11 years of Postcrossing?!

I cannot believe that I have been involved in Postcrossing for over 11 years! I joined the project on 1st December 2010 – so, technically it has been 11 years and 16 days! Postcrossing was 16 in July 2021 – the time has flown by!!

I would love to have received and sent more cards, but some years I was unable to afford to send out postcards – I am currently allowed to send out 22 postcards at one time! I have made a decision to send out only 10 out every month in 2022!

We all need some happy mail in our lives; don’t we! Especially how the world has been the last two years!

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World Postcard Day

I cannot believe that I had not kept you all up to date on my Postcrossing adventures – well, I have not been doing much posting due to the current situtation we are all in….

However, did you know that on October 1st it will be World Postcrossing Day? I knew it was coming, but not this quick! Want to know more? Head over to here and it will tell you more…

Similar Usernames

Have any of you found a fellow Postcrosser who has a similar username to you? Well, I have! She contacted me! We are both “Jemma”; which here in the UK is alternative spelling for “Gemma”. The “Jemma” that contacted me is only 40 minutes away from me!

Crazy right! COVID-19 is creating a lot of communities and making the ones already created even stronger!

Jemma9580 is the Postcrosser who contacted me – she is interested in Direct Swaps!

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Sent Cards – arrived safely!

Over the last few days, I’ve received emails stating that the cards I have sent in April have arrived at their new homes!

Monday 11th May

GB-1238498 to Annamarijee in Netherlands has arrived! It reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 295 miles!

GB-1238487 to eagle1 in Austria has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 721 miles!

Tuesday 12th May

GB-1238489 to islaendsk in Germany has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 491 miles!

GB-1238499 to sstuder in Switzerland has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 547 miles!

Thursday 14th May

GB-1238485 to Arwenkf in Canada has arrived! It reached its destination in 10 days after traveling 2,828 miles!

Friday 15th May

GB-1238492 to ThePooper in United States of America has arrived! It reached its destination in 11 days after traveling 3,701 miles!

GB-1238483 to kukkapirjo in Finland has arrived! It reached its destination in 11 days after traveling 1,240 miles!

GB-1238497 to ri-tu in Finland has arrived! It reached its destination in 11 days after traveling 1,197 miles!

I am surprised that all my cards are arriving quickly! “The Pooper” is a fellow fan of Lil Bub – we both miss this little kitty very much! It is amazing what Postcrossing can bring to you!

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Sent Postcards…

I do love receiving the email from Postcrossing to tell me that my Travelling Postcards are no longer travelling and are at their ‘new homes’.

On Sunday 9th May, I received an email saying that card GB-1238484 had arrived safely in The Netherlands. It reached its destination in 6 days after traveling 331 miles! I never think about the miles my cards take when they are travelling – do you?

I currently have 13 postcards (out of my 20 that I am currently allowed to send out!) are still travelling to their destinations. I have sent 603 postcards and received 600 – this has been since 1st December 2010.

I cannot believe that it will be my 10th Postcrossing Anniversary this December! I wonder if I should create a special postcard just for my anniversary. What do you think? Would you like to receive a special card?

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The Postcrossing Blog…

I know that it has been a while since I last blogged about my Postcrossing journey. Life during 2019 and now the start of 2020 has been horrid. I know that some of us have been unable to send postcards out due to this current situation, but I have been lucky that I am still able to send and receive cards.

I have been keeping up to date with the blog over on the main Postcrossing website. Every month, one of the admins posts a Monthly Writing Prompt – the prompt for May is all about musical instruments.

I decided not to use this prompt for this month, as I have been working my way through a box of Beano postcards I bought from an event I used to work at. I have been writing about the cards and the comic.

I have been doing the Virtual Postal tours though – this was published in April on the blog and I have found it rather interesting.

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Yippie! Back blogging about Postcrossing!

I am sorry that it has been so long since I last posted about my Postcrossing across the globe. I have been having internet provider issues – which are now all sorted! I am so happy! We now have a new provider and I can now blog whenever I want and I no longer need to worry about it!

I cannot believe that in December; I will have been a member of Postcrossing for NINE years! How exciting!

Here are my Stats for May 2019:

In May your mailbox was happy 5 days!
Your numbers
May Ever
Postcards sent 14 570
Postcards received 9 566
Country ranking
By sent 277th
By distance 269th

Country distribution

In May you sent postcards to…

Country Sent % Travel (avg)
U.S.A. 4 28.6% 47
Germany 3 21.4% 41
Canada 1 7.1% 51
Czechia 1 7.1% 44
Finland 1 7.1% 42
Lithuania 1 7.1% 44
Poland 1 7.1% 43
Russia 1 7.1% 50
Singapore 1 7.1% 45

In May you received postcards from…

Country Received % Travel (avg)
Germany 4 44.4% 5
Belgium 1 11.1% 3
Finland 1 11.1% 6
Netherlands 1 11.1% 7
Singapore 1 11.1% 5
U.S.A. 1 11.1% 6

Where do I get my Postcards from?

There are many places where I can buy my postcards from and I thought that I would share some of the places…

The local cards I get from my Post Office and stationery shop; these cards are multi-view cards of my little town but after a while, they can get a little boring.

I have also ordered some postcards from VistaPrint, but that was many years ago. It was a simple design back then. There are many different designs now; I am thinking about creating some in the coming months.

I have also ordered some postcards from PostalLove; a Polish-based online shop. There are MANY different designs and now they are selling Air Mail stickers; which are super cute!

There are always adverts on the main Postcrossing website; that advertise Postcard sellers. I need to grab the websites and have a look at all of their cards.

I will keep you all posted (ha ha!) about where I will be buying my Postcards from…

Stamp You Later…