Lobelia(or Titia) is a member from Netherlands . She has been a member for over 1 year (615 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. My husband Jelte and I have two sons (13 and 6 years old) and one daughter (9). They participate in Postcrossing by picking the addresses and running to the mailbox. 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!
- Maxicards (♥) (http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2012/03/19/postcard-formats-maxicards)
- (old) ships from your country, harbours
- Hanse cities and kogge ships, old trading centers
- art from your country, traditional or contemporary
- your culture (national costume, habits, music, legends, poetry...)
- history, especially middle ages
- communism (because of historical interest)
- saints, icons from your area
- flora and fauna of your country. Birds and bugs
- Fauna of Belarus
- spectacular nature, aurora borealis, space
- cards representing your own country, state or region
♫ I appreciate a nice stamp!
♫ Some stamps are particularly interesting to me. Is there a chance you have one of those?
♪ Insects and spiders (♥)
♪ Chocolate stamp from Belgium, other scented stamps
♪ US: Rosa Parks stamp.
♪ Belgium: Koolwitje / Piéride du chou
♪ Ukrain: (part of) this lovely stamp set: http://www.stampnews.com/stampimages201209/1348652418_487843b.jpg
♪ German Postcrossers: if possible, use other stamp than Ballonblume or Alt Regensburg. Thanks!
♫ Please no handmade cards, unless you are a creative person.
♫ Ad cards welcome if they're typical for your country or match my interests.
♫ 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 schreibe 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 and all? I'd love that!
So far I have (thanks to several postcrossers):
Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian: липа
Chinese: 菩提樹 (pronounced: Pu-Ti-Schu)
Czech: Lípa - it's the national tree of the Czech Republic!
English (British): Lime tree
English (American): Linden
Japanese: 西洋菩提樹 or せいようぼだいじゅ or seiyoubodaiju
Norwegian, Swedish: Lind
Thai: ต้นมะพร้าว or Don mapraow (actually a coconut tree, but too good not to mention ☼)