When I posted about sending postcards from South Africa I was surprised how many of you, who are actively online, still like to get a postcard by snail-mail.
My original idea was to see how long it took to get mail from South Africa to other parts of the world. Surprisingly, the average was about two weeks although MB’s card made it in five days to Washington while it took three weeks for Jonker’s card to arrive and he lives in South Africa. At least it seems that most of the postcards did arrive eventually.
I sent 10 postcards to readers, plus a few to other friends, and all but two are accounted for. If you’d like to see a few of them check out their posts at Karen from FabGrandma, Diane from Life in Charente, and Alan from Yogi’s Den.
There was rumor of a postal strike in South Africa but according to South African Postal Services, “The strike is taking place only at Witspos Mail Centre in Johannesburg and Tshwane Mail Centre in Pretoria. Local mail in other provinces is not affected. The strike, which started on 14 February this year, was declared illegal on 19 February.” So I don’t think this had any impact.
Maybe this is the start of something bigger. I have now received three postcards from fellow bloggers. One from a Yankee in Belgrade plus she sent one from her recent travels to India. And Debi sent a card from North Carolina where she lives on the beach.
This was fun and I hope to continue the tradition of sending postcards from my travels.
How about you? Do you like to receive snail mail that isn’t a bill? Think about sending postcards to your family, friends, and fellow bloggers. Even to me.
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