I thought I’d wait to share my outgoing postcards until I had sent out a handful or so–and before I knew it, it’d become an unmanageable 8!
The “Southside with You” movie poster card went to Singapore for a swap-bot “movie/TV” postcard swap. I picked up that card at a movie theater, and was not just pleased to have a movie postcard to share–I was also excited to see the movie! When it came out, I did indeed go see it, and really enjoyed the entire thing. I was happy to be able to write about the movie on this card, as this swapper, though she provides a long, long, profile, it’s not about her–but about what she wants, wants, wants. Sigh. Well, one thing she wanted was “vintage tickets,” and though the vintage is probably late 1990’s or later, I glued a few arcade tickets onto the card as a divider. You can see that down below.
Another movie represented in the next card: “Big Hero 6.” That went out to Mumbai, India, in a Postcrossing Forum Disney tag trade.
Hearst Castle is next. It went to a castle lover in Hong Kong, thanks to a Postcrossing Forum USA-Asia tag.
By the way, I’ve started sending out more cards via Postcard United! Astro & the Dogs are headed for Shanghai, China, to a recipient who wrote, “I prefer like: Marvel, Harry potter, Game of Thrones.” Since I had none of that, I sent her Astro Boy, UglyDoll, Battlestar Galactica. I’m sure she’ll like it.
The Jetoy cat is also headed out via Postcard United; it’s going to a cat lover in Bergheim-Fliesteden, Germany. She says she doesn’t like any animals except cats & butterflies. Oof!
She also doesn’t like to receive religious themes–the exact opposite of the Postcard Uniter I drew in Łódź, Poland, who prefers them. Since I have none of that, I combed his profile for other possibilities. Good News: he writes,
“JAPAN and USA: please send me card from your country (landscapes, buildings, culture etc) – I am fascinated by this.”
–I can help with that! I pulled out the Oakland card, and told him a little bit about that city.
Matisse’s “Woman Before An Aquarium” is for a regular Postcrossing draw, and it went out to an art lover in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Finally, the tiger went to New Taipei City, Taiwan, in a Postcrossing Forum tag trade. The recipient is a new Postcrosser, an 18-year-old high-school student, and though she provides a list of possibilities for people who really need guidance, she prefaces it with, “no special request for the postcards, they are all surprising gifts to me.”
I just love that.
Okay, have a look at some of the stamps & stuff!