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#150yearsofpostcards - Renton, WA October 5, 2019 Meetup


CITY/REGION: Renton, WA, Puget Sound
DATE: October 5th, 2019
TIME: 3:00pm to 5:00PM
PLACE: Renton Library, 100 Mill Avenue South, Renton WA 98057

Come celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Postcard with the Puget Sound Postcrossing Group!!

Feel free to bring UP TO 20 postcards to sign, your address book, stamps, stickers, washi tape, self inking stamper with your Postcrossing name on it, pens that write no matter if the card stock is glossy or matte, etc. :D:D:D

The meeting is in the Renton Library, which has most interesting architecture in that it is built on a wide bridge over the Cedar River! Its a beautiful setting.

Attendees as of Aug. 30 2019:

1. Hallie - Comette
2. Becky - BeckyS
3. Michele - Catlover2120
4. Arielle - Sakurameo
5. Tammy - Skyblu_74
6. Heidi - hkappespc
7. Matchasuki
8. Alex
9. Tara - tbt924
10. AmyLeigh - Moonbeam01
11. Molly - Pineapplemoon
12. Uli
13. Kay - kburrell
14. Norma - MrngGlory
15. Kenn
16. Kristin - Kriselle
17. Chris
18. Emily
19. Rebecca
20. Sam
21. Stacia - Seattlestacia
22.Maggie
23. Kristine - Germancitygirl
24. Kimberly - Aerobear


Maybe will attend:
1. Noel - nofrodelius
2. Jacqui
3. Jennifer
4. Celia
5. Jill - Lila84
6. Susan - Carises
7. Sasha
8. Essex Debs?
9. Alan - Alan65
10. Suzanne



There has been talk of a special commemorative postcard for this meetup but nothing confirmed yet.

Puget Sound Postcrossing Group is on Facebook. If you are on Facebook and want to join our group let me know and I will contact a group admin.

:) :D :cool: :D :)
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[*] posted on 19-8-2019 at 02:33 PM


YAY! I've added this meetup to the list. Neat to have the Puget Sound Group joining the celebrations! :)
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[*] posted on 19-8-2019 at 05:07 PM


Thank you Ana!!
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[*] posted on 30-8-2019 at 06:17 AM


More than a month away and already generating excitement in the Seattle area!

:D:D:D:D:D

Now at the point where we have to say 20 postcards max per participant.
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[*] posted on 30-8-2019 at 06:20 AM


Heidi and Noel are working on the special postcards <3
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[*] posted on 2-9-2019 at 05:40 AM


Hi there!

I am a Seattle Postcrosser interested in attending this October event, my first with Postcrossing.

I've seen the list of items to bring. How do these events usually work?

Cheers,
- Kristine

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Hi Kristine!
The way these work up here is that you just show up, grab a seat at the table, and then pass your cards around to be signed, and sign the cards that are put in front of you! You might want to bring a water bottle too. That's the gist of it.

Heidi (hkappespc) is arranging new cards for the 150th anniversary of the postcard. I think Noel is designing them. Noel was the founder of the group but now she lives in a German City! Anyway, you can contact Heidi through Postcrossing or through Max & Co Post or through Facebook to ask about the cards if you want to get some beforehand. If you are on Facebook you can join our group Puget Sound Postcrossing Group.

I haven't talked to Alan yet but sometimes he brings really interesting stamps to our meet ups. I tend to address my cards and add the postage stamps though before the meet ups. Some people stamp their cards afterwards and some people don't even address them until afterwards. I guess its up to you.

I tend to address my cards to people I've met through Postcrossing already. Sometimes I address cards to other friends. Other people will send out meetup cards to official Postcrossing recipients and will include the Postcard ID no. Again this is up to you.

Another thing I do is put my return address label on my cards so that when we are done signing what will be roughly 200 cards this time, all the cards I'm planning to mail out will return to me. You could put a little sticker in the corner, or put "Greetings from Kristine" at the top. Somehow it all works itself out!

Hope this helps! We look forward to meeting you!!:)
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[*] posted on 10-9-2019 at 02:23 AM


I live in Auburn! &#128525; count me in!

Let me know if there is anything I can help out with
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[*] posted on 10-9-2019 at 02:32 AM


Sorry for the double reply! My friend from Bonney Lake (also a Postcrosser) is going too!

My friend Molly’s Postcrossing page: Pineapplemoon
My postcrossing: AmyLeigh

:) :) :) :) :)
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Quote: Originally posted by Moonbeam01  
Sorry for the double reply! My friend from Bonney Lake (also a Postcrosser) is going too!

My friend Molly’s Postcrossing page: Pineapplemoon
My postcrossing: AmyLeigh

:) :) :) :) :)


Great!! It will be nice to meet you Moonbeam01 and Pineapplemoon!

Heidi, hkappespc, has the design now for the meetup card from Noel, nofrodelius. If you can find our Puget Sound Postcrossing Group or if you can contact Heidi through Postcrossing you may be able to pre-order cards before the meetup. Other than that there is not much to do right now. We may need help setting up the room beforehand and putting chairs/tables away afterwards. Not sure yet.

This is going to be so much fun!!! :D:D:D

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[*] posted on 10-9-2019 at 11:44 PM


I just posted photos of the meetup postcard on the FB event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1330080153813241/
You probably meed to join our FB group in order to view it, so request to join and I will approve you.

U2U me with questions or if you want to order cards. I am hoping that there will be enough, but so many people are pre-ordering large quantities that you might want to pre-order too.
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[*] posted on 12-9-2019 at 05:12 PM


This is what the cards look like :)
They are designed by our groups founder, Noel (@nofrodelius)


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[*] posted on 15-9-2019 at 01:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Comette  
Hi Kristine!
The way these work up here is that you just show up, grab a seat at the table, and then pass your cards around to be signed, and sign the cards that are put in front of you! You might want to bring a water bottle too. That's the gist of it.

Heidi (hkappespc) is arranging new cards for the 150th anniversary of the postcard. I think Noel is designing them. Noel was the founder of the group but now she lives in a German City! Anyway, you can contact Heidi through Postcrossing or through Max & Co Post or through Facebook to ask about the cards if you want to get some beforehand. If you are on Facebook you can join our group Puget Sound Postcrossing Group.

I haven't talked to Alan yet but sometimes he brings really interesting stamps to our meet ups. I tend to address my cards and add the postage stamps though before the meet ups. Some people stamp their cards afterwards and some people don't even address them until afterwards. I guess its up to you.

I tend to address my cards to people I've met through Postcrossing already. Sometimes I address cards to other friends. Other people will send out meetup cards to official Postcrossing recipients and will include the Postcard ID no. Again this is up to you.

Another thing I do is put my return address label on my cards so that when we are done signing what will be roughly 200 cards this time, all the cards I'm planning to mail out will return to me. You could put a little sticker in the corner, or put "Greetings from Kristine" at the top. Somehow it all works itself out!

Hope this helps! We look forward to meeting you!!:)



I am new as well. I still don't understand what you mean by signing 20 or 200 cards and passing them around. I've never been to a postcrossing Meetup or snail mail Meetup. I'm in Olympia and probably won't be attending but have always wanted to be with other Puget sound snailmailer and post crossers. I'm just not able to drive all that way. I did request to join the Facebook group :-)
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Hi Lila84! I guess I wasn't really clear. What we do at these meet ups besides chatting is we sign each other's cards. Then its like the recipient got the card from everyone at the meetup! So if say there are 10 people, and each person brought 20 cards, everyone ends up signing 200 cards!

Puget Sound Postcrossing Group meets every other month, so if you can't make this meetup there will be others. In addition there are meet ups on the Olympic Peninsula or Kitsap Peninsula too. There are people who attend both.

Hope to meet you in person either at this meetup or one in the near future!
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[*] posted on 21-9-2019 at 03:41 AM


Would love to join the group. Went to the Pt. Townsend Meetup in July. Lots of fun. I'm from West Seattle.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2019 at 01:26 PM


I just found out about this meeting and I would love to attend.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2019 at 07:45 PM


Welcome! :)
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[*] posted on 25-9-2019 at 02:53 PM


Dear Comette and everyone in Washington,

We'd like to invite everyone organizing meetings around the 150th anniversary of postcards to do something a little bit extra on the day, if possible. :) Here are some suggestions:

- Broadcast a little video message from your meeting, either live or by recording a video and uploading it. For example, sing or wish the postcard a happy birthday, or show the world what your celebrations look like.

- Connect with another meetup happening simultaneously in another location, so that a small moment of connection can be established between the 2 groups of postcard enthusiasts! Remember to reach out to the respective meetup organizer beforehand, in order to exchange contacts and sort out a suitable time.

- Take pictures and share them with us! Tag them #150yearsofpostcards or send them to us on social media or via email, so that we can share them with the whole community. We would like everyone to feel included and to show the world what the celebrations of this special milestone look like.

Most of all, we hope you enjoy the event and this special day together — it's a birthday party, so remember to relax and have fun. :)

Good luck, and long live the postcard!
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[*] posted on 30-9-2019 at 01:12 AM


I updated the list at the top of who is going and who is a maybe.

Also, Norma is bringing muffins!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!!
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[*] posted on 30-9-2019 at 08:00 AM


I’ll be there — count me in! :)
Thanks,
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[*] posted on 12-10-2019 at 01:15 AM


I was so happy to meet everyone!

I'm wondering who all received a card already from the meetup and how many signatures or stamps were on the back? I didn't send one to myself.
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[*] posted on 22-10-2019 at 01:59 PM


Thanks aerobear for a lovely meetup card ! :)

@Comette The card has 20 signatures. ;)
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