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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!


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 ♥

Jetske, Netherlands
:) Such a nice interview. :)

dst121gr, Greece
Nice to see you here Alex! Hugs to Billy and Sarah :)

martinha, Portugal
Nice interview Alex. That fondue was delicious :D

FairyFoot, United Kingdom
Aww, you have such sweet children :)

dollart, Finland
Great interview dear Alex. I hope to see you, Sarah and maybe you take Billy too to Bielefeld this year :)

Tjitske, Netherlands
Yay, my dear friend Alex in the spotlight! Lovely interview. See you soon!

Nordbaer, Germany
Thank you for not telling who sent you the frog card...

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...

Geminiscp, Portugal
Hello sweeties!!!! :D Nice interview and the photos with the cutest Postcrossers in the world! :D

dandilion, Netherlands
Love your kids :-) you are so right about bielefeld :-) see you there again, this time with billy too?

zhan, China
Haha~I surprisely found that my old friend ALex is in the spotlight:)))A nice interview:)

carolisha, Switzerland
Aw, it's so great to read about Alexie here!!

sapic12, Portugal
Huhu, Jack Sparrow allien version in the house!

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.

sonjab, Germany
tolles Inteview :D

Bluma, United States of America
Nice to read more about you and your family Alex :)


volvomom, United States of America
So nice to see you here! :)

leugim, United Kingdom
Great interview Alex :D And one of my cards sent to you is on that bunch of cards :D :D

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... :)

lucymonty, United Kingdom
Nice to 'meet' you Alex! It sounds like you are very busy!! Those cards are lovely :-D

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?

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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