Postcrossing day in Sochi
Back in May, the city of Sochi, (which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics) experienced a Postcrossing day! The event was organized by Polina and Alena with the help of Katya. It included an exhibition, contest and lottery, a postal fairy and even a dragon - with postcards hidden on his mouth! :D
We were so impressed by what the three of them managed to accomplish that we asked them to tell us all about it! Alena described the event for us:
It was a bright sunny day in May, when Rivera Park in Sochi became a meeting place of postcrossers and future postcrossers! :) For one day, the park was turned into a fabulous Postal Square. The Carrier-Dragon went among the old trees and every brave child could try to get a postcard from his mouth. The Postal-Fairy flew near the rainbow of the fountain splashes and brought gifts to the children who enjoyed the event.
It was the Postcrossing day in Sochi! All the members had a lot of fun and the fun of Postcrossing was showcased to the visitors. Moreover, the event was also very informative, people could learn greetings in different languages and also find out more about countries that are participating in Postcrossing. Many of them were surprised and interested in the project. Some of them got a postcard as a present, but not immediately - the winners addresses were written on the postcard, and after a couple of days they received it on their mailbox.
We hope that such events would bring more people to Postcrossing and be thrilling for both organizers and visitors. Maybe soon we will read about the Day of Postcrossing in your city too?