to remove the stamps and came across a postcrossing stamp. I wasn’t exactly sure what postcrossing was, looked it up, fell in love and joined postcrossing.
I Heard about it in a german morningshow on television. I’ve kept it in mind and about 2 months later I joined.
I’m a stamp collector and I had being buying box lots of stamps. I ended up with quite a lot of blank postcards and wondered what to do with them as I’m not a postcard collector. I googled sending postcards and discovered Postcrossing. I thought that I could get rid of these postcards and maybe get some nice mail back and maybe some nice stamps for my collection. I had no idea just how much I would end up loving the postcards, the messages, the stickers, washi tape and variety. I consider myself an “entire” postcard collector now. I also don’t collect First Day Covers…(hides 1000’s of covers from view).
I briefly followed an account on Twitter where a different Finn took charge every week. I found the account boring, but one of them mention Postcrossing, and I just loved the concept.
I think there was a small story in the local paper. I wonder if these are actually archived somewhere?
Many, many years ago I received a (surprise) letter from a lady in the USA, who wanted to be my penfriend.
Our pen-friendship was only short lived, but she once mentioned Postcrossing, which was only about 1 month old at the time.
I looked at the Postcrossing page, which looked totally different back then, and after about 2 or 3 days of consideration, joined.
And I have never looked back!
I am really happy this lady showed up in my life, obviously just to tell me about Postcrossing!
That’s great! I hope you’ll have many postcards in time. Happy Postcrossing. @Lyra34
Interesting story. Some people come in and out of our lives, but they teach us something then leave. Your old penpal mentioned this perfect website you’re lucky.
Your story is really amazing You discovered it yourself with your curiosity.
I had the great luck of having an amazing English teacher who is crazy with board games and poscards. He was the one that introduced me to this site because I used to swap letters with friends from summer camp and we also exchanged cards with other classes abroad with my English class and I really loved it. Firstly he recommended to me an app for finding penpals but it didn’t work well so he suggested that I sign up here. It was probably the best thing ever happened to me.
@Aggeliki_Milaraki Thanks to your amazing English teacher you’re here. Great.
I found about it via an article in a magazine I have a monthly subscription to - written by another Postcrosser I shared about it here: Postcrossing article in 'The Procrastination Paper' (UK)
I’m also a bookcrosser (bookcrossing.com), but got frustrated because I didn’t get a lot of replies, which seems to be normal unfortunately…so I thought how cool it would be to exchange other things, like… postcards… ! Postcrossing popped up in my search results- and I joined the same day…
I follow Royal Mail on Instagram. In October 2019 they mentioned postcrossing in relation to the 150th anniversary of the postcard. I joined as soon as I’d investigated the site. My husband watched me writing postcards, and he joined up two days later.
Imagine you- I don’t remember! I am here a little bit more than a month- since 19-th December 2020- and I can’t say, how it happened! I was looking for something (don’t remember already, for what) in Internet and there was something about Postcrossing. I read it and registered immediately. And here I am.