The Postcard Challenge is Completed

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

The Postcard Challenge is Completed

 

For those just reading this, which is the culmination of a 3 month long effort on my part to help my grandson with a school project, trying to find a postcard that offers a quick glimpse of a region's local sites is not easy. 

The project was to get friends and family to send a postcard properly postmarked from that state with 2 facts relevant to the state, For people that live in a high profile, often visited location such as shore areas of famous historical areas, it was not that difficult. Just find the time to scout a card, remember 2 facts about that state and mail it. 

After my grandsonhad solicited friends and family the cards withered. That's when I stepped up and posted my plea on ActiveRain for some help. With so many years of blogging I thought I could abuse my contacts and friends to help the boy and his class.

The content of the original posts are as follows:

 Calling All Active-Rainers Need Some Help For A School Project

Where Can I Find A Post Card and What is It?

 

The Postcard Challenge is Completed

My grandson Raphael has brought all his accumulated postcards into school and pleased all his classmates as well as amazing his teacher.  

The final tally was 90 postcards with representation of 38 states as well as the District of Columbia. 

Raphael did a good job of reaching out to family and friends mostly around the East Coast. It was my ActiveRain family that brought the final tally so high. The state with the highest response was CA with a tally of 17 cards.  

We are so happy with the response and if ever there was a doubt, it as demonstrated that ActiveRainers can be counted on for a helping hand.

 

The Postcard Challenge is Completed

 

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel   And a well done to you as well A as you sent  at least 4 cards that I can recall.

Nina Hollander   Yes we do tend to get heavily involved when the special ones are involved.  Many thanks to you as well.

Jun 16, 2019 05:04 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson And you were one of the first to respond back in March, which seems so long ago now.

George Souto   I have since found out that that tally was close to being reached but he only came in second when it comes to total states.

Jun 16, 2019 05:07 AM #22
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Sharon Tara   The hologram card you sent was the most commented on card even by the teacher.

Jeff Dowler, CRS   He was very happy even though he came in second on states

Jun 16, 2019 05:09 AM #23
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089   I saved this response as you were the first to ask.  One of his classmates did get all 50 states and his sphere was more effective than Active.  That boys father is a commercial pilot so he called his friends in from across the country and as they made layover in the different states, the cards where sent.  One can always find a postcard at an airport

Jun 16, 2019 05:12 AM #24
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Marte Cliff   I remember as a kid always seeing the postcards on racks in all the stores my mother would take us.  Now they are so difficult.  Thanks for your card.

Bob Crane  people here in the rain were most responsive and at the very lest wold have taken a few minutes when shopping to try and find a post card

Jun 16, 2019 05:15 AM #25
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Kat Palmiotti   He did get a great response

Anne Corbin   W try to get him to come along when we do travel but he also has his own challenges and responsibilities.

Jun 16, 2019 05:18 AM #26
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Steffy Hristova   AZ was also covered early with a special set of  teaser games as well.

Debra Leisek   He's content with t he states he did receive. He will also be in AK next month when he travels out there with us

Jun 16, 2019 05:22 AM #27
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What part of Alaska will you visit? July is a beautiful month to be here

If Homer is on your list please stop by and say hello! 

Jun 16, 2019 12:52 PM #28
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Ed I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very happy and enjoyable Father's Day!!!

Jun 16, 2019 03:18 PM #29
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Debra Leisek   we will be on a cruise ship with it's northern most stop in Juneau

Jun 17, 2019 06:02 AM #30
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These kind of posts are so heartwarming. I'm glad Raphael had a good collection of postcards to show his class. You're a great Grand-dad to help.

Jun 17, 2019 09:24 AM #31
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Hi Ed Silva - I hope you received the Post Card I sent you from the Dallas Zoo with the Gorilla and her new baby. It was sent before the deadline. I also hope your grandson enjoyed receiving all the postcards. I thought it was a great idea, 

Jun 17, 2019 10:17 AM #32
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty   I know he enjoyed getting the cards and we have him showing his appreciation to all as well.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP    Yes he did get the card, one of 4 that came in from Texas

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Ed how awesome 38 states what a shame the other 12 could not be reached or responded to... Congratulations to you and Raphael, so glad it worked out for him and for the happy Grandpa, Endre

Jun 20, 2019 11:44 PM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr.   we all had fun chasing the postcards for the boy

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Thought I'd stop by and check to see what the final tally was for Raphael's collection of postcards. 38 states is definitely a good showing, I'm glad so many Rainers stepped up. 

Jun 24, 2019 01:16 PM #36
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I just got a postcard from Raphael!!! Made my day! How very sweet of him!

I have never ever got a card from Connecticut!

Thank you Raphael!!

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That's so cool!  I'm glad you ended the project with flying colors.  I saw your post and reached out to a fellow Rainer in my home state of Kansas so I hope Kansas was represented!

Jul 02, 2019 06:13 PM #38
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Debra Leisek  The postcard challenge was an eye opener for sure. I made sure he sent a card to all that cared to help as well.

Jan Green  Unfortunately we did not get a card from Kansas, But thanks for trying any way

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I'm sorry to hear you didn't get one from Kansas. If I had one, I would have sent it!   Happy 4th of July!

Jul 03, 2019 05:13 PM #40
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