Sfander(or Sharon) is a member in Canada . She has been a member for over 2 years (1,066 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 almost 3 years of Postcrossing, I can tell you that I'm really hooked! I get a real kick out of not knowing who I'm going to be sending a card to next. To me, that's all part of the fun of Postcrossing. It's always a surprise, in the sending and in the receiving.
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.
Spending time with my family and friends is very important to me too. I love to read and will read just about anything for the sake of reading.
I would hope 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 do not use an envelope...I love seeing the stamps on the card and the date please. To me, stamps are like mini postcards...I really enjoy 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 try very hard 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 in your mail ...from your Postcrossing friend Sharon.
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