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This week on the spotlight, we feature Jamie1972 (or Alex), from Switzerland. As a mother of 2 small (and really cute!) children, Alex is understandably passionate about children’s rights. Here is what she had to say:

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

My dear penfriend from Poland told me about Postcrossing and curious as I am I had to check out the page. I started slowly with just sending out few cards and had a longer break then because of a difficult pregnancy.

When I got back to Postcrossing I also discovered the Forum more and more and then it started to be real fun. Suddenly you know a bit about the person you write too – which is fun.

These days it is funny – there are weeks I only write “officials” – then are weeks I feel only writing to forum members – both are a lot of fun.

Do you have any other interesting hobbies?

I am a mother of two little children, Billy who is 5 and Sarah who is 2 years old. So I am a bit busy.

We also have two dogs and I love to go out with them for walks. I usually take my camera with me then – wich leads to my other great passion – photography. I love to take pictures of everything and I have now two external harddiscs just to save them!

I write a lot – not only letters and postcards but sometimes also short stories or I wrote a children’s book for my children about a little pirate. During my studies I did a children’s book with illustrations together with three collegues – and we printed it too – it was such a great experience.

I love to read a lot – but usually I can only do it in bed before going to sleep – and I start to buy only paperbacks because I wake up regularly because my book has fallen on my head because I fell asleep during reading.

Show us your mailbox, your mailman/mailwoman, your postoffice or the place where you post or keep your postcards!

My son Billy at my favourite mailbox where I usually mail my postcards, and little Sarah signing cards at the Bielefeld meeting:

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Show and tell us about your favorite received postcard to date, and what makes it special.

To choose special cards is so difficult – there are just too many! I have to say that a lot of postcrossers really try to send you something special, which is so great!

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One of my favourite subjects: Jip en Janneke

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here is a bunch of cards that just came in my hands flipping though my postcards and I love every single one of them!

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This one is a very special card – it’s a wooden one from Poland!

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This card says: “After the last night with you I am only a shadow of myself”… This card prooved me that my mailwoman is looking at my postcards – I met her before I saw what was in my mailbox – and believe me her look at me was very strange and shocked!

Have you inspired anyone else to join Postcrossing or start collections of their own?

I know that some of my penfriends are postcrossers as well – I usually tell people about it when they see me writing bunches of postcards!

My son Billy started now in the kid’s round robin and he loves it. I guess in about a year or so when he is really able to write on his own he will want to have an account too.

And my little one, Sarah – she is mad about postcards and she loves to look at them. Usually she is really upset when I take them away to register them! It happens a lot that my children sign my postcards too – so if you get a postcard with strange signs of it – this is Sarah’s greetings :-)

What is it your favorite part of the Postcrossing process?

I love to draw addresses and read the profiles. Often I know then wich card is best to send – and usually really hit the taste of the reciever. I love to choose the “perfect” card for everyone. Something I love too is sending and getting RAS cards. Those are really big surprises!

Have you met any other members in real life?

Yes I did. When the first Swiss meeting was taking place in February 2010 I had some of the foreign postcrossers thew day befire in Lucerne and showed them around. In the evening we were at my place having Fondue and a lot of fun! The meeting itself was fun too – all the three Swiss meetings.

And I went to the big Bielefeld meeting last December – three days in a house with all those crazy postcrossers and it was a very special experience! I am always surprised how open all these people are and usually easy going. There is a great respect for everyone in the group and no one feels left out – at least this is my impression.

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23 comments so far

dogma7911, Germany
Jippie :) Glückwunsch meine Süße ♥
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Jetske, Netherlands
:) Such a nice interview. :)
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dst121gr, Greece
Nice to see you here Alex! Hugs to Billy and Sarah :)
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martinha, Portugal
Nice interview Alex. That fondue was delicious :D
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FairyFoot, United Kingdom
Aww, you have such sweet children :)
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dollart, Finland
Great interview dear Alex. I hope to see you, Sarah and maybe you take Billy too to Bielefeld this year :)
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Tjitske, Netherlands
Yay, my dear friend Alex in the spotlight! Lovely interview. See you soon!
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Nordbaer, Germany
Thank you for not telling who sent you the frog card...
:-))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Nordbaer, Germany
By the way: Time to open an own account for Sarah - I want to see her in the spotlight in a few years...
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geminiscp, Portugal
Hello sweeties!!!! :D Nice interview and the photos with the cutest Postcrossers in the world! :D
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dandilion, Netherlands
Love your kids :-) you are so right about bielefeld :-) see you there again, this time with billy too?
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zhan, China
Haha~I surprisely found that my old friend ALex is in the spotlight:)))A nice interview:)
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carolisha, Switzerland
Aw, it's so great to read about Alexie here!!
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sapic12, Portugal
Huhu, Jack Sparrow allien version in the house!
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adobe, United States of America
Fun to see your spotlight here Alexie. Now the whole postcard world knows that not only is Switzerland "heaven" but it is inhabited by angels.
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sonjab, Germany
tolles Inteview :D
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Bluma, United States of America
Nice to read more about you and your family Alex :)

Lori
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volvomom, United States of America
So nice to see you here! :)
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leugim, United Kingdom
Great interview Alex :D And one of my cards sent to you is on that bunch of cards :D :D
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mdam22, Australia
Lovely interview - nice to meet you! I have one of those Bite Me cards to send.... haven't found the right postcrosser yet! Soon perhaps... :)
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Nice to 'meet' you Alex! It sounds like you are very busy!! Those cards are lovely :-D
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cadovius, Germany
Nice to get to know a bit about you and your sweet kiddies, Alex. But could you tell me what an RAS card is?
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zirafka105, Czech Republic
Hi Alex, it was great to meet you in Zurich and it's great to read about you in the spotlight :-) Have a nice time!
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