The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world.
Why? Because, like the author, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail.
The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?
How does it work?
First, the short version:
request an address from the website
mail the postcard to the address
wait to receive a postcard
register the received postcard in the system
The first step is to request to send a postcard. The website will display (and send you an e-mail) with the address of another member and a Postcard ID (e.g.: US-786). You then mail a postcard to that member.
The member receives the postcard and registers it using the Postcard ID that is on the postcard. At this point, you are eligible to receive a postcard from another user. You are now in line for the next person that requests to send a postcard. Where the postcard comes from is a surprise!
You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you send is registered, you can request another address. The number of postcards allowed to travel at any single time goes up the more postcards you send!
Still have questions? Check out the help section, or the forum. http://www/postccrossing.com
Pantone has a very interesting feature on their website. It's all about creative professionals and their color inspiration. Called myColor myIdea, if you want to see how other creative people view color, you'll want to check it out.
With a little inkjet-printable canvas and a few minutes of time, you can make yourself a set of badass photo cuffs. Use any photo you want on them and you’ll instantly be the envy of all your friends with their sad, naked little wrists.
Photographing glass art can be quite challenging, especially for the amateur, but there are some basic techniques that can be employed to achieve fantastic results with the most basic experience, and with limited effort. Photographing glass doesn't require expensive equipment for backdrops or even cameras themselves; it simply takes a basic understanding of how light disperses through glass and the best techniques for capturing that light in the most flattering way possible.
Interweave Press has a special connection to Valentine's Day because our headquarters are located in Loveland, Colorado, which is also the home of a wonderful Valentine remailing program. Each year, thousands of people bundle up all of their Valentine cards and send them to the Loveland post office, where they're stamped with a special poem and cancellation mark (this year's stamp is at left).As I write this, volunteers are busily hand-stamping Valentine cards that are remailed to all 50 states and to more than 110 countries worldwide. This is the 64th year of the program! I've received a couple of Valentines from Loveland over the years, and they're extra special. If you want to get in on this neat event, send your bundle of cards and letters to Postmaster, Attention: Valentine's Postmark, 446 East 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538-9998. For international destinations, your cards should be in Loveland by Feb. 4; for cards within U.S. and outside of Colorado, your cards should be in Loveland by Feb. 9; for within the state of Colorado, your cards should be in Loveland by Feb. 12.
If you’re thinking about selling your handmade jewelry online, you’ve probably looked into Etsy. And if you love shopping for unique and well-priced baubles, you’ve likely spent some time and money there.