Have you heard of Postcrossing.com? It's a great website where you sign up to send and receive postcards with strangers around the world! This is a fun educational tool for your child and exciting for the adults in the house too. We have a huge map of the world on the wall in the kids' bedroom. When a new postcard arrives from somewhere across the globe, we mark the spot with a tack. Mom is clearly the most interested in the project. But, it is providing some excitement for the kids, who check the mail box everyday. You get to learn about a little piece of someone's life and the postcards are so beautiful and sometimes quirky! I have the urge to use them in a craft project, but the written message on the back are as beautiful as the pictures on the front. I'm torn! You'll find some of the cards we have received below. If you'd like to learn more about postcrossing click here
Touchuan Village, China
lago Ericina, Spain
and Hutchinson Island, Florida-- This one is from a lovely family member! SHHHH-- don't tell the kids!