I'm an academic librarian (so little of my actual job has much to do with books, I’m afraid) who enjoys hiking/national parks, craft beer, history, theatre, tea, the British royal family, penpals, mid century modern style, Disney parks, trains, gardening, orchids, and travel. I especially love vintage travel posters, the northern lights, sunsets/sun rises, maps, and WPA style national parks cards.
I will be happy with any postcard I receive, but am especially excited by cards that speak to my interests or show a nice touristy view of where you live (and tells me what I'm looking at - especially if the descriptive text on the card isn't in English!), whether it's the city or a scenic landscape. If you have some animal cards sitting around, my favorites include penguins, foxes, moose, goats, chickens, llamas, alpacas, golden retriever dogs, Bernese mountain dogs, corgis, jellyfish, polar bears, dinosaurs, and highland cows.
Bright, happy colors are also great.
On the very off-chance that anyone has that postcard with the Shetland ponies dressed in sweaters/cardigans, I would LOVE that one! I always love animals dressed up in clothes (or dressed up as other animals)!
If possible, please do not send self made cards/homemade cards/printed photos, folded greeting cards (or greeting cards that have been torn in half), nudity, cartoon characters, or advertisements (unless it’s beer).
Also, please, let's not talk about Donald Trump, okay? There's enough unhappiness in the world; Postcrossing and snail mail is a source of happiness for me. Let's keep things happy, yeah?
If you have a Christmas card that ties into your city or country (for example, I have some "Christmas in NYC" cards), please feel free to send any time of year, whether it's a postcard or folded greeting card. It should be Christmas year round as far as I'm concerned :)
If you have any interesting stamps, I always love to see them!