I've spent a lot of time at my local post office as of lately; whether I'm dropping off packages or buying stamps and postage materials. I couldn't imagine my weekend routine without the dedicated postal workers. Over the weekend, I dropped off two of the prettiest envelopes I’ve ever seen...and they were curated by mademoiselle herself.
I recently joined the amazing world of Postcrossing. I'm so late to the party; there are thousands of members. Basically, you send and receive postcards from around the world. I mean, come on, of course, I'm going to sign up for something like this. After I learned about this amazing world, I rushed home and pulled out the craft basket. I had a wild and crazy Friday night of decorating and x-acto knifing! I could have simply dropped the postcards in the mailbox, which is totally fine. The experience is still worthwhile. However, being a creative monster, I couldn't help but indulge in this creative outlet. You’re required to send five to start receiving. Well, I got a little carried away. I designed six envelopes! I have an extra curated envelope and postcard waiting to go on its virtual traveling journey. It can be yours if you want. Just sign up and message me! Or, if you simply want us to be PenPals without joining, just contact me and I’ll mail it off.
Although my antique shelf is overflowing, I'm still collecting and curating my Story of Me collection. I can't wait to receive my first postcard. I already have a binder dedicated to this project. I sent my first postcards to Germany and The United Kingdom. I suggest using a PO Box versus your home address, but either works for registration. So, if someone asked me how excited are you about this?, I would say as happy as a clam...get it? If you look at clam closely, it seems like it's grinning from ear to ear. I couldn't resist inserting that joke. Just know that I'm this way in person as well. But, seriously, if you're even slightly interested, you should join. It's FREE!
Since traveling in 2020 is postponed, let's travel vicariously through postcards. Check out my profile, and let's be Postcrossing homies.
Traveling gives you time to think and process. It gives you a sense of distance. You can reflect on where you’re going and how far you’ve come.