The Great Summer 2021 Doper Postcard Exchange!

Northern Piper, melodyharmonius and jayrey have run them in the past, and they’re always fun, but it’s been awhile.

Here’s how it works (as adapted from NP’s previous thread). Our rules, by the numbers, and written with past PE problems in mind:

  1. If you want to get three (3), count 'em, THREE! 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 mailbox, and a postal carrier will pick it up and deliver it - I’m sure if you’ve forgotten how to do it, it’ll come back to you before you know it). Cut-off for signing up is noon EST on Weds. July 14. I’ll take all the names and addresses received by PM by that date, and will then send out PMs to each of you with the names and addresses of the three Dopers to whom you’ll send postcards.

  2. In your PM, please include your mailing info in this format:

Firstname Lastname
1234 Any Street
Anytown OH 12345

Or the equivalent format for non-U.S. addresses, with your country on the bottom line. Thanks.

  1. Please, don’t sign up unless you intend to do your very best to participate. I’ll try to ensure that everyone gets at least one postcard from someone in another country, if possible. This obviously depends on sufficient world-wide Dopers signing up.

  2. You then purchase three (3!) postcards which you want to share with other Dopers. It’s up to you what themes to select. Local color is always good, especially if you’re sending it to an overseas Doper. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your postcards (museums, art galleries, historic site gift shops and local visitors bureaus are good sources) or to buy appropriate postage (remembering that domestic and international postage will likely differ). Bear in mind that some Dopers have small children, so nothing X-rated on your postcards, please.

  3. Address your postcards. Write a short, clearly-written message to the Doper, who is going to be just thrilled to hear from you. Be sure to use your SDMB username, so they know who sent it to them. Get the right kind of stamps and put them on the postcards. Put the postcards in your local mail slot, and off they go!

  4. There is no Rule 6.

  5. Deadline for posting your postcards will be two weeks later, by Weds. July 28. Report here as soon as you’ve posted them (not when you intend to, but after you’ve actually dropped them in the mail, please).

  6. Gird your loins and wait with saintly patience (this is particularly hard for some Dopers, I remember well from previous threads). Soon enough, postcardy goodness will arrive in your mailbox.

  7. Report back here every time you get a Doper postcard. Huzzah!

And we’re off…

I’m in.

Also in.

Yay! I’m looking forward to a (very tiny) avalanche of postcards!

I’m in. I try to think of it as paring down my post card collection, but then more start showing up!

As in the last five or six years, I’m in. It always brings a lot of fun to my life.

PM sent.

I’m always on the lookout for cool postcards and I picked up a bunch on my recent road trip with the postcard exchange specifically in mind. The hardest part for me is thinking up some witty message to put on the card–I’d better start brainstorming now!

Thank you, Elendil_s_Heir, for organizing this. I am in! PM sent.

All right! Keep 'em coming.

I’m in - PM sent. Thanks again!

I’m in too, as per usual. PM on the way.

Stands at the back of the queue of the hip crowd.
PM sent

Thanks, all - keep 'em coming!

PM sent

Can I tape a pack of Artichoke Seeds to the Postcard? I really want them to go World-Wide!

Ornamental and Delicious! How can you lose???

Can you plant artichokes in pots? I’d give it a shot.

You can start them in pots. The will aspire to take up about 9 square feet if you let them. Maybe I’ll draw you. If not, I’ll send some anyway. (PM)

I am most definitely in !!

I’M IN!!!

Discourse has now pissed me off.

I’m in as well.