Hi! I'm Lynnette. I'm an American who has been living in Taiwan for many years. I'm the owner / teacher at a small language school called Great Oaks. I have about 180 students who will be taking turns writing cards. My students range in age from elementary school first graders to college students. They are a wonderful group of students! Through this activity, I hope they can learn about places outside of our beautiful, little island. It's a big world!
PLEASE ...don't send cards in envelopes. The postmarked stamps on the postcards are interesting to us!
Please write to us in English...even if you can write Chinese! A few words of your native language will be nice though!
Please do not send us a card that is two pieces of paper stuck together. ....we’ve gotten a few of these lately 😞 Real postcards please.
Lots of you are English language learners. .. Or have been. If possible , you could tell a funny story about learning English or a tip on learning English well!
Hurray! We've received over 4000 cards from so many lovely people from so many interesting places. My students can choose cards they like to take home. Below are some things which they really like. ⭐️ PLEASE..... no buildings...unless very famous...and no touristy multi view....the kids aren’t so crazy about those cards.... ⭐️
( from Czech Republic...acorn elves by Petr Vaclavek...❤️ We have playing guitar 🎸 , coffee drinker ☕️ , reader 📚 , toilet sitter 🚽 , footballer ⚽️ , flower collector 🌸, travelers reading a map 🗺 , berry juggler 🍓, eating Christmas cookies 🍪,sitting under a
mushroom 🍄, building a snowman ⛄️, manger scene 🐑, opening Christmas gifts 🎁, tulip holder 🌷, stump sitter 🌳, hockey player 🏒, flag raiser 🇹🇼, American Indian 🔥 nut carrier 🥜, bike rider 🚲, snail rider 🐌, gummy bear carrier 🐻 , love giver ♥️, sailor 🚣♀️ and getting mail ✉️ . If you send us one, we’ll send a thank you gift!)
comics or anime
famous foods from your country
Scrat (from Ice Age movies)
cartoon characters...like Moomins, Disney....
music ...instruments, popular singers or bands...
sports...especially basketball !!! NBA (they love it) or MLB (baseball)
cute or funny cards....but suitable for kids!!
written words in your native language
from the States...."State cards" ...like ''Greetings from..." We are still missing just one card from this state to complete our collection.... Rhode Island ..with the name of the state on the front.
Holiday cards .... Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Halloween
video / online games
We're so happy to hear from you! Happy postcrossing! And thanks in advance!