Exploring the World with Postcrossing

At a recent home ed gathering, one of the girls was showing us her lovely album full of postcards from all over the world. She had received these by signing up to Postcrossing. Have you heard of it? The basic idea is that you send postcards to random people all over the world and, in return, you receive postcards from random people all over the world. Yes, real, actual postcards in the mail! Both Rafe and I signed up, created our profiles and sent off postcards – to Russia, Germany, the USA, Japan and Taiwan. Rafe has now received back his first postcard. His profile mentions that he likes both cute animal pictures and music so this one, from a Postcrosser in Helsinki, seemed very appropriate:


I think being involved in Postcrossing will be a great enhancement to our home education learning. First, it will encourage Rafe to do some more writing! Second, it will be a great opportunity to learn about different countries and cultures. And third, it will be fun – a much underrated component of learning πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Exploring the World with Postcrossing

  1. Kay says:

    I started Postcrossing when I lived in Australia – it’s nice to get something other than bills through the post! I love all the different stamps too, I really should start again. One thing though – copy and upload your sent postcard before the other person gets it. Once they have received and logged it you can’t upload it and then they are left with the task which isn’t fair really

  2. Sharon Mann says:

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Idle Emma says:

    Love Postcrossing! I joined the site at the start of summer and I’ve so far received postcards from maybe 10 or 12 different countries. It’s great getting something in the post that isn’t junk mail and I love trying to find postcards that I think each person will like πŸ™‚

  4. Fabulous idea and great for an interesting writing task!

  5. Ben Naga says:

    “And third, it will be fun – a much underrated component of learning πŸ™‚ ”

    Yes indeed!

  6. Karen Lane says:

    Thanks for mentioning this, it sounds like a wonderful idea. I might have to give it a go!

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