Isn't it so nice to open up your mailbox and find something in the post that isn't a bill or junk mail? With Postcrossing it is wonderful to think "where will my next postcard come from!"
I've loved postcards since they're short but also usually include wonderful images of places and let friends know that you're thinking of them when you're on vacation. I've gotten in the habit of sending them to friends when I go on trips and Postcrossings sounded like a wonderful idea when a friend mentioned it!
I'm 35 and grew up around Chicago. I enjoy history, art (especially Impressionism), museums, literature, traveling, culture, Shakespeare, and cats. I studied German in school, but don't recall most of it. I would love to learn Polish!
I love lots of different kinds of postcards and am excited whenever I get any card. Some of the cards I like the most are cards that show:
- places (castles, landmarks, libraries, palaces, natural monuments, city views)
- royalty / things related to royalty
- artwork (especially Impressionist/post Impressionist, Ancient, and Renaissance periods)
- history (people, places, buildings)
- animals (especially cats)
- things related to your culture
- strange, unique, or funny cards
- things related to Poland and Polish culture
- coffee and tea
- books and newspapers
- vintage cards similar to these cards:
- vintage pin ups
- sports (especially related to the Olympics)
- artfully created homemade cards
- vintage advertisements such as:
- vintage propaganda posters
- nudes (preferably tasteful and female)
- transit (especially airplanes and airport related cards)
- maps (including subway system maps)
- movie posters and images (especially of Amelie, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, and Krzysztof Kieślowski films).
- fun, creative ads, especially for local businesses
- cards that make you wonder why someone came up with that card in the first place!
I'd especially love it if anyone sent any of these cards:
http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/RU-3206118 The Clock at Marshall Field's in Chicago.
Feel free to put some words in your language (and hopefully a translation).
Please include the date you send the postcard so I can tell how long it takes to get to me.
If it is close to the 60 day limit since you sent your card and I haven't registered a card you sent me, please send me a message on here to let me know. Thanks!
My postcard blog: http://par-avion-post.blogspot.com/
Please, no cards featuring bees or wasps. Thank you.