Mathilde’s health is fragile and she needs support.

Marseille, France

Posted 4 July 2016















Coralie’s friend, Mathilde, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 13 years old. Her mother, Nadine, quite her job and has been taking care of Mathilde ever since. Three years ago at the age of 30 she give birth to a healthy son, Aloys. Since his birth the women in her family have stood together to support each other in taking care of Mathilde and raising Aloys.

Over the past few years Mathilde’s condition has been deteriorating and recently it has gotten much worse. She has be hospitalised for 20 months with a variety of conditions and four weeks ago she had a stroke and seizures. Her younger sister and takes care of her nephew.

I saw Mathilde’s condition deteriorate little by little since we were 15 years old. Her mom, who is a single mom had this amazing strengh. She put her own life on hold to devote herself to her daughter. I saw the difficulties the four of them went through.”

Today, i received a message from Nadine, she is exhausted, Mathilde is losing hope… She is asking for support from anyone around the world. A card, to decorate Mathilde’s room, to give her hope, strength and to make her smile.”

This little cluster of strong women and spirited little boy is doing what it can to survive. Perhaps a boost of positive energy and encouragement could help to lift them out of the depths of these challenging times.

If you’d like to send them some love and support in the form of a supportive postcard CLICK HERE FOR THEIR POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Two year-old Daviën has just undergone open-heart surgery.

Roermond, Netherlands

Posted 30 June 2016















Monica’s son, Daviën, is 21 months young. This little fighter has congenital heart disease and on the 28 of June he underwent open heart surgery for the 8th time. Daviën’s parents, Monica and Dave and older sister, Savannah, are understandably facing very challenging times with all the energy and attention that goes into helping this little cherub survive what he is confronted with.

Savannah is 14 years old and very understanding of the situation even though her parents are often away at hospital taking care of Daviën. Her little brother loves to receive and open letters and postcards and in my opinion the whole family could do with a little loving to support them through these challenging times.

Perhaps we can remind them that there’s always hope, that they’re doing a great job and that one day at a time is more than enough to get through. It would be nice for them to feel showered with love from around the world, to remind them that they’re not alone.

If you’d like to send this lovely little family some love and support in the form of a postcard or letter CLICK HERE FOR THEIR POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Helen suffers from ME/CFS and spreads happiness to keep her spirits high

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Posted 2 June 2016














Helen’s life has turned upside down since she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in 2013. She often doesn’t feel well enough to get out of bed.

On the days that she does have the energy to get up, she can usually only manage a couple of hours of low-energy activity, like going out for a slow gentle walk, playing with her young nephews, FaceTiming a friend, or writing her blog, before she has to go back to bed feeling utterly wiped out.

Living with this condition sometimes really gets Helen down and makes her feel utterly miserable!

One day last year it occurred to Helen that her normally positive outlook on life was being replaced by anger, frustration and down-right depression. She thought up a project called ‘100 days of happy’ where she would look for something to be happy about every day and write about it in a blog, however small, however little.

With her debilitating health condition and limited funds, Helen took a shot at her project and soon learned that no act of kindness is too small, and in fact, can sometimes make a bigger impact than she could have ever imagined. Helen hides kindness cards in library book, she’s bought a stranger flowers and paid for strangers’ coffees.

Having reached her ‘100 days of happy’ has helped Helen find her happy again. “I’ve realised that happiness is a daily choice and I can choose to either wallow in my health condition or I can choose to look for things to be happy about - even if it’s simply watching the big sycamore tree swaying in the wind outside my bedroom window.”

Here’s an opportunity for this lovely lady to be on the receiving end of kindness. If you’d like to send her a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Julien could do with a little love and support through the next few challenging weeks

Surrey, United Kingdom

Posted 1 May 2016














Betty and Julien from France have been together for nine years. A year ago Julien was offered a great work opportunity in the UK. He left France and told Betty to stay in France until he was certain that this new job would be a certainty. This separation was incredibly challenging for them both. Julien moved on his own without much structure or clarity and all and eventually Betty joined him in September last year.

Betty is extremely proud of her man. She says ” A few years ago expatriation would be unthinkable for him but he did it !!”

There are a lot of changes at his work these days. A lot of people have left and he will be alone with a lot of work (his work and the work of the people who have left). The next three weeks will be incredibly hard for him and Betty would love for him to receive some Postcard Happiness celebrating his bravery and his achievement.

Receiving something just for himself could help him forget his hard days and have a huge smile on his face for several days.
I thank everyone who will have the kindness to send a little postcard.”

If you’d like to send Julien a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Ivan’s birthday is around the corner

Moscow region, Russia

Posted 1 March 2016














Just over three years ago Victoria and Ivan moved to a new city for a great work opportunity for Victoria. Their friends and Ivan’s job were left behind and Ivan dedicated his time to taking care of the children and starting up a business of his own from home.

Making the time to focus on his new business is challenging while taking care of the children. Victoria is incredibly proud of and grateful for Ivan’s commitment to supporting and the children and for simultaneously taking on the challenge and starting up a business on his own.

His birthday in on the 23rd of March and Victoria would love to boost him with encouragement and inspiration follow his heart, to persevere with his work and to celebrate his courage and generosity in taking such great care of the family. To make him smile and to celebrate his awesomeness.

If you’d like to send Ivan a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Kelly supports families with Rare disease

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted 25 February 2016














Shirley’s friend Kelly is a Rare Mom to 6 year old boy who was diagnosed with a rare condition called Pompe before his first birthday. Shocked by the lack of support for patients with rare diseases, Kelly founded an NPO and has dedicated her life to improving the wellbeing of all families impacted by Rare Diseases in South Africa.

She is a powerful advocate and has earned the respect, admiration and gratitude of the Rare community she represents with such passion and commitment. She works tirelessly, solving complex problems for patients that seem impossible until they’re done, and all the while she must also tend to the extraordinary needs of her own family. Leading change in the field of Rare Diseases in South Africa is big, important, difficult work and some days are really tough and overwhelming. But Kelly is determined and incredibly generous, and always musters a joke and a smile even when she’s tired and things are crummy.

I know that receiving a postcard just for her, will bring Kelly unexpected delight and much deserved acknowledgement. She is an exceptional woman and I’m proud to call her my friend.”

If you’d like to send Kelly a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Emma’s autoimmune challenge

East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Posted 19 February 2016














Victoria’s friend, Emma, has been struggling with the onset of an autoimmune disease since she collapsed at work in December. Emma is 35 years old and a single mum to her wonderful son, Kasey, who is 12.

Emma hasn’t been able to return to work since her collapse. She is incredibly fatigued and her short-term memory has been affected so she has to live each day by writing things down. This is a very frustrating and challenging time for her. Postcards with encouraging words or simply stories from afar could help to lift her spirits and remind her that this too can pass. That anything’s possible. Sometimes the body has mysterious ways of forcing us to take time out and there might be a beautiful outcome to all this.

If you’d like to send Emma a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Gannon’s waiting for the heart transplant that will save his life.

Minnesota, USA

Posted 29 January 2016















Gannon is the incredibly brave and strong boy who was diagnosed with SCN5A, a congenital heart defect known as Long QT Syndrome. He has been waiting for more than 6 months for the heart transplant needed to save his life.

Gannon loves geography, so Mara, Gannon’s mother’s friend, came up with the idea to see how many pseudo-hearts in the form of a valentine’s card she could generate by asking people to send cards.

Mara has sent Gannon a world map to keep track of the cards’ origins, and hopefully keeping track of these cards on a map will help to take his mind off of his daily struggle for just a moment. As you can imagine this is a very challenging time for our young friend and it would be wonderful to point his mind in colourful directions away from his struggle.

This is an opportunity to share stories about your country, city or town with Gannon.

If you’d like to send him a friendly postcard from home CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Sue’s recovering from a successful operation

Wellington, South Africa

Posted 7 December 2015















Sue recently experienced a scare when cancer was discovered in her colon. Fortunately the cancer was discovered at an early stage and the doctors were able to remove it all. She’s currently recovering from the operation.

Sue’s a big-hearted creative and brave woman. She’s been living on a farm in the Western Cape in South Africa for many years. Although the environment is beautiful and wild visitors are far away. Sue loves to sew using typically traditional african fabrics. She creates the most beautiful quilts for her friends and family when ever there’s a special occasion.

Right now Sue could do with some words of encouragement and kindness as she’s forced to rest and recover. Perhaps just sharing stories of where you’re from and well wishes for her speedy recovery would lift her spirits. She’s a naturally optimistic soul with a selfless approach to the people who are close to her. She loves colour and fabric and often makes little beaded stars for people who are going through tough experiences. It’s time for Sue to be on the receiving end of the kindness she so generously spreads.

If you’d like to send her a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Simonne travels via other people’s postcards

Boom, Belgium

Posted 23 November 2015















Simonne is Caroline’s beloved grandmother, and Caroline is her only grandchild. Simonne is a very strong and independent 87 year old woman who is deeply admired by her granddaughter. Every time Caroline goes travelling (which is often), her grandmother stresses that she must not forget to send her a postcard, to share stories about the new country being discovered.

Simonne was not able to travel much herself throughout her life. Via the postcards she sends, her granddaughter tries to show her the beauty of other countries, the habits of other people, the curiosities of other cultures. Caroline writes: “It would be wonderful if other people from all around the world, could share their stories with my grandmother too, so that she can discover even more places, learn about more cultures and get to know more inspiring people.”

If you’d like to take Simonne on an adventure to your home country, please send her a postcard by CLICKING HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Independent Pushpa is bedridden

Maharashtra, India

Posted 19 October 2015















Radhika’s beloved grandmother has been suffering from arthritis for over 40 years. Various unfortunate conditions have led to her current situation which has this very independent and self-sufficient 85 year old woman to 90% loss of her vision. A recent fall has Pushpa bed-ridden and at the mercy of other to help her with all basic tasks.

Radhika writes: “Even with all this, she has been maintaining a stable attitude, taking each day as it comes. My parents and her hospital staff have been taking such good care to avoid further complications.

We would really appreciate it if you could post her story and help bring good energy to her. Her recovery is a long journey and we need all the help we can get. I visit her every alternate day and it would be my honour to read to her the postcards she receives!”

If you’d like to help boost Pushpa’s recovery with kind words on a postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Louise is battling a brain tumor

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Posted 21 August 2015















Victoria’s friend Louise has just turned 30 and has spent the last three years battling a brain tumour. Despite having several operations it’s recently progressed to a grade four tumour.

Louise doesn’t have much time between treatments when she is well enough to go very far, but when she can she feels very self-conscious and wants to hide away.

Louise is a wonderful friend and is usually a very lively, fun-loving woman. She has a natural curiosity in the world and loves to learn. The cancer has limited her ability to concentrate on the things she loves, such as reading, and this makes her days long. I’m sure she would love to receive postcards with facts and stories from wherever senders live, so that she can continue to learn things and feel a part of the wider world during these bedridden times.”

To send Louise an friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


David lives in a care home and LOVES to receive post

Oxforshire, United Kingdom

Posted 23 March 2015















David and Sharon’s Uncle, David, has a learning disability, limited mobility and other medical needs. He lives in a care home near to his family and enjoys receiving post. “For over 60 years we have regularly sent him postcards. David looks forward to post, it brightens up his day to receive a postcard.”

David is very interested in a variety of things such as transport, busses, cars, lorries, motorcycles, boats, telephone boxes. He also likes musical instruments listening and singing along and seeing his family. David has always received one post card from his family every week, because social services moved David further away from his home county and family this was a method of communication for over 60 years.

He is now living in a nursing home very close to his family. “Post really brightens up David’s day, it puts a smile on his face and gives him something to physically hold and look at and to talk about. The process of post has always interested David, a stamp - postbox - postman - letterbox. Please send to David you would make him feel very very happy.”

If you’d like to send David some Postcard Happiness CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Kathy suffers from severe depression

Taguig City, Philippines

Posted 12 May 2015















Therese’s Aunt Kathy has been suffering from Depression ever since she was a child. It started with fits of anxiety and lead to random moments of unexplainable sadness. Over time Kathy’s condition has deteriorated.

She’s married to a good man and has a wonderful daughter. The depression consumes her. Therese writes: “I don’t understand Depression. I don’t think I ever will, but I want to help.”

Kathy feels alone and isolated. She does a lot for others. She’s surrounded by people who fawn over her talents but with her condition, she can’t see past her agony. She wants to be free, to be healed, and the first step to wellness, is for her to learn to love herself.

She also suffers from physical pain. She feels it from everywhere in her body. “During our heart to heart talks, she described the pain as a cage that shrinks and suffocates her. The sensation she feels aren’t imaginary. It feels so real to her.”

If you experience or have suffered something similar and have some words of encouragement and support to send her way please send her a friendly postcard or two. And if you simply have some kind words or love to send her, a reminder that you’re out there, thinking of her and hopeful that every day gets a little lighter for her then please do so.

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Gabriel is lonely without his loved one

Cianorte - Paraná, Brazil

Posted 18 March 2015















Gabriel is a 20 year old design student living in a city far from his parents and friends. Although it’s all very natural to him, Gabriel is struggling with the challenges that come with being openly gay. He opened up to his parents last year about his sexuality and they were dramatically saddened by the news. Things are “better” today but he feels very alone and isolated by it.

His boyfriend, the person who makes him feel complete and settled moved to São Paulo two months ago which has left him feeling very alone and isolated since he doesn’t have a large network of friends in this new city.

Gabriel really loves postcards, “papers, little and cute things, this magic world make me sooo happy, every time I receive a postcard, letter or anything in this way is like magic”.

Here’s a beautiful opportunity to bridge the gap between this temporary loneliness and isolation with warm and encouraging postcards. If you have personal experience in similar situations feel free to share them or simply send some words of kindness/ tell him about you and your story.

If you’d like to send Gabriel some kindness in the post CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Melina is going through a rough time

Michigan, USA

Posted 12 March 2015















Melina recently moved from Germany to the US. This nature-lover is struggling to settle in to her new home.

Moving to a new place with a different culture can be challenging. Melina loves to receive mail. She loves to send mail too so if you’re looking for a pen pal add your return address.

She loves to read, spend time in the garden, crafting, needlework and creating delicious preserves.

If you’d like to lift Melina’s spirits, encourage her to follow her heart and rediscover the beautiful light and passion that shines inside of her CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Josephine suffered a severe fall.

Batavia, USA

Posted 3 March 2015















Elizabeth’s mother, Josephine, fell down the stairs in December and suffered severe injuries due to her osteoporosis. Josephine’s finally back home where she’s slowly recovering and managing to get around on a wheelchair and walker. Her husband works during the day so she has her beloved cats to keep her company while she works remotely. Her current circumstances are incredibly frustrating and she could do with some kind and light-hearted words.

Josephine is an extremely generous and caring person. She loves her two cats, crossword puzzles and good coffee. Her two daughters live eight hours away and she misses them dearly.

If you’d like to send Josephine words of kindness, encouragement or light-hearted humor CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Anastasia is recovering from a tragic fire.

Moscow Oblast, Russia

Posted 16 February 2015















Anastasia is a 17 year-old scholar who lives in the same city as Lena. On December 28 there was a terrible fire in her house and Anastasia was very badly injured by the fire and has a few surgeries to get through before she can really start the recovery process.

Lena wrote: “It’s a small city so we’re all touched by this tragedy. Please help this girl to find strength to live. She needs this support. Send her a postcard with inspiration and supporting words please. Or maybe just with a funny drawing and “Get well soon”. It’s so easy to do for everyone of us and it will mean a lot for Anastasia.”

If you’d like to send Anastasia words of encouragement, light-hearted distractions or simply greetings from afar CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Mike deals with the consequences of his heart transplant on a daily basis.

His birthday’s around the corner!

Oklahoma City, USA

Posted 29 January 2015















Shannon’s uncle, Mike received a heart transplant around 10 years ago and he has had a myriad of medical issues, medications and other challenges since. Mike’s birthday is on the 9th of March and it would be extra special If he were to receive support and birthday wishes on time for his Birthday. He has a great sense of humour and a deep belly laugh to go with it. Here’s an opportunity to make him smile.

If you’d like to send Mike a friendly postcard to lift his spirits [CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS]

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


André’s lung transplant has fragilized him

Dendermonde, Belgium

Posted 8 January 2015















If you’d like to send André a friendly postcard to lift his spirits CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Leah just lost her cat, Sweet Pea, to a lung tumor

Kitchener, Canada

Posted 4 December 2014















Amber’s friend Leah is a talented photographer with a soft spot for animals. She loves to take pictures of animals (pets in particular) and nature. Leah is heart broken about Sweet Pea’s recent passing and misses her tremendously. Sweet Pea had been abandoned by an ex and Leah promised her cat, that this would be her forever home, and it was. Having grown up with animals she was always saving strays and finding them new homes. She is a very caring woman with a big heart.

Sweet Pea herself was a great cat. She would allow herself to be carried around in the crook of an arm and she’d nuzzle under one’s neck while resting on one’s lap.

If you’d like to send Leah a friendly postcard to lift her spirits CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Jean-Gilles recently discovered that he has leukaemia

Québec, Canada

Posted 24 September 2014















Jean-Gilles is 9 years old and on the 8th September he learn he has leukaemia. He had never been sick before. The doctors have estimated that he will be in hospital for the next six months and it would be wonderful if he were to receive hundreds of warm and friendly postcards from people around the world.

He loves to put on music shows or play in front of the camera. Jean-Gilles loves the Ninja Turtles, Simpsons, Minecraft and the Super Mario Bros. He dreams of going to Disney in Hawaii one day. He loves music and he is full of life.

Jean Gilles’ first language is French first so if you can write in French he will be able to read the card himself but if not, it’s no problem as his mother, Marie-Josee, can translate the cards for him.

If you’d like to send this little champ some Postcard Happiness CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Anthony lost his beloved grandmother and his birthday’s coming up.

Michigan, USA

Posted 21 August 2014













Taylor’s nephew, Anthony, could do with some postcard happiness. Last November his beloved grandmother passed away. Her passing has deeply affected Anthony as they were extremely close and she used to spend a lot of time with him.

He lives between his mom and dad (custody battles) and he never quite feels settled between houses and children.

Taylor feels that some postcard loving directed at Anthony alone would boost his happiness. His birthday is coming up on October 19 and he will turn 11 years old. “I feel this would boost his spirits a lot if he saw that random strangers around the world cared about him.”

Anthony loves animals (lions/big cats, dogs, reptiles/snakes, video games, comic books, and fast vehicles.

Please don’t mention any of his challenges on the cards. I want to keep the mood happy when he gets them! Just tell him happy birthday and that he’s truly an amazing individual because he IS.”

If you’d like to send Anthony a friendly postcard to remind him that he’s not alone out there and that a lot of us are thinking of him and wishing him a fantastic birthday, then CLICK HERE FOR ANTHONY’S POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Geraldine is a little isolated in her recovery.

Postmasburg, South Africa

Posted 14 August 2014













Sindy’s aunt, Geraldine, was diagnosed with breast cancer very recently. They had to take extreme and immediate action and she promptly went in to have a mastectomy at a state hospital as she doesn’t have any medical aid. Geraldine is isolated on a small farm a few kilometres out of town. “I don’t want her to become lonely and withdrawn and would really appreciate it if people would send her words of encouragement.”

Her illness is also hard on her husband and two children, especially her daughter. “She is positive and taking it really well, but we don’t always know the battles she fights within. She is a bit old school (like me) and I know she would really love to receive a handwritten note in the post. I sincerely believe it will make her feel special and loved and remind her that she is not alone. Thank you, this means a lot to both of us!”

A few kind words on a postcard could make a massive difference to Geraldine’s recovery. If you’d like to send her some encouragement or simply a “hello” CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send her a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Little Clément has been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Nantes, France

Posted 11 August 2014













Hortense’s friend Marie-Alix, her husband Greg and their two kids Clément and Diane recently moved from southern France to live near her family in Brittany. Greg is a sailor and is often away for weeks which means that living near family makes a lot of sense for Marie-Alix even though it means leaving dear friends behind.

Their stuff was not yet unpacked when Clément, 4, was diagnosed with B-type lymphoblastic leukaemia and quickly had to undergo several operations. “First he cried a lot, but now he is being very brave and promised his mum he would get better.” His parents are extremely brave. Their families and friends are helping them unpack and settle down, and take care of Clément’s sweet little sibling Diane.

Hortense feels helpless living so far away. She’s knows that Clément and his family would draw strength and courage from a little global postcard happiness. “His parents will translate for him: maybe this way he will also learn about new countries and cities and when he goes back to school after his 9-month treatment he can proudly name them to his teachers and friends.”

If you would also like to lift Clément and his family’s sprits by sending them encouraging postcards then CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send them a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Martine’s celebrating her 55th birthday without her daughters on the 27th July.

Gent, Belgium

Posted 10 July 2014













Martine’s daughter, Judith, has regretfully had to miss her mother’s birthdays for the past seven years due to summer work. “She hates being alone on her birthday, and I hate not being able to be with her.”

Martine works at a place which is like a library, not for books but for toys. She started a project a few years ago to help children of immigrant families at school. She searches for native Dutch speakers who volunteer to help the child who obviously speaks another language at home or whose parents cannot help their child because of the language barrier. It’s working really well and her project has more volunteers than all the other “toy-libraries” who took up the project. Through her work, she is constantly in touch with rather poor families and she does far more than lend toys. She searches for sponsors and organizes a day out to a theme park for the families at massive discounts.

She has a heart of gold. “I discovered that my mum, who I always considered as a strong, all-knowing person, can be fragile sometimes. She says that we (my sister and I) are her strength and that she feels empty without us. She hates coming home to an empty flat and sometimes forgets to cook for herself. That is how much she needs company! She is such a fan of post, always has been.”

If you’d like to send Martine a Happy Birthday postcard and lift her spirits on the 27th July CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Amber’s going through a challenging time and could do with some Postcard Happiness

Cromwell, USA

Posted 23 June 2014













Two years ago Jennifer’s friend, Amber, and her husband Mark were in a terrible accident. Because of the accident, Amber frequently suffers from debilitating pain in her back and legs. She also recently lost her job and the family is looking for a new place to live. They both do the best they can to take great care of their three-year old autistic daughter.

Amber is such a wonderful, dedicated mother. Despite her pain, she does everything she can for her daughter, and I want to see her smile. I want her to know that she’s not alone. She hates asking for help, but I want her to know help and friends are out there if she needs it, even if she needs to just talk.

I think she could use some cheering up and deserves it. She also deserves a surprise and light in her life.”

If you, like Jennifer, would like to lift this young lady’s spirits and show her that she’s not alone out there… That life can be challenging but that there is a bunch of people out here saluting her for keeping on keeping on then CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Anna has been bedridden for a year and a half.

Vienna, Austria

Posted 10 June 2014













Anna has been ill for a long time now and for the past year and a half she has been bed-ridden and can hardly walk. The doctors struggled for 10 years to figure out what was causing Anna’s discomfort. She was born prematurely as a twin baby and has muscle hypotony because of it. It appears to be common but it was not known when she was a child and the doctors spent years searching for chronic illnesses. This beautiful 29 year old is a student in Philosophy and would certainly gain strength and comfort from receiving encouraging and friendly postcards.

Here’s an opportunity for us to lift Anna’s spirits while she finds her way back to full recovery CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Prabhakar is bedridden after two severe falls.

Maharashtra, India

Posted 5 June 2014













Radhika’s wonderful grandfather is 83 yrs of age. He had a fall in January and broke his left hip. Three weeks after surgery he very unfortunately had another fall and broke his other hip. After the second fall Prabhakar was in the hospital for almost 3 months. He has finally made it home where he is mostly bed-ridden. Prabhakar is also mostly deaf and refuses to wear a hearing aid which makes it very difficult of the rest of the family to communicate with him. He is isolated in his recovery. “I feel that if he were to receive postcards, preferably in English, that he could read himself he would feel connected. This way he wont lose his will to get better.”

Here’s an opportunity for us to help Radhika lift her grandfather’s spirits. We have the potential to boost his morale and encourage him to stay positive and keep working at his recovery, to keep looking forward. He’s had two misfortunes but there’s so much beauty out here to look forward to. If you’d like to encourage him to stay positive and congratulate him on keeping on keeping on CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS


Louis has been fragilised by an accident

Sete, France

Posted 27 May 2014













Caroline’s grandfather, Louis, will soon celebrate his 80th birthday. Louis recently survived an accident. He was crossing the road and got hit by a car. He miraculously survived despite the injuries. The bruises have disappeared but he still bears psychological scars as a result of this accident. He’s still extremely fragilised and has a hard time going back to a normal everyday life.

Louis would be really touched to receive words of encouragement and comfort. He’s a French senior, so as you could expect, he only speaks French.” I have no doubt that Louis would be inspired and comforted by friendly postcards in any language. It’s the intention and the sentiment that matters. This is a beautiful opportunity for us to show Louis that he is not alone and that many of us are sending him encouragement and support from around the world.

If you’d like to write a message in French you could paste the english text into free translation and hope for the best.

If you’d also like to send Louis words of support and care CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS


Melissa’s fighting Cancer

Victoria, Australia

Posted 26 May 2014













Trish’s friend Melissa is fighting Cancer. She is and always has been super healthy and dedicated when it comes to her health. Since having a full hysterectomy and then discovering more cancer she has become even stricter about what she feeds her body and is now a vegan eating only raw foods which is challenging in itself. While dedicating herself to a healthy body she has also been training her mind with positivity and yoga and lots of soul searching with the outlook of healthy mind equals a healthy body.

Through all this hard work maintaining her physical and spiritual health she has been running her hair salon to pay the bills, while sharing everything she has learned with everyone she meets. Her Partner of 10 years has left her. She has battled against the Medical department as well as they don’t approve of her choice to battle her disease without chemo. Melissa has without a doubt handled everything the universe has thrown at her with the utmost strength and positivity but her friend Trish is fearful that it is started to get the better of her. “I think this project could definitely help her keep fighting.”

If you’d also like to send Melissa some encouragement and celebration for her strength and determination CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Little Harry has just had open heart surgery

Gaborone, Botswana

Posted 07 May 2014













Catja’s and John’s son, Harry, is two and a half years old and has just been through open-heart surgery. Its a very stressful time for Harry as his body works hard to regain strength. He’s a big fan of post and there’s no doubt that some friendly postcards will lift his spirits during his recovery.

If you’d also like to send him some postcard happiness CLICK HERE FOR HIS POSTAL ADDRESS


Regine’s husband passed away

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Posted: May 2012













Regine Kröger is an angelic figure in her community. She has the beautiful gift of lighting up people’s lives with her presence and her beautiful paintings. For the past few years Regine’s been caring for, supporting and lifting the spirits of her wonderful Husband, Detlev, who was struggling with Cancer. Detlev passed away recently. If you’d like to send her love and kind words on a postcard click here for her postal address.


Ann’s daughter suffered a brain injury

Beaumont TX, USA

Posted 05 May 2014













Yoka’s friend Ann is a single mom. She has had a challenging journey for the past 20 years. Her eldest daughter was born with Autism and personality disorders. Her daughter recently incurred a traumatic brain injury which has drastically altered her personality.

She has virtually no family or friends she can count on and feels very alone.

In the past she told Yoka that her only communication with the outside world is through snail-mail and/or the internet. I have no doubt that a mialbox filled to the brim with encouraging postcards would life Ann’s spirits.

If you’d also like to remind her that she’s not alone and that there are warm and wonderful people out here sending her encouragement then send her a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Claudia’s husband, her rock, passed away

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted 05 April 2014













Claudia’s husband, Jean Claude, recently passed away. Jean Claude had suffered his first stroke three years ago. For three years Claudia was his support, his nurse, his angel and his best friend. In February Jean Claude had another major stroke that took his life. Claudia is now confronted with the quiet space and solitude that the death of a lifelong love, friend and support creates.

If you’d like to send Claudia a friendly postcard to lift her spirits during this challenging time CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Melody’s struggling with colorectal cancer

Michigan, USA

Posted 26 March 2014













In December 2012, at the age of 40, Jynell’s step-mom, Melody, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. After surgery and chemotherapy, she was in remission, but continued to experience debilitating pain. In November 2013 she began radiation. In February her cancer had spread and she has now begun chemotherapy again.

Melody loves daschunds and greeting cards. The cards allow her to “forget” her pain for those few moments and just smile.

To encourage Melody to stay strong and heal fast and to remind her that she’s not alone in her challenge, send her a friendly postcard CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS


Nicole is still in hospital since she gave birth in early February

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted 11 March 2014

Natalie’s friend, Nicole, has had a complicated journety since giving birth to her little bundle of joy, Charlotte, in early February.

After suffering from septicemia having to have an operation after her c-section, she has been in ICU for an extensive period of time and is unable to hold her little girl. Her husband Garth has been an extraordinary support through this time. This has been a massive obstacle for them and their new little family to endure.

Doctors have diagnosed Nicole with Pyoderma Gangrenosum and she now has another two months to endure in hospital.

If you’d like to send Nicole and Garth a friendly postcard encouraging them to be strong, reminding them that they are in our thoughts, CLICK HERE FOR THEIR POSTAL ADDRESS

Please let me know if you do send them a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating. Thank you.


Brave Robbie is fighting Leukaemia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted 17 February 2014

Robbie was diagnosed with Childhood Leukaemia this last December. His father works for a Danish shipping company, so this lovely little family lives in Copenhagen where Robbie is receiving excellent treatment at one of the big hospitals in that city.

This incredibly brave little lad loves all sports, especially rugby. He’s a great fan of the Springboks - not surprising, since the family are ex-pat South Africans. He also enjoys playing on his xbox. Sarah, Robbie’s twin sister, is an amazing support to her brother. The two of them attend the same School in Copenhagen.

His beautiful family, love him to bits and are incredibly proud of him.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Robbie’s postbox was filled with friendly, supportive postcards to fill the walls around him with colour and love and to inspire him and his family to persevere through these challenging times. CLICK HERE FOR ROBBIE’S POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send him a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating.


Liana recently survived a violent mugging in her ice-cream store

Hout Bay, South Africa

Posted 09 December 2013


LIANA

Liana is the lovely Italian lady who sells delicious ice cream from her legendary Iced Dream store in Hout Bay. It’s common knowledge in Cape Town that if you want the best ice cream in town you have to drive around the mountain to get it from Liana and her son Fabrizio.

A few weeks ago three young men assaulted Liana when they robbed her store. They were extremely violent with our lovely ice cream lady and although Liana has survived the assault, the incident has fragilised her.

This is our opportunity to lift her spirits and remind Liana that the world can be a beautiful place too. If you would like to send Liana kind, uplifting and encouraging words please CLICK HERE FOR HER POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do send her a postcard (send me a message in the contact box) so that I can get an idea of how many people out there are participating.


Creative Gita’s rheumatism keeps her isolated in her own home

Zutphen, The Netherlands

Posted 18 November 2013


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Channa’s mother-in-law, Gita, is suffering from rheumatism, diabetes. She’s patiently waiting for a liver transplant. Gita suffers from incessant pain but the fact that she can’t go anywhere by herself is her greatest frustration. She spends a lot of her time on her own at home and this isolation is making her heart heavy.

Gita used to love cooking, baking, knitting and just about anything creative. She used to make the most beautiful doll’s houses too but due to the rheumatism she can’t do these things anymore. Friendly postcards from around the world would definitely make her own world (which is getting smaller and smaller every day) bigger and more colourful.

Let’s boost Gita’s morale with kind and happy postcards and let’s fill her home with colour.


Little Joshua’s going in for a big operation

Barneveld, The Netherlands

Posted 8 October 2013


JOSHUA

When Joshua was only seven months old they found that he had a brain tumor. Our little hero has had several operations and a great deal of chemo since. He lost his eyesight as an inevitable result of the first big operation.

Joshua went in for another significant operation on the 17th October 2013 and has stabilised beautifully. He has finally moved back home this week (late November 2013)

To send Joshua and his family some postcard happiness CLICK HERE FOR THEIR POSTAL ADDRESS
If you’re from the Netherlands click here for more info on little Joshua in Dutch.

Let me know if you do (send me an email) so I have an idea of how many people out there are participating in this little initiative

Also: If you know people who would also be keen to send a supportive postcard, send them the link. The more postcards he receives, the more happiness is generated.



Alison’s overcoming great challenges

Maryland, USA

Posted 9 January 2013


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Kaitlyn’s mom, Alison, has struggled with a lot of late. In the past few years she’s been through a couple of challenges. She feels alone, lost and helpless yet she lights up when someone genuinely reaches out to her in the smallest way. It takes very little to make her day. “I think even one friendly postcard from a stranger would brighten her days beyond measure.”

Let’s send Alison an endless stream of positive postcards to lighten up her days and help her see the lighter side of life. CLICK HERE for her postal address. She’s made it this far and if we send her a little love and encouragement she might rediscover hope.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.




Ann is an angel to her friends

Michigan, USA

Posted: 3 August 2012


ANN

Angel’s Mom, Ann, is an angel herself. She dedicates a great deal of her time and energy to helping others as she spends hours writing long hand-written letters to dozens of sick family and friends. She works hard cleaning houses and often supports the people she loves with her earnings: All this while she’s trying to keep her Type-2 diabetes under control. If Ann came home and there were friendly postcards with her name on them in the mailbox it would lift her spirits and give her a great boost of positive energy.

If you’d like to send Ann a little burst of love and positive energy in the form of a postcard click here for her postal address.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.


Britt is anxious about an up-coming operation

Booischot, Belgium

Posted 8 September 2013


BRITT

Hermes’ girlfriend, Britt, is a 25 year old graphic-designing, vintage-scouting, Postcard Happiness-sending, dog-loving Haruki Murakami fan. They recently found an abnormality in here cervix and she’s going to have surgery in two weeks. It’s no major surgery but she is understandably anxious about the matter. “She would be very happy if she received a few cards that would give her courage before the operation.”

Send Britt a supportive postcard encouraging her to be strong and stay positive. If you’ve experienced somthing similar it might put her mind at ease to know that sh’ll be fine. To send her a friendly postcard: CLICK HERE FOR BRITT’S POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do (send me an email) so I have an idea of how many people out there are participating in this little initiative.

Also: If you know people who would also be keen to send A supportive postcard, send them the link. The more postcards she receives, the more happiness she is generated.



Supportive Sonja could do with a little support

Somerset West, South Africa

Posted 6 September 2013


SONJA



UPDATE: Sadly Sonja’s mum, Sigi passed away on the 8th of January 2014.

Sonja is a passionate photographer and dedicated, loving daughter. In the past few years Sonja’s artist mother’s eyesight has deteriorated to point where she can only differentiate between light and dark and she is incapable of caring for herself. Sonja has selflessly taken care of her fragile mother every step of the way. She sees to Sigi’s every need and she deserves a great deal of recognition for her silent dedication. Sonja is exhausted and could do with a little support and love right now. Here’s a link to her website. She’s passionate about mixed media photography and often stays up late at night manipulating the scenic photographs she takes of the province she lives in. Being a caretaker is often incredibly challenging and isolating.

It would be so lovely if Sonni were to receive some friendly and supportive postcards from you saluting her for her love and dedication with her mother, Sigi. If you’d like to send her a friendly postcard, CLICK HERE FOR SONJA’S POSTAL ADDRESS

Let me know if you do (send me an email) so I have an idea of how many people out there are participating in this little initiative.

Also: If you know people who would also be keen to send a supportive postcard, send them the link. The more postcards she receives, the more happiness is generated.



Massimo’s gone to Italy for a bone marrow transplant

Piverone, Torino

Posted 21 May 2013


MASSIMO

Massimo & Tracy, his wife, run a wonderful pizzeria in Hout Bay, South Africa with much love and care. They have recently left the pizzeria in the safe hands of their friend Johan as they’ve left for Genova, Italy, where Massimo will have a bone marrow transplant to cure a rare form of blood cancer. Luckily his sister Loretta is a perfect match as a donor.

It would be wonderful for them to feel supported while they’re away. If you’d like to send them a friendly postcard wishing them well and supporting them through Massimo’s recovery, CLICK HERE FOR MASSIMO’S POSTAL ADDRESS IN ITALY

Let me know if you do (send me an email) so I have an idea of how many people out there are participating in this little initiative.

Also: If you know people who would also be keen to send a supportive postcard, send them the link. The more postcards they receive, the more impact they will have.



Courageous Camryn’s is turning 5

Ontario, Canada

Posted 22 March 2013


CAMRYN

Camryn Hunter is a little girl who was diagnosed with Acute Myelod Leukemia in 2011. The cancer was a rare form and the treatments have taken quite a toll on her and her family. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Kingston. Camryn’s 5th Birthday is on the 17th April and it would be awesome if she were to receive loads of friendly Happy Birthday messages from all around the world. CLICK HERE for her grandparents’ postal address (they’ll bring her the cards as a surprise on her birthday)

Here’s a her page for more information on what she’s experiencing.

Let me know if you do (send me an email) so I have an idea of how many people out there are participating in this little initiative.

Also: If you know people who would also be keen to send a “Happy Birthday little lady” postcard, send them the link. The more postcards she receives, the more beautiful messages she gets to hear.


Jerrid and Brayden could do with some TLC right now

Jerrid Johansen

Posted 5 March 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, USA



B&J

If you’ve been to the Postcard Happiness Project before it’s likely that you were introduced to Meighan Johansen, the super optimistic and inspiring 28 year old teacher who was fighting cervical cancer. Sadly Meighan passed away a few days ago.

It would be wonderful if we could all send her husband, Jerrid and her five year old son, Brayden, some love. If you’ve lost someone perhaps you have something to share. If you’d just like them to know that you’re out there thinking of them and sending love, I’m certain that it will lift their spirits even just a little.

For their postal address click here. Please send me an email if you do so I have an idea of how many of you out there are participating in this project. Thanks.

Also: If you know someone who might also want to send a friendly postcard, send them the link. The more postcards they receive, the better.



Jarryn’s getting back on his feet

Gauteng, South Africa

Posted 5 December 2012



















Jaye’s friend Jarryn has had a pretty tough year. He’s been challenged by a snowball of elements. He’s just beginning to recover and his self-esteem is shot. He wants to start his life again but some days he just doesn’t have the energy to pick up the pieces and move on.

Let’s give Jarryn the encouragement to not only keep on keeping on but to rediscover the joys of life. CLICK HERE for his postal address and send him the most encouraging postcard you’ve ever written! He’s made it this far and if we believe in him maybe he will too.

Please send me an email if you do send him post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.


Meighan inspires many with her optimism

Posted 18 September 2012

Omaha, Nebraska, USA



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Meighan Johansen grew up on a farm outside the small Iowa town of Avoca. She is a 28 year old teacher, wife, sister, and mother of a 5-year-old son.

Meighan was diagnosed with cervical cancer just over a year ago. She did treatment and the tumors disappeared but they returned in early June of this year.

The thing with Meighan is that she is amazingly and inspirationally positive and optimistic. She is like a Pollyanna who can find the good and the hope in anything, including this terrible situation. She is truly a bright light. For evidence of this, look no further than her blog.

As you can see, she is intent on fighting, battling, and conquering her cancer. She is in no need of ANY sympathy at this point: only inspirational encouragement. She feeds off of the positive energy of others and I believe this Postcard Happiness energy will do wonders for her (and everyone in her family). She is truly an inspiration for us all.”

If you’d like to send Meighan some inspiration and encouragement in the form of a postcard, click here for her postal address.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Sue’s having another melanoma removed

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: 9 September 2012


SUE

Kevin’s friend, Susan Roy, had a melanoma removed from her left knee in February last year. Now she is going in again to have anther removed from the same place. Sue’s positive thinking is solid, her heart warm and her soul peaceful, but her body is suffering and this is affecting her spirit.

Send Sue some encouragement and warmth in the form of kind words on a postcard, click here for her postal address.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Emma is preparing for her final exams

Durban, South Africa

Posted: 1 August 2012


EMMA

Amy’s beautiful younger sister, Emma, is starting to prepare for her end of year Matric exams. She writes for 3 weeks in September and again for a month in mid October. With her hopes to study Medicine next year this exam season puts her under a lot of pressure. Her older sister has no doubt that Emma will be the most incredible doctor one day with the great work ethic, amazing people skills, warmth and love that flows from her. If you’d like to send her a boost of “we’re right behind you/ you can do this” energy then click here for Emma’s postal address and send her a postcard of encouragement.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Holly passed with flying colours

London, United Kingdom

Posted: July 2012


HOLLY

Holly has been a hard working woman from the day she finished school. She worked hard at jobs that payed the bills but were not her passion. A year ago she took the great leap and invested her life savings in the best course in beauty therapy. The course she’s dreamed of doing for years. Last week her final results came through and she’s passed her exams with honours! Holly the fantastic Beauty Therapist! If you’d also like to congratulate her on her hard work, her bravery and for following her dreams the click here for her postal address and send her a lovely postcard.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Filomena’s been diagnosed with thyroid cancer

London, United Kingdom

Posted: July 2012


Filomena

Collette’s old school friend, Filomena, has recently been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Sadly she is not unfamiliar to this sickness. Filomena is living in the UK far away from her old friends and family and she could really do with a little support right now. If you would like to help life her spirits by sending her a ray of sunshine in the form of kind words and support on a postcard the click here for her postal address and post away.


Esther is turning 95

Posted: June 2012

Iowa, USA



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Patrick’s Grandma, Esther Dea, is turning 95 years old on July 6th in the small town of Avoca, Iowa.

She is in great physical condition and her mind is still very sharp with the exception of her short-term memory. She knows everyone and remembers her past up until about 2004, and now she lives only in the moment.

Patrick wants her moments to be filled with joy, and what better way to do that than with birthday postcards? Her birthday is her favorite subject. She remembers the date and how old she is turning, although the only way she knows how old is by constantly doing the math, since she remembers she was born in 1917. She takes real pride in how old she is, and wants to make it to 100.

If you’d like to send her a moment of joy with a postcard in celebration of her 95th birthday, then click here for her postal address.



Jane is fighting diabetes

Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: June 2012


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Jenn’s mom, Jane Kilby, could use a little support. At 72, after a long battle with diabetes, she is facing the amputation of her right leg. She will have to endure a long inpatient stay at the hospital which means that she won’t be getting cheered up by her favourite little two-year old person, her grandson, for a while.

If you’d like to send this wonderful lady some love and support in the form of kind words on a postcard to lift her spirits while she heals, click here for her postal address.



Natalie’s a brave little fighter

South Africa/ USA

Posted: May 2012


natalie

Sadly little Natalie passed away in the second week of November 2013.

In January 2011, after emergency surgery, doctors confirmed the diagnosis of a slow growing cancer that affects Natalie’s spine. Her family has been incredibly supportive and they have done everything possible to have her treated by the best specialists in the USA. Natalie has recovered incredibly well from months of challenging surgeries, merged vertebrae, radiation and recovery in a halo brace.

In April 2012 results from a PET CT Scan revealed two tumours affecting the ribs on the right side of her chest. Natalie was then (in May) flown back to the Center for Chordoma in Boston and underwent her second dose of treatment. There were unexpected complications and Natalie has been fighting hard to make it through all these challenges while her family stands firmly by her side. She will be flown back in cape Town in August.

This little 11 year old lady has been incredible brave and courageous throughout these challenging times.

For more information on her story click here

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Mel’s son, recently passed away

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: May 2012


Mel

Mel’s son, Sascha, has recently passed away and I know she could do with some postcard happiness. If you’d like to send her a little message saying something along the lines of “Hi Mel, you don’t know me but I’m thinking of you and hoping it gets a little lighter every day” then click here for her postal address.

Please send me an email if you do send her post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Mary & Tjaart Kruger have moved house

Swellendam, South Africa

Posted: April 2012


Mary & Tjaart

Mary and Tjaart are in the process of unpacking their life’s belongings after months of preparations for their big move from Pretoria to Swellendam. They’re in the process of retiring and moving from the capital of South Africa to a beautiful little town near the coast. We all know how challenging it can be to move house and leave great friends behind. It would be wonderful if Mary and Tjaart were to receive postcards in their new postbox welcoming them to this beautiful new phase of their lives as they re-build their home anew.

If you’d like to send them a postcard, click here for their postal address.

Please drop me a note if you do send them post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.



Jean Claude Buisson is back in action

Cape Town, South Africa

Posted: April 2012


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I’d like to introduce you to a man I have a great deal of respect for, my father, Jean Claude. He’s such a great inspiration to me.

In May 2011 he had a stroke that left him paralyzed on the right hand side of his body. Since then he’s worked incredibly hard (with no moans or complaints) to regain movement. He’s already walking without a stick which is incredible! He keeps his mind focused on the positive which I believe to be a monumental achievement.

JC used to be a pilot, loves tennis and is French with a thick charming accent.

It would be supérbe if you sent him a postcard in celebration of his bravery. No pity, just a postal high five and “keep it up”.

Please drop me a note if you do send him post so I can get an idea of how many of you out there are sending postcards. Thanks.

Click here if you’d like his postal address