September 8, 2010


I have mixed feelings about mail.  I often don't want to get it anymore cause it's mostly junk and bills.  I think this is how you know you're an adult...mail isn't fun anymore!
My post card from the US

I remember as a kid being excited for the mail.  I loved getting mail and would rush to see if I had any.  I didn't get any often but knowing that I *might* get something was enough to have me excited.  In college mail was great too.  Your day would be made if you had mail.  It was a GREAT day if you had a package slip.  Sigh...those were the days!

There is one thing that has made it fun to check the mail recently.  I started participating in for my 101 in 1001 list.  The idea is that you send a postcard to a random person in the world that you are given and when it is received they register it on the website.  Then someone who wants to send a postcard is given your name & address to send a postcard to.  You know when your postcard is received so you know at some point you should be getting a postcard from somewhere in the world.  Checking the mail is fun again cause you never know if you'll have a postcard!
My postcard from Finland.

I received two post cards today, one from the US and one from Finland.  The one from the US is of a cross with a purple sky background.  I've been a *little* stressed lately and this made me smile.  Even though it was sent from a random lady in Minnesota it encouraged me.  A little smile from God, a reminder that He loves me.

The other card was from Finland and Elina mentioned that she read my Blog and found out about The Day Zero Project and started her own 101 in 1001 list.  I think that's pretty cool!

So it's a lot of fun for a little price.  The only cost is to buy the postcard and postage.  This is great for kids and adults alike.  If you participate in Postcrossing, what do you enjoy about it?  If you haven't participated, will you?   

A post card from Germany


  1. It's on my 101 list too, but I haven't actually done it yet. I haven't had a stable address in a month, so I think I'll try it once we're settled here. But I'm glad it's been going well for you!

  2. What a great idea. I may join in...

  3. Hello fellow milspouse! I found your blog through the milspouse blog hop....:)

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm going to check into it. I also loved getting mail as a kid and like you said, now it's only junk mail or bills...bleck!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing this post!

  4. What a fantastic idea with the postcards! I've always loved getting mail too. Now of course it's mostly junk mail and credit card applications, but those personal correspondences always brighten my day. Thanks so much for sharing!

    And thank you for linking up with the mil spouse weekly roundup. Hope to see you again next week!


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