When I worked in a book shop, a customer who was shopping for postcards told me about Postcrossing, and I joined on a whim that very same day. It has enriched my life more than I ever imagined it could, and I hope it does the same for you.
As for me, I was born in 1960 and grew up in a small, wonderful college town. I love to read mysteries and literature from around the world. Things I like to do (when I have time after work) include: gardening, cooking, eating, biking, walking, and quilting. I love books, music and art, animals and nature, and children.
I do not believe in walls between countries. In New York City we have the Statue of Liberty, given to us long ago by France, which warmly welcomes immigrants and refugees from around the world. It is my fervent hope that everyone who comes to my country feels welcome, and is treated with respect and fairness and kindness and friendliness.
Back to the postcards...I appreciate all the cards I receive. Thank you!
If you are looking for card ideas, though, these are my favorites:
*people in traditional clothing
*postage stamps (I keep them on the card)
*buildings, especially old ones, but new ones, also
*architecture by Gaudí, Hundertwasser, Safdie, Wang Shu
*farmers' markets and outdoor markets
*buses, especially double decker buses
*streetcars, metros, motorcycles, bicycles
*art of all kinds
*mosaics and patterns
*France and the french language
*feminism and women's history
*"maximum" cards (cards where the postcard picture, postmark and stamp are related)
*Moomins, and Tove Jansson illustrations
*mysteries and detective stories
*children's books and book illustrations
*anything related to reading and books
*and libraries and book shops.
Please don't put the postcard in an envelope; I like to see the canceled stamps.
Thank you for the many beautiful postage stamps you have sent.
p.s. I am American, but my ancestors were from France, England, Wales, Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland.
p.p.s. Please don't send Touchnote/Samsung-type cards, or multi-view cards.
p.p.p.s. I don't mind duplicate cards! Don't worry about it.
p.p.p.p.s. Thanks in advance for your postcard!