Adventist Adventurer Awards/Postcards

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What is a postcard? How is it different from a letter? Tell about the Pony Express. Memorize first part of Esther 3:13 KJV.[edit | edit source]

Learn and recite 3-4 facts about postcards[edit | edit source]

How much did it cost to mail a postcard when it was first issued? How much does it cost to send a postcard today?[edit | edit source]

Date Rate (USD) Pre-1873 0.02 May 12, 1873 0.01* November 2, 1917 0.02 July 1, 1919 0.01 April 15, 1925 0.02 July 1, 1928 0.01 January 1, 1952 0.01 August 1, 1958 0.03 January 7, 1963 0.04 January 7, 1968 0.05 May 16, 1971 0.06 March 2, 1974 0.08 September 14, 1975 0.07 December 31, 1975 0.09 May 29, 1978 0.10 March 22, 1981 0.12 November 1, 1981 0.13 February 17, 1985 0.14 April 3, 1988 0.15 February 3, 1991 0.19 January 1, 1995 0.20 July 1, 2001 0.21 June 30, 2002 0.23 January 8, 2006 0.24 May 14, 2007 0.26 May 12, 2008 0.27 May 11, 2009 0.28 April 17, 2011 0.29 January 22, 2012 0.32 January 27, 2013 0.33 Source: http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/postcard/dating-postcards

Also see: http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/postcard/postcard-history

Write and send 4 postcards to people you know[edit | edit source]

Like your distant family or one of your friends.

Make, decorate, and send a card to a missionary school or church. Display on your church bulletin board to what country it was sent and how much it cost to send.[edit | edit source]

Do at least two of the following[edit | edit source]

Visit a post office[edit | edit source]

Invite a post office employee to come and give a presentation[edit | edit source]

Make your own post office using shoe boxes or other mail box dividers[edit | edit source]

Discuss what happens at a post office[edit | edit source]

Collect three antique post cards[edit | edit source]

Your choice[edit | edit source]

Learn the stories about Joseph Bates and James White’s visits to the Post office. Read and discuss how to begin a greeting 1Timothy 1:2 & Philemon 1:1 & Philippians 1:2.[edit | edit source]

Joseph Bates story available in this passage, about 3/4 of the way in here: https://m.egwwritings.org/en/book/642.159

One James White story (there may be others) available about 1/4 of the way down here: http://archives.adventistreview.org/2001-1521/story1.html

External Resources[edit | edit source]