Communication with people from around the world has always been my passion and this was the reason I decided to join the project. Surprisingness and variety of postcrossing postcards grew on me really quickly. Since I've been here for a while, I've developed some preferences that you can see below but if you can't find an appropriate card, no problem. Here are some ideas for you:
- traditional food, clothing, cultural attributes, festivals, native people of your country
- illustrations and paintings, especially watercolors
- Gustav Klimt, Paul Gauguin, Alphonse Mucha
- anything connected with the Nordic countries
- natural landscapes (preferably drawings, not photos)
- inspiring quotes
- mailboxes, stamps and other postal stuff
- dogs, whales, deer, foxes, birds, horses
- The Moomins, Harry Potter
- "Greetings from..." Postallove cards (I already own the Hong Kongese, Singaporean, Finnish and Canadian ones) & vintage prints with the USA states names on them (I've got Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland and Alabama)
- "Keep Calm and..."
- unconventionally shaped cards
- vegetarianism & veganism (dear Germans, no more pictures of sausages :D)
- LGBT+, intersectional feminism
- all kinds of diverse beautiful people
- birthday cards in winter
Please nothing related to war, money, politics & animal cruelty. Avoid typical touristic cards and multi-view cards, if possible.
I'll love it if you don't just leave the blank space on the back! If you have no idea what to tell me, you can write about:
- the last thing that made you smile
- a fact about your country/city that I likely don't know
- the last holiday you celebrated
- the things you enjoy doing no matter if you're good at them
- what the picture on the front of your postcard means for you
- the place where you bought your postcard if it's interesting
- the stamps on the postcard if they're unusual
- the languages you would love to speak
- what you know about Russia and if you'd like to visit it/have been here
One more thing! Although I don't speak fluent French & Spanish, you can write in these languages and I will understand you. I also have Danish as my main subject at the university, so I'll totally love getting a postcard written in it. And if you speak Russian even a little, feel free to write in it, even if you aren't super confident about your level.
Thanks for every minute you're gonna spend on this. Happy postcrossing!