Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Orphaned" postcards find homes

Bonnie Jeanne who runs the PostMuse website, was a postcard collector for many years. But she realized that all those postcards without stamps, addresses and messages were missing something.


"For years I collected unwritten postcards. Envelope after envelope of the things arrived and I'd duly sort them into categories and file them away," said Bonnie. "A while back I looked at the huge collection and wondered why I ever thought collecting blank postcards would be fun. There is absolutely no connection to the person who sent them to me"


So what she did is gathered the thousands of postcards she had, and found people across the world who would "adopt" a postcard. Bonnie then sends the card in an envelope, where the receipient writes a message and mails it back. The card and the message are displayed on her website.


What do you think about this project?

Thanks to PostMuse for this great postcard from the past,
used as part of her Orphaned Postcard Project 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good way to boost postage sales!

PostMuse said...

I do end up buying lots of postage, and I'm not alone! There are more and more "mail enthusiasts" every day and if even more people would just refrain from the complaint "no one sends letters" and actually send a letter or a postcard, we might have something resembling a healthy postal system, which would be a very good thing.

Thank you Benny for featuring my project! I have never worked for the USPS in an official way, but my postage habit makes me feel like I am at least offering a teeny, tiny bit of job security for my wonderful mail carrier.

grannybunny said...

I think it's great! Pictoral postcards give pleasure to everyone who handles them on their way from the mailer to the recipient.

Anonymous said...

Great way to get double the value and pleasure...A big thanks to PostMuse.

Julie (Okami) said...

I love postcards and letter; sending and receiving - so happens the postcard pictures is one that I adopted. Woo Hoo!!