From the Postcrossing site:
The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
Why? Because, like the author, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail. The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?I would like to see if there is any interest in starting a Postcrossing Club for the next school year. If you are interested let me know, and if we seem to get enough participants we'll set up our own group. Participants would need to join the Postcrossing website (link above) now so that we will have something to share this fall.
Possible activites for the club would be making homemade postcards, postcard swaps, and mapping out all of the new countries we have touched as a group each month. We could share new things we've learned about other cultures and learn a little about our postal system, and even stamps around the world.
I think we would need at least 10 families to pull off the club. I live in the North Shelby County area and am looking at some possibilities for a space to meet.
I look forward to hearing from you. Find me, Sasha Johns, at http://facebook.com/sasha.johns on Facebook.