Hi, I'm Bert, 25 years old and currently doing the MA American Studies at Utrecht University. I love reading, writing, history, tourism, watching (old) movies and listening to oldies, jazz, pop and many other kinds of music.
-> First of all...
-Could you put the date, time, weather and temperature on the card? Would be awesome!
-Recommend your favorite songs/artists! I will add yours to my 'Postcrossing' YouTube playlist: http://tinyurl.com/pke2pbd
-> Which cards do I like?
I don't like multi-view/animal/nature cards very much, but I absolutely LOVE:
-Audrey Hepburn! (My cards of her: http://tinyurl.com/q3d7upm )
-US state map cards and other map cards!
-Castles/old ruins, especially post-war ruined cities
-Anything Cold War/WW2 related
-Anything related to space: astronauts, the Space Race, Star Trek, etc.
-(Vintage) pin-up or just beautiful ladies
-(American and other) presidents / politicians
-20th century architecture, esp. Bauhaus, Googie, Streamline Moderne, International Style and Brutalism
-> I also really like:
-Famous people from history, literature and science
-The American flag somewhere on the card
-Réal old (vintage) cards
-Pictures of vinyl records
-Old photos of your country/town's tourist attractions / cityscapes
-Actors: Cary Grant / Gene Kelly / Gregory Peck / Ginger Rogers / Fred Astaire / Clark Gable / James Cagney / Grace Kelly / Humphrey Bogart / Sophia Loren / Katharine Hepburn / Spencer Tracy / Bette Davis / Rita Hayworth / Doris Day / Nadja Uhl
-Musicians: Katy Perry / Kelly Clarkson / Britney Spears / Johnny Cash / Scarlett Johansson / Charlotte Gainsbourg / Nena / Dire Straits/Knopfler / Ink Spots / Les Paul / Mary Ford / Bing Crosby / Andrew Sisters / Dave Brubeck / Glenn Miller
-> You can write about...
Whatever you want in German, French, English, Italian or Dutch. I write my cards completely full and really love cards that feature more text than just 'happy Postcrossing' or 'greetings from...' :) If you don't know anything, just write the lyrics of the first song that comes into mind, draw something, or show your own personality in any other way ^^
-> I love beautiful stamps! Just 'international' stamps are okay, but I know there are beautiful ones available all over the world.
-> Envelopes are okay! I like my cards written and stamped, but if it's particularly nice/special to me or you, putting it in an envelope is fine :)
Unfortunately expired cards:
NL-2840906 / BigFaceRabbit / China / Sent 16/Jan/2015