Favorite cheese: Mozzarella
I love this cheese card! 🙂 It’s a photo of Camembert. Nara from Germany sent it to me, and said her favorite cheese right now is mozzarella with tomatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil! Yum!!!
The Henderson family from Calgary, Canada sent me this cute card, with adorable stickers! 🙂 They said their cousin is Jim Henderson who is a Milwaukee Brewer! That’s so amazing! I’m not a huge sports fan, but being from Wisconsin, I try to follow the Brewers and Packers, as best I can. 🙂
I swapped with Brenda again, and received this really beautiful mapcard of Ontario! (And the lovely stamp!)
I sent Brenda my favorite Virginia card below:
Favorite cheese: Doesn’t like cheese (except on pizza, nachos & poutine… mmm poutine – I haven’t had that in so long! If you’ve never had poutine, it’s basically french fries, cheese curds and gravy sauce, and so delicious!)
Brenda from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada contacted me about swapping. She had some pretty cool cards to choose from and it was so hard to pick one! I settled on a vintage motel card, and this one is from Motel-Restaurant Au Délice in Mont-Saint-Pierre, Quebec, Canada. I’m pretty sure THIS is the same place! According to the back of the card, a room comes with a tv and radio! 🙂
She included her return address (I’m picturing half of it without her actual address). I thought it was pretty cool, because I saw the Canadian flag, and knew immediately who the card was from. I might have to look into ordering some address labels with an American flag for myself, because I thought that was a really nice touch! 🙂
Brenda had contacted me about swapping my airmail postcard. I was really excited to use one of the new international stamps I picked up recently! 🙂
Favorite cheeses: Camembert & Gouda
Jan from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada sent me this card great today! 🙂 It says, “Hide a Secret Message on This Postcard”, and she wrote something on one side of the card, but I need a UV or blacklight bulb to read it. I thought I had a blacklight, but after searching, I don’t think I do. Boo! I’ll continue searching until I can read her hidden message. 🙂 I LOVE all the magnificent stamps she sent on the envelope! Eek! 🙂 They’re great!!!
Martha in Warsaw, Poland is new to Postcrossing and hadn’t received a card yet, so I really wanted to send her one of my cards. I thought it would be a cool 1st card to get. 🙂 (It’s really rare to get either a Postcrossing card or stamp!)
HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 7,332 km! Martha wrote, “Thank you for this beautiful postcard. I’m really happy, because it’s my first card in postcrossing and getting it made me thrilled.”
Deltlover in Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada likes baseball, so I sent him this card I picked up last year in Chicago. Deltiology is the study and collection of postcards, so Deltlover is short for lover of postcards. 🙂 Cool name!
HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 47 days after traveling 738 km! Deltlover wrote, “thx for the card.” Wow! 47 days! I’m so curious what journey my card took, since it would only take about 13 hours to drive there!!! lol
Favorite cheese: German Butter Cheese (Yum!)
Valerie in Toronto, Canada wrote and asked if I’d like to swap. Sure! She sent me this great card today by Nathan Fox. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of him, but I’m glad I do now! His illustrations are really cool. His website is here!
Valerie said she likes cards of unique landmarks, so I sent her this one of the Confederate and Robert E. Lee Monuments in Richmond.
I thought I would start including pictures of stamps that I use on my cards. I love using vintage stamps! I have a few resources where I buy them for face value, and I think they look so neat on my cards. I also hope that I’m posting them correctly, because I’d really like to not get sued by the Post Office! Uncanceled stamps can be reproduced if they’re less than 75% or 150% larger than the original.
Dadja in Quebec, Canada likes things that are “dark and luminous, magical and fanciful, gothic and artistic…” I love that! So I’m sending her a card of the World’s Largest Carousel which is in Spring Green, Wisconsin at House on the Rock. That carousel is pure magic. I wish the photo was better, but it truly is amazing. So is House on the Rock! She wanted recipes so I’m sending her my top 3, and she likes reading so I’m including two stamps of authors!
UPDATE Dec. 22, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 10 days after traveling 933 km! Lynn said: “Wow a lot of thing !! 😀 First ; The Id postcard make me laugh… 998877 XD I loveeee the owl stickers you put on the postcard !! I had great time to read you, and the recipies ! 🙂 Thank you for alllll ! That made my day !! 🙂 Merry Postcrossing ! :D” Nice reply! 🙂 That was so good to read!
Linda from Tuscon, Arizona collects cards of lighthouses (me, too!) – so I’m sending this card from New Cape Henry. She does doggie rescue (how wonderful is that?!) so I told her I do volunteer work at Fairy DogParents in Boston, and that I hope to get a Scottie dog soon! Dogs are amazing creatures!
UPDATE August 25, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 4 days after traveling 3,094 km! Linda wrote, “(…) Good luck with your Scottie dog. Hope you find him/her!”
Marie lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) and likes mapcards. Hope she likes this one of Maryland!
UPDATE August 28, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 699 km! “Thank you for the cool card and I LOVE the stamps on it!! (…)”
This was a New Yorker cover on May 22, 1995, by Edward Sorel. Ling-Cian from Tainan City, Taiwan wanted to know special places to visit in “your country. Cause someday I will visit your country, I don’t want to miss it!” (I love how she phrased that – I think I should add something similar to my profile!) I think the NY Public Library (@42nd St) is an amazing place to visit. They always have fantastic (and free!) exhibits. Plus, it’s right in the heart of Manhattan!
UPDATE August 31, 2012: Hurray! My card reached its destination in 10 days after traveling 13,020 km! “Thanks for your cute postcard. I like it very much! If I visit the “Big Apple”, I will go to the NY Public Library as you recommend. Have a nice day and happy postcrossing. :)”