Hi, my name's Joy Elisabeth! I'm thirty seven years old, and I was born on October 29, 1981. I've been interested in trading postcards for a good five to ten years now, but I've been into snail mail for about twenty five!
The story goes that when I was just nine or ten years old, my friend moved back to where her parents went to college. I decided that I would like to keep her close, so I wrote. Although she never replied via letter, she did call to invite me for a visit. :P Another youth pen pal adventure I had was when another friend's father passed (very sad because we were only twelve!), she moved back to where she was from in Japan. Now she did write back, and wow, did she ever! Intricate, innovative, interesting goodies from her country of origin were included in with lengthy letters. And I've been snail mailing ever since! I'm a member of other some other sites that involve it too!
Mail I enjoy most is always sent from the heart. If possible too, please use special stamps. I love them! Here are my other preferences:
^ Postcards (single or multi views)
GEOGRAPHICAL: Ibiza, EU, maps, flags, train/subway vehicles and stations, city/landscape views
ANIMALS: WWF, wild cat (puma, bobcat, snow leopard, etc.), white horse, deer, lamb, dove, butterfly, flamingo, peacock, swan, dolphin, odd couple
MYTHOLOGICAL: unicorn, pegasus, phoenix
CHRISTIAN: Son of Man, cross, cathedral, scripture, prayers, hymns
MEDIA: Electronic Dance Music (EDM), music notes or symbolism, National Geographic, foreign alphabets, postal-mail, modern dance, contemporary ballet
WATER: sailboat, waterfall, seashells, coastline, lighthouses, droplets (such as morning dew)
AERIAL: airplane, hot air balloons, scorpio, rainbow, sunrise or sunset, (winged) fairy
BOTANICAL: palm or olive branches, birch, fern, sequoia, sakura, dogwood, moss, dandelion seeds, leaves, mushrooms, tree abstractions
^ Handwritten letters
^ Mail Art (atc, embellished envelope, flipbook)
^ Washi Tape
^ Tea bags
^ Special request: sticky return address labels (￣ˇ￣)
Another hobby of mine is drawing/coloring with Prisma Colored Pencils. My art is mostly abstract and has many lines and shapes. Sometimes I create handmade postcards using this technique or even collages. You're more than welcome to take a look at some of this by going to my website, thanks.
I live in a one bedroom apartment by myself now. Except... my eight year old, Mackerel Tabby cat, Timothy, lives here too. It's great to finally have my own space again. Please tell me about where you live, both the area and your home!
*A written and stamped postcard is lovely, but I also really appreciate it when a postcard is written and in an envelope too!
THANK YOU! 💟