Hi! I'm Lynnette. I'm an American who has been living in Taiwan 🇹🇼 for many years. I'm the owner / teacher at a language school called Great Oaks. “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” I have about 180 students who will be taking turns writing cards. My students range in age from elementary school first graders to college students. They are a wonderful group of students! With this activity, I hope they can learn about places outside of our beautiful, little island. It's a big world!
Hurray! We've received over 5000 cards from nice people in interesting places. My students can choose cards they like to take home. Below are some things which we like. Not demands…just interests…Each card is a little 🎁!
PLEASE..... 🚫no buildings...unless very famous...🚫and no touristy multi view....the kids are not so interested in those cards 😞 Sorry.
✏️Please write to us in English...even if you can write in Chinese!
✏️Please don’t use cursive writing...the kids can’t read it.
✏️ You can write a language learning tip if you’d like.
😍If you’d attach a coin, the kids would love it.
❤️ Our favorites ❤️ —some received, some not. Duplicate cards are okay! Our collection is shared by many students.
For an idea of what my students and I are interested in here’s a list.
🐇 year of the rabbit
♥️odd shaped cards / special materials...wood, cloth, metal
♥️national flags / maps / FOTW
♥️COVID 19 cards
♥️ Avengers, superhero movies
♥️riddles and games... Lali cards, Where’s Waldo
♥️ sewing, quilting and fabric
♥️Postallove ...greetings from...
♥️acorns / acorn elves
( from Czech Republic...acorn elves by Petr Vaclavek...❤️Love ‘em)
♥️comics or anime
♥️ British royal family
♥️ Biden / Obama / US politics
♥️famous foods from your country / coffee
♥️Scrat (from Ice Age)
♥️ positive quotes or sayings in English
♥️cartoon characters...like Moomins, Disney, Snoopy, Doraemon
♥️ loupaper state cards from the US..we want to start collecting all 50
We have WV, MD, CA, CO, MI
♥️music ...instruments, popular singers or bands (The Beatles)
♥️ Friends (tv show)
♥️sports...especially basketball !!! NBA or MLB
♥️Cute animals especially dogs, cats , hedgehogs, squirrels , otters
♥️Wild animals...elephants, lions, zebras, monkeys
♥️cute or funny cards....for kids
♥️ Eric Carle or Dr Seuss book illustrations
♥️Van Gogh paintings
♥️ Star Wars, Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter
♥️Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Tom Hanks
♥️Keep calm and.....
♥️MC Escher drawings
♥️Holiday cards ... Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Halloween, Lunar New Year
♥️video / online games
🚫 Please no self made or self printed
🚫 Please no folded greeting cards
🚫Please no envelopes if just a card
🚫Please no ad cards, unless related to our wish list
Thanks so much.
💌📮The kids love to get a personal card back so if you’d like to send a card back to my student, please send me a message!
Looking forward to your card!