Share your best experiences with postcrossing or postcards in general!
Have you met a friend through shared love of postcards? Have you ever recieved something so wonderful that you still keep smiling at thought of it? Maybe you’ve found your long lost childhood friend through postcrossing?
I keep seeing people sharing unpleasant experiences and those are valid and important, but I’m more willing to share those very pleasant ones. I think we all need some positivity.
I’ll share mine as well.
I have written in my profile that I collect vintage (pre 1980’s) postcards. Not solely those of course, but the thing is I’ve specified that I love old cards, especially if they are older than 40 years. I don’t really expect people sending those, but who knows, maybe someone shares that love.
This wonderful woman from Russia has send me an envelope - a postcard from 1960 with, then, Leningrad and a wonderful message. She seemed like such a kind person! Not only that, she said something like “sorry I don’t have any postcard from the 80’s, but I’ve found those recipes for some traditional pastry”. The recipes were in Russian, which I don’t speak, but it was an opportunity to meet my friend who does know Russian and bake those together.
She has send me some beautiful stamps and a sticker that fits my aesthetic perfectly.
I was so overwhelmed with how kind she was, I send her a letter with some old stamps (my grandma was a collector many years ago, but got bored of it after a while), a 100 year old postcard and some stickers inspired by Polish art from the 1980’s. I hope she has a wonderful life, wherever she is.
I have many more from my days pre-postcrossing, maybe I’ll share with ya’ll later.
What was your wonderful postcard experience? Or experiences, plural?