I've rambled on about how much I ♥ vintage postcards before but this time I'm sticking firmly to the present. Coming home to post on the doormat, or hearing the rustle and snap as the postie pushes it through my door makes me very happy, then comes that little rush of anticipation; what could it be? More often than not a couple of disappointing plastic-windowed envelopes or a handful of junky flyers look up at me expectantly, in my experience if an envelope has a plastic window the contents are either dull or expensive - not a winner. Every so often though, a handwritten card or letter from a friend drops through to make my day and then I wish it happened more regularly as they beat a Facebook message, tweet or email hands down.
Enter Postcrossing, an international online community of postcard fanciers like myself! Become a postcrosser, request an address, and send a postcard to a random soul across the globe and you'll then receive one yourself from someone else. The perfect solution to boring mail days as you never know where your next postcard will come from or when it will arrive.
Linking to Favourite Thing on a Friday