helent, Australia
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  • Member since Joined 26th Jul., 2009
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  • icon 24th February

About Helen...

I'm Helen, living in inner Melbourne with Theo the cat, and working for our state government.

Naarm is the name for central Melbourne used by the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri. I use it in my address to give recognition to them. Australian postcrossers, check out the AusPost website for information on doing this yourself: https://tinyurl.com/2ejn3a3v

I'm a stay-at-home type - happiest snuggled up under a blanket reading, listening to music or watching tv, or sometimes sewing (I tend to have a big flurry of sewing projects, and then let them sit unfinished for years...).

A new request! I'd love it if you could draw your favourite animal for me. It doesn't matter if you "can't" draw - neither can I, but it's still fun to try.

I'm trying to collect all the UNESCO world heritage sites and would love it if you can send me a card of one of the sites.

You can see the full list of sites and the ones I have already here: http://goo.gl/8Eyyw2 (opens in Google Docs), and you can see my collection here: https://tinyurl.com/murp3392.

It's great to get to see different views of sites, so don't worry if I have crossed something off the list - I'd love to see a different view, or the interior. Maybe you have a local UNESCO site that means a lot to you? I'd love to hear about it. And even duplicates are fine - the message is half the card, and the coincidence just makes it more fun.

If you don't have any UNESCO site cards, don't worry about it, I like all sorts of cards. I'd love to see where you live, and you can't go wrong sending animals, book or magazine covers, meet-up cards, national parks, natural views, historic buildings, historic or significant figures (especially women), anything book-related or sewing-related, cultural events, mythology and so much more.

The card series I love include: 59 National Parks, Women of Science, Women of Art, any book covers, The New Yorker, Marimekko, Lou Paper multiples and Cat Breeds from Postal love, and art by Yuko Higuchi.

I also love postcards taken to promote something really dull, like a motel, library or town hall with no aesthetic merits.

Or you can have a look through my favourites to get some ideas (my favourites includes cards I have received and cards I haven't but like).

If you don't know what to write, tell me why you picked the card, what are you reading or listening to, what the weather is like, or what you did that day.

There are really only two things that disappoint me:

Please don't send me greeting cards (folded cards with a picture on the front and the message inside, sent in an envelope), instead of postcards.

And please don't send your postcard in an envelope. To me, a postcard isn't a postcard until it's been written on, stamped and sent. I even like the marks that the post office machinery leaves! It's all just part of the journey of the card.

Thank you for reading my profile!


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