We are the VanCleef family, Darrel, Salena, Jakob, and Brady. We have been participating in Postcrossing for many years but took a break for a while. Dad is a stone mason in Chicago, mom is a college professor (also in Chicago), Jakob is 15 and in 9th grade, and the youngest is Brady who will start first grade later this year (2016) and is currently 7. We live just outside of Chicago, IL along Lake Michigan in beautiful Valparaiso Indiana. In 2012, we moved to Boston Massachusetts for a little over a year but moved back to the Chicago area. This is a project that we have been doing with our children to expose them to other cultures and take part in mailing (not emailing!) actual postcards and getting to be excited about checking the mail every day. They like any postcards you want to send, and they are not picky at all. Jakob likes soccer, Legos, and x-box while Brady is crazy about dinosaurs, Legos, and Playmobile. We also have a dog named Wrigley - he is just turned three years old as of March 2016. He is a Shih Tzu. He's a good boy :)
We are trying to see the world one postcard at a time!
Update- our mailman just told that he loves to see the great postcards we get in the mail from all over the world! Maybe we have recruited another post crosser!