My biggest request is that you recommend a favorite book. I have discovered so many wonderful books through Postcrossing.
I would love to see a postcard of anywhere you have been, whether it is somewhere close to where you live, or somewhere you have traveled to.
Or maybe you can send me a postcard with something so interesting on it, I need to look it up and find out more about it!
If you would like to send a holiday card around a holiday that is meaningful to you, that would be fun.
I like most to receive postcards that are unexpected or that you like or think are unusual. If you have a postcard in your collection that you never seem to find the right person for, send it to me! I have so many great postcards sent to me this way.
Really I like to see whatever you send, but it is also fun to try to pick the perfect card for the right person. If you like to do that, these are things I really like:
War or Veterans memorials. Studying these is a bit of a hobby of mine.
Carousels (If you are from Canada and have the new Carousel stamps, that would be especially appreciated!)
Unique people that I can look up and read more about
Based on the idea of another postcrosser: (Circles made of stone)
I love handmade postcards, it means a lot that someone will put time into making something and send it to me.
If you would like, I would love it if you tell me about where you are writing from. What is the weather like? What is the view from your window? Are there buildings, or trees, or other houses?
Another question: What is your favorite work of art? Have you seen it in person?
If you are planning on putting the card in an envelope anyway, and want to include some tea, I drink it as I am writing cards.
If you happen to know Arabic, you can write in Arabic, I am learning.
Here is the journey your postcard will take after I get it: I check my mailbox after work. Then they go on my desk where I register them at my computer. Then if you didn't recommend a book and they are less than 15 cm they get filed in a colored drawer corresponding to your country.. Or, in the "War Memorial" drawer which is white, if it has one on it.
If you did recommend a book I see if it is available at my library and write the title and author on a postit. Then the card goes in my purse so I can pick up the book next library visit. If I need to order the book it goes in a box in my desk until the book arrives. Then I use your card as a bookmark as I read it.
If your card is too tall for the normal drawers it gets put into a special drawer of its own where it is mixed with the others.
If you sent tea, I have a little box I keep the tea in then I drink it while I work.
Another user had a great idea to donate to postcrossing for every 1,000 postcards.
1/2021 Donated $20.00 after receiving 2000 postcars
Next $30.00 for 3000 postcards