Mosshumlais a member in Sweden . Has been a member for over 3 years (1,289 days).
18/5: Back from vacation
Dear fellow postcrossers,
My (nick-)name is Mosshumla and I am a postcrossing addict. I love every aspect of it. Drawing an address, studying a profile and choosing a card from my daily increasing stock of postcards, buying new cards for said stock, or stickers, rubber stamps and washi tapes to decorate the cards, and buying more stamps (there are so many beautyful stamps, but they are, oh, so expensive), the writing and decorating of the cards - all of it is such a pleasure!
And then the receiving of cards! The sweet sound of my apartment door's letter slot's flap followed by the even sweeter sound of a number of postcards falling on the floor beneath, the sprint to the door (I'm getting faster and faster :) ), grabbing the card(s), and then the close studying of the images, not turning round them yet - oh no, first I'll guess which countries they come from. Pure bliss!
Then I'll sit down at my computer table, look at the picture once again, and then I'll read the card, every least readable bit of it. Not just the sender's text (always exciting to find out, what she or he might want to share with me), but even the printer's information, and then I'll google to find out more about the image; I've learned so much about the world since joining postcrossing and I'm so glad about it! And the stamps - let's not forget the stamps! Small pieces of art are they, and often they tell things about the sender's country as well. I even bought a magnifying glass to be able to read the tiny text on the stamps.
That said, you may be assured that I like (almost) all kinds of cards: in fact it is quite difficult to send one I'll dislike. Each card is a good card! But if you want to have some guidance on what to send, check the long list below:
- Marc Chagall's stained glass windows
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Maximum cards
- National parks
- Wild plants (trees, shrubs, flowers, mosses, lichen, mushrooms, ...)
- Wild animals, birds, insects, spiders, snakes, fishes, jellyfish, mussels, worms...
- Botanical gardens, parks
- Art (paintings, drawings, sculptures; both old and new), even native/indigenous/traditional art
- Old buildings and ruins, archeological sites and objects
- Churches, temples, synagogues, mosques
- Cemeteries, graves, burial places
- UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO_Intangible_Cultural_Heritage_Lists
- Handmade cards
- The sights or your country/town/area. I love typical tourist cards!
- Or take a look at my Favourites. These and similar cards I have not but would like to receive.
Some special wishes:
- from USA: navaho sand paintings
Last not least: While choosing a nice card, don't forget the back of the card. I'd love to read about you, the card, your country, the weather, your favourite or most hated whatsoever, ... Use the space to tell me whatever you want.
Stamps? Yes please! Old stamps, new stamps, one stamp, or many - I love stamps.