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MissiveMaven, United States of America


(or Ilona) is a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 12 years (4,476 days).
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About Ilona...

I'm a passionate mail enthusiast. See my letters and postcards at my snail mail & letter writing blog:

I'm a musician: singer, pianist, composer, and songwriter.
Check out my new solo album (06/2018) at

I was featured on the Postcrossing blog in 2013!

I also adore cats. I have two cats, Oberon and Stella, both 3 years old. If you have a beloved pet story to share, I would love to hear it.

PLEASE WRITE THE DATE ON YOUR POSTCARDS! Postmarks often illegible/absent.

If you're from a country that has Postcrossing postage stamps, I'd LOVE to receive one!!

If you're reading my profile to determine what kind of postcards I like best, thanks! I would most especially enjoy postcards that feature:

* Cats (especially illustrations of cats)
* Goats
* Mail or postal themes (mailbox, postbox, stamps, etc)
* Bats (the amazing flying mammals)
* Yoga
* Fountain pens, letters and journals
* Books, bookstores, libraries, reading, or writing
* Gardens
* Illustrations
* Letterpress postcards
* LGBTQ: Queer, transgender, genderqueer, trans, subverting gender roles
* Original Muppet-show Muppets or anything Jim Henson
* Mythical creatures (unicorns, dragons, fairies, gnomes)
* Anything magical (wizards, Harry Potter, etc) / fantasy artwork
* Game of Thrones
* Ballet and dance, performing arts and theater
* Forests and forest creatures
* Pugs
* Hedgehogs
* Wild animals, and animals of all kinds
* Offbeat or weird

From former Soviet countries: I would love vintage Soviet era postcards, particularly animal illustrations

++I also love postage stamps! If you could use interesting and pretty stamps, I would really appreciate the effort.

DISLIKES/please do NOT send:
Religious items, including photos of churches
Children or babies

I'm Jewish. I am not Christian. I do not celebrate Easter or Christmas. I do not want to receive religious cards: thank you for respecting that.

Everyone is so different. It fascinates me that some find a long list of "likes" intimidating - they are only suggestions for what I might enjoy most. I happen to find it very challenging when someone DOESN'T say what they like! Then I have no idea what to send.

My beloved spouse is a writer. His novel Revolutionary was published in 2014, and is a fictionalized account of his real-life ancestor, Deborah Samson, who in 1782 ran away from home and disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the continental army for American independence. If you like to read fiction or historical fiction, check it out here:

I am also bisexual and a passionate supporter of LGBTQ issues and equal rights. My husband is transgender, and was featured on a PBS story: