Sfander(or Sharon) is a member in Canada . She has been a member for over 2 years (919 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... 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 and the people that live there. I'm very easy to please and do not have a 'want or wish' list. I only ask that you refrain from using an envelope...I love seeing the stamps on the cards with a nice cancel mark. The stamps are like mini postcards to me...I love the art.
Homemade postcards seem to be a touchy subject with some on Postcrossing. I would prefer not to receive them for many reasons. One being that most do not conform with the standard set by our postal service. This type of card 'gums' up their system due to lifted corners and thickness...They get torn and become undeliverable. Your time gets wasted and I don't get your postcard. Although, postcards made from one of your photographs would be lovely to receive.
I do try my very 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 postcard from you.
I also try my best to register the cards on the day I get them and I only register received cards. 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 for reading my profile and I wish you all lots of happy days and lots of postcards filling your mailboxes!!...from your Postcrossing friend, Sharon.