National Post Card Week is celebrated during the first full week of May.
One hundred or more aficionados participate in this exchange. Deltiologist is another name for a post card enthusiast. Many of the participants have chosen themes such as famous people, pets, historic places, holidays, worthy causes and humorous situations. Speaking of humor, one post card pen pal sends out cartoons of out houses seen on her travels.
My NPCW issues since 1992 can be viewed on my website.
http://bobbimastrangelo.com/postcards.php From this page one can link to information about the NPCW Directory, the history and photo post cards of NPCW, and where to purchase my post cards.
May 1-7, 2011 is also National Drinking Water Week.
How fitting is my post card theme for this year for Water Week. The shot of Ford Meter Box Cover was actually taken on a street in the hamlet of St. James, NY on Long Island. The negative was developed in a dark room during an Adult Education Class I took in Photography. Digital photography is so much easier to manipulate now, but I am glad that I saved my one piece of artful black and white photography.
“The United States has one of the safest public drinking water supplies in the world. Tap water not only provides water for daily activities such as drinking, bathing, and cooking, but it also benefits the entire community by providing water to serve businesses, schools, and hospitals, and to promote dental health.
National Drinking Water Week is an annual observance whose theme “Only Tap Water Delivers” underscores the many services provided by public drinking water systems in the United States .” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Announcement: National Drinking Water Week — May 2–8, 2010