Every postcard I receive delights me but on Postcrossing my favorites list is of postcards I do not have.
The list below is just to make things easier for you not demands. I appreciate postcards of all sorts (including things not on the list). Enjoy whatever you send because I will enjoy it when I get it.
I prefer stamped postcards and no envelopes please. I am not a stamp collector but I appreciate the stamps used as much as the postcards. I WILL NO LONGER BE SENDING DIRECT SWAP POSTCARDS JUST FOR THE STAMPS (DON'T ask if you are not interested in the postcard and the point of this group).
I register all postcards quickly upon receiving them. Please make sure the ID numbers are very clearly, carefully written...it's so hard to guess. I can't see yellow or lime green markers. Also, in case things get lost and end up being over a year old clearly write your postcrossing username on the postcard so I can contact you.
I like views of country/city, history, architecture, archaeology, art (but not abstract, manga or anime), landscapes, geologic formations, stars, aurora borealis, rainbows, animals, birds, butterflies, bees, flowers, trees,tall ships (masted ships), fountains, clocks, bells, candles, royalty, people in national regalia/costume, national celebrations/festivals, national holidays, especially Christmas and New Year (religious and non-religious), spirituality (any kind), postcards with inspirational or funny quotations (I translate them using Google translate but if the characters are non-roman I would need the translations written on the back), the colour green and anything sparkly. I like printed postcards of your own photos too.
I have decided to make a theme of fountains across the world. Different views of the same fountain are just fine.
I really like getting traditional Christmas and New Year's postcards (religious, non-religious, santa, peanuts, fireworks etc.). I keep them through the month of December on my 'fridge gallery'.
My hobbies include visiting people, cooking, flower gardening, hiking, nature photography, singing, calligraphy, reading non-fiction books and knitting. I work in a college library.
Joyce (or Jo)
ABOUT THE NAME 'MOOSE JAW'
One of the most commonly asked questions is, “How did Moose Jaw get its name?”
The most likely theory is that the name comes from a Cree word, “Moosegaw”, which means ‘warm breezes’.