Valerie from Paris (but currently in New Zealand) learned about Postcrossing from a penpal site. She is 24 and enjoys riding horses and photography.
- How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?
I had been penpalling for a long time and heard about postcrossing on a penpal site. I was moving out of my parents’ place in only a couple of weeks and I thought it was a good idea to get some nice mail in my own new private mailbox. Since then, thousands of postcards and many good friends later, I’m totally addicted. :D
- Do you have any other interesting hobbies?
Travelling, taking pictures, horse riding (all 3 at the same time is the best)!
- Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
My mailbox is old and ugly; that’s why I need colorful and nice postcards to fill it! My postoffice is not really any better, but I get to post my mail in the bright yellow boxes! I’ve never seen my post(wo)men, so sorry no pictures. I’m not home during the time the mail is delivered. I keep all of my regular size postcards in albums and all oversizes in a big box not counting the ones that are on my walls. I have no idea how many I have.
- Show & tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.
It’s hard to choose one card and usually what makes me like a card is more the message on the back than the picture in front! But I do have one that I find special—one of my first official received from Finland. I’ve said in my profile that I like handmade cards and this girl (14 y/o at the time) sent me a lovely watercolor card she did from the “fox lake” that is near her place. All cards received from my forum friends are so special to me too!
27 comments so far
Congratulations Valerie, we love you!
there are lots of members who prefer the swaps/ tags/ RR and so on instead of official cards!! that's normal!!!!
greetz to OCTABIS!!!!!!!!
Right now ,she isnt so active because,she is in New Zealand:)
This fortunately is not normal. Otherwise we would hardly have the four millionth card soon :))
Great interview - How long are you going to be in New Zealand? This is one of the places I can't wait to visit!!!!
If you still like to have penpals :D write me
although there are many members doing this, only swapping and trading, I could mention more nicks... beeing active in their own way.
salut, valerie, I'm feeling like moonlessnite.. only understood from the comments of your spotlight that you moved to NZ!!!!!?!?! I wish you a great time there and all the best for your future!!! amities, ipue..
Great to see you in the spotlight knowing you're now so far away from us euro's. Have a great time and see you on the forum or who knows in Paris!
Thanks to all for your comments ! I really miss my internet connexion and full mailbox.
But as said above, I' m currently in New Zealand for a year (coming back next january probably)
In answers to those who thinks I shouldn't be the spotlight, I didn't asked to be interviewed, and when I got the email a while ago I also thought it was weird because Im not really active on the official site.
But before moving to the other side of the planet, I used to spend hours a day on the forum, and got so many wonderful cards from there, and made great friends ! I guess that's also the postcrossing spirit !
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