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Postcards from strangers

Postcards from strangers Jul 6th, 2009 at 11:00AM: One of the coolest things about having lots of friends who travel is getting postcards from around the world. Sadly, letter and postcard writing don't seem to be as common as they used to be. Much of the stuff coming through the mailbox these days is either bills or junk mail. Going to the mailbox has gotten to be a drag. An organization called Postcrossing is trying to change that. This free...

The postcard goes 3-D

The postcard goes 3-D Jun 30th, 2009 at 1:00PM: Even with all the technical developments like email, Skype and Twitter that help travelers stay in touch, the urge to send postcards never seems to go away. There's something strangely thrilling about sending and receiving one of these decidedly analog pieces of cardboard by snail mail. The physical sense it has traveled vast distances across strange lands to reach you at the mailbox outside your...

Synagogue postcards exhibit to see at home

Synagogue postcards exhibit to see at home Feb 28th, 2009 at 4:30PM: In an earlier post today, I highlighted a video where post cards were used to tell a bit about Iran's history. Here's another interesting use of postcards. The Web site of the National Museum of Jewish History has a page dedicated to postcards of synagogues from across the U.S. The 61 postcards featured are of synagogues that have played an important role in the communities where they were...

Postcrossing: Turn Your Mailbox Into a Surprise Box

Postcrossing: Turn Your Mailbox Into a Surprise Box May 15th, 2007 at 8:41AM: Simple ideas are always brilliant, and the idea behind Postcrossing may be the most brilliant yet. Members of Postcrossing follow a simple process: Request an address from the website. Mail a postcard to the address. Wait to receive a postcard in return. Register the received postcard in the system. This makes you the next person whose address will be given out. By participating,...

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