21 card received and 21 card sent within 2,5 month of my membership in Postcrossing. I’d say quite a lot, but it mostly because all this staff turned out to be rather addictive. I’d say it’s rather pity that you actually never meet the person who writes your address on the back side of a card but you still feel some connection with someone who cared to sit down, write a couple of sentences, and send them to you.
Apart from the freaky giraffe I even posted on TwitPic, my favorite card so far is this b/w card from Thailand.
After getting the idea from one of my friends’ twi’s, I joined The Postcard Crossing Project last week. It took about 10 days for me to receive my first postcard. It came from Limerick, Ireland and appeared to be in Russian (!). Are there any Irish people left in Ireland?
Meanwhile, I managed to send 8 cards and 3 of them (Belgium, Spain & USA) have been received so far. Not that impressive in comparison to several thousands and even hundred thousands some members of Postcrossing have but still inspiring for a newbie like me.
All this card-staff catches me more than Letternet though I’ve been the member of this pen-pal service for about 10 years so far. I find it interesting to maintain the idea of handwritten letters sent by post but we’ve become far too addicted to internet and fast-going communication. It gets a bit senseless: sending some news, waiting for ages, and then receiving something which will have lost its urgency by that time. Anyway, I still have one pen pal from Cuba and every letter is a rarity: due to distance it is travelling, due to the country it comes from and due to my willpower of not letting myself write an email instead.