Starting a collection
At times I used postcards as bookmarkers. So I found my postcards all over the place...
If you are just starting a collection locate your postcards onhand. Then put the word out- ask your family & friends to send you some.
And now with the internet there all kinds of postcard clubs and groups and sites. You may want to join several to get your collection growing.
So you will need to keep good records- who you send to and who you recieve from. It is easy to keep track of who you recieve from because you have their cards in your album or box.
You will need to make some kind of chart of who you send to... list dates & sources (which group or club they are from) to make it easier to know where to thank the person when you do an exchange.
Always include a return address on your cards and let the person know where you found them.
So you have your list of who you have sent too, when you recieve an exchange card from them just check off their name.
Do not panic if you do not get your exchange card right away. They may not have extra cards and postage at home. And work or school shedules may prevent them from shopping immeditaely. It may take a couple weeks. Try to honor all your exchanges as soon as possiable.
If you deciede to do on-going exchanges with the same person you will need to keep track of which cards you have sent them so you don't send the same one twice.
Where to get postcards if you are not on vacation? Some Hallmark stores carry them. Gas staions use to but they don't any more. Meijers stores have a nice selection. They sell 10 for $3.00. You will want to keep extras onhand for trading.
If you want a postcard from Michigan send one to Craftybooks Postcards from Yesteryear PO Box 8181 Flint MI 48501 USA.
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