Friday, August 6, 2010

Village nabs world record for sending most postcards

Residents in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England addressed, stamped and mailed more than 8,000 postcards in a single day, claiming a Guiness World Record. The whole project was completed in a mere three hours.

The previous record for mailing cards from one location in 24 hours was 5,217, held by a village in India.

The postcard project was part of a fund-raising project to build a children' spark.

The cards were sent addresses around the world, as the residents of the town mailed them to friends, family and even strangers.

This was a most interesting effort. It used the mail to connect people. What a novel idea! Care to comment?


Anonymous said...

Love it! Sounds like a great project for a local elementary English teacher!

grannybunny said...

Mail does connect people. They will be surprised, too, at the number of people who respond.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! Is there a website with the whole story, so we could share this with our customers??

Anonymous said...

We should encourage cities in the United States to try to set a new record, boosting our visibility and revenue at the same time. Maybe put the story on