Monday, October 26, 2009

What's New

We're in the process of preparing for the next mailing on November 1, which I'm finding hard to believe — this month has just flown by! Just a couple of things I'd like to remind you about — please use an envelope if mailing anything fragile, and please mail it on the 1st (or as close to it as possible), too.

Having said that, I'd like to mention again that (as a few of us are discovering) the length of time it takes for something to be delivered is completely unpredictable — a friend of mine here in Canada was delighted to get a postcard from Turkey in 4 days, while another friend's postcard from Texas (again to Canada) took over 4 weeks. This is why I'm taking the long view with this project, hoping to receive as many as I send, but resigned to the fact that the unpredicability of the world's postal systems means that there may be months when a postcard arrives very, very late (or sadly not at all).

Thanks again for being understanding about this — I wish I had a way to make sure everyone got a postcard each month and on time, but unfortunately it's just not possible. In the meantime, let's stay positive and remember that this project is all about the giving!

(The pretty photograph is by the wonderful Bonnie Tsang, via lovely Linda of Simply Seductive. Thanks so much again, Linda!)


Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I think I am going to resend mine in an envelope.

I'm checking the mailbox daily (too bad I don't live in the US where you get mail on Saturday's too -- I miss that about NYC).

Megan said...

This is such a lovely idea! When I went to Paris this year it took over 7 weeks for a postcard to get back to Australia...just have to stick in there it will arrive one day.