Sfander(or Sharon) is a member in Canada . She has been a member for over 2 years (765 days).
Hello, my name is Sharon and I have always enjoyed receiving and collecting postcards from family and friends throughout the years. Since I was a young girl, I have been fascinated to learn about other places and people in our great world.
I discovered Postcrossing while listening to a radio program here in Toronto and I immediately thought...I must give it a try. I'm so happy I did! After two years of Postcrossing, I can tell you that I'm really hooked! The only thing I don't like, is when I am asked to write a card to one of your pets. I'm in Postcrossing for the human contact. I have two little dogs of my own and I would never ask you to write to either one of them.
I love to garden and I'm passionate about birds which caused me to take up photography. If I'm not in the garden, I'm out chasing down anything that flies and taking pictures of them or any other animal that I might cross paths with. In order to record my finds, I took up photography and obtained all the gear it entails. I'm the paparazzi of the bird world in my neighbourhood.
Photography has become an important part of my life now... It has helped me to get out and discover my surroundings, near and far. It's a lot of fun.
I would love to receive postcards of your surroundings, history, customs, architecture and any kind of wildlife would be a real plus. I love to learn about new places. I'm easy to please, but I 'm not very fond of risque type of cards or cartoon humour.
Please...no envelopes. I love seeing the stamps on the cards. I'm not a stamp collector, but I do admire the art.
I would also prefer not to receive handmade postcards. Canada Post says this type of card 'gums' up their system and they won't handle them by hand, so it goes into a 'lost' bin due to the way they are made. Your time gets wasted and I don't get your postcard. Although, postcards that are made from one of your photographs would be lovely to receive.
My Favourite list only demonstrates cards that I enjoyed seeing...they are not postcards I have on a want list...I don't have a want list. I enjoy and love every postcard I get.
I do try my best to send a postcard that you would like, but sometimes you just can't fit everyone's choices. I also appreciate it when you take a little time to write something about yourself or the area you come from. Every little bit adds to the enjoyment of receiving the
I also try my best to register the cards on the day I get them. Sometimes I register the cards in the evening and the date on Postcrossing has already changed to the next day. This can make it look like I received a lot of cards on the same day, but in fact it was 2 days worth of cards. Also, I only register received postcards. Registering the postcards is so important because if you don't register them...I and others can't send them out. To me, that's the best of Postcrossing.
Thank you from your Postcrossing friend, Sharon.