Hello, my name is Nigel
I am from Swansea, which is a city on the coast of South Wales, with an history of copper production. In the 19th century, our town was the biggest producer of copper in the world and picked up the nickname of "Copperopolis". Described by Dylan Thomas as "An ugly, lovely town", it is now not quite so ugly, but very lovely to most of us.
** If you cannot write much in English, then please write something in your native language. I enjoy trying to translate. **
.... Firstly, and most important..... Any card, on any subject you have, I will be happy to receive. This includes handmade cards. And if all you have are free cards or advertising cards, then no problem, send those as well.
If your card is personal to you then let me know. Is it a favourite sports team you support? or a charitable group you support or work with? or a hobby you enjoy? I'm interested.
I like the postcrossing project not only because of the contact it gives me with people across the World, but also for the enjoyment I get when a card has arrived, of anticipating what is on the card, and what country is it from.
If like me you enjoy sending a card that suits the receiver, then a few possible suggestions follow.
anything Australian or Japanese.
Tom Waits, any card with him would be much appreciated.
Leonard Cohen, Suzanne Vega,
Albert Namatjira (artist)
, and also any of the Australian impressionists.
Hokusai and other Japanese artists.
Alphonse Mucha, Toulouse-Lautrec, Art Nouveau or Art Deco Graphic and Poster Artists.
Post box's, Mailbox's and Letterbox's
Post Offices, the more remote the better.
Art from books, comics and magazines.
fairy tales, folklore, children's books in general, pulp fiction covers,
My particular favourites are the various international versions of Alice in Wonderland (already have lots of the Walt Disney Alice)
Children's TV and Films - Old fashioned children's TV, either animated or drama, and the older pre-1970's children's films.
Something with your national or local art, cinema, theatre or culture. Especially like local costumes.
"Greetings From" cards are very welcome. If you are sending a card with a city or rural view, I like the ones with place names or country names on the front, which is easier for me and my family and friends to identify when they look through an album.
Seasonal cards. Not just Christmas, but Kwanzaa and Hanukkah
Easter, Halloween, Saints Days etc. But only postcards not folded cards.
Recently, I have been adding and organising cards on my "favourites" wall, which are a good guide to what I like, so take a look if you need some guidance. When I receive a card from you I don't "Favourite" it, but I sometimes look at your "sent" cards and pick out a different card to add to my own wall.
Thank you for reading my profile, and I hope you all receive a good selection of cards from around the world.
Best wishes and happy postcrossin