Postcard swap 2015 – sign-up NOW!!!

Postcard swap 2015 – sign-up NOW!!!

Do you love receiving snailmail? To me a sweet postcard is like a little miraculous gift … it brightens my day, puts a smile on my face and just makes me happy. If you feel similarly, then the postcard swap is just the thing for you.
The postcard swap last year was so incredibly fun, that it was clear to me that I had to do it again. So, here’s the 2nd round. Can’t wait!!!

Postcard swap Ursula MarkgrafThis is how it will work:

Each participant sends  me (in Germany!) an envelope with:
THREE selfmade postcards with a little message on the back
(you choose whether you’d like to include your return address or not)
FOUR sticky address labels with YOUR postal address on it
(please write it so that it is okay for international delivery)

You will also have to send 3,70€ to my paypal-account for postage stamps (details will be in the email after you sign up).

One postage stamp for international postcards costs 0,80€ here in Germany. From your money I will buy four so I can send four postcards to you. Yes, the money is slightly more than 4 x 0,80€ – you’re a smart cookie! ;-) The difference is to account for the paypal fees that I will have to pay when you put money into my account (1,9% + 0,35€ per transaction).
I’m just explaining it, so you can see – your money is only going toward the postage stamps for your postcards. I’m not earning anything on this. :-)

(If you are living IN Germany, just put 4 postcard stamps in the envelope.)

After I receive all those postcards and the money/ stamps I will SWAP all those cards and add a card of my own on top. So I will be mailing out four postcards from four different people to each participant. This way I can make sure, everyone who did send postcards also gets postcards. :-)
Of course I can’t account for the mail service loosing mail, which does happen. However , I think that it’s VERY unlikely that the mail service would loose all four postcards that go to one person! ;-)

Postcard swap Ursula Markgraf

So, how does that sound? Interested?

If you wanna participate in the postcard swap you have to SIGN UP until the the 30th of July, 2015 – which is WORLDPOSTCARD DAY. Nice timing, ey. ;-)

To sign up all you have to do is click below and sign into that mailing list and and you will get all further information via email. Don’t forget to confirm the link in the confirmation email!

With signing in you will be put onto my regular bi-weekly newsletter list after the swap. However, if you do not enjoy my emails you can always unsubscribe after the postcard swap is over.

If you are already on my list, please sign up again as I will send the swap information only to this specific list. :-)

Postkartentausch Ursula Markgraf 2015

Here are all the important dates:

– SIGN-UP for postcard swap until the 30th of July, 2015
– envelopes and postage money via paypal have to reach me until the 30th of August, 2015
– all postcards will be send out again until the 15th of September, 2015

So during September you can be looking forward to receiving four different postcards!

Ready to sign up?

Sorry, sign-up is closed. The next swap will probably be held in summer 2016. Sign up to my newsletter, to not miss it. :-)

Postkartentausch Ursula Markgraf 2015

Summer Postcard-Swap

Summer Postcard-Swap

Do you love to receive postcards? Yes, I am talking about the „real“ ones. With stamps. ;-) Then this blogpost is for you. Read on. :-)

Letters/ Briefe - Ursula Markgraf Since I started selling my own postcard collection I have been thinking alot about if and where postcards still have a place in our life. When I was a child I wrote lots of letters and postcards. And I received quite a few as well. Of course I got a bunch when it was my birthday. But I also got them on regular days. Back then we did not have email and no telephone. So if I wanted to talk so someone that did not live in the same town – like my grandparents, friend I had made during vacations or a pen-pal in Australia – I had to write them. There simply was no other way.

Today of course that has changed alot. When I want to talk to my best friend in Berlin then I call her. And if I need to tell my friend in the US something, then I write an email. Then there are also things like facebook … When I receive letters, then they usually contain invoices. :-(

Kinda sad, isn’t it?
Cause I do love to receive letters. Alot. When I receive a thick letter or an unexpected postcard – isn’t that fun?
Of course today letters and postcards do not contain the same stuff as they used to when I was a child. When you wanna tell someone something you write a quick email or talk on the phone. So there is no need to write that in a letter or postcard. But still, letters and postcards still have a place in our life. They should at least. As little pieces of joy, little glimpses of hope, tiny presents or inspirations. Just to show someone „Hey, I have been thinking of you“

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had more of those little joys in our everyday life? That is why I hereby announce the first summer postcard swap.

Summer postcards swap 2014 at Come on over and join! :-)

Totalls easy – AND FREE ;-) – works like this: If you wanna participate just send me an email until the 30.06.14 to this address

Subject: postcard swap

Inside that email tell me if you would like to have a German or an English swap partner. (Important!)

Starting at the 1.7.14 I will send each participant a swap partner. You then will swap your snail mail address via email with your partner and send off your postcard until the 30th of July, 2014.
You can send whichever card you like – handmade, a card of your favourite place or city, a card with a quote or saying – anything you would like to receive you can send. :-) Also it would be lovely if you would write a lovely message on the backside of the card. Just something that you would love to read when you receive a card.  :-)

So, are you up for swapping?