Blog > A back-and-forth postcard experiment
The promotional video Keri did highlighted one postcard in particular: a postcard that was made to be sent back and forth between friends! It sounded like a great idea, and I was itching to give it a try… And just then, PostMuse tweeted this serendipitous message:
Author of this postcard book suggests mailing same postcard back & forth. Can that really work? http://t.co/ErfHujhyou— PostMuse (@PostMuse) October 22, 2013
I suggested we give it a go, to see if it worked, and she accepted. YAY! I promptly mailed her my card:
Over the course of several months, we sent the same postcard between Berlin and Pittsburgh. With time, it became a sort of tiny journal, telling its story not only on the messages we wrote, but also in its stamps, postal markings, nicks and scratches. It even visited Ex Postal Facto and Postcrossing’s stamp launch in Guernsey!
And now, almost a year later, we’ve finally ran out of space. Here’s how it looks:
So, yes, it worked, and it turned out to be a pretty cool postal experiment too — one I can definitely recommend! :)