|Postcard sent by Laura (UK). A favourite|
Some blogs offer a sort of postal summary at the beginning of the year. For instance
: how many postal items sent during the past year, which month was the more prolific... Or still more original: how many post offices they visited
(Wait... 39 in a day!?!).
I cannot tell you how many mail items I sent, nor how much money I spent. I mean, I keep track of these things on a spreadsheet. But I do not want you to think I am wealthy, or crazy, or both.
However, I can offer some stats. I sent mail to 22 different countries during 2015, and I got mail from 21. But they are not always the same countries. For example, I received mail from Finland, but I did not sent any letter to this country. Ah, and I sent mail from 4 countries: Morocco, Spain, Greece and Belgium. I hope I will travel even more this year!
And there is a number that worries me the most: the number of items whose final destination I do not know. Ok, if you sent a big amount of mail, you cannot control if all of them arrive. Especially mail sent to companies, fan mail, contributions to mail art calls... But still, I consider the number is too big: there are
letters/postcards that I never knew any more. Did they arrive? Is the recipient still alive? Honestly, I prefer people who answer or, at least, let me know that me letter has arrived (even months later, even years later!).
What about you? Did you know/published your 2015 postal numbers? Let me know!