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[Editor’s Note: Just yesterday, Explorater Heena Shah blogged about her Postcrossing adventures and how it allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world. In today’s continuation of the same, she reveals even more of her personal postcard collection from around the world
In case you missed the previous post or would like to read from the last post into this one, for a continued feel, click on the link-
Postcrossing: Connecting People]

This was the first meet up I attended. The card was designed by Arushi and sent to me by Sita. We met other postcrossers from Mumbai and Pune, signed cards and posted those. We had about 60 requests for meet up postcards from all over the world on the forum.
This was the first meet up I attended. The card was designed by Arushi and sent to me by Sita. We met other postcrossers from Mumbai and Pune, signed cards and posted those. We had about 60 requests for meet up postcards from all over the world on the forum.

Tips:

Once you sign up on Postcrossing.com, you get a random address and ID. You post a real postcard with the ID and once they receive it, they register the ID. Then someone else will send you one in a similar manner.

Official cards: Postcards sent or received with IDs.

Direct swaps : Postcards swapped through Facebook or Direct messaging on Postcrossing.com

Postage value for printed postcards to be sent abroad : Rs 12

Postage value for printed postcards to be sent in India : Rs 6

Minimum postage value for envelopes to be sent abroad : Rs 25

Minimum postage value for envelopes to be sent in India : Rs 5

Try to stick special stamps (with years mentioned on them).

Don’t throw away the envelopes. Either you can save them or to separate stamps from them, watch out for the next article

Nicole was collecting postcards from different countries for her students at school where I contributed an Indian card and she sent me my favorite ‘The Beatles’ in return from Germany.
Nicole was collecting postcards from different countries for her students at school where I contributed an Indian card and she sent me my favorite ‘The Beatles’ in return from Germany.
Alina sent me my only handmade from Germany. This one is my favourite!
Alina sent me my only handmade from Germany. This one is my favourite!
These are some of the most beautiful stamps I have received from China. Chinese stamps are usually very artistic.
These are some of the most beautiful stamps I have received from China. Chinese stamps are usually very artistic.
I believe it was very thoughtful of Sanna from Canada to send me one with clock faces and gears since I am a mechanical engineer.
I believe it was very thoughtful of Sanna from Canada to send me one with clock faces and gears since I am a mechanical engineer.
My mum sent me this hobbit stamp on a postcard from New Zealand.
My mum sent me this hobbit stamp on a postcard from New Zealand.
This is a beautiful art postcard designed by a famous Japanese illustrator ‘Ado Mizumori’. Modoka san sent it to me from Japan.
This is a beautiful art postcard designed by a famous Japanese illustrator ‘Ado Mizumori’. Modoka san sent it to me from Japan.
This one is sent by Jan from Belgium. It's helps me understand what a family outing is like in the European country.
This one is sent by Jan from Belgium. It’s helps me understand what a family outing is like in the European country.
Agnes from Hong Kong sent this rare Pop up 3D card.
Agnes from Hong Kong sent this rare Pop up 3D card.
This one from Don convinced my parents and I to take time out and visit the blue mountains during our recent trip to Sydney. They are indeed beautiful!
This one from Don convinced my parents and I to take time out and visit the blue mountains during our recent trip to Sydney. They are indeed beautiful!
My first Christmas postcard arrived from Darleen in Singapore.
My first Christmas postcard arrived from Darleen in Singapore.

Explorater: Heena Shah

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