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Luxembourg native, Luxi, loves the joy of giving – be it sending postcards, adopting children, or volunteering for charity.

How did you come across Postcrossing? What got you hooked?

Some years ago I heard about Postcrossing in a German forum. I was curious and found it interesting and so I opened an account. Up to that day I loved postcards but I was not a real collector. I was mainly attracted by the possibility of receiving postcards from all over the world to get an idea about the beauty and culture of other countries and to share the same about my country, Luxemburg. As soon as I received my first card I got hooked. I found it so amazing that a complete stranger sent a greeting to me from far away and so it became a real passion!

Through all those years I shared precious moments with so many people, I got an amazing collection of wonderful cards, and connected to quite a few people on a further level throuth private swaps and tags in the forum! Some became the sort of friends that exchange surprise cards from our vacations or on holidays. The best part of it is putting a smile on someone’s face! There are so many ways to do this and the feedback I receive is very rewarding for me. It’s kind of “sharing a moment of our life” with the people we exchange a card with.

Soon it became a real addiction and so now I can not even pass by a shop that sells postcards without having a look at them and buying some. I return from all vacations with a stack of special postcards. I also blog almost daily about Postcrossing. My family thinks I am crazy and often make fun of me when they hear me scream out in my office when I receive that special ID or a new country and of course when I am the one to send to a special unusual ID from little Luxemburg. But I guess that is the price to pay right?

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

I love to read, lazy weekends on the couch, cooking, traveling, my dog and I love to shop (yes that can be a real hobby too!). But basically my life revolves around children. We are an adoptive family and our children have their roots in Peru, Vietnam, and Madagascar. I also work in the adoption field and so naturally I became invested in a charity organisation that got created out of my adoption work. Much of my time is spent on projects for children and women in need in South Africa. Of course this is much more than just a hobby – it is about giving and receiving. By writing these lines here, I also realize that this is probably why Postcrossing is so precious to me, it is also about giving and receiving ;-).

Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!
Luxi mailbox
My mailbox in front of our house.

Luxi postcard collection
The way I collect my cards. Got many of these albums full so far!

Luxi desk
My officedesk from where I write my cards.
Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.

It is hard to point out one single card and say that this is my favorite! Every single card is so special to me! Every scratch, every dent, every beautiful stamp. I love them all because they are all part of the project and make it so unique! It is like a puzzle, you cannot take out one piece because then it is incomplete. But one card that has recently touched my heart is a card from The Netherlands sent from the user Lubbers. (Thank you again Carolien) So I would love to share this one with you:

Luxi favourite

23 comments so far

Cheryll, Suriname
Recently received a card from you! nice to read some more about you :) best wishes!!
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ecurry, Canada
That's one amazing postcard!
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lednimedved, United States of America
I've sent Luxi a card. She is a very nice lady. It is great to see someone profiled that I "know".
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WY, Taiwan
Thanks Luxi for sharing with us. I also received a postcard from Luxi last year.
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JulieMary, Canada
Yes, I received a postcard from you a few days back. :D
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yvi-1, United States of America
Isn't it fun to see people who you have received or sent a postcard to on the spotlight? I, too, have had a "Luxi" encounter. :D
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honeybee, Austria
Hallo Diane! Es ist schön, Dich hier hier zu sehen. Dein blog gefällt mir sehr gut und ich bewundere Dein Engagement.
Du hast es möglich gemacht, dass sich eine sehr schöne Luxembourg-Sammlung bei meinen Karten befindet und dafür möchte ich mich nochmals herzlich bedanken! Ganz liebe Grüße aus Graz.
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isagv, Germany
Great interview! Hi from Germany Luxi! :)
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umut, Türkiye
I wonder one day can we see a title in this site as:
"Postcrossing Spotlight: Galib from Gaza" ?
They have no house so they have no postbox! Even if the generous postcrosser send them something they can not receive because of the Blockade of Israel! I know this politic issues is not suitable for here but I also know postcrossers are considerete, kind and peaceful.So ıf you want to receive a card from Gaza one day.Please support the abolish of the blocade. Please do support us and our declaration:
http://www.israelyouareguilty.com/
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adriennegarry, New Zealand
Hi Luxi, lovely to hear more about you - I always enjoy our contacts through the forum
Adrienne
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kugusch, Germany
Although we haven't had any "encounters" (yet?), I kinda feel like I "know" you since I've seen the name and picture all over the place. In the gallery, in favorites, on the home page.....anyone who postcrosses a lot MUST be familiar with that name LOL.
I send wasserbillig cards occasionally as we go there to get gas and cigarettes, but have yet to receive an official from LU. Since you're so active I'm hoping it's just a matter of time until an official arrives from you LOL.
It was nice reading a bit about you!!!!!!!
Greetings from the "Mosel" valley!
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Luxi, Luxembourg
Hi everybody ;-)
I feel honored to be in the Spotlight here! Thank you all for your kind words! You have no idea how much they mean to me. I am so happy to be part of this community here and I hope that I will get many more of these amazing cards from you all out there! And it is so nice to see some familiar users here as well ;-)
Whow wat a day ;-))
Diane who needs to draw some more cards later tonight and update my blog (10 cards in the mail today) This is becoming a full time job "lol"
See you ;-)
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schwan272, United States of America
Great to see you in the Spotlight, Luxi. Your Postcrossing Blog is simply wonderful. Glad you were one of my random PC recipients in July 2009!
Maybe I'll see you again in the mail.
Cheers,
Stephanie
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Ollychen, Belarus
I once received a wonderful card from you, Luxi (thanks again) and it's nice to see you here in the spotlight:) Your blog is so nice as well!
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Tjitske, Netherlands
That is one amazing card! Congrats on the spotlight!
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miss-universe, United States of America
She had great answers! loved them
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solarts66, United States of America
I love the postcard you picked as one of your favorites.
Yes, Congratulations on the spotlight.
Cheers!
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solarts66, United States of America
I'm like that too Luxi. Whenever I see a shop with postcards I have to stop and go in to see them. And of course we got to buy some too.
lol!
Thanks so much for sharing your story. I just love hearing wonderful stories.
I don't know about you guys but it nice to hear good news during these times.
Ciao
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Luxi, Luxembourg
Thank you all ;-))
Soo happy to see some familiar nicks here ;-)

Have a sunny day!
Greetings Diane
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kazinhabueno, Brazil
Great interview! And I loved your album, Luxi :)
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Luxi, Luxembourg
Thank you all! Still so thrilled about this!
@Icelance
You have no idea how much I prayed that this particular ID will get registered ;-) I have so many expired and those unique ID's are just precious...I mean it is a once in a lifetime ID "lol" and I was just totally excited when you received it ;-)
Great to see you here as well
Diane
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Lubbers, Netherlands
Hi Diane,
It was so great to see that you picked MY card as your favorite out of so many you received! I have been collecting money for SIMAVI (it's for help for people in poor countries to get clean water and other things) and all the helpers got such cards tot give to people who gave money. I had some left and since I thought it is a special card I decided to use it for postcrossing. And every time I get positive reactions on it, or even others make it a favorite card. Now you showed this card to all postcrossers, it has been a favorite so many times! Fantastic! Nice to see in what mailbox my card has arrived too. With love from The Netherlands, Carolien
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lemurkat, New Zealand
I recently received one from you. And I Was so very stoked! I hope you will enjoy what I will send to you ^^

LemurKat
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