This happened a few years ago (before weed was legalized in any US state), but thought it was worth sharing anyway. As advice on what not to do, perhaps. I was 22 and in Amsterdam for my 2nd trip. I met some great people from Switzerland and we got loaded together, then came up with a “great plan” to mail ourselves back goodies. The next day (still loaded) I went out and bought 4 ounces of great pot and 1 g of hash. I also bought 4 postcards, 4 stamps, and a jar of peanut butter. I hollowed out the PB, then put the bag of weed in it and more PB on top. My thinking (not thinking) was the PB would defeat X-rays and search dogs. Then I wrapped it up, stuck it in a package, and mailed it to my pet hedgehog at my apartment in the US. I cut the gram of hash into quarters, and put 1/4 gram of hash under each postcard stamp... and mailed them back to my hedgehog using my address. I think my logic was “if it’s not addressed to me, they can’t prove it’s mine”. Yeah.
Fast forward about 3 we... keep reading on reddit ➡
We're excited to announce this givewaway in collaboration with u/SupaFiraDragonRawr, an artist and longtime community member. They've generously proposed to send out over 300 postcards to r/FireEmblemHeroes users to help support the USPS and encourage users to message their representatives. The giveaway is not limited to the US, so users in other countries can still enjoy the postcards!
We can vouch for their legitimacy as a longtime community member in good standing, but as always, use your own discretion before sharing personal information such as mailing address. With that out of the way, I'll turn it over to u/SupaFiraDragonRawr to explain the giveaway!
I thought it'd be fun to give back to the r/FireEmblemHeroes community, so I created the "FehFae's Delivery Service" giveaway! The winners will get the below postcard mailed to them:
To ent... keep reading on reddit ➡
My cousin is turning 50 next week and he loves and collects postcards. He has dealt with autism his whole life and is really bummed out that he can't have a big party this year to mark the special occasion.
Instead, his dad (my uncle) has asked all us family members if we could send him a postcard and if we knew any friends overseas we could ask. I don't have any overseas or international friends, but thought maybe someone here might be able to send him a postcard from somewhere he's never been for his collection.
Thanks so much to anyone who takes the time to read this. Have a great day!
Edit: anyone having a birthday... I have birthday cards too.
Closing the offer for now. If you have not sent your address please do so. PM or chat ok.
Please get out there, make your voice heard. Be a voice for those who have none. Make a difference, vote! 🇺🇸🗳
Comment below and tell me you will be voting and I’ll send you one of these. After commenting send me your address. Open to everyone in the US of voting age.
So, you may or may not have heard of whats going on with the US postal service. It's in trouble. The whole thing is grinding my gears, and I want to help.
I asked the lovely folks over at /r/SaveThePostalService if sending mail from other countries to the USA will help. A mail clerk replied yes, it does help.
This is an exchange for 10 postcards. To enter this, please comment below what type of card you would like, and I'll try to find something that matches. I have a massive postcard collection at this point as I can't stop buying them haha. If you say 'any', I'll default to my least favorite cards to get rid of them, so I don't recommend saying any :P. I have Scotland cards, Pixar cards, where's waldo cards, porn for women cards (sfw), fairy cards, cards I made myself, color-in postcards (can color them in and send or send uncolored), Florida cards, Dis... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT: Wow I went to bed and this blew up - sorry those who missed out!
Hello, I have got this box set of cards, 100 postcards which features urban sketches around the world, all unique and different from each other.
Cards will be sent between now - Nov, so fill in the form here if you are interested.
Please fill in this form to receive a card from the Animal Box. The box I'm referring to is this one. There were 10 of them which I found very ugly (from one artist), so I decided not to use those, that's why there are 90 postcards to give out.
Changes from the last form:
CLOSED! Will be sending them out soon. :)
Hi all! I bought a bunch of adorable nerdy postcards so that I would have a reason to buy stamps and send some mail out. I would love to send some of these to people with a love for similar hobbies (and if you're able to, I'd really like a postcard in return from wherever you're from)!
The Hobbit postcards are all taken!
The DnD postcards are all taken!
I have a million postcards I’ve hoarded over the years and I’d love to send you one! I collect them when I travel, go to museums and see any cute stationary anywhere. Please drop me your address if you could use a surprise in your mailbox!
Hi! I'm finishing up my last summer course before I start my Fall semester. I would love to send out some more cards! I've seen a few people do this and thought that I would give it a go so here's the link to my Google form :)
I will keep this form open until 11pm ADT on Sunday, August 16th. I am also working on sending out some mail for another subreddit. With this in mind, I will send you a message once a card is on the way.
The more information that you can provide in the form - the more that I can gear it towards your interests :)
Please comment below that you have filled out the form. Thanks!
I have 20 postcards leftover from my last offer/exchange and a whole new roll of postcard stamps at the ready.
FYI - I'm always down for an exchange, just let me know if you want to do so and I'll send over my deets.
This will be a Dealer's Choice. Meaning, I will randomly choose what postcard goes to you. In my fillout form, there will be an option for you to choose any that you do not want. [For example, I have the choice of horror postcards but a lot of people are squeamish about horror, so you can ask to not have a horror card]
Please fill out this form ***AND*** comment in on this post. If you do not comment in this thread to let me know once you've filled out the form, I will not send a card. I use the combination to help organize.
A friend has posted a request on Facebook, and with her permission, I am sharing it here, hoping that the kind people of RAoC will help bringing some smiles and joy to a woman whose world just changed dramatically.
"A dear friend of a friend of mine planned to sail the world a few years ago, but she got heart failure and needed a heart transplant, which put all travels plans to a halt.
Now she has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She has been told she has only a few weeks left to live and is currently bed ridden on a morphine drip.
Want to help her see the world?
Just send a postcard from where you live and write a little bit about that area – if you want. If you don´t want to write anything, a nice picture card will do."
My friend who posted this isn't someone to cause drama or looks for attention, so this is a legit and honest request. If you want to send a card, please send me a message - no chat! - so I can give you the address of the person who would like to see the world... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! My wife always wanted to travel the world and it just doesn't seem to be in the cards. I opened a p.o. box in hopes to get people to send us travel postcards. Please tell us about your travels, or what's on the postcard front! We have pet names, she is kitty and I am bunny. 20 years of marriage and hope to push through for at least 20 years or more . We have a cute acronym we use "afts" (always forever and then some).
Please send travel related postcards to: P.O. box 223 // Arab, AL // 35016 // United states.
I am more than happy to send a post card back from my town of Arab which is a typo of the founding father of the city. Just ask and I'll send you one!
I finally have international stamps again! My last post was only for US residents, but this one is open to everyone. Including those in the US!
I'll blindly choose a postcard from my stash to send your way. I'll include some words of wisdom from The Best Advice in Six Words, a recent book purchase that I'm really into.
It's OK if I've mailed you cards in the past -- and I'll try not to repeat a postcard that I've already sent you!
Please fill out my form if you'd like a postcard!
(And please let me know if the form isn't working for you. It's my first attempt!)
There are still some mail suspensions in effect, so I can send you a card as long as your country is NOT on the list.
I realised that my stash has quite a number of cat postcards and fox postcards so if you'd like one, comment below with your favourite emoji and fill out this form.
Note that due to international postal restrictions, I may not be able to send you a postcard. You can check if your country is on the list that I am unable to send to here. Otherwise, I will just delete your response if I am unable to send to your country.
I am currently watching all the Harry Potter movies and recently bought some Harry Potter postcards, so I'd like to send one card out for each of the movies (yes I know technically there are 8 movies but there are 7 books/years, so I’m doing 7 :P). I also have Harry Potter stickers to decorate them with!
If you would like one, please comment your favourite character and your Hogwarts house. Please also comment what country you're in. :)
I'll check this post periodically and choose people randomly. Once all the postcards are claimed I’ll mark the post as fulfilled, so if the flair hasn’t changed then postcards are still available.
Since this was so popular last time (before I ran out of cards and had the post deleted because I messed up the title lol) I replenished my stock!
I’d love to exchange for cards from your hometown/country.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Since its release on Steam, Subnautica's Planet 4546B Postcard has only had partial Steam fees, on account of the Subnautica developers not requesting their cut of the sales fees. This meant the item was a popular choice for people wanting to transfer money between Steam accounts
or launder stolen credit card funds. This meant that it had a use that was completely unrelated to its inherent purpose, and this drove its value up considerably higher than the value of comparable items.
Today it seems the Postcard has fallen from its pedestal; I bought a couple and noticed they now have full Steam fees attached, not just the portion to Valve. I took this screenshot as proof:
It was fun while it lasted, I'm sure this market oddity will be missed by many Steam Marketeers.
I just got these postcards from marketplace, I’m not sure how many there are but they are a lot! I would love to send them out! I have looked at some of them and they are mostly vintage travel postcards from many different countries!!! So please please fill out my form to receive one!
I have some great cards : World Post Card Day Card
I have 50 Currently but may order more.
Please fill out the form here : Google Form WPC Day 2020
In the form you will need to specify if you want the card mailed today, OR held and mailed on Oct 1 2020. The actual day listed on the card. This is the first annual day created by postcrossing, there is also a similar postcard week , the first week in October.
I will post this list for a bit, then I will repost it at different intervals.
I got some not so happy mail from someone who sent a mean spirited prank (mods reached out and warned me it was coming) and my SO pushed me to get a PO box. So I did! But while I was at the post office I couldn't resist getting a roll of the very cute coral postcard stamps I've been seeing so if you would like a postcard to celebrate my new PO box please fill out my form so I can send something your way!!
So sorry it's US only as I'm still working on the WW from my last card offer!!
Edit: Thank you everyone for filling out the form and offering to send me cards too! I will try my very best to send out all 50 cards by this weekend
I had already fallen in love with far too many postage stamps
When you appeared on my doorstep wearing nothing but a postcard promise.
No, appear is the wrong word.
Is there a word for sucker punching someone in the heart?
Is there word for when you’re sitting at the bottom of a roller coaster and you realize that the climb is coming, that you know what the climb means, that you can already feel the flip in your stomach from the fall before you’ve even moved?
Is there a word for that?
There should be.
You can only fit so many words in a postcard.
Only so many in a phone call, only so many into space before you forget that words are sometimes used for things other than filling emptiness.
It is hard to build a body out of words – I have tried. We have both tried.
Instead of lying your head against my chest, I tell you about the boy who lives downstairs from me.
Who stays up all night long practicing his drum set. The neighbors have complained.
They have busy days tomorrow, bu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi! I made a request a few years ago when I was working elsewhere and it worked out great. Now I'm working at an elementary school as a third grade teacher. Unfortunately the kids are gonna be confined to their desks all day all masked up and such. I thought some cards from around the US and abroad would be a nice thing to look forward to and make them feel connected. Third grade is the year when kids really start to figure out where places are and that they aren't the same as the city they live in. I would like some with info of where you are from (food, language, cultural stuff, etc) and remember to keep it simple (though I can do some Googling to show them pics and stuff). I have 18 and 17 of them are Hispanic so if anyone wants to send one in Spanish they'd probably get a kick out of that since I can't speak it. Just comment and I'll send you the address. Thanks!
I am offering to send 1 postcard per username/mailing address to anywhere worldwide that the USA is sending mail!
Each postcard will have a message of love.
I stand for kindness, peace and light for everyone.
To request, complete my handy dandy form located here.
This offer/form will remain open till it hits 250 sign-ups.
Mark on the form if you are open to receiving ANY type of postcard to be surprised or if you prefer a specific type with your first choice then your second choice, in case your first choice is gone.
Peace to all,
Repost of the offer as it hasn't been filled yet.
86 postcards available of varying kinds, WW. Mark if you would like any kind, OR, if you do have a preference, mark your first then your second choices. Preferences will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Note if you mark NO on receiving any kind and your two preferences are gone, you will not receive a postcard.
Return postcards are welcomed but not required.
To request, go to this form to complete.
If you don't recall if you have already filled it out, don't worry; duplicates will be deleted.
Each postcard will have a simple note of hope or encouragement with my username and RAOC so you know where it came from.
I will mark this post as fulfilled once the offer is filled up, or if that doesn't happen before the mods mark the offer to be fulfilled, then a new post will be created.
Have a lovely day!
One of the places I've missed most in Providence the last four months has been Free Play Arcade Bar - was so happy to hear they have recently reopened with a safely distanced floor layout.
As a way to briefly linger in a less isolated time, I am sharing a Free Play Arcade Bar audio postcard I made last year. It delves into the many ways arcade machines use sound to tell stories; as well as the ingenuous intersections of technology and sound design over time. It features interviews with the owner as well as other arcade repair aficionados.
Hey everyone, I’m outside watching the Perseid Meteor Shower and have seen many shooting stars, so I want to make some handmade ones centered around shooting stars because I absolutely love them and space in general.
I have 3 WW and 5 US so to be counted
Happy Star Hunting and can’t wait to make some.
P.S. depending on how many want one, I might extend how many I make and can pick up stamps tomorrow but will cut off at 8 until further notice
P.S.S photo is one I took. Sorry it’s a wee bit blurry
EDIT: EVERYONE IS GETTING ONE :) I’m still on bed rest do to a broken ankle. So I’ll make one for everyone!
After getting tipsy and crashing last night I came back on to update my list. As of 12:40 PM EST - this is currently what I have left. Woo Hoo - I am so glad that I kept up and am semi organized!
I want to do this the easiest way that I can as I do not have any extras of any of these. I am going to list what I have and keep track but please see the comments to see if what one you want is available. Thank you in advance.
Edit: 4 now photograph postcards of an up close owl eye.
Edit; Now 4 photograph postcards of a fiery dragon that I keep in my garden.
4 photograph postcards of mushroom growing out of a tree in my yard
Edit: Now 3 photograph postcards of my <3 and my paint covered hands that I edited in bright colors.
Edit: 1 left photograph dinosaur postcards of a dinosaur that I keep in my garden,
edit: 2 original alcohol ink art prints that I did of a flower
Edit:1 photograph postcards of the tequila I drink and a quote that says "The only thing a girl should chase is he... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just got back from a trip & bought a whole book of neat postcards!
Tell me about your favorite historical figure, doesn’t necessarily have to be an American or colonial one! I’ll pick from the comments.
This Giveaway is Closed.
I'm going to swing by my favorite thrift shop later today and snap up a few postcards and I'm happy to post worldwide. Simply comment with "Save the US Postal Service!" and I will contact winners for addresses.
Please have a RAOA intro prior to 8/19 and as this is a giveaway no mentions of exchange, trade, or swap. Closes at some point today.
I have 7 postcards and 1 card up for grabs. They have already been written on and just need an address!
Numbers 5-7 are WW. Numbers 1-4 and 8 are US.
Flaired users that have posted a thank you in the past month only please.
Don't send me your address unless requested! Have a great day :-)
[OFFER] 10 Disney Postcards with Disney Quotes with 🌟DISNEY STAMPS 🌟 [WW]
Hello! This offer is random and is first come first serve. A little pixie dust to brighten up these stormy covid days. Perfect for kids or the kid at heart!! Let me know if you’re interested! PM me or message me.
Thanks again to u/kingnbanter for helping me out around here ❤️
Do you have a favorite Disney quote?
I'm a university student studying mathematics. Sometimes I like to photocopy graphs and watercolour them while I learn about them. I printed some graphs from last semester's classes as postcards and watercoloured them directly on the postcard! I have these eight to offer on a first-come, first-serve basis. To claim, be a flaired user and comment below with your favourite class you've ever taken and which card you want!
Just a note - this isn't meant to be educational or, honestly, anything of the sort. I just wanted to send along some graphs that I had particular fun colouring. The colours generally mean nothing and the cards are labelled by their graph's title.
[~~Rocket science is percision on a 10^-11 cm scale in a reference f
So I finally got these "mini" Van Gogh postcards from Ali Express. When I was measuring them, it turns out their dimensions are around 3.75" x 4.75". Some of you may have noticed that these are considered too small to mail based on the dimensions (minimum 3.5" x 5") provided by the USPS. However, after sending out a couple to a friend, they seemed to have made it!
If you are willing to join this "fun" little experiment with me to test the limits of the USPS, please comment below!
p.s. Feel free to ask me a random question/offer a writing prompt!
An opportunity to support the USPS and procrastinate school work? Sounds like my idea of a good time :-)
I have a bunch of retro-looking illustrated national parks postcards looking for a good home! Please fill out the form below and comment below and I'll send one to you!
22* postcards of cities around the world that I would color myself just for you! Or, I could send it to you blank if you’re interested in paying it forward. If interested PM me your favorite country! Germany(4), United States (4), France(3), Canada(3), Yemen, Italy, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands, England, India, Mexico (=22??) the book! no spoilers!
Edit: marking as fulfilled until I go through all my messages and find out if I have any cards left, and if so which ones!
Edit 2: still available areeee
I'm finally out of quarantine and have sent all the cards from my last offer, woo! Some of the things I miss most about Summer that are obviously not happening right now are barbecues, beach vacations, and pool parties! My family always makes a 'signature cocktail' for of our parties, and we try to find a different one each time. There have been some duds, but most of them turn out pretty great! I found this great postcard collection and I have 15 cards to send out to people in the US today!
Please leave a comment with your favorite drink and PM me your info! Exchanges are appreciated but not necessary :)
Want to tell me about what you collect? Share a history of something local to you? Tell me about your past? I am in search of more pen pals as I often out write my current ones or respond more quickly.
I think both letter writing and postcard sending are acts that hold space for others and think of people and friends when they are not near. What an act of care.
I avidly send postcards on road trips and have kept that up in quarantine. I am happy to add you to my postcard list and/or find more pals for long form writing.
I am a historian and also enjoy writing what I call history-by-letters that give a short researched history on some either obscure history topic or queer history topic if you’re interested in those too!
Between camping and visiting the National Parks in Utah the last few years, and driving through the state last week, I've got a nice stash of postcards from there. They are nature/scenic views, and a few city views. Let me know if you would like a particular type, I'll see what I've got! :)
I have ten animal postcards with Adrien Vermont's artwork.
These will be mailed throughout this week.
Here are the animals:
Flamingo 🦩 u/Mareepharos
Giraffe 🦒 u/lady4inthe2radiator0
Horse 🐎 u/pillow_panda_
Jaguar 🐆 u/strivingtobestronger
Alligator 🐊 u/Amo616
Cow 🐄 u/apprehensice_cow_854
Sheep 🐑 u/may20201
Ostrich (sad no ostrich emoji) u/jesuswhychrist
Beaver (no beaver emoji either - boo) u/dongurikuma
Comment below if you'd like one and please tell me which one you'd like (please pick an animal and don't just say "any" or "surprise me") - if multiple people select the same animals, I'll randomly pick. Please don't send me your address unless requested.
Hi! I’m offering 5 super cute pusheen postcards!
Comment below your favourite animal and where you’re from, I’ll pick 5 comments and PM you. 😊
My toddler picked a theme and then we made magazine collage postcards that are... certainly unique.
The themes are: “fly” “plants” “home” “eyes” “warm” “pups” “dogs” “lilies” “fun” “pink” “cats” and one I’ve dubbed “unsettling”
Pm me with your top 3 choices in order and I’ll send you something that is memorable!
I have 5 super cute “Vote” postcards with matching stickers to send, please comment below and pm me your address if you would like one, first come first serve.