I'm not as young as I used to be: All my kids are grown up, and there even is a grandchild.
I live with my youngest son and many guinea pigs in a very small house in the center of Germany - and I seem to prefer my daily routine to big trips abroad. Maybe that's why I like postcrossing.
What postcards do I like? By now, there is a gallery of my favourites - why don't you have a look at it? But note: I didn't figure out yet how I can scan postcards. So I pick from the cards that other postcrossers scanned.
And here is the list:
Interesting pictures - be it art, landscape, photographs, nature - plants, animals, trees, gardens.
Trees could be a good idea.
Inge Löök - and any information about her and about Inge-Löök-postcard-distributors.
Joelle Wolff (same as Inge Löök).
Alex Grey - if there are postcards.
Indian ink drawings.
Stories (There was this workshop: "How to write a novel on a postcard" - but I didn't attend it.)
Looking at my favourits, I realize:
Seaside. With and without boats, palm trees or lighthouses.
Landscape in fog.
Colours - or lack of colors.
There must be something about Hongkong that attracts me.
I never thought of aerial views or maps - but there they are.
Also trains - even though I'ld never favourite them.
This is to give you an idea. But you might have a card I cannot even think of that might become my very favourite - just give it a try! I didn't know about Inge Löök before I received one of her postcards, and there is no way how I could describe the card BE-100485 or explain what it strikes in me.
When I look at my postcards wall I like the combination of the cards I received - and I'm so fond of the combination that I can scarcely imagine that I pick one of these cards and call it a favourite while the others are un-favourited. I also like the gallery of the postcards I sent, even though I'ld never choose one of these cards to favourite it.
And now I'm very curious what card you will choose for me.
P.S. I should write something about "direct swaps": I am, indeed, interested to learn more about people with whom I exchanged postcards - more about their ways of living, their way of thinking, their culture. For me that means an exchange of e-mails, every now and then - but not really to send more postcards.