My name is Lyne, I am a French teacher in Gatineau, close to Ottawa. My students are 13-14 years old, all girls. It is a wonderful job to be a teacher, you can never get bored and the interaction with the students is great.
My passions are reading, traveling and most of all folkdancing. Especially dances from central and eastern Europe.
I've been collecting postcards since I'm little. But the real reason why I registered on postcrossing.com is not to get more postcards. It is because I love the idea of this project and want to be part of it. Communication is the key to peace and a project like this one may be a step towards it.
I like postcards showing portraits of people smiling, landscapes, nature, little villages, old building, bazaar and markets, the ones that can give me an idea of how beautiful your area is. And of course, being a folkdancer, I loooooooove the ones showing people wearing traditional outfits and/or doing traditional dances, or actually, any kind of traditional activity (making bread, harvesting...).
Here are other ideas of what I like on postcards: atelier nouvelles images, foxes, forms of art like dance/ theatre/ painting/ music/ street art, scenes of social or political rebellion, war time, civil uprising or political rallies (e.g. Berlin Wall, Tiannanmen Square, jasmine revolution, scenes from demonstrations against apartheid etc.), people showing their joy (jumping, laughing...), children's book illustrations, especially watercolour (but no Walt Disney, Winnie the Pooh or other commercial stuff), postcards showing books/librairies/bookstores, doors and windows, street scenes, trees, hot air balloons, sailboats, colours!
Sorry if it is so long! It is not that I am picky, it is only to give you as many possibilities as possible.
You can take a look at my favourites to get a better idea... Actually, if you send me a card that is in my favorites, I'll send back a card to thank you (if you give me your adress of course). But I understand that it is not always easy to find specific kinds of postcards (even here in Ottawa I have a hard time finding something else than traditional touristic cards), so as long as you like the postcard you chose, I'll like it too (but I would like to know why you chose it, what you like in it)!
By the way, I will scan all my received postcards, but not right away, I'll do it about once a month, but don't worry, it will be done:)
Please Please please ... If your mother tongue is German or Spanish, please write in your native language so I can practice!
Oh yeah, and one last thing! Lets save trees! Please do not send cards in an envelope!