For the last three years I collected cards for my mother's 85th, 86th and 87th birthdays. She loves this tradition and is so impressed that people from all over the world, people who don't know her, would care to wish an old lady Happy Birthday. So, I will do it again for her 88th! Her name is Shirley and her birthday is October 15, and I am gathering now. She likes elephants, bears, bobcats, wildflowers and photography. A typical tourist card is also appreciated as it shows where it came from. Anything is awesome. Let me know if you would like to send her a card and I will give you my address.
I recently changed my username from SissyLee to Pangolin as I want to raise awareness for the world's most trafficked animal. Only about 8% of the world knows what a pangolin is and these gentle unique creatures are blinking out -- all 8 species are highly endangered. As an acupuncturist who understands that these unique beings are being slaughtered for bogus Chinese medicinal cures, I feel I must take a stand. But then, I stand for protecting all animals and oppressed beings.
I am also a Certified Clinical Musician. I play the harp at the bedside for people in pain and anxiety by volunteering for Hospice and sometimes I play for my patients. Sadly, covid has kept me from hospice work for over a year now. Not sure when I can ever go back.
All animals and nature, reading, hiking, playing my harp and working in my garden bring me happiness.
I have a little dog, two elderly cats, a hamster and a chinchilla, all rescues. They are the joy of my life, along with my partner of 33 years.
Any kind of card is welcomed, but if you need ideas, I love those of your country's animals (any -- mammal, reptile, birds, bugs, wild, domestic), nature, music themes, weird, unwanted, ugly and vintage cards. Home-made and decorated cards are appreciated! Go wild! I will love anything you send!
That said, please avoid any cards of miserable or abused animals.
If you have animals or play music, feel free to tell me your animal friend's name, what music you like or what instrument you might play. If you like to hike or walk, share what kind of places you enjoy, be they wild or urban.
A great big thank you for all those who sent postcards for my mother's 87th birthday. My avatar is a photo she took of those she received. Made her super happy. This year she just flipped out -- some senders have sent two years in a row now and she is so incredibly touched. I will be doing this for her 88th birthday as I can not stop this ritual which brings such joy.