Last year, we had fun with the 2011 Summer Postcard Exchange (well, except for the little uncertainties caused by postal unpleasantness in Canada However, PM Harper took care of that for us, God bless’im.).
melodyharmonius ran it last year, but unfortunately she’s MIA, so I’ve decided to organise it this year.
Here’s how it works. If you want to get three, (3), count’em, 3! postcards from witty and intelligent Dopers from around the world, just sign up here, and send me a PM with your real-life name and postal address. (You know, post - you put a stamp on it, put it in a post box, a postie will pick it up and deliver it - I’m sure if you’ve forgotten how to do it, it will come back to you.)
Cut-off date for signing up for the first round is Saturday, July 14th. I will take all the names and addresses received by PM by that date and will send out PMs to each of you with the names and addresses of the 3 Dopers to whom you will send postcards. I will try to ensure that everyone gets at least one postcard from someone from another country. (Offer depends on availability of world-wide Dopers signing up. No warranty of world-wide Dopers is offered, express or implied. Terms may vary depending on local laws.)
You then purchase 3 (three!) postcards which you want to share with other Dopers. Up to you what themes to select. Local colour is always good, especially if you’re sending it to a world-wide Doper. Bear in mind some Dopers may have small children, so nothing X-rated, please. Address them. Write a short message to the Doper who is going to be thrilled to hear from you. Get stamps and put them on the post card. Put the postcard in your local mail slot.
Deadline for posting your postcards is Monday, July 23rd. Please report back here as soon as you’ve posted them.
Constrain your soul in patience (this is particularly hard for some Dopers, I remember from the last thread). Soon, postcardy goodness will arrive in your mailbox.
Then, report back here that you’ve started receiving Doper postcards. Yay!
If all goes well, there may be another round in August. However, Dopers who sign up and then don’t carry through with postcards in Round 1 may find themselves exiled to the outer Pit rather than being allowed to sign up for Round 2. Decision on this point is left entirely to my sole, arbitrary discretion.