Monday, June 06, 2011

It's Baaaack! The Ugly Postcard Contest.

Some of you know that I am an active member of a travel message board filled with lovely people (and our fair share of freaks). About five years ago, I casually posted a message there about my love of snail mail - especially postcards. Long story short: to date, I have received over 100 postcards from all over the world. Cool beans. Some from people I have come to see as friends. Others from total strangers just willing to send a postie junkie her snail mail fix. They range from scenic travel shots to witty one-liners to self-designed. And I love them all.

And so I launched the Ugly Postie Contest. I gave everyone a month and a half to send me the ugliest/tackiest postcard they could get their hands on. I picked my top three. And had everyone help me decide on the winner. The winner -- a wonderful person who usually has amazingly good taste -- received a prize in the mail.

I wasn't in the mood to throw a contest in 2009 and I totally forgot to in 2010. But I think I'm up for it this year. So, everyone interested, you have a month and a half to send me the fugliest, tackiest, campiest postcards you can find. Send me a message to get my address. Winner will receive a special prize.

Below is a sample of one of the postcards that made it to the winner's circle. Gotta love the grass-lined roof.

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