The idea of exchanging postcards is as simple as it is enchanting: When every Waldorf school in the world sends just one (real!) postcard to every other Waldorf school in the world, then 1,100 postcards will arrive in every school! Each school could create a huge display, a “card wall from the world” that everyone can touch and feel, making the Waldorf network a personal reality for many. A million-fold Waldorf greeting from around the globe.
To make the idea work, we will send every Waldorf school a package containing 1,200 blank postcards already bearing all the different school addresses. The back side is empty, so that the pupils can design and decorate themselves and, of course, add the name and address of their school. The whole school community can participate in the process, creating cards that reflect each individual school. Here you can find the booklet that explains more detailed the project “Postcard Exchange”.
We are also setting up a donation fund to help schools with fewer financial resources to cover the price of postage and make it possible for them to participate in the project. We will print, of course, all the cards with environmentally-friendly inks using climate-neutral printing on Blue Angel paper. For realizing this project in a sustainable way, we work together with our eco-friendly printing partner Lokay e.K. and send the postcards via UPS to the world by the end of May.
We are looking forward to reading your comments here, telling us, where the first packages arrived and which schools received the first painted postcards.