I got a miracle registration- over 80 days travel time from Russia. A lot of my cards are sent out within 1-2 days, but sometimes life happens and it may take up to a week. I now have a large stack of cards, and I have a system- I do not ask for an address unless I am ready to make the card. Initially I used to request the address and wait a while to print it (was at work). Now I hand write or type every thing, do not waste paper, or movements. As soon as I see the address I pull out a card, fill it out and add some stickers/washi tape. I will complete it within 15 mins and ship it out that day or the next. It took me a while to develop this ‘system’. I also write letters and make 3-D cards, which I weight on the kitchen scale to save me a trip to the post office. I also have copious stamps and have a ‘system’ for that as well,. Use postage-pre -paid cards to Europe/Asia/anything too far. Best photos and cost. If person says ‘I love stamps’ I use another card and choose cool stamps. I now have little envelops for the cards, but it took time to develop the set up. I get my regular cards custom made for my region, and they are extra nice- but not as varied as some would like. I am doing my level best and can only do as much as I can- people who have long lists of ‘must do or receive’ irk me. Not everyone is rich and not everyone has even heard of some of their requests- I love Post Crossing because you never know what you’ll get. I most often get the kindest and most lovely MESSAGES because that is the most important thing to me- that someone took time and effort to share a precious bit of their life with me. The front is also a wonderful gift- as I have little expectation and only hope to meet a new friend. As for time- do not worry- if a card is not registered after 60 days you get to send another- life is imperfect, world systems are fragile, some countries are at war. Handle it with peace and care.