I joined postcrossing because of my love for sending/receiving mail and traveling. I also like to read - Jane Austen, PG Wodehouse, Rex Stout, vampire books (especially the Sookie books lately!), etc while having a cup of tea...I have a bad habit of buying high heel shoes that are painful to walk in but so pretty to look at. I also enjoy playing the piano, dark chocolate, gardening, chatting in cafes for hours, browsing in bookstores and of course, sending & receiving mail!
My favorite types of cards are:
~ Illustrated or comic depictions of your city/country/culture
~ The four seasons, especially of the same location, shown on 1 card
~ Recipe/food-related cards from your area (although I don't like seafood!)
~ Miffy (I already have these: https://picasaweb.google.com/114113959087599942674/Miffy)
~ Tintin, Brambly Hedge, Anne of Green Gables
~ Inge Löök
~ Kotovasiya Cats
~ 'Did you know' postcards
~ Garden gnomes
~ Vampire-related cards
~ Pretty garden/nature scenes
~ The art of drinking tea!
~ Kitschy roadside attractions
~ Before & After/Then & Now city views
~ Cards related to writing letters or mailboxes
~ 'Nerdy' cards - I love random facts and trivia!
~ Any cards similar to those in my 'favorites'
Please don't send me:
* photos of people (especially babies)
* self-printed photos
* free/ad cards
* postcards not sent from their country of origin (so if you live in Asia but send me a card of Europe...)
The best part of a postcard is the message that you write - tell me about your day, what you love (movies, books, songs, places, holidays...), how you would spend the perfect day in your town, interesting customs in your culture, anything you feel like writing that's not already in your profile (I'll read that when I register your card anyway!) - there's nothing more tragic than an impersonal postcard with just the ID and 'happy postcrossing' written on it.