When I sent out cards to fellow postcrossers I try to refrain from sending any free- or adcards becuase they’re usually not what people like to receive. It’s not that there aren’t pretty ones – there definitely are quite a few very beautiful adcards out there – it’s that they usually do not represent the sender or the sender’s homecountry very well, since they’ve been designed to raise awareness to a certain cause or product as opposed to tourist- or greeting-cards.
…this adcard I received from Ira, living in Minsk, the capital of Belarus I was pleasantly surprised. I like it. For me it doesn’t exactly represent Belarus (except for the Cyrillic script maybe) but it surely captures the essence of postcrossing: Hold out your hand and invite the world to get in touch with you!
Ira, thank you so much for sending this card to me. I’m still not crazy about adcards on postcrossing but I definitely like that one ; )