Postcrossing has shown me the world, allowed me to meet wonderful people both at home and afar, and introduced me to so many neat places, artists, images and ideas ... thank you all for being part of this amazing community!
My friend Jen (user JenniferKG) and I had fun as guests on The Postcardist podcast. It's at https://thepostcardist.com/e98/ if you'd like to listen!
I'm an attorney with a lifelong love of postcards, travel, languages, correspondence, and art. My head is full of song lyrics, useless information, and perpetually undone to-do lists. Our household includes one grown-up kid (two more are out on their own with partners), and a big goofy Husky dog named Walter who came to live with us after a food delivery driver found him wandering in the street,
On May 18, 2019 I married the love of my life, and our wedding venue was decorated with lots of beautiful love- and marriage-themed postcards, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of Postcrossers (I collected cards for about a year beforehand!). We attached the cards to colorful ribbons and clotheslines, and hung them everywhere. Lots of you also offered great advice for planning our wedding and enjoying our married life together. It was terrific feeling that connection to friends around the world, comparing wedding traditions, and receiving so many kind wishes from all over.
I love to cook (especially for a crowd), play board and card games, spend time outdoors, ride my bike, read (mostly nonfiction and memoirs), listen to podcasts and audiobooks, hang out with a cup of coffee, and spend time with family and friends. I love interesting stamps (although I don't have an official collection). I'm so grateful for the opportunity to go back to museums, escape rooms and cafes again! Especially during the shutdown, it was such a gift to "see the world" through the mailbox thanks to your cards, and each one is like a little gathering with a distant friend.
Please don't worry about sending me a card I may have already received. Each card is unique to me, and I don't mind getting duplicates. The most important part is what you write, and making that connection, however brief, with someone we might otherwise never know!
I especially love cards with food and coffee; patriotic and propaganda images; black-and-white images, especially historical photographs; Lantern Press cards; pretty scenery and city scenes; Postcrossing Meetup cards; vintage images and ads. But all your cards are welcome, and I appreciate the time, energy and expense you invest into sending each one. I look forward to hearing from you!