meidans(or Maria) is a member in Netherlands . She has been a member for over 5 years (2,095 days).
Hi, my name is Maria
I love music, I sing in a choir: ‘sing for your live’ - for people who have (had) cancer or their familymembers. I really like it and we make wonderfull music :)
I live in a nice village with old characteristic houses.
I stopped working and enjoy now the quality time with family and friends.
I'm a kind of mum and/or grandmother for refugees from all over the world. But since 8 years one of the refugees and her son became my daughter and grandson. It's not official, but to us it feels like this. Whenever possible I spend time with my grandson and daughter. It's the most beautiful thing ever happened to me.
I work as a volunteer at the zoo in area where the the visitors come really close to the animals because there are no fences there. I give information to the visitors but also make sure that they don´t eat, smoke or touch the animals. I really like it and it is never boring.
In the weekends I love to travel by train and vist friends who live further away or go to a museum.
I´m active at the Postcrossing forum and visit Meetings. Most of my received cards you can find on Flickr:
I really love all kinds of postcards, but these are my absolute favorites:
*with children on it
*childrens' cards like Winnie the Pooh, Totoro, little mole - Krtek or Krteček from the Czech animator Zdeněk Miler, your national childrenscards
*for the Dutch postcrossers: Fiep Westendorp, Dick Bruna, Rie Cramer, Anton Pieck, Rien Poortvliet, Jan Kruis, Marius van Dokkum ….
* Inge Löök
*Animals: I really love butterflies , panthers, cheeta's, leopards, lions, elephants, monkeys, sloths, owls, hedgehogs, almost all animals, but these are my favourites
*art for example of your native artists, also Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Klimt, Rodin and many more
* I'm also interested in nice paintings of landscapes. from your own region
* If you're catholic or orthodox Christian you might send me a card with a saint from your country or ‘russian orthodox’ icons.
* In December I love Christmascards and you really make me happy with cards of the manger, shepperds, the three kings or angels either single or folded cards.
Don’t worry if you send another card. I will like it, but I´m not so fond of selfmade cards, selfprinted photo, ad cards unless they fit in my favourites, nude or erotic cards. Please save those cards for people who like this.
I like my cards fully written so not only Happy Postcrossing but in a few words -or many ;) anything you like to share about you, your life, the card ..... and please the date you send the card and maybe the weather at that moment.
I don’t know what’s wrong with our mailisystem but many cards arrive damaged or with an ugly sticker on top of the text. So if it’s not more expensive for you I would be glad to receive the card in an envelope.
In my Favourites you can find cards I really would love to receive.