I presented last year at an IEEE conference so I joined the technology association. I subsequently let my membership lapse and have been getting various reminder email and print mailings to encourage me to renew. This one that arrived last week, however, was extraordinary:
The postcard itself isn’t anything special – standard promo postcard. But it’s what’s adhered to the postcard – the square on the left is a fridge magnet!
I have some antique postcards with ribbon and string attached (called appliqué postcards), but I’ve never encountered a fridge magnet before. I’m impressed not only at the novelty of it, but that it made it through two postal services without coming off.
Here’s the back:
When I got this I was tempted to remove the magnet and put it on my fridge. I used to collect fridge magnets and still have some leftovers clinging on. (I admit my “collections” have bordered on hoarding, but I’ve eliminated all my collections now except postcards – and sunglasses and maybe a couple other things). But I decided to keep it in tact as a fine, unique specimen!