alterego(or Shelley) is a member in Canada . She has been a member for over 9 years (3,510 days).
I really enjoy the process of trying to find a card to match people's preferences. I'm not fussy about the types of postcards I'd like to receive but given a choice, here are some of my favourite topics:
- wildlife of your area (especially birds - but please, NO reptiles).
- nature scenes (trees, leaves, nests, sky/clouds, gardens, 4 seasons, other outdoor scenes)
- building details (windows, doors, staircases, unique architecture)
- books, reading, libraries, bookshops
- I also like handmade cards; creative talent makes me smile
- map cards (country/state/province maps, subway maps, old maps, illustrated maps, etc)
- Atelier Nouvelles Images postcards.
- Wallace & Gromit
- Finnish postcrossers: I LOVE the Inge Look old ladies cards.
- Belarus: I love the art of the amazing Belarussian artist Leonid Afremov.
- USA: I love Charley Harper's art (birds & animals). Also, Obama cards.
- Australia: I would love to receive a postcard of the art of Ray Reeves. I have favourited a few I've seen in the galleries & they look awesome.
- I just discovered these: http://www.postallove.com/Postcards/Greetings-from. I have received 16 so far in this series & would love to continue to add to this collection
- I would LOVE to get one of the new Agatha Christie stamps from Britain!! http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/09/20/britain_creates_a_series_of_stamps_embedded_with_hidden_clues_to_honor_agatha.html
I prefer real stamps (as opposed to generic postal machine labels) if possible, & I prefer my postcards written & stamped, envelopes not necessary (unless a card is fragile).
I am not fond of sending or receiving blank cards, with no message on them. I think the message on the card is as important as the picture on the other side. It's what makes the connection real, between sender & receiver!
I would prefer not to receive religious cards. And NO TRUMP cards at all. Thanks.
I used to list my expired cards, but really, it is sad to see so many. So let's just say there are a lot!
Cards in my Favourites are those I have not yet received so please check there first! I do not *favourite* cards already received & if you send me a card from my favourites, I will remove it from the list in order to avoid duplicates. Thanks!
I register all cards I receive on the same day they land in my mailbox. If you have not heard from me within the 60 days time frame before it expires, it is because I haven't received your card. Please don't ask me to register a card if I haven't received it. I won't do that & would never expect anyone to register a card of mine if they don't have it in their hands. Unfortunately, snail mail isn't perfect. But we love it anyhow, don't we? ;-)
I wanted to add this delightful bit of historic trivia to my profile. I found this link not too long ago & since the Keep Calm cards are so popular, I thought it would be fun to share this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrHkKXFRbCI