Dear Postcrossing members:
I am a 73-year-old woman living in Colorado for the past 33 years. I live with Robert, my partner since 1996.
Although I am now enjoying my retirement years, it seems I am busier than ever! Since 1996, I have been a part-time dealer in vintage/collectible postcards, selling on eBay, participating in local shows and have a mini booth at a local antique mall. I stay very busy with my business and seems I am always sorting, filing or pricing cards. But, I do love this hobby! I've been a collector since I was a young girl and started buying vintage postcards in 1973 at auctions!
When I'm not working on cards, I love taking long walks in nature, watching and listening for birds and photographing whatever catches my eye. When I'm in the mood for shopping, I visit the local thrift stores or antique malls and will check out garage sales or estate sales. I certainly don't need to buy anything else but I always enjoy looking as you never know what treasures will be there!
As for postcards, I collect a little bit of everything but my absolute favorite cards are ones that are created by the sender. I love when someone draws or sketches a picture, or creates a fun collage, or paints something on paper. It can be ANYTHING as long as it was created by you! You could even decorate the card with your favorite sayings, quotes, or things that your grateful for! I consider these cards little treasures and cherish each one I have received! I believe that everyone is creative in their own way.
If you prefer to send a store-bought card, you can take a look at my wall of favorites to see some that have caught my eye.
Thank you for reading up to this point.
May you find happiness and something to be grateful for each day and may you find joy in sharing a smile and a little kindness with whoever comes your way.