My name is Kathy and I am an American living in Germany. I'm so happy to share Postcrossing with you. Please stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have a new request: If you feel comfortable, please tell me your Covid story. Were you ill or do you know someone who was? Are/were you out of work, or working from home? What are your fears and hopes about a future with Covid in it?
I truly like all postcards but please do send a postcard, not an envelope. If you need ideas and have any on hand, these are my favorite things:
Christmas postcards and stamps, any time of year.
*the Eurasian Blue Tit (die Blaumeise, Blåmeis, Mésange bleue, Pimpelmees, Niebieska (Cyanistes caeruleus)
*the European peacock butterfly (Aglais io)
*favorite illustrators include *Lisi Martin*, Nina Chen, Mila Marquis, Marjolein Bastin, Beatrix Potter, Jill Barklem (Brambly Hedge), Molly Brett, Evgenia Chistotina, Holly Pond Hill by Susan Wheeler, Charles Goulding, Garcia Arias/Juan Vernet, etc.
If you still need ideas and you're in these countries and have extras, you could send me something like this (please see these as general ideas only, not specific requests).
Baltics: Olivia Lipartia (Lucky Laika)
Belarus: Fauna of Belarus. Your animal and bird stamps are amazing.
China: Ever & Ein, Forest Girl by Aeppol
Germany: Lisi Martin, Nina Chen, Mila Marquis, TS, Turnowsky's Art
Hungary: Roth Aniko.
Japan: Yuriko Yamawaki (Guri and Gura)
Netherlands: Marjolein Bastin, Anton Pieck, Studio Draak
Russia: Evgeniya Chistotina
Scandinavia: Susan Wheeler (Holly Pond Hill), Midthun, Lennart Helje, Rudolf Koivu, Garcia Arias/Juan Vernet, and Jan Bergerlind.
Spain: Garcia Arias/Juan Vernet
UK: Belle & Boo, Molly Brett
Thank you for reading this all the way to the end; you're amazing!