I got over one hundred postcards in the 10th Anniversary of the DIY Postcard Swap this spring (and now the fall swap is open if you want to join in – and we’re still celebrating the anniversary year of course!). I think that is preeetty good for being a pandemic year, right?
Some of the postcards took two months (!) to get here from Australia to Sweden, others got here in big piles rubber-banded together from the US, a lot later than they would’ve “a normal” year. But they got here! If you know someone in the postal business, give them a big pat on the back from me. I’m impressed. I already know you guys make aaamazing postcards / mail art, but I was not sure we would get our postcards from one city to the next this year.
Today I’m sharing 20 of the postcards I got, to inspire you to create your own ones and join the swap! The rest will be shared in upcoming blog posts!
DIY Postcard by Barbara in Germany. Thank you Barbara!
Happy Mail Day(s)
Some postcard took their time, but… I got my first postcard from the spring DIY Postcard Swap within a week from sending out the addresses to everyone! It must be some kind of record as it was sent from abroad (Germany) earlier that week and reached Sweden so quickly. I think it was kind of amazing, considering everything this year has brought.
This gave me hope that the mail system was still working, in spite of the pandemic situation we’re all in.
Here are some more of the wonderful postcards I got. Thanks everyone!
Thank YOU for participating in the DIY postcard swap that I host, and especially this our 10th anniversary year!
Thank you! 💕 /Hanna ( not Hannah ☺️)
This is a card from a swapper celebrating the DIY Postcard Swap 10th year (!) with me as the swap hostess. Love those bubble letters.
It says “Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” /Wendell Berry
DIY Postcard made by Catherine in France.
DIY Postcard by Aimée E, Austin, Texas, US.
DIY Postcard by Wendy, who has a YouTube channel where she share mostly Junk journals she’s made, check it out.
And last for today:
A DIY Postcard made by Julia in the UK. Julia also shared a lovely blog post about it, called DIY art postcard tutorial using Brusho Crystal Colour – go learn more about these colors on her blog.
Oh, also the postal stamps I used this spring for my own postcards, were coincidentally made by a Swedish artist that you should all know and learn about if you haven’t already, Hilma af Klint (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɪ̂lːma ˈɑːv ˈklɪnːt]; October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944):
I was thrilled to use another artist’s work as stamps on my own DIY Postcards, that’s always nice.
Let me know in the comments if you spot one of your postcards here, or if you found one or two favorites among these? I love them all of course. :-)