alteregois a member from Canada . She has been a member for over 5 years (1865 days).
I'm not fussy about the types of postcard I'd like to receive but given a choice, here are some of my favourite topics:
- wildlife of your area (especially birds - but please, NO reptiles). I love the Dutch Tringa paintings of birds (Bosvogels, Weidevogels, Kustvogels, etc). I would LOVE to receive others in this series; they are wonderful! Here are some I've received in this style/series:
- nature scenes (trees, leaves, nests, sky/clouds or other outdoor scenes, for example)
- four seasons, especially of the same location, shown on one card, if possible
- building details of your area (windows, doors, staircases, unique architecture)
- I also like handmade cards; creative talent makes me smile
- map cards are quite interesting to me, as well (country/state/province maps, subway maps, old maps, illustrated maps, etc)
- Atelier Nouvelles Images postcards.
- Wallace and Gromit
- Finnish postcrossers: I LOVE the Inge Look old ladies cards.
- Belarus: I have recently discovered cards by the amazing Belarussian artist Leonid Afremov. I would love to receive one someday.
- USA: I just discovered Charley Harper birds and love those.
I prefer real stamps (as opposed to generic postal machine labels) if possible, from different countries and I prefer my postcards written and stamped, envelopes not necessary.
I would rather not receive religious cards, thanks.
I used to list all my expired cards, but really, it is sad to see so many. So let's just say there are a lot!
Cards in my Favourites wall are cards I have not yet received so please check there first! I do not *favourite* cards already received and if you send me a card from my favourites, I will remove it from the list in order to avoid duplicates. Thanks! :-)
I register cards I receive the same day as they land in my mailbox. If you have not heard from me within the 60 days time frame before it expires, it is because I have not received your card. Please don't ask me to register a card if I have not received it. I don't do that and would never expect anyone to register a card of mine if they don't have it in their hands. Unfortunately, snail mail isn't perfect. But we love it anyhow, don't we? ;-)
Happy postcrossing to all