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Keeping the USPS in business

One of my Day Zero project goals is to send 101 postcards via Postcrossing.   Actually, I’d much rather receive cool postcards from around the world than send them.  But since sending them is the way to get them, that’s what I’m going to do.

You’d think that this would be a pretty simple goal to start.  But just think about this for a second – if you needed to go buy a post card right now, where would you go?  It’s harder to find a postcard than you would think.  And I know that most anything can be made into a post card, but I wanted to purchase North Carolina themed cards, since these are going all over the world and all.  I kept my eye out for them at the State Fair, and at the Farmers’ Market, and even at Cracker Barrel, with no luck.  Yesterday I realized that I work within walking distance to a couple museums.  Museums should have postcards!  So on my lunch break yesterday I stopped by the NC Natural Science museum and picked up a dozen cards so I could get started.

Check these out!  (sorry for the terrible lighting on the cell phone pic)  My first five cards are going to Russia, Belarus, German, Finland and the Netherlands.  I discovered something else unexpected.  It’s hard to figure out what to write on a post card to someone you won’t ever meet and who cares nothing about your life.

And also, I should have looked this up before adding the Postcrossing goal to my list, but international post card stamps are expensive!  Oh well, I can’t wait to see what kinds of cards I get from other parts of the world, I’m thinking of making something out of them, I’m not sure what yet.


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