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 recently! 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. Our house is very full right now, since all three of our adult kids are back home thanks to the pandemic, along with their pets. We have a grumpy old German Shepherd/Husky, a skeptical calico cat, and a cheerful Australian Shepherd, who are all happy to have us home so often.
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 (I'm lucky to live where it's <mostly> warm and sunny year-round), ride my bike, read (mostly nonfiction and memoirs), hang out with a cup of coffee and the newspaper, and spend time with family and friends. I love interesting stamps (although I don't have an official collection). During the days of Covid, I really miss being able to go to movies, escape rooms, museums, concerts and plays, gather with friends to make dinner together, and of course travel ... luckily I can still "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!
A note on my "favorites": I tend to "favorite" lots of random cards, most of which I've already received, depending on what looks especially appealing to me at the moment. Therefore, my "favorites" wall isn't really a wish list, just a general idea of the kind of cards I'm drawn to.
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.