Yesterday, I read an inspiring post by Kayly of My Open Sketchbook. In it, she describes her love for physical post cards, a love I definitely share. Many hours of my childhood were spent writing long letters with glittery pens to penpals abroad, then attaching lots of colourful stickers until the paper was cluttered (I felt my letters should always be filled, otherwise surely it would look like I didn't have enough inspiration!).
Although my love for glittery pens has faltered, I still love snail mail and yearly send paper Christmas or New Year's holiday cards, even in these digital days. I usually try to include one of my many fandoms in it: I've had dragon, Tolkien, MMO and archaeology themed cards in the past. I'm not sure yet what I'll do for this year; maybe I'll include them all.
Following Kayly's example (and with her kind permission) I'm hosting a holiday card swap of my own. If you share my love of physical cards, you can leave your address in the form below - don't worry, I'll treat it confidentially. I will e-mail you my address in return and we can send each other a holiday card!
- I'm opening up the card swap internationally - my own address will be in the Netherlands.
- I'll try to send out cards during the course of next week or the week after. Mind you, it may take a while to arrive depending on your location.
- Also, it doesn't matter if you use your real name or pseudonym; the postman will deliver either way - just go with what you feel comfortable with.
This is a bit of an experiment: I know that the majority of my readers are gamers and I feel they are generally more careful with their anonymity and private life than most, so I have no idea if people want to participate in a card swap at all. I totally understand if it isn't your cup of tea; don't feel bad. But for those that do sign up: I can't wait to see your cards!