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]

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

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]

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]

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]

Do at least two of the following:[edit]

Visit a post office[edit]

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

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

Discuss what happens at a post office[edit]

Collect three antique post cards[edit]

Your choice[edit]

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]

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]