the benevolent postcard society.


i’m so happy to have joined up with the benevolent postcard society! i rarely get ‘real mail’ these days, unless of course it’s another catalog, or of course one of those pesky bills. but the benevolent postcard society is a fantastic idea created by illustrator and blogger lori langille of the blog automatism.


A postcard exchange and art project in one, the aim of the Benevolent Postcard Society is to bring a smile to its members through the random exchange of postcards from September 2009 to September 2010. At the beginning of each month, members send a cheerful, amusing, inspiring, pretty or quirky postcard to each other — either handmade or readymade. At the end of the year, all the postcards exchanged will be collected and published as a book, the final result of a year’s sharing of good karma through random acts of kindness. Here’s a couple of postcards I’ve received so far:


Please note that the BPS unfortunately cannot accept any new members since August 2009. But it’s fun to check them out online anyway, and maybe just start sending out your own random postcard acts of kindness!! who doesn’t love ‘real mail’, right?


here’s one I sent to hedy at the blog Tuulikki Titine in Queensland, Australia — as she blogged about yesterday:

dear“dear deer,
this is gonna be how it goes.
i´m the boss, so follow me.
and put your backpack back on!
love, sfgirlbybay (aka, victoria)”

11 Responses to “the benevolent postcard society.”
  1. Laura says:

    Are you familiar with postcrossing? The website selects a member to send a postcard to another member somewhere in the world. It’s a fun way to cheer up your mailbox.

  2. NC says:

    HI Victoria,

    For awhile now your images have not been showing up in my google reader. Not sure if you were aware of the problem or not.

  3. victoria says:

    Sorry – we are working on the problem – but thanks for reporting it!

  4. Ha! Your postcard cracked me up. And I love this idea – reminds me of having pen pals as a kid.

  5. I’m a member too and I agree, it’s so much fun. I still haven’t decided if I like sending or receiving more.

  6. automatism says:

    I’m so glad you’re a part of the BPS too, Victoria! Thanks so much for the lovely post about it — it’s wonderful how supportive and enthusiastic everyone involved has been (and continues to be) about it!


  7. Pamela says:

    Love this idea of the postcards :) And glad I discovered this site…lots to enjoy here.

  8. Jesse Lu says:

    Oh, bittersweet. I have yet to receive a postcard from BPS… yours look so lovely. It is fun sending them though! ;)

  9. This is so much fun, I am also a member and just received my postcard from California.

  10. Love this post! I would love to join this society if there’s ever any openings!!

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