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What sits in the corner, but travels the world? A stamp! But bad jokes aside, you can now stay at home and travel the world too.
I first read about Postcrossing in an old Ideas magazine. It came with a couple of free postcards to get you started and I remember buying the mag without reading the article and didn’t know what to do with the worthless postcards. When I finally did read it, I rummaged through my drawers to find them so I can get started! The project is about sending and receiving postcards to random members around the world. The cool thing about it is that you never send or receive a card from the same person. Once a card you sent gets delivered, you will receive a card from another random person! Of course it does allow you the option for direct swaps if you’d like to stay in touch with someone.
I simply refuse to buy Valentine’s day merchandise. I don’t like giving nor receiving red teddy bears, chocolates, cards, roses and “I love you” good-for-nothings for Valentine’s day. I think they’re a complete waste of money and take up space in my already “cozy” home until I eventually decide to throw the stuff away. The day of romance and love should be a reason to give your significant other something thoughtful yet simple. Here are a couple of different ideas that are un-valentine’s-like yet still romantic.