Real mail, in your mailbox, not a bill – when was the last time this happened to you? My new favorite site for fun (and learning ) is Postcrossing! The goal of the Postcrossing project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well almost, you still need to pay for postage ($0.89 stamp). Anyway, the main idea is this: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.

Why? Because, like most folks, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail. The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises – and who wouldn’t like that?

I sent my first postcard a  few weeks ago as a test to Kate in Russia. This week I got one back from Adnila in the Netherlands! Too fun and the kids thought it was great. I signed them up each individually (or you can do it as a family) and off went their first postcards to Poland & Kazakhstan. Let me know when you’ve sent your first postcard and we’ll do a drawing for a 30 pack of postcards from artist Charley Harper.  Happy Posting!