Sending an email to a loved one can be a nice gesture, but everyone can do it today with the click of a button, which makes it much less exciting. What’s more heart-touching is a genuine old-school postcard, all the way to the mailbox. Fortunately for us, we no longer have to print, stamp and go to the post office to make it happen. HazelMail to the rescue.
HazelMail is my savior when it comes to sending postcards during my travels. You basically outsource all the printing, stamping and mailing to aunt Hazel who will then send it internationally. The only thing you’ll have to do is attach the picture you wish to send and put in the necessary details, and you’re set to go. What a sweet-sweet feeling.
“But how much does it cost to send a postcard that way? Money doesn’t grow on trees!”
That’s the beauty of this service. Because it is located in the far east, prices are dirty cheap. Every postcard, no matter the destination, will cost you a whopping 1.5 euros, which is something like a dollar and eighty cents. Just the time it would take you to wait at the post office is worth a lot more. That’s why I love the internet, geographic limitations go out of the window.
I have used HazelMail a couple of times already and am very pleased. I sent a postcard to a family in the Philippines which I was living with for quite some time, and they were excited to see it. This family was a major part of my South East Asian journey, and having the ability to send them postcards effortlessly is gold.
I also sent another one to an old Burmese family that really helped me get on my feet and recover from a few infections I had. I still have no idea if they saw it though.. Internet is scarce in Burma, and they didn’t have any phone number as well.
All in all, I’m very happy with HazelMail. Make sure you check ’em out if you want to surprise someone and arouse some excitement.
Till next time ;)