Where to Get New Postcards for the New Year

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A few more days to go and we shall be saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming the year of the Snake, 2013. Apart from New Years resolutions and stuff, I also plan to build up my postcards collection, completing all of my 50 US States map cards, my UNESCO World Heritage Sites and maxi cards collections, as well as collect as many cards from rare countries as I possibly can. I also plan to improve my stats on Postcrossing.com by reaching 100th cards sent and received status. Yeah, someone will be busy writing and mailing postcards next year!

I know I need to find more people to swap with but, more importantly, I also need to find a stack of new, beautifully-designed cheap postcards for these people to be inspired to swap with me. National Bookstore is my go-to store to shop for postcards, but for the new year, am thinking of exploring other possibilities and checking out online card shops for a variety of designs. There are only limited designs at the bookstore, see, and I’ve probably bought and traded most of them, anyway. So it is time to look for other sources of great postcard finds. Hopefully I will be luckier and I just wish I won’t need to shell out a considerable amount of money for a new set of postcards, after all, I still have mailing and stamp expense to think about.

This postcrossing hobby do not come cheap, I know, but nothing beats the pleasure of receiving all those beautiful surprises all over the world in my mailbox, so I think am going to have to stick with this for a while.
Where do you shop for cheap postcards?

19 thoughts on “Where to Get New Postcards for the New Year

    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      hopefully i’d be able to find one soon so that i can build up my stash for the new year! 😉

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  1. Adin U. Blankenship

    Happy New Year!!!! I love collecting postcards and I used to do that, but I stopped. I do buy postcards though during our travels in the summer to remind me of the places we’ve been too including some keychains. 🙂 Lovely!

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    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      hopefully you can send me a postcard one of these days, i’d be delighted to return the favor! ^_^

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    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      i’ve been contemplating on getting cards from you for a while now, do you think you will be kind enough to send them stamped + naked in case i do? 😉

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  2. Raya

    I should go back to postcrossing soon… I stopped when we transferred to another house. I miss the thrill of receiving postcards! Those are lovely ones featuring our country’s beautiful spots, sis!

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  3. Momee Gee

    Im not a fan of postcard crossing but I tried I receiving one before. 🙂 Probably, as of this moment.. I have no time for it yet. (maybe because I dont know how sending works too, lol)

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    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      you may want to start with postcrossing.com, sis. you simply register, send a postcard to a random recipient + wait for your postcard in the mail. Sending postcards will cost you P9 for domestic cards + P13 to anywhere else in the world. i hope that helps + i hope you get the inspiration to start with this hobby, too! ^_^

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