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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I'm Back! (Send a postcard, Get a Postcard FREE)

Hey all - I'm BACK!

I love to learn about other cultures, their religions and their history. I also love postcards and have decided to combine the two. If anyone would like to send me a postcard, I will happily post the front picture and snip its of the message on this blog. I am hoping to collect at least 100 postcards by this time (November) in 2014. This project will also hopefully help to create a better understanding of others. Feel free to send a handmade or store-bought postcard!

Here's the catch that makes this blog different from others; to have your postcard posted on this blog, you have to have at least one of these topics on your postcard please:

~ Something that you believe makes you stand out from others (in a good way :))

~ Your beliefs (religion, philosophy of life, etc.)

~ The history of your town or city

~ Your favorite bit of history about your country

~ A unique holiday or celebration in your culture

~ A popular/trendy product right now in your country

The reason for these topics are to allow others to learn about where you are from and to help create a better understanding of other countries and cultures. I hope they will help you if you are stuck, too! Please feel free to write about yourself or anything else as well! Also, please include "Froufrou postcards" somewhere on the postcard. (Or I won't know where it's from.) Please note that your name or address will NOT be shared on my blog at any point.. so don't worry :)

If anyone is interested or have any questions please email me at:


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If you would like to see YOUR postcard on this blog (AND TO RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN), please mail a postcard with your return address, the phrase "Frou Frou Postcards" AND THE ABOVE CRITERIA to:

E. Sweet
477 Fergo Avenue,
Mississauga, ON

Your postcard will be on here within a few days - YAY! You will also receive a snazzy postcard in return with thanks. <3

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Postcard #9: Can you wiggle your ears?

Ear wiggling? I have only heard of it in movies. Apparently it's not as uncommon as I thought. Meet Stan, a 23-year-old studying to be an EMT. HBO was created in his area and he can wiggle his ears!! Isn't that so neat? I actually wish I could do that. Moving on, this postcard is of a carousel in Knoebels, a amusement park, Stan calls, "amazing." This particular carousel was made in 1913 and has 63 carmel horses, including 27 jumpers, 3 chariots and 18 standers. That's one big carousel! Stan signs his name with a quote: "All the effort in the world won't matter if you're not inspired." What a neat touch to end his postcard. Thanks Stan! <3e

Postcard #8: Giving the homeless a chance

Kendall, the sender of this postcard, is not only a people person, but a true people cruisader. She says she loves strangers and talking to random people. (I just love this girl! I wish there were more people like her in the world.) She wants to say "hi" to as many people as possible and studys Anthopology focused on the homeless. She often trades homeless people she sees on the street a dollar for thier name. What a cute idea. She got the idea from a homeless person in one of her studies. She lives in a town with old-fashioned drive-ins. She doesn't follow trends and loves real books as opposed to ereaders. Wow, this girl sounds just like me! :) Thanks Kendall! I hope you got some books for Christmas.. never give up reading! <3e

Postcard #7: Cigarettes, crabby neighbours and the latest news

Somehow this postcard rotated correctly.. I bet that's a sign! For what, I am not certain. Haha! This is another wonderfully crafted postcard from Lynn. She talks about the news that was on that night. What stood out for her was how the cuts to the United States Postal Service were being opposed by the Democrats. She calls snailmail a "vital service." I couldn't agree more. As for the cigarettes and her crabby neighbour... she gives cigarettes to her crabby neightbour to calm him down for awhile. What a great idea! I will keep it in mind for any future crabby smokers I meet. Thanks again Lynn! <3 e

Postcard #6: The gift of kindness

Lynn, the wonderful American Buddhist that sent this card, has sent another (see next entry)! Two postcards are on their way in return. She tells us that the big issue in Berkely, CA is the Occupy movement and the question of how we should make our society more fair. She notes that the University of California opened in 1868. (I didn't even know that the school had been around for so long!) She says 10 years later, in 1878, the town was named Berkeley. She ends with saying how 1000s of refugees from San Francisco fled to Berekely in 1906, after the big earthquake. The postcard she sent is very unique and cool. Thanks so much Lynn! :) <3e

Postcard #5: The town of Oil

The way these photos are being posted is odd.. I am so sorry! This postcard from another fellow walltype user, Randi, is of Tulsa area in OK, USA. Randi says the entire town of Glenn Pool and Bartlesville sit on oil fields. The oil in these fields, she says, are constantly producing oil. A man named Conoco Philps created Bartlesville basically on his oil enterprise. Randi ends the letter saying that it's not uncommon to see oil rigs in fields. What intresting history! Thanks Randi :) <3e

Postcard #4: Bottoms up in Greece

This up-side-down postcard from Greece is my fault. I still can't figure out the picture uploader.. maybe it's not the ghosts! Too bad, I was so excitied.. Anyway this postcard comes from, you guessed it, Greece. It actually is from a fellow user. She was sweet to send me this card! Have you guys heard of walltype? It's a great postcard-swapping site, but unfortunatly too many people have abused it and it's turned private. She tells me t,o "Enjoy the project to the fullest," Meaning Froufrou. She also meantions that froufrou is a "beautiful idea." How sweet! Thanks so much and happy swapping Alexandra! :) <3e