Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sent Card #3 & 4

My 3rd card is going to Florian in Bochum, Germany! I wrote the card in German. Florian is a Geophysics student and I thought he might be amused by this card I found at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. (He might also be amused at my German!) I think it’s neat that the 1st 3 cards I’ve sent, have all gone to places where I’ve been. It made it easier to think of what to write.

UPDATE May 1, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 6,519 km. Florian wrote me back in German and said: “I am very impressed by your good German! Many thanks. Also for the great card, I already know some shortcuts (they are also used in Germany), but many are new to me. Thanks also for the great colorful stamps!” This is my first card to be received, and it was so exciting to get the email saying it arrived. Also, now a postcard is on its way to me! I can’t wait to see what I get!

This card is going to Julia in Minsk, Belarus! She loves dogs and reading, so I told her how much I love James Harriott’s books and I included a dog stamp on the card.

UPDATE May 9, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 17 days after traveling 7,602 kmJulia wrote, “Thank you so much for your postcard! It is my first map-card from USA. And stamps are very beautiful! Thank you!”

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Sent Postcard #2

I am sending my 2nd card out today to Danielle in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands! She wanted me to write what I did today – it’s Sunday so I told her I had a pretty lazy day. 🙂 I did laundry, read, took a walk and did some volunteer work.
UPDATE August 6, 2012: My card still hasn’t arrived in the Netherlands. 😦 But I’m going to try again! 🙂 I’m sending Danielle an envelope with this crab cake card (she likes cooking) and some stamps since she collects them!
Stamps on the envelope.
Used stamps I included.
UPDATE August 12, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 113 days after traveling 6,326 km! “Thanks for the card and the poststamps! I think they’re really cute!” So my recent card arrived in 6 days – I wonder why the 1st one was lost? Hmph.
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Sending my 1st card!

I just sent my 1st Postcrossing card – and it’s going to Russia! I’m so excited. 🙂 I was in Russia in 2000 and fell in love with the culture. To celebrate my first postcard, I’m sending something special. I’m sending a regular postcard, plus a card that I drew. Lyudmila’s profile said she collects “fruit & vegetable stickers” (stickers taken off produce), and I was low on food anyway, so I went to the grocery store and stocked up. I covered the inside of the card with tape, so that the stickers will peel off easy. (I had so much fun doing it, plus I really stocked up on healthy food tonight!)

UPDATE May 6, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 23 days after traveling 8,106 km! Lyudmila wrote: I received your card and an envelope! I (am) lost in admiration! Thank you very much! I very much like your card and especially a card in an envelope, stickers and stamps on an envelope. Thanks! It is very unexpected!(…)” 😀 That’s so sweet! We’re going to swap some cards and stamps! I can’t wait! 

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UPDATE June 19, 2012: YAY!!! I received Lyudmila’s 2 postcards, 2 envelopes and many stamps today! I love all the Sochi card/envelopes and the USSR card. And the stamps are awesome! 
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UPDATE June 20, 2012: I sent the above cards and fruit/vegetable stickers to Lyudmila along with about 20-25 stamps. I hope she likes them! 🙂
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