Comment: Hello Elena, thank you for sharing your answers with me. Yes I agree with you about the wonderful creativity that can be found in swap bot. You got a heart because you put my name on the email and for your long answers. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for sharing! The bucketlist site sounds pretty interesting. I am also interested, but intimidated by the handmade swaps. I just don't feel like I have enough supplies to get started.
Response: oh the details some people have on these things are amazing, I think that is my main area of opportunity, the attention to detail
Comment: such a comforting day, i must say! there is a lot to be said for a day without excitement ... things can get done & daydreams have peaceful moments to explore! thank you so much for sharing your satisfying routine, since i sure wish to get there someday :)
Comment: it made it!!!!!! I love the Mexican version of bingo pc, how cool ! my grandma loved playing bingo and I remember going once with her to the bingo hall and she had like 20 cards in front of her. how I miss her.
thanks so much! have a great day!
9/10/18 wow almost 2 months later the first pc u sent made it. It got here today! Thank u for two cards. Blessings
Response: I am so happy you received it and that it triggered nice memories. Even though it is considered "an old people's game" I enjoy playing it at home every now and then
Comment: Today, I received the Nature Pocket letter and I love it. I never thought of dividing a photo into 4 ATCs like you did. I just love that idea. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the goodies. Thank you for coordinating this swap.
Response: yay! Im so glad you have received it. Im so glad you liked it, I really liked the bird but wouldn't fit so that's why I divided it LOL
Comment: I just got my PL today! Thank you so much :) it’s so fun having you as a swap partner again. I loved my pocket letter and all the foxes are so cute! To answer your question, I’m not really sure why I like them so much. I’ve just always loved them and think they’re really pretty animal.
Response: They are very pretty, I saw some very nice pics while googling facts about them. I'm glad you have your PL with you <3
Comment: Love your little post office, just what I would expect in a small town, but the colors are surprising and fun! Especially love the look of the Palacio Postal! Beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Yes, the colors are actually very fun and it does make it more cheerful. Palacio Postal is one of the most beautiful buildings of Mexico, you can buy postcards, stamps and mail from there, just as a regular post office
Comment: Glad we were partners in this swap too! I've seen these cards before and I always heard they were called Loteria, I didn't realize they were actually BINGO! Very cool PC too! Thank you!
Response: It is in fact called Loteria, but it is exactly the same as bingo, everyone has one card and there is one person naming picture by picture randomly selected. When you complete your card you say LOTERIA! instead of BINGO! LOL
Comment: This is awesome! Though I live WAY up in Minnesota, near Canada, I, too, have discovered that putting any food in tortillas makes it better to eat. Well, not pizza. But most other stuff. And my throat is now PARCHED for some orange juice! I also work at home, so I totally know what you mean. Your post office is so pretty with the green and pink! US is always blue, blue, blue. Not even pretty blue. Your fiance sounds very thoughtful! If I ever cooked anything, I'd send you a nice recipe, but I just don't. I love that you collect elephants. I collect peacocks. I don't watch TV at bedtime, but I set a timer to play an audiobook long enough for me to get to sleep. Sounds like we have a lot in common!
Response: yes! you can make a taco out of almost anything!! I will welcome recipes any day! to be fair it is a very good picture of the juice, looks so fresh LOL. Maybe someday we can exchange animal figurines to add to our collections. Thanks for reading
Comment: Muchas gracias por el super super super tea pocket letter, lo decoraste bellísimo, el violeta es mi color favorito, y los té aún no los pruebo pero son de todo mi gusto, frutales y chai... además que colecciono bolsitas de té vacías, así que lo que envías aumenta mi colección... en agosto del año pasado estuve de vacaciones en México, en la Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Tulúm y Chichen Itzá, fue maravilloso... un gran abrazo desde Chile!
Response: Que gusto que lo hayas recibido tan pronto, tenia miedo de que tardara mucho. Espero disfrutes los tes!
Comment: I never received the first PC sent, but Elena was quick to offer a resend. I understand that sometimes mail gets lost. I received the second PC today & it's beautiful. Cute stickers & washi tape. Thank you very much for this postcard. I have no complaints. Have a great day/night! - Lorianne
Response: I'm so happy you have received this, maybe someday you will receive the first one :( thanks for rating and specially THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Comment: Thank you for the email, Elena! I didn't know about the drinks except the tequilra, I really should try them one day, also Mole looked delicious!
Response: Mole is amazing, it is actually one of my favorite things to eat, its a bit sweet and only a bit of spicy. People say the original recipe has over 50 ingredients but the modern one probably has around 25
Comment: So happy your postcard arrived at last! I don’t have a Tennessee postcard and that state holds many wonderful memories. College, and many great vacations in the Smokies and Gatlinburg. Thank you! That was the right one for me.
Response: I'm so happy that you received it and that it fits into your collection! yay!
Response: Your life story in 10 words or less killed me LOL. I actually went to Montreal when I was 18 on my own and loved it by the way. It is still in my top 3 of favorite cities in the world. I would like to go back next year. I love your tattoo idea, I have 6 tattoos and I wish my mom would get on with me but she never would, she is too old fashioned. Thanks for joining this swap. I enjoyed your answers!
Response: I would LOVE to ride that roller coaster! How long does the ride last? And thank you for sharing that quote, I really liked it. I am writing it down to remind me of that everyday. I love Chai tea and never looked up for the recipe, thanks for sharing. <3
Comment: Hello Elena! Finally I got your postcards!
Thank you, they are very nice! And thank you for the strawberry tea!
I'll send you back the elephant these days. Well, be patient, it seems the poste offices are really slow between Italy and Mexico!!
Response: They are! LOL but don't worry, I will be patience, thanks for rating and heart :) August 13th, 2018: Got my pc back today, thank you so much for this. Hope rain isn't that bad these days!
Comment: Buenas fotos y excelente explicación. Fíjate que hace muchos años visité la ciudad de Puebla pero como estaba cerrada la Capilla del Rosario, me quedé con las ganas de verla y orar ahí. Tal vez algún día vuelva para conocerla.
Response: tienes que. Es muy impresionante ver el detalle en cada rincon y el recubrimiento de oro. Aparte, Puebla ha cambiado mucho en los ultimos 5 años. yo si te recomendaria volver a visitarnos :)
Comment: Thanks Elena, My aunt just called me and was so excited to get your card. Wow, you aren't kidding with the time it takes to get a piece of mail from Mexico. Isn't it crazy that in terms of distance it isn't far at all compared to some places. She loved the card and can't wait to try the teas. She loves tea, so perfect choice. Cheers, Bre
Response: I am so glad she has it now! Even though it is May now LOL I know it takes a lot of time, I honestly don't know why and some swappers are not as patience so I really appreciate your patience! Thanks for rating and heart
Comment: Thanks for sending my Ugly PC. I FINALLY got it!! Funny how long that took. But I am glad it arrived. I have this same PC collection. I like and don't like the Punk is Dead, personally. I like the style and how it represents punk and death all in one. But I don't like punk music. So it is't my cup of tea. I can see why you choose to send that one. Thank you so much for sending again!!
Response: I just think its a sad pc and I really like black but is just sad LOL.
Glad you have it with you :)
Comment: Wow it did take a while for this PC to arrive but a nice surprise this week when it is supposed to be spring and we are still getting snow! Punta Cana does look beautiful. I hope I can visit one day!
Response: Best months to go are March-July. I would recommend it 100%
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday PL! It really made my day! To answer your question, for my birthday I will be having a party with friends and family. I hope you had a great birthday on the 8th. Also, thanks for coordinating! :)
Response: Happy birthday!!!!!! Hope you have an amazing time! XoXo
Comment: Hi Elena! I finally received your Paris postcard. It's really unreal how long it takes from Mexico! Thanks so much, beautiful card. No, I haven't been to Paris, I dont fly, plus it would be so expensive!! Thanks again ~ Take care & Best Wishes, Judy
Response: Almost 6 weeks :/ but at least you got it :) Glad you liked it :)
Comment: Here on Santorini the mail moves slow sometimes. Thank you for the postcard. I have one pink rose bush and one red in my garden. They are healthy and bloom twice a year. $15 to mail a postcard? ? ? That is crazy!
Response: its 15 Mexican pesos so its less than a dollar actually. it took around 7 weeks so I guess it was as expected. Im so glad you have received it!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything Elena! I loved the stickers and bookmark and cards and most importantly the COFFEE you included in the package! I'll have to let you know how it is <3 Love Sophie
Response: so happy you have received this, Thank you for joining this swap!
Comment: Hi Elena! I'm new to pocket letters too, but I think yours is beautiful. I love to watch youtube videos about them. They might give you some good ideas. Thanks for all the goodies too. So cute!
Response: YAY! you have received it! Im so happy you liked it, I tried my best, enjoy!
Comment: Dear Elena, It's March 6 and you sent the letter on Feb 15, so it was in travel for about 3 weeks. Not so bad ;) I will write back to you asap! Thanks for the lovely letter and keep an eye on your mailbox.
Response: that was not bad at all! I look forward receiving your answers :)
Comment: Thank you for your terrific Disney card. I loved it that you translated the card. I did visit Disney Park in Florida last month, Epcot, last month. I loved what you wrote last month and totally agree on being loved. We all aim for that!
Response: I'm so happy that you received it and liked it, I thought I'd include translation so you wouldn't have to google it :p, It has happened to me that I can't understand something and I have to go to google translator to appreciate the card LOL
Comment: Thank you so much elena for the 5 tea bags! They smell delicious, so i think they taste perfect as well! Thanks a lot, tea all the way from mexico! I am going to try them out soon! Marianne from the netherlands!
Response: so happy you have received this! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
Comment: What cool photos!! I'm glad you included the ones you didn't take too, those are cool! And that fog is amazing. And what fun Christmas lights!! Your area looks more wintery than it does at my house! Besides the trees missing leaves, it pretty much looks the same here in Arizona all year round! Thanks for the fun look into your area!!
Comment: Pretty Postcard! Our house actually came with a backyard and a well-established rosemary bush, so weâ€™re well on our way to a proper garden. My only complaint is that we canâ€™t grow tomatoes because the climate is wrong.
Response: Wow I would love a rosemary bush :) you are so lucky! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi...Hope you are well as you haven't logged in to Swap-bot since Dec. 16th. You sent me a message on Nov. 26 saying you were sending 10 days late (send date was Nov. 16) as you had been on a work trip. It has been almost 5 weeks and I have not received the swap. Sorry to rate the 1 but I will change rating once I receive the swap. Thank you, Stacy. ***update 1.4.17: The host @nisforneville kindly angeled this swap for me.Update 1.9.17 Elena has contacted me and emailed a picture of the PC that she sent to me...She offered to resend if need be...I am leaving when to resend up to her, as I will change the rating the same day swap is received. Elena, hope you are better soon.Update:1.17.17...I just received a postcard from you for another swap...I am sure this one will show up eventually...I see another rater's comments that your postcard to her took three months to reach her...I wish I could remove this rating and wait, but I promise to re-rate just as soon as I receive it. I do hope you feel better and come back to swap-bot soon.UPDATE 1/31/17:. I received the postcard thank you!! It is lovely (although different from the pic you sent me ?) I want to rate fairly and you did send 10 days late without communication before the send date. I do appreciate you letting me know afterwards and you did send when you said you sent. I don't normally care about a late send as long as you let me know by the send date. I hate to rate a 3 and I even sent you a message asking if there was a reason you couldn't let me know before your work trip. But, I haven't received a response due to you being off Swap-bot due to illness. Please get well soon.
Response: I was just checking my poor ratings. thanks for rating 3. I appreciate this and I deeply apologize for all the inconvenience you had with this swap. I hope I can make it up to your maybe in a future swap.
Comment: Wow! This just got here. It was supposed to be mailed by the 17th. It's stamped the 30th.Then there is another stamp for the 3 of October, weird and cool. No matter, life happens. But it took from October 3rd 2016 until 13th of January 2017! WOW! The jokes are cute and funny. I like the postcard. thank you
Comment: Hi Elena, I am so sorry to read about your health and pray for your recovery. Thank you for sending this swap. I love the postcard and am grateful for the stamps! The bookmark is precious, and I have already put one of the address labels to use. :) I look forward to trying the teas! I am unfamiliar with how mail operates in Mexico, but the postmark is 2 weeks after the send by date. On SB there is a high value for communication, and partners appreciate being notified of late sends. If it is common for mail to be delayed in getting out of the country, a note on your profile is helpful. Take care of yourself and keep your profile updated as you are able with how you are doing. Best of luck.
Comment: Thank you very much for your really beautiful Christmas card! I loved that it had lots of Spanish :) And thanks for decorating the envelope :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I wish you all the best for 2017 and hope you're alright.
Comment: I received your letter yesterday!! Very creative - I thoroughly enjoyed your story. It's said to think that it's likely true somewhere out there. I truly hope for a happy ending for Sebastian and Sam :)
Response: haha me too! I really like this kind of swaps
Comment: Hello Elena,
Thank you for the very detailed picture you sent on this postcard. I like pictures detailed like this. I will enjoy doing this picture with colored pencils. They are not exactly easy for me but they are fun for me.
Response: Glad you liked it, take your time and enjoy!
Comment: Dear Elena,
Thanks a lot for the postcard you picked for me! It is really a lovely one! Your postcard will be on its way back this week. I'll try to find some matching stamps for it! :-) <3 Ellen
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas. I can't wait to try them. Anyway name, Azka, means "pure/sincere". Well that's what my mother told me :)) Here, this name is commonly used by male. However, I still love that name!
Response: wow! thats an awesome meaning,i like your name too! :)
Comment: Belated thank you, thank you, thank you for the excellent, thoughtful choice of postcards, Elena, the cheery yellow envelope, cute music note washi, subway (!!!) stamp, and pretty sparkly green paper you sent :D I especially love the jaw-dropping view of the Chapel of the Virgin of the Rosary and the haunting vintage view of the woman looking at the Empire State Building. Thank you so much for taking the time and care to send me this wonderful happy mail! Hope you are enjoying this new autumn season <3
Response: I am so happy you have liked it, I am enjoying autumn, thank you so much! :)
Comment: Hello, your wonderful envelope filled with fun airmail surprises arrived this weekend! I love all of the cute items you sent, and I've already used some of the airplane stickers.The little airmail envelopes are adorable. Thanks for a Great Mail Day!
Response: Im so happy you have received this! Yay! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you for the cool selection of teas! I loved how you translated the flavors for me. We loved the twine fastened envelope too . Did you add them to the envelope or can you buy them like that?
Response: You can buy them like that :) Can't take credit for it. Glad you liked the tea!
Comment: Elena, Thanks for this swap unfortunately many items were damaged. There was chocolate or some sort of sauce that was on many items in the box, the marzipan opened up and the pieces were everywhere. Even your note and postcard got dirty from the items that opened. :( It maybe a good idea to wrap each item for future swaps. I look forward to trying the items that are remaining. Thanks for your effort with this swap.
Response: oh nooo! I will keep that in mind for the next swap and maybe double wrap them individually. Im so sorry it got ruined
Comment: Elena, thank you for the 2 postcards. I got them today. It is my first mail ever from Mexico. I love especially the one with the mailbox slot pic. If you ever want to do a private swap for snacks, let me know. My daughter is Mexican and she loves Mexican candy! Also, thanks for the fun washi sample on the envie! :)
Response: Anytime! inbox me for a candy swap! Glad you liked the pcs!
Comment: Thank you for this very red snail mail postcard, I really like it and the stamps are great as well! And thanks alot for your kind words, hope you are doing alright with the hot weather there :)
Response: Im so happy you have received it :) hot weather is still here but at least its raining already.
Comment: Your "atc" was the size of a postcard, not a trading card! the size is 2.5x3.5 inches actually. But I like that you sent the swap! I will color those pages. Thanks for joining my swap. I wish you all the best.
Response: Oh Im sorry, I didnt know :( have fun coloring!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. It is exactly the same, that I have sent to my swap partner. That is so funny. And I am happy about it,because I have really wanted to colour it myself hihi ^^
Response: hahaha I guess that worked out perfectly then!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I've never been to Minnesota. It took your postcard a month to reach me - glad it made it ðŸ˜Š
31 May 2016. Just received a 2nd postcard from you with beautiful morning glories on it! ðŸ’•
Comment: Thank you for the adorable rhinoceros, Elena! They are one of my favorite animals, and I also wish that they and elephants would be left alone. I also appreciate the great stamps :) Hope you are having a good day!
Comment: Thank you for the great card -- the quote on it (and its extension in your message) is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you also for the beautiful snowflake/molecules stamp! Happy weekend :)
Response: Im so happy you liked it :) have a great weekend as well
Comment: Hi Elena! Thank you for the lovely pc of Chile! Have you visited there or did you get the pc in a swap or from a friend? I love when folks think to bring me back pcs, as I have a little addiction with them! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I got it from another swap but I wish to go one day as it seems beautiful! glad you liked it
Comment: Elena, thank you so much for your wonderful tea package! (By the way, I appreciate the crystallography stamps, this was such a nice gesture!) All the tea flavors look wonderful! You totally made my day with this. <3
Comment: How fortunate was I to get a partner from Mexico! Thank you for the cute and funny card and all the extra handwritten wishes in Spanish! I recognized some of the words and made sense of the rest with a translation app.
Response: Glad you like it, hope you have a great birthday!
Comment: lovely postcard. thank you for describing what each building is used for :) and i hope to travel back to mexico again one day, if i can sweet talk my husband onto a plane ( he is afraid to fly )
have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for sharing all the great songs with me. I have really enjoyed listening to them.
I am listening to many Spanish and south american songs, but never from mexico yet. Just la bamba was a song I have allready known.
Comment: Wow! Oh my goodness! Hooray! Yippie! :D My jaw simply drop when I got such a big package coming from Mexico (O.O) Seriously, I think it is the biggest package that I have ever receive in my entire swapping history! I am also very pleasantly surprise that you use stamps to mail the package. Again, you break the record of putting the highest amount and the most variety stamps ever! Then, there are so many candies and chocolates that I basically don't know which one to try first :P The ceramic magnet is a bit broken but I think I can fix it using glue or something. The 2 keychains are superb, I can't find the coffee sachet though, the postcards are wonderful, the shotglasses are beautiful- first time I receive it, I use to ask myself what is it when I saw any swap or people's wishlist that include shotglasses, now finally I know how it looks like ;D The coins are interesting and the letter explaining all the contents are very much appreciated. You really exceed my expectation and for that, I wish I could give you thousand hearts! â™¡â™¥ðŸ’›ðŸ’•ðŸ’—ðŸ’–ðŸ’“ðŸ’
Response: Im very happy you liked it all. Sorry to hear the ceramic broke :S I Tried to wrap it but I guess it wasnt enough. Its not coffee per se but a "bar" to make hot chocolate. Glad you like it :):):):):)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. It took me some time to register. You did not put the swap name on the postcard and I had to go through all of my swaps to find you. lol. Have a great day!
Response: so Sorry, it was one of the first swaps I joined!
Comment: Thank you for an awesome comment i truly appreciate it! I actually love watching "Say Yes to the Dress" and as far as my wedding dress goes, my mother is making it. She is a wonderful seamstress!
Response: OMG cant think of anything more meaningful for a bride than having your mom make your dress, you are one lucky bride!