Pretend you’re eight years old for a second. Now pretend you just got a photo in the mail from your new buddy in Finland.
Fantastic, right? Best mail ever!
Now here’s the secret: it’s still that much fun to get photos from around the world. And it’s super easy thanks to Postcrossing: send a postcard to somebody, and somebody sends you a postcard back. Collect photos from 175 countries without blowing all your airline miles! You can even request pictures of specific things.
Since you’re sending pictures anyway, why not use your own? Slip your prints into postcard mailers and put the whole shebang in the mail. Get out and document your favorite things about the place you live, or the people you see every day. They sure won’t have anything that cool on the postcard rack at the drugstore.
If you missed being eight, you’ll be glad you became a postcrosser.
Make Your Own Postcards — More ideas for turning your photos into postcards.
Photojojo Mailable Frames — Frame that photo before you send it!
The Postcrossing Gallery — See postcards other people have gotten.
|~ Fun contests to get you shooting! ~|
Photo contest: Monster Hoodies Monster Face Contest (ends tomorrow)
Prize: 5 awesome Monster Hoodies
How to Enter: Take a photo of yourself or a friend making your most gruesome monster face, and post it here.
Ideas contest: Photojojo Book Photo Project Contest
Prize: The best ideas get published, a credit and bio in the book, and $100
How to Enter: Send your best project ideas (with a photo, if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org.