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Thursday, February 10, 2005

About the project

The Postcard Project started as a way to teach my kids about the world. My son Bleu received a map for his seventh birthday. The idea was to ask readers to send him a postcard from the place they live. We put a pin in the map for each place that is represented. Bleu is now eight and the map got torn up (too many holes!), but we are still collecting the cards. I scan each card and post it here and he keeps the original card in a shoebox. When we get a new card, we try to learn a little about the place it comes from. We may research the history, try to make regional food or learn local traditions. The cards are a starting point.

The rules are simple:

Bleu Armendariz
1217 North Alameda
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
U.S.A.

If you want to be a part of the project, but don't want to mail your card please submit your scanned or photographed cards to The Postcard Project @ Flickr group.

posted by Kristal @ 10:29 PM   9 comments





Comments:

# posted by Blogger lg at 2:16 PM  
Kristal,
this is really cool blog with the scanned postcards. I will have to add to your collection with one from Boston. I also read I Like Mike blog. Very sweet of you and a nice site. A bookmark blog to keep.
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# posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 12:42 PM  
Hello...great
it's a very nice way of showing your collection to the world. I had the same idea of collecting postcards for my daughter Elke of 9...and we started to try to get a postcard addressed on her name with a personal message on the back. Our goal was to get a postcard from every country of the world (which seems to be 193). Today after 9 months we've got 151 countries.... a friend of mine putted our list on his website (which you can reach by http://www.psychoburger.net/psychoburger/newpage12.html
so, if you would know somebody who could help us with the missing countries, please let us know... thanks and good luck. Wim (from Belgium)
# posted by Blogger Anna at 6:21 PM  
This is my first visit to you. What a great idea! I am so doing a postcard for Bleu. I will send it via airmail. My husband and I are from Virginia but living in London (UK) for two years. The card will be on its way in a few days!
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