About Alexandra Heep

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2018: C is for Cork and Corsica

(My theme for April's A to Z blogging challenge is postcards. If you want, read my intro post).

Did you know that postcards come in other materials besides cardboard? As far as I know, they come in cork, copper, leather and wood too. So far, I have received one cork postcard that was sent to me from France. The illustration is a scene from Corsica. It took 7 days to get to me. It was sent in an envelope because it would have gotten destroyed in transit otherwise. It's not very thick and feels kind of floppy, but it does look just like a real postcard on the back, and you can write on it (see below).


Pradeep Nair said...

I didn't know this. Thanks for this informative post.

Allison said...

How cool! I haven't seen a cork postcard but I love imagining the texture. I have a postcard made from a thin piece of wood. I keep it for decoration though - haven't sent one! I don't know if mailpeople would crunch it or not? I also have seen postcards made from animal poop paper!

Tasha Duncan-Drake said...

That is awesome. I have seen wooden postcards before, but never cork.
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Morgan Cartwright said...

That is so cool! Thank you for sharing!
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Iain Kelly said...

I had Cork too, but the place, not the material - and Corsica is somewhere I would love to visit!

Romi said...

A postcard made of cork! It is amazing.

Weekends in Maine said...

How fun to get one made of cork. I've used cork in my scrapbooking but never though of it as post card material. Weekends In Maine

Lynda Dietz said...

I've never heard of postcards made from Cork. What a unique and special thing to own!