We are the VanCleef family, Darrel, Salena, Jakob, and Brady. We have been participating in Postcrossing for many years but took a break for a while. Dad is a stone mason in Chicago, mom is a college professor (also in Chicago), Jakob is 20, and the youngest is Brady's 11 and in grade 5. We live just outside of Chicago, IL along Lake Michigan in beautiful Valparaiso Indiana. This is a project that we have been doing with our children to expose them to other cultures and take part in mailing (not emailing!) actual postcards and getting to be excited about checking the mail every day. They like any postcards you want to send, and they are not picky at all. Jakob is into music and computers/x-Box while Brady is into soccer and PlayStation. I am the main postcard buyer and sender (mom) and I love pretty much all postcards except adverts. I love stamps the most! Send us all shapes and sizes of cards - we have a cool collection and would love to add to it. Little fun fact - when we started posrcrossing stamps were 60 cents now they are 1.20!
We also have a dog named Wrigley - he just turned six years old. He is a Shih Tzu - but he was in an accident last year and now only has one eye.
We are trying to see the world one postcard at a time!
Update- our mailman just told that he loves to see the great postcards we get in the mail from all over the world! Maybe we have recruited another post crosser!