I love sending and receiving post (not sure how much of a random fact this is, because doesn't everyone?!). So when I saw the Benevolent Postcard Society mentioned on a blog somewhere a few months ago I joined immediately. It means I get to send and receive one postcard each month for a year, which in the days of text, email and only bills in the post should keep me happy until next September.
I had my September postcard from Melissa at thisgirlandthatguy, it was a postcard she had bought on her recent travels in Peru, showing a beautiful image of Machu Picchu shrouded in cloud and featuring a rather brilliant stamp with a picture of a kiwi fruit. I have never been to Peru, but would love to go, so it was great to recieve the postcard and browse all the wonderful images of her trip there on her blog. It is also things like this that make me realise how many connections we actually have with people spread far out across the globe, as Melissa used to live on Edgware Road, near where I live now. Small world!
Not sure if the September postcard I sent was ever received by Holly in California (at least I think that is the state that 'CA' stands for?), but here is a photo of it anyway as I know I promised I would share at some point. It is a photograph that I took last autumn of our apples in crates at the farm where we take them to get juiced. I had it made into a postcard using the brilliant online company, Moo, and I added text typed onto brown paper using my old typewriter. I'm hoping it did reach its intended recipient eventually!
Eagerly awaiting my October postcard now!