To Sinela in Italy

Sinela did not have a special request for a postcard, so I really just chose one at random. I thought this postcard was cute with the tiny turtle, and hoped she’d like it!

Turns out she did think it was cute! In her receipt message she said, “Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. It’s so cute the little turtle. I really like it.” I’m glad this was a good choice!


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To Silke in Germany

First on Silke’s list of requests was a view from the sender’s city our country. I still have quite a few postcards from my husband’s and my trip to Boston last spring, so I thought I’d send her one of those!

Boston is a gorgeous city, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned it many times before how much I love it! In her receipt message, Silke said,

Hello Melanie,
thank you very much for your card of Boston. I only know Boston from watching TV (Rizzoli & Isles), but it’s one of the cities on my list like to visit one day (do you know such a list too ??)
All the best for you and many greetings
Silke

I always find it fascinating how people from other countries know about my own country and how they perceive it. She knows about Boston from a tv show! I have to admit, I’ve never seen Rizzoli & Isles, but how neat that program taught her in Germany about Boston!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

To The Baker Family in Massachusetts, USA

Sending a postcard to another member in the states is sometimes difficult, because a lot of my postcards are from places around the country and not where I actually live. There aren’t many local postcards I can get my hands on, and people around the world don’t notice if it’s my town or another town. But, luckily, I had just visited a little park in Pittsburgh and picked up a few postcards. So that’s what I sent to the Baker family!

The Bakers said this seemed like it would be a nice place to visit. It definitely was! Point State Park was a little blip in the hustle and bustle of the city life and it was quite refreshing. There was a fountain at the point where the rivers in Pittsburgh met, hence the name of the park.

Fort Pitt and a museum were also on site. The fort was free to go inside and look around. It was neat learning about its history, and I was very glad they sold postcards in the tiny gift shop! I’m also glad the Baker family liked the postcard!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

To Leni in Mexico

Leni said in her profile that she liked local customs as well as flowers and animals. I remembered that I had a few postcards in my collection with little stories or poems on them, so I searched and found this postcard to send to Leni!

I chose this one because I thought it had quite a few of her requests in one postcard: the legend, an animal, and flowers. In her receipt message she said, “Thanks by this postcard, it’s such a cute legend, I didn’t knew it and now I’d like to see a blooming Dogwood.” I’m glad that she was able to learn something new and find interest in it!


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To Nico Jan in the Netherlands

Nico did not have much information in his profile as to what kind of postcard he’d like to receive. He didn’t have any Favorites yet, and it seemed as though he was a new member. So I just chose a postcard that I thought he might like from my collection.

He said he lived in a beautiful city, and I saw this postcard and thought, “This is beautiful scenery; maybe he’ll like it.” I hope he did like it!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

To Lam in Hong Kong

Lam recently received my postcard that I sent to him in Hong Kong! He mentioned he loved beaches, so I thought this postcard showing shells on the beach would make him happy.

Turns out I was right! In his receipt message, he said, “Thank you so much for the shell card, I love it as I love ocean!”

Lam also mentioned in his profile that he liked the band Paramore. I wrote to him that I was a big fan back in 2007 and 2008 and saw the band live quite a few times. He thought this was so neat that I also liked Paramore. He said that the band only visited Hong Kong once in 2010, so that’s the only time he saw them. Music knows no borders!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.

To Ellen in Germany

Ellen recently received the postcard I sent her in Germany. I chose this neat postcard showing two dolphins jumping out of the water.

When she got the postcard, she sent me this note via email,

Thanks for the nice postcard. I have just come back from an one-week-holiday on Canary Islands and there we have made a dolphin-trip where we saw them jumping just like they do on this card. Not as close but very close to the boat. Great!

How perfect! I thought she might enjoy this postcard based on her profile, but it was more perfect than I could have planned! Glad you enjoyed this postcard and your trip, Ellen!!


Postcards primarily sent via Postcrossing, an online community that allows people from all over the world to send and receive postcards.