Hello, My name is Rick and live in Streamwood, Illinois with my wife Maryann.
Christmas and New Year greeting cards, especially Christmas Markets, are appreciated. My wife and I decorate the entrance to our home with them for the Holidays.
I enjoy receiving postcards that I can do some further reading about the subject, famous building in your city or country, a unique local museum or gallery, great historical event, an important artist or work of art, a scenic spot in your city or country, National Parks, a Holiday observed in your country, famous people now or in the past, recipes of local foods, or a funny card is always welcome.
I’m a fan of zoological parklands, and all things nautical or marine. I’m a book reader. Favorite subjects are mystery, travel, history and biography. If you participate at Goodreads you can find my books here....www.goodreads.com/rickscasablanca
They are not always easy to find but I collect cards of "guys holding fish" because of my team on Kiva.
In the 2020 Summer we won our village garden contest with 6,000 plants. Many were grown from seeds sent to us from fellow Postcrossers. We owe a measure of gratitude for our win to those generous members. We collect seeds and many of those Postcrossers plants have appeared again in 2021.
*Postcrossing friends in Italy: A Borsalino hat card would be fantastic. I was a Headwear buyer for a Department store and purchased Borsalino hats for many years.
*Postcrossing friends in Sweden: A card depicting the Troll art of Rolf Lidburg would be cherished.
*Postcrossing friends in Poland: The postcard series by Ryszard Kaja, who sadly passed away in 2019, "Plakaty z serii POLSKA" is a wonderful collection for your country.that captured the public’s imagination with their depiction of the beautiful, bizarre and mundane aspects of the nation.
Need ideas on what to write about:
Tell me what book you read lately and really enjoyed.
What is your favorite meal? My wife and I always try new recipes.
Where did you take your last vacation or holiday?
Who is your favorite musical artist? I listen to one new album/artist a day.
I don’t mind if a postcard arrives in an envelope. Actually, now that I’ve received so many damaged and mutilated cards I can understand why many Postcrossers prefer envelopes.
Please date your postcard, that would be great. Also, sign your card with your Postcrosser user name, just in case.
* 1,000th postcard sent 6/30/2016
(Member for 1,055 days)
2,000th postcard sent 12/15/2017
(Member for 1,587 days)
3,000th postcard sent 4/10/2019
(Member for 2,063 days)
4,000th postcard sent 3/28/2020
(Member for 2,421 days)
5,000th postcard sent 6/29/2021
(Member for 2,875 days)
** Rue in Malaysia, your card reached me after traveling 1,001 days, sorry to old to register but my record slow card.
The journey is the adventure.
I look forward to your card.