Saturday, June 09, 2007

Free postcards for missionaries! **UPDATED**

I love postcards! Really, I love learning about other peoples, places and cultures...and postcards is a way to let me do that from the comfort of my home :)

As you'll see from this site, I really got into the hobby again over the last year (I've been doing this on and off since my teen years). In the process, I've collected for my sending and swapping inventory loads of postcards from the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee and other areas. I have stopped swapping, however, because of 1) time -- since I found a new church home, my time is much more limited; 2) cost -- it now costs as much to send 1 postcard overseas as it costs to send 5 -- 90 cents!; and 3) too many bad swappers out there who don't fulfill their swaps.

So this leaves me with a huge supply of cards just beggin' to be sent.

Since I love reading the blogs of foreign missionaries, and since I know missionaries love receiving mail, I thought I would offer postcards--with information about the views written on the back if and when I can--to any foreign missionary who asks!

OR -- and thanks to Jim Cottrill at www.missionary-blogs.com for this idea -- if you KNOW of a missionary and would like to have cards send to them on your behalf, then you, too are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity!

I promise that what I send will be suitable for everyone's eyes ... this is a hobby I enjoy with my children so you don't have to worry about that!

To get the cards, all you have to do is send me an e-mail at carolinaren at bellsouth dot net.

If You're a Missionary
Please send me your name and mailing address and tell me that you'd like some postcards. Don't feel shy in asking, I really get so much pleasure out of sending these cards out -- and I don't want anything in return!

If You're the Friend of a Missionary
Please send me your name and a note or scripture you want included so I can tell the missionary you asked me to send the cards, as well as the missionary's name and mailing address.

That's all!

I look forward to hearing from you! I am pleased to do this as I've been wondering what in the world I was going to do with all these extra postcards!

Renae :)

2 comments:

Andy Rayner said...

Hi there.
Wanted to say that this was such a nice offer to missionaries. What a nice gesture. Anyway, It's been a while but I wanted to thank you for visiting and commenting on my Blog as well.
God bless
Andy

Jackie said...

What a great idea! I saw your location on Heather's comments and wanted to say hi. I am a mountain girl born in Brevard and have family in Hendersonville and Fletcher as well. I love my mountains - coming home for family reunion in July. Just wanted to say hi.
Jackie in GA