I thought that Postcrossing would fill the gap. When you register with this site you request an address to send a postcard to and in return you receive a postcard from someone else. You never know where the postcards are coming from, or when to expect them, so it is a lovely surprise when one turns up in your postbox.
So far I've sent 12 cards (to USA (2), Finland, China, Denmark, Netherlands (2), Italy, Russia, Germany (2) and Taiwan) and received 14 cards (from Netherlands (4), Romania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Thailand, USA, Finland, Estonia, China and France). I don't know how I've managed to receive more than I've sent, but I'm not complaining!
|postcards received via Postcrossing|
I'll probably keep going with this one. My only hesitation is that it doesn't replace having a penfriend as you never write to the same person twice so there is no chance of building a long term friendship. However, it does brighten up your postbox!
That's five things completed now, forty seven more to complete.