Julia (aka mad_madchen) hails from Moscow. She has several drawers full of postcards ready to be sent, and really enjoys choosing the perfect card that she knows will make someone happy! We asked her a few questions:
- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
About 5 years ago my friend Olga told me about Postcrossing. I've decided to join as I like postcards since my childhood. And here I am! :)
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
I love Blythe dolls. I have 12 dolls in my collection:
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
This is my P.O.Box 1:
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of questions about it: please confirm your address, it's too short, are you sure, how do you get it...? I really don't know how it has happened that I got P.O.Box 1. I think it was a miracle, or luck, or position of the stars, something like that! :)
I have lots of postcards. It was always hard to say the numbers and once I’ve decided to weigh them. I discovered that I have 12 kg of postcards to be sent... yeah, I am mad, I know that! I store most of them in the drawers of my desk:
- Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
In fact it’s a difficult question because I’ve received a lot of beautiful postcards... I like Atelier Nouvelles Images, Nicoletta Сeccoli, Absolut Vodka, and many others. But my most favourite postcard ever… It’s hard to pick. I think perhaps this one:
In it, I see hope, loneliness, dream, search, aspirations, incompleteness, past and future. Absolutely great!
- What is it your favorite part of the Postcrossing process?
All parts are great for me. Most of all I like to receive a new addresses and try to find the perfect postcard for the receiver — especially for "difficult" wishes. And I like to receive nice postcards, with interesting messages and beautiful stamps. I also like to read senders profiles after I register their postcards.
- Have you been surprised by any place that you have received a postcard from or sent a postcard to?
I’ve been surprised over travel days. Just amazing example: this postcard from Russia to Greece (1,779 km) was traveling for 346 days! And that was the real traveling period!
- Have you inspired anyone else to join Postcrossing, or met any other postcrossers?