Sending Another Batch of Postcards

Receiving postcards from different parts of the world can be very exciting because you get a glimpse of what other countries have to offer. And I’m not just talking about the wonderful places and attractions that they have. What I find more interesting is what the sender has to say about his country and culture. The stories that they share about their lives and what they enjoy doing also makes the postcard unique.

I haven’t had the chance to send postcards again for weeks now; in fact, I haven’t accessed my Postcrossing account for some time because I have been preoccupied with a number of things. And since I haven’t been sending postcards, I also haven’t received new ones either. It’s a good thing that I was able to go through my stocks of postcards here at home and found some interesting ones that I would like to share to other Postcrossing members. Whenever I have the time, I would browse online for interesting postcards that are available locally.  I have seen some customized postcards that were made using the customer’s own photographs just like the personalized promotional items that I saw at www.buypromosonline.com. I may have to look into some of the photos that we have here particularly that of the beach that we visited a week ago. The view there was really breathtaking and I hope we have beautiful photos of it that I can turn into postcards. I’m still not sure though about how much it would cost; bulk orders would cost less but I don’t think I’ll be needing more than a couple of dozens. I’m still going through all the options for now. Anyway, I’ll be sending a new batch of postcards this week and hopefully, I’ll start being active at Postcrosiing again, because I sure miss sending and receiving postcards.

Map Postcard: Finland

Finland, officially known as the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the North, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south across the Gulf of Finland. (source:Wikipedia)

 

Finland

Capital: Helsinki
Official Languages: Finnish & Swedish
Government: Parliamentary Republic

This map postcard was sent by Sari, whose family lives between Seinajoki and Jyvaskyla. Thank you, Sari.

Postcrossing Postcard # 71

Scanning and Uploading Photos

I have been trying to create a new post since last night but with our internet connection being so slow, I ended up feeling frustrated. It has been a while since my last blog post and I already have a number of postcards and craft projects lined up that needs to be posted on the blog. I was trying to look into my library of photos looking for specific postcards but I couldn’t find them and the fact that each page took so long to load has added to my frustration. Fortunately though, our internet connection is a bit faster this morning and I was able to browse through the photos of postcards that I have already uploaded. Well, guess what? It seems that the specific postcards that I have been looking for have not actually been uploaded. It seems that I will be doing a lot of scanning, uploading and editing this morning. I just hope I will be able to finish everything today since I still have a number of things to do including looking for affordable gift ideas for the coming holidays. With Christmas just a few weeks away, creating a list of gift items that we need to buy is something that we need to attend to as soon as possible. We have been talking with our kids and asking for their opinion about gift items that we can buy. They have also been giving hints on what they want to receive. Although a new guitar and even that new epiphone les paul special ii at m123 may be on their list , they know that they shouldn’t expect much especially since we have a lot of expenses this coming months. Anyway, I’ll start going through my new postcards and photos and would start scanning and uploading photos that I can use on the blog. Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far.