We did a country box exchange with a family who lives
in Singapore. The kids were SO excited by all of the
goodies. We rushed to the map to locate Singapore,
then tried playing the kids games, looked through the
brochures and postcards.
We’ve done this with several families, but we
were “burned” by a family in Ireland who exchanged
addresses, but never sent anyone in our exchange
group a reciprical package. Seems a shame and you
wonder about people’s hearts in such a case (and never
any follow up emails). But for us it’s still been a joy
getting to share bits of our area of the world and to be
able to glimpse at others home cultures.
We also just loved the exchange we did with a wonderful
family living in China. In return we sent coins, pieces of
aboriginal fabric, post cards, small aboriginal art-decorated
animals, brochures and things like that. The kids were
involved every step of the way and got a lot out of it!