Hello dear Postcrossers,
In 2011 I read about Postcrossing in my favourite magazine Flow.
I wrote my first card in August of that year, and since then I am addicted! Postcrossing is my window to the world, I learn a lot from it! It makes me happy to receive cards, but also to find just that one particular card someone likes to get.
I was born in Leiden, in the western part The Netherlands and moved to Leeuwarden (in the northern part of NL) eleven years ago.
I live here with my husband, his daughter (14) and my son (19).
Besides reading (Nicci French, Robert Galbraith, Isabel Allende, Donna Tartt, Khaled Hosseini, and Dutch authors like Connie Palmen and Murat Isik) I love writing, cooking, baking and crafting. I am addicted to all kinds of stationery, paper stuff, washi tape, stickers et cetera.
I am a big fan of BBC First where the best British series are broadcasted such as Undercover, Thirteen, The Durrells, Indian Summers, Call the Midwife, Dr. Foster, Broken. I don't know if there are postcards available of these series, but if you have one: I will be extremely happy 🌞
I am happy with every well-chosen card that I receive, but if you can find one with images of these subjects I will be even more happy:
✺ fairies (also the famous Flower Fairies), elves, etc.
✺ Gorjuss, Limoon
✺ art (from your country or by artists you want to tell me about)
✺ vintage, black/white or sepia photos
✺ spiritual or religious photos/paintings (Virgin Mary, Reiki symbols, Wicca, tarot)
✺ churches, temples, monasteries, mosques
✺ the moon, planets
✺ colourful food/spices
✺ tango, flamenco, ballet
✺ seahorses (photo or drawing), jellyfishes
✺ botanical drawings (especially antique ones)
✺ scientific illustrations of animals
✺ old maps
✺ historical buildings in your area (please no multi views)
✺ libraries, books, famous writers or poets
✺ patterns and fabrics (William Morris, Batik)
And of course you can check my favourites for inspiration! When a card in my fav list is not sent to me, it's meant as a wish.
I have a request: please write more on the card than just ''I hope you like the card" or "Happy Postcrossing". If it is difficult for you to write in English, write in your own language and I will try to find out what you wrote.
And I love nice (if possible matching) stamps, stickers, washi tape et cetera 🤗
I think we should spend time on each card one writes. It looks like some people are trying to send as much cards as possible in stead of carefully picking a card and writing something interesting. Luckily these are exceptions. Most cards are carefully chosen and written!
Enjoy your life and Postcrossing!