December Challenge – The Internet tells me that there are 123 “national” days in December – and I’m sure I could find more! But I think they are overshadowed by Christmas. I like Christmas postcards (but not folded ones), and I like cards for my December birthday, even if I am old - the weirder, the better! I also adore actual pictures of your city/town/street decorated for Christmas, or covered in snow. But if you want a real challenge, here are some other fun days in December: “Pretend to be a time-traveller” (12/8); days honoring Rosa Parks, bartenders, miners and ninjas. Also, cheetahs and llamas, microwave ovens and ugly sweaters.
If you're from the US, I'd love to get a card featuring your state bird!
I spend a lot of time Postcrossing, for several reasons. First, I have always loved to get mail! I eagerly wait for the postman to arrive each day – the mailbox is often full of surprises! Secondly, I love to send cards even more than I do receiving them. I look at the recipient’s profile and try to pick the right card – sometimes it’s tough! Third, I really enjoy the great people I’ve met, both through official exchanges, and on the Forum. I’ve been Postcrossing since 2006, and I still enjoy asking for a new address and reading a new profile.
When I started Postcrossing I was busy working and caring for my late husband, who was ill for a long time. Sending cards was a pleasure. Now, I'm retired. My life is full, but this hobby is still one of my favorites. Fitness has always been very important to me, but I’ve had to change my activities as I became older. For over twenty years, running was my passion. Now I go hiking with a group almost every day, year-round. I still run a little and try to weight train and do yoga when I can. Like many people I’ve met on Postcrossing, I love to read a variety of things.
Postcards? I used to say, “Send something that you yourself would enjoy receiving”. I still think that’s good advice, but I’m sure you’d like more direction than that. I always do. I hate to list a lot of preferences, because someone could send me something that I never would have imagined I’d like.
So, it you want to know what I like, look at my favorites. I love fantasy and science fiction; animals (except cats: I don't care for cat postcards); art cards; strange, bizarre, and unusual cards. But I will treasure whatever you want to send!
Please don't think you have to look through my received cards to avoid duplicates. Send what you want to send, and don't waste your valuable time. The back of the card is as important than the front.
The cards in my favorites are ones I have not received.