quercus, Finland
  • Country Finland
  • Member since Joined 23rd Jun., 2013
  • icon Seen 17 days ago

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  • icon English, Finnish, Russian
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About quercus...

I joined PC as I loved the idea of delighting a stranger with a postcard. Finding diverse cards on my own doormat is equally fun, of course!

I am interested in the reverse side as well, as for me, PC is foremost about the interaction. Further below, I have jotted down some easy ideas for writing, in case useful. If you prefer to draw instead, that's also welcome. You could sketch, for example, a girl with a bow — a hair bow or an archery bow, either way works :-)

During my free time, I enjoy reading non-fiction, catching up on news, and taking walks with a camera. Also, I would like to get back to my previous hobby of archery.

__________ Front __________

If you like the process of picking a postcard (I do!), here is an incomplete set of themes that I find particularly lovely. If you have something else for me, that's fine too! ♡

→ Cards from or showing: museums | botanical gardens | universities | observatories | libraries | labs | pharmacies | concert halls | cafes | events
→ Cities in the autumn/winter
→ Evening/night scenery
→ Food, esp. local
→ Classical architecture | interiors
→ Fine goldsmith works
→ Archery (so bows and arrows) | ice skating
→ Siberian jay (ru: кукша, fi: kuukkeli)
→ Cards showing different local wild flowers
→ Cards with two friends: a cat and a dog
→ Русская голубая кошка / Russian Blue
→ Or just a regular viewcard from your town, I appreciate them as well

Many more ideas in my favourites ♡: http://goo.gl/SGyqZd

Handmade cards made with care are welcome!

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If unsure what to write, here are some suggestions:

→ You could share...
◦ the name of a local pastry you like
◦ the name of a historical figure from your area
◦ аn important news bit from your country (whatever theme)
◦ what things would you change in your area/country
◦ the title of a Youtube video/channel you found interesting
◦ music (could be in or out of my usual genres: jazz, ambient, metal; https://last.fm/user/soerfm)
◦ non-fiction books you have enjoyed

→ You can ask a question and I'll reply as I register the card. Wondered something about Finland? Need advice in something? I can give it a try! It could be from life advice to choosing a breakfast cereal, haha.

→ If you feel like it, you can write something that is more personal. Sad/happy, either way is fine. What are your goals? What do you miss from the past? Is there a song that makes you think of a loved one? Or anything else you feel sharing!

Feel free in your writing! I am kind, non-judgemental, and difficult to offend :-)

If inspired to write more than a postcard permits, you are very welcome to tag a letter!


Whatever postcard you choose,
thank you in advance
and I look forward to it! ♡

ps. Для русскоязычных: можете мне писать по-русски, но пишите, пожалуйста, разборчиво :-) Порой мне трудно понять письменный русский. Спасибо!

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