National Postcard Week, May 6 - 12, 2012, has come to an end and it feels just like the end of any holiday; I have the it's-over-blues. I finally made it this year! My first NPCW and it was everything I had hoped for but now it is over. Fortunately since it is all about collecting postcards I have plenty to look at and to treasure, which will help carry me through until next years NPCW. A beautiful end to a wonderful celebration dedicated to my hobby.
I have already many plans for next years postcards. As I said in another posting, I have learned a lot this year. Number 1 will be to print National Postcard Week right on the card along with any other information, this way I don't have to kill my hand writing each and everyone out. I also will make a couple different ones for next year so that I can send a more out. I received up to 6 from some of the good people and will love to return the favor next year (but maybe not 6 probably at least 2 or 3.)
I wasn't sure how I was going to store the cards I received because I didn't want to keep them in a box along with the thousands of other cards I have just to get put in a closet. I wanted some way to display them, but without spending a ton of money on an album. As I was looking through my closet I spied my favorite day planner. It was from 2008 and absolutely too sweet to through away so I saved it hoping to give it a new life some day. It worked perfect for this collection and it looks like I will have enough room in it for next years.
So, in honor of the many hours that people put into creating and making the cards, organizing the swap and sending the cards out, I have taken pictures of all the cards I received.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/postcard-collectors-club/ and simply apply to become a member.
I also would like to invite you to my Etsy Team Pacific Postcards (PPT) because some of the members participated in this year's event. I am hoping that with a little more planning, we will have a larger group participating in the swap next year. Thank you very much to those that participated this year, I believe it was quite fun.
http://www.etsy.com/teams/9158/pacific-postcards-team?ref=pr_teams and click "Apply."
We have just started offering 2 different memberships: one will be for general membership, for those who love postcards and collecting postcards and the other will be for shops with at least 25% of their
items listed are postcards.
Alas, National Postcard Week 2012 is over so one last time for this banner just for kicks and giggles: