I was so happy last Saturday when I received 4 postcards on the terrace floor of my boarding house. One postcard that really stole my attention was a huge postcard sent by Dakota, a 9 years old boy from New Jersey, U.S.A. The postcard has a picture of two young cubs playing on the river bank.
The size of the postcard is about 17x13 cm. It is so big because I believe it is designed for children. The space to write the personal message is spacious enough so that children can easily write on the postcard. The posctard is from the postcard book for kids series. I wish I could find a special design postcard book for children here in Indonesia.
|Alaskan Brown Bear Cub postcard|
received on June 9th 2012
Dakota told me about his hobby. Just like other American boy he loves basketball, American football, and he also loves soccer. He is also a fan of The Yankee, his favorite baseball team.
What impressed me a lot from the postcard is the sender. I really amazed how a 9 year old boy interested to a world wide postcard swapping project, called postcrossing. It was his teacher who introduced him to postcrosssing. He wrote down his teacher's name, Mrs. Macfie. I don't know what subject does Mrs. Macfie teach, all I know is she's an inspiring 3rd grade teacher. She encourages her students to send postcrads and also learn from postcards that the students receive. Here's Mrs. Mactie's profile in postcrossing site:
"Hi I'm Mrs. Macfie, Dakota's teacher! Thank you so much for your offer to send Dakota a card about Indonesia! He is the sweetest boy and would love that! I will give you our address at school and be sure I give it to him!
|Postcard for Dakota|
Dakota, be patient to wait for my postcard. I hope it'll reach you soon. It may take 30 days to reach you so sit tight and relax :D. Always be the sweetest boy in the class. Warmest regards from Indonesia