Thursday, January 12, 2012

P-mail (paper mail) is a website that asks the question - why not buck the trend of email for some paper mail or P-mail this year? 

This groundbreaking project turns a mailbox into an international surprise exchange. Through an ingenious postcard crossing service, the goal is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world. Participants have to send a postcard first in order to receive one. 
Postcrosser "iamnuchy's" home post office in Thailand.

One participant is "iamnuchy" from Thailand. She loves exploring new countries.

"I've been collecting stamps since I was a primary school student," she states. "I think everybody likes the act of opening their mailbox and finding some postcards there."

The element of surprise when checking the mail every day can be fun.

"Some of my most interesting postcards have come from Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Oman, and the Ivory Coast.. Actually, every first postcard from a country which I have never been to is a nice surprise."


Anonymous said...

What a fun idea for a hobby! This would be a great way to teach kids about the world and different cultures and get them to write notes about their lives, too!!

Anonymous said...

...but it will cost them a fortune to mail them...

Snailmailer said...

Well, I think all of the electronics in kids lives today cost more than the cost of sending a postcard, a great way to connect with others, rather than sitting behind a computer screen. I can't tell you how many young adults have no clue what to do when they come to a Post Office , how sad!