You know… that Blog?


Written By: Jenn

During the first week of 2012, I came across a blog in my travels through the blogosphere (sorry, didn’t save the URL) who mentioned the website “PostCrossing”, and it intrigued me enough that I joined it on the spot – strange for me, as I’m usually quite picky about what I sign up for! Shortly after, I sent out my first 5 postcards, and did the post: “Postcards From the Edge

For as long as I can remember I have collected postcards from every place in the world I have visited, and have had friends and even clients send me postcards from exotic locations they have visited in their travels as well. Postcrossing fits in with my lifelong hobby so nicely it is as though it were created just for me!

I’m excited about this, and have decided to make it an ongoing part of my life, and my blog. I’ll be writing about the cards I get, and send, and listing them all here as a kind of postcard journal. Interested in joining Postcrossing? Let me know if you do, and click here: Postcards Exchange

January 2012:

Sent to:
Willi in Germany
Rebecca in Wichita (Kansas, USA)
Sevil in Russia
Willem in the Netherlands
Elena in Belarus
Marta in Poland
Dave in Fort Thomas (Kentucky, USA)
Baabie in Germany
Atrid in Beijing, China
Amysue in Westboro (MA, USA)
Diana in the Netherlands

Miriam in Utrecht, Holland (See here, with a Postcrossing stamp!)
Shannon in the US (See here)

February 2012:

Sent to:
Denis in Milan, Italy
Desiree in Friday Harbor (WA, USA) – hey, that’s where Quilly lives! Small world…
Berthold in the Netherlands

Germaine in the Netherlands (See here)
Sarah in England (See here)
Jake in Maine (USA) (See here – the Posties did a number on it; it’s quite scuffed up!)
Monika in Lithuania (See here)
Alexandra in Belarus (See here)
Angela in Germany (See here)
Jenny in Ohio (See here)
Carla in Limburg (see here)
Max in Taiwan (See here)
Marga in Holland (See here)
Svenja in Germany (See here)
Anneli in Finland (See here)

March 2012:

Sent to:
Valentina in Russia
Ivy in China
Debra in MD
Anja in The Netherlands

Tatiana in Belarus (See here)
Carolyn in Cornwall – GB (See here)



  1. Willem (from the Netherlands) says:

    Hi Jenn,
    This day, 10 million postcards were received all over the world by Postcrossing. I have been doing it for about half a year now. It’s nice to get postcards form all over the world. Some people do it because of the stamps, I like to read the messages that people write on them. Also this week I received a card with an origami bird attached to it. One thing i don’t get, as you yourself will find out, I received about 30 cards now and they are all generally from the same countries; Russia, China, Taiwan, Belarus, US, Canada, Germany. Thats about it. It’s also true when sending cards. I wonder why that is? I still like it though, it’s like meeting new people from all over the world every week or so. Like now. Here I am, writing on a Canadian blog :) Hope you have a nice day and maybe our postcards will cross again one day.

  2. Diana says:

    Hello Jenn,
    I received your nice card today, thank you!
    I’m a postcrosser for almost 3 years now, and still loving it! I have sent 1575 cards now and still very excited to receive “hurrays”.:)
    I really dislike “hurrays”that have no comment, you can a least say “thank you”.
    Hope you enjoy postcrossing as much as I do.
    All the best, Diana.

  3. Baabie says:

    Hi Jenn,

    you´ve piecked the perfect card for me, I love it!
    Thanks a lot, have a good time and keep on going with your haikus, they are great :o)

    Baabie :o)

  4. Svenja says:

    Hey :)
    Thanks for registering my card. I hope you like it.

  5. Ivy says:

    Hi Jenn
    received you postcard today, just dropped by to say hi & thank you:)
    Ivy from China

  6. Cj says:

    Thanks for posting this info. I, too, can’t remember the last time I handwrote a letter —or received one. This is a great idea. I think I will join. I take a lot of photos from the surrounding area and make my own postcards, so it will be nice to share them. I like that someone went to the trouble to give us some phrases in various languages. I often use free The only language I speak, besides English is Portuguese. I lived in Brazil for several years but that was a long time ago. Freetranslation isn’t perfect. For example. it will assume you are male if you write about yourself and put male endings on adjectives, and sometimes the phrasing will sound awkward to native speakers, but I’m sure it will be good enough to get your message across.