Maybe you've been reading this blog from time to time thinking "hey, that french guy looks really cool, and even though I'm pretty sure french women don't shave their armpits (they do) and I've heard they pee in the streets (no, we don't), it could be a good idea to extend a friendly hand and engage in a wonderful overseas trade".
And then you start to wonder if it's not a bit complicated. If you need to go to the post office. If it's going to be expensive. If customs will come and seize your stuff if you don't declare things right. If I'm really worth it (I am).
Here are a few answers to questions you didn't even know you had:
How much does it cost to send cards to France ?
Well, as much as size doesn't matter (in that case), weight does.
Basically, if you send less than 80 to 100 cards, it'll cost you about $8 (12$ if you send it as a package instead of a letter). For 150 to 200 cards, it's $15 (again, as a package, but when there are so many, it's tougher to put them in a simple padded envelope). A PWE with a couple of cards will cost you $3.
How long does it take for packages to arrive ?
I've had mail from Canada get there in 3 days, but it basically takes 8 to 10 days.
Won't my cards get lost and our budding friendship sunk forever ?
there's no tracking for international letters (well, there are, but it would cost way too much), but I've never had a letter get lost in transit. And there have been a lot coming my way.
Will you use my information to commit identity theft and steal my wife and my job ?
I don't know. What's your job and can your wife make butterscotch pudding ?
So there you go for the very basic questions.
If you have any other ones, my booth is open.