idusis a member from Germany . She has been a member for over 1 year (431 days).
I collect stamps and postcards equally.
If you send me postcards:
I prefer quality postcards which show something typical about your city and/or country and/or culture. E.g. Sakura, castles, temples, sights, landscape, kimonos, traditional dances, (classical) ballet, traditional celebrations, traditional food, native flowers, Kawaii postcards, US-state maps (I have Texas, Pennsylvania), fairytales from your country, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Simon's Cat, meeting postcards...
I don't like ad and free postcards, vintage, black and white postcards, self photographed postcards, yellowed old ! cards and self printed & homemade postcards (I buy mine, too), Touchnote, calendar postcards, as well as erotic postcards.
A (printed) photo is NOT a (bought) postcard!
I also don't like most art postcards, unless it is the typical traditional, beautiful art of Your country.
No more postcards with (Christian and Orthodox) churches please!!
Also if you call it in Eastern Europe "Temple" or "Cathedral"!
Please check my "Received" folder to avoid sending duplicates. Thanks.
Please put the date when you wrote it on your postcard.
And please write a few sentences on your card, not just "Happy Postcrossing" or so. I do the same on my cards. For example tell me about your town/city, your culture, your country, why you picked this postcard for me, your interests, your special holidays, your typical food, your favourite film...
As someone interested in languages I would love if you write a bit on the card in your own language (with translation).
I prefer postcards to me WITHOUT an envelope.
Please use real, nice (new) special issue stamps if possible, thanks!
It would be nice to see some other Dutch stamps than the little green Europe or World ones.
Belarus & Russia: it would great to receive some (big) special issue stamps from your countries.
*If you live in Belgium: your new "Belgian Chocolate" special issue stamps and the others of 2013 are great, please send some to me!*
If you live in Japan and can afford it: Gotochi-Cards would be nice to receive!
*I also love very much to receive and send (and direct swap) Christmas cards (only bought, please) at the time of the year! :-)*
In November I will be very happy to receive birthday cards from all over the world. :-)
Hanukkah & Halloween postcards are very welcome, too.
Important: I do not have a scanner to scan the postcards.
I am also looking for pen-friends (snail mail, not e-mail ;-)), at the moment especially from Japan (only women, please). If you are around my age just drop me a line above.
Thank you for reading all this.
I am also an active & happy member of the Postcrossing Forum.
Expired postcards: :-(
in 2012 yes
- to "Dorkfishe" in Taiwan - did not answer any of my messages
- to "UNstamps" in Singapore - also no answer
- to "She_Chameleon" in the Netherlands - a pity because it's not far! & more cards