Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
James M. Barrie
Making a handmade postcard is a creative act. Being creative takes courage, time and thought. If you ever made or got a handmade postcard you know what I’m talking about. People being in the DIY Postcard Swap here on my blog has reached out and spread creativity all over the world, and I’m moved by all you kind words, e-mails and blog posts! Thank you all!
Here are a few of the participants who has blogged about their swapping experience and wants to share their experience. Please visit and comment if you have the time (collected with Mr Linky widget):
3. Gina Lee Kim
16. Anette Linnea
20. Janice Mae
|21. Vickie of In My Head Studios
22. Ja PRA
24. Heather Kirtland
27. Kerstin – KeMP
34. Aly B
36. Diana Trout
37. Ann Maria Bell
38. Phoenix Peacock
40. Donna Cook
50. i Hanna
52. Ducks in a Row
54. Brii, the Mess
57. Lay Hoon
If you are on flickr, you can add your photos to the DIY postcard group there too, like these girls have done (and many many others):
Postcard and photo by bluebell fairy.
Photo and cards by pinkangel.
Postcards and photo by spookypaperdoll.
Postcards and photo by craftsbyky
If you have the time I would greatly appreciate if you visited some of the blogs linked above and made some comments. Writing comments is a way of saying thank you.
Going to the post office is not the end goal. Connecting to others is. Sharing your creativity, but also sharing encouragement, love, time and kind words. If you get a postcard that includes an e-mail address take time to write a thank you note. I don’t always do this timely but I always try because I know it’s important, as well as common curtsy. ;-)
Want to join a swap online?
If you want to try a random swap over the internet, I recommend you to check out the very cool site Swap-bot where you once you sign in, can join lots of different swaps, they even have a category for postcard swapping. I’ve swapped a few times at swap bot, most recently in the #craftsocial ATC swap, though I haven’t gotten mine yet. Earlier I got tip-ins (that I never made a book from) and once I got the sweetest matchbox ever through this site.