updated April 22, 2020
I am curious how other people are doing during the pandemic - if you would share your thoughts, I would love to hear what you are thinking, doing, frustrated about, etc. You can also send me political, pandemic or medical related postcards related to the pandemic (ad cards and handmade cards are ok!)
Here is a little about me:
I love to travel and collect postcards.
I have an artist’s imagination and a scientist’s curiosity.
I love food, especially sweets.
I love my Fiat 500.
I am an avid birder.
I believe in peace, equality, and kindness.
Please send me a postcard that makes you smile 😀 or make me one with your original art. If you need ideas, see below.
Some ideas to put on the back if you dont know what to write:
- tell me about your postcard collection - how/why/when you started it, how you store it, your favorite postcard
- how do you celebrate April 1st in your country (or is it not a holiday there)?
- draw me a picture on the back
- write me a quote or saying
- if you are sending a map of your location, please mark it on the map
- add a produce sticker or two (the ones they put on at the grocery store)
- fill it up with postage stamps
For 2020 I started a do-it-yourself collection of food box postcards. Send me a 4" x 6" (10.8cm x 15.2 cm) postcard made from a cardboard food box (just cut the rectangle, write on the back and stamp it - voila!)
Also, I am planning a Birding Big Year (if we get the pandemic under control) in 2021 - I would love a postcard of your favorite bird to help me learn to recognize more species ~( °V°)~
Here are some ideas for those wanting more direction:
* I prefer cards that are 4" x 6" (10.8cm x 15.2 cm) or smaller so that they fit in my albums
* I like ad, handmade & vintage also if they fit into one of these collections.
Anytime of year:
* Poisson d'Avril / April Fools' Day / April 1st
* Lunar New Year (from any year)
* meetup and postcrossing
* mail theme - mailboxes, postage stamps, post office, mail carrier, airmail, etc.
* all series cards (like Greetings from..., WOW, FOTW, WT, Icons, etc.)
* multiples like Nouvelles Images and Icons series
* sewing machines
* skulls & skeletons
* carnivorous plants
* chess or playing cards (the games or people playing them)
* cards that say HEIDI on them (signs, sayings, etc)
* functional cards (lenticular, cut outs, beer deckles, flaps that open, things that move, etc)
* curling (the sport)
* sausages, wieners and wurst
* Maps of any variety (please mark your location on the map)
* Sherlock Holmes related
* Harry Potter related
* chimney sweeps
* any cute illustrations that make you smile
* a card illustrated by you :)
If you would like to check my collections: https://www.flickr.com/photos/themadcrafter/collections/721576