Lobelia(or Titia) is a member from Netherlands . She has been a member for over 2 years (816 days).
Nice to meet you! Maybe you (complete stranger to me, anywhere in the world) are about to send me (complete stranger to you, in a small country) a postcard.
I'm Titia, copywriter, married and a mother of three (14, 9 and 7 y.o.). Recently we've moved from the 'deep south' to the northern province Fryslân, where - besides Dutch - another language is spoken: Frisian.
I love nature, reading, studying for fun and I'm a bit of a hermit - that is when I find the time to be one.
I like most cards (as long as they're family proof). I give you some suggestions, but if you want, go ahead and surprise me!
ღ Maxicards ♥ (http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2012/03/19/postcard-formats-maxicards)
ღ (old) ships from your country, harbours
ღ old trading centers / routes
ღ Hanse cities and kogge ships
ღ art from your country, traditional or contemporary
ღ your culture (national costume, habits, music, legends, poetry...)
ღ history, especially middle ages
ღ (vintage) postcards about communism
ღ saints, icons from your area
ღ flora and fauna of your country. birds and bugs
ღ Fauna of Belarus
ღ nature's wonders, aurora borealis, cosmos
ღ cards representing your own country, state or region
I am not crazy about:
☂ (modern) buildings
☂ cards from calenders or postcardbooks
♫ I appreciate a nice stamp!
♫ There are certain stamps I'd love to receive - but don't worry if you don't have them:
♪ Insects and spiders ♥
♪ Chocolate stamp from Belgium, other scented stamps
♪ US: Rosa Parks
♪ BE: Koolwitje / Piéride du chou
♪ LT: Postcrossing stamp
♪ US and DE: your countries have many wonderful stamps. If possible, please use other than standard international stamp. Thanks!
♫ Don't forget to tell me something about YOU on the postcard.
♫ Be my teacher. Tell me something I don't know about your country.
♫ Bitte schreib mir auf Deutsch!
♫ Merci de m'écrire en français!
Let's exchange some beautiful cards!
One more thing: My last name is Lindeboom. It's the name of a tree with heartshaped leaves - Tilia in Latin. Could you tell me the name of this tree in your language, with the right characters? That would be wonderful!
So far I have, thanks to several postcrossers (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian: липа
Chinese: 菩提樹 (Pu-Ti-Schu)
Czech: Lípa - it's the national tree of the Czech Republic!
English (British): Lime tree
English (American): Linden
Greek: φιλύρα (Philýra)
Hebrew: תִרזָה (tirzá)
Japanese: 西洋菩提樹 or せいようぼだいじゅ or seiyoubodaiju
Latvian, Lithuanian: Liepa
Norwegian, Swedish: Lind
Thai: ต้นมะพร้าว or Don mapraow - actually a coconut tree :))