Yesterday I received an unexpected piece of mail from PostMuse.
When I opened up the gorgeous envelope two things happened.
First, I was tickled to discover that it was made from an old calendar page (note to self: spend some time making envelopes), which made the back of the envelope make sense.
Second, I was reminded that, in fact, this was an expected piece of mail. I had offered to adopt a couple postcards from PostMuse’s Orphaned Postcard Project and she had sent them my way.
If you haven’t heard of this project, here’s the gist. Several years ago, PostMuse decided that she wanted to do something above and beyond accumulating dust with her enormous postcard collection. So, she created an amazing database to inventory her collection and invited people to adopt postcards that they relate to in some way. I trolled through the list, found two that appealed to me, and sent her an adoption request. Now that they have arrived, it’s my job to write and mail them back to PostMuse. One more way to achieve Action #7 for 2012.
Intrigued? You, too, can adopt postcards and be a part of this neat project! Even if you’re not interested in participating, take a look at the Orphaned Postcard Project blog to see a selection of the postcards that have been sent out, had a postal adventure or two, and returned with stories to tell.