Response: Why didn't you let me know it hadn't arrived? A simple message would have sorted this out. As you can see from my rating I am not a flaker. I just don't understand why you didn't message me. I will have another parcel in the mail by the end of the day. I hope it arrives soon. I'm really disappointed that you didn't message me before giving me a one.
Comment: Sent a PM 1/7 that went unread. Will change my rating if I receive. Received 1/17
Response: So sorry Jenny, I have been in hospital and only now gotten back online and cognitively able enough to respond to emails. I'm glad it turned up, I think this will be the 6th or 7th year I have sent a Christmas card to you and I would have hated for you to think I flaked out at this point.
Thank you for the changed rating. Until next year :D
Comment: Thank you so so much for the beautiful card and for the little message about the card and everything. It sounds very inspiring and very much in tune with Christmas spirit about giving and helping. I love everything about this! Thank you x a million! I hope you have a stunning Christmas!
Comment: Oh my stars I wish I could give more hearts than this. I've been suffering a horrid toothache and your parcel arrived and now everything is wonderful! Brown paper packages tied up with string, something something favourites you have brightened my day by an astronomical amount. Thank you so much! I've never had a cup cosy before, and this scarf is incredible, I could gush all day but seriously just thank you and I wish you as much happiness and good fortune as you can possibly pack into your life.
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. It was a bit of a trusting moment for me and my daughter, lol... I've been in hospital for a time and she put together your parcel, sending me photos on facebook. I was super worried it had gotten lost in the 18km's between your place and mine, the tracking number showed nothing for days.
I'm glad you liked everything :D I had Meg add the yarn as I know we are kindred spirits in that regard :D
I hope your feeling better soon,
Comment: Hello dear! I just got your envelope on the mail today and I'm not really sure if this is the first one or the second you sent me after I contacted you, since the stamp is smudged but I think it says april. Either way, I LOVE EVERYTHING!! This is the envelope containing a kitty coaster and your tea from Malaysia, a doughnut, a cupcake and the tiger cards. In any case, I'll definitely write back and I'll let you know if I get anything else from you. xoxo
Comment: Hēn xiéxie Na li! I loved this swap, with the extra tea and the extra card, wish I could give an extra heart! Thanks for the translation ;-) and I'm looking forward to 'meeting' you again here. You really made my day, zhū nī hào kuàilè.
Comment: Thank you Natalie for the lovely envies. You did a great job on them. I have never heard of sumi inks but I may check them out now. Thats one thing I like about swap bot I find out many different crafts , stationary, hobbies etc from other swap partners that get me interested in it as well. Happy swapping.
Comment: Natalie, sorry for the late rating. I was going through my mail to make sure all the ratings were in and I found that your beautiful mail was not acknowledged. I have to tell you that the souvenir sheet is beautiful and going into my collection. Thank you so much for all the inserts and the care you took in your mail to me. I really enjoyed it.
Comment: So sorry it has taken me so long to rate, been going through swapbot checking
everything Gorgeous selection of washi tapes they were beautifully presented ty ty ty would give more hearts if i could xx
Comment: Hello there! :) Just received your envelopes in the mail, and they are soooooo lovely!!!! :D I love your watercolor designs, and how beautifully intricate yet still simply lovely they are. :) Thank you very much, and I cannot wait to use them!!! Have a wonderful day! :)
Comment: I almost cried when I opened your package. The little card on the top with the shiba inu looks just like my dog I had for 11 years, Dixie. But she would have killed me if I had tried to put her in a cute outfit. The envelopes are so unique. I have sumi ink, I have chinese paint brushes but I have not sat down to even try. I'm quite impressed with your brush strokes. I love those pelicans and living in Kansas (wheatfield country, the wheat was a nice touch. Thanks for the cute stickers as well.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I just got back from my holiday last night and am going through my mail today. You are so amazing!!! These little envelopes are PERFECT! EXACTLY what I was wanting! I love the paper and the colour too. Very nice choice. It is so kind of you to have made them for me!!! The keyring is now displayed on the wall above my desk and the papers have joined the collection to be used for future crafts/origami/swaps. Thank you so so much again! <3
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. I just got back from my holiday last night and am going through my mail today.
Everything is so perfect! I love it all. Thank you for carefully picking things that I would enjoy and I really really do! Thanks for everything. I have put the bookmark in my next book I want to read!
Comment: Oh my Gosh!!! That is sooo unbelievably, amazingly adorable! He is now my new little friend & I will take him everywhere with me! Thank you so much. I am very happy! And I cannot wait to try the tea!
Comment: Thank you so much for the recipes and tea bags. I'd never heard of sumac as a seasoning. Over here when you hear Sumac you think of poison sumac..kinda like poison ivy. I never knew it was a spice in other countries. Wow! I had to look it up and found out that the substitute for it here is lemon pepper, or as close to it as you can get. :)
Comment: Thank you! I love shaped postcards and cute animal washi. Thank you for the surprise - sticky notes - leaves. I love everything. It's so nice of you that you also translated it all to English for me.
Comment: Thanks for your nice note and the tea. I enjoyed hearing about your current project and the special yarn your using. Amazingly, I haven't had a nice event to use my Alice purse yet. I'll bet Phryne would carry her gold gun in it! Haha!
Comment: You are a gem! I got my awesome HP stationery today! I love it! The creators probably could have made their file better quality so that it wouldn't be blurry but hey! It is still an awesome design and I am so happy. They sent it in a waterproof package and included the note from you. Thanks so much!
Comment: Guess what arrived today!? I have been wanting these stickers for soooo long and they have not disappointed me at all! I love the designs and the style the cafes are painted. I love them so much. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the very cool washi tapes! I love them. The butterflies are my favorites too. And thanks for the tee and the cute postcards! I really enjoyed reading about your mandarin and calligraphy studies. I traveled China and Hongkong some years ago and loved it! Greetings from Germany
Comment: Thank you for the sweetest package, what a wonderful way to send delicious recipes! So thoughtful and kind! You deserve far more than one heart! I will be trying your recipes very soon, the book is so lovely, I have already read it to my son. Simply beautiful! Xxx xxx Thank you very much!
Comment: I loved the penny you sent me! Not only that, but you also sent me a cool post card from there! You made this swap extra special. I hope someday I can visit Canberra and go to that dino museum too! Thanks <3
Comment: It's amazing the swap I received from you. Thank you! The donut cards are cute, my daughter enjoyed them. I went to Epcot, Disney park in Orlando area in U.S. I love the post card. The washi tape is fabulous. The wrapped tea with the wrapped tea/ Doubly good! What a terrific swap I received!! =D
Comment: Thank you very much, I am excited to see what is in this package. I have a stocking in my closet that I'm collecting all these gifts in and yours is in there too. I am enjoying the mint tea you also sent. What a nice swap you put together for me.
June 5, 2018 I was feeling down today and decided to open your little stocking stuffer to cheer me up. And it did.
Thank you so much for the hand made dishcloth. It is an honour to receive something that so much effort went into. I love the style and the colour. Thank you for cheering me up today and for sending such a treasure.♥
Comment: I received the swap today and it put a smile on my face. I absolutely loved everything you sent- especially the small postcards, they are so cute. The keyring and Washi was great. you packaged everything very nicely and I loved how the stuff was from your travels. Thank you so much for going above and beyond for this swap. Have a nice day.
Comment: What a great swap! Cutest package to find in the mail- I love how you packaged it! Very thoughtful how you selected tea based on my personal likes, and how cool to know where they came from in your exotic travels! I love the adorable die cut piece you wrote the note on the back of- I have not seen any like this and I will definitely reuse it in my crafting... is it a baby kangaroo?? Plus there is an extra tea! All look lovely.
Comment: Greetings, Thank you very much for your VERY GENEROUS package. I'd give you 50 HEARTS if I could. I also appreciate the effort you went to in writing all of the notes of explanation. Regards Mark :-)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and delicious looking teas! I am looking very forward to trying them! Also, thanks for using a Christmas stamp on the envelope. :) It's so pretty! May you have a very Happy New Year and I hope my card reaches you soon!
Comment: I love that even the box was wrapped! The ornaments are lovely! I will be treasuring these for the years to come. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and care. They are awesome. I love Disney so much.
Comment: Thank you for the books! It's been a while since I read manga, but this looks really nice. I can't wait to sit down with them, in peace and quiet, after the holidays are over. Thank you and Happy Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for both cards Really cool to get a card from the Disneyland park! =) God Jul!
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Although may I ask, for future reference, what extra I could have done for a heart?
Sending an exclusive 2017 Disneyland card from Hong Kong isn't something I can normally do, as they are only given when you have Goofy Santa photos inside the park and I'm not sure how much further to go with a swap to send you something heart worthy.
Comment: Thank you SO much for the adorable card! I love it so much & it made me smile! Happy Holidays!
Response: Has the postcard from Hong Kong Disneyland arrived yet? It was sent by "Santa goofy mail" so it may take a little while to get to you. Here is a photo from when we posted it. I think that is Donald Duck in the background :D https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1753887384623580&set=pb.100000070070022.-2207520000.1513723634.&type=3&theater
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! :) Oh, my! How fun! I can't wait. I will keep my eye out for it. :) Thsnk you!
Update: The card from Disneyland Hong Kong arrived! So cool! Thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas
Response: Did the Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas Postcard arrive as well? The day we posted your card we went to Hong Kong Disney and Goofy Mail allowed us to send a Hong Kong exclusive Christmas postcard via "magical Santa goofy mail".
Comment: This arrived and I am very excited to try it! I appreciate the fact that you took the time to purchase me coffee rather than sending tea. The packaging for the coffee with your card will go into my Christmas art journal. Many thanks for your thoughtfulness!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I love trees! I am looking forward to trying the teas. I suspect I will go looking online to shop for the BOH. Have you ever tried any Darjeeling from the Mim Estate? sooo good...if you like Darjeeling. These 3 are all new to me. Thank you VERY much! Happy Christmas! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for your card. The clerk was correct on the delivery as I received this on Dec 6 which was just over 2 weeks after you mailed it. I loved the washi you used on the envelope and I am recycling it to keep and maybe use for something else.
Comment: Thank you so much for the very beautiful and unique card---I love glitter so much! The envelope was so well sealed, I thought I would never get it open so the excitement mounted and it did not disappoint!!! HA!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing package! All the teas look so amazing. I have not tried most of them, so it is a real treat. Most importantly, I love the scarf. I do not have this mentioned on my profile, but I love collecting scarves and shawls. The one you sent is very beautiful, and I will treasure it even more because of how it made its way to me. Thank you so much!! 10,000 hearts.
Comment: Natalie, another great Christmas card. You have a wonderful husband that carried your puddings that you bought. My husband would say that I bought them so I have to carry them. Hope you enjoyed your pool time. Shirley
Comment: Well your letter inside explains why the post stamps were from Asia yet your address is in Australia, I would love to see Asia. The Christmas card is beautiful, I love it. The envelope got into a fight with one of the machines at the post office, pretty beat up, and it was put in the bag from Canada Post with an apology, but Santa in all his glitter survived ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€
Comment: Natalie, Thank you for the cute Christmas card. I read your note about your travels. Wow, you are surely going to a lot of different places and countries. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Merry Christmas, Shirley
Comment: Wow! So cool to receive tea from Malaysia from someone from Australia! I havenâ€™t had a chance to try the teas yet but I am sure I will enough them, thank you so much. I collect stamps so thank you also for the beautiful postage!
Comment: Natalie, thank you for the Christmas card from Australia with all of your animals on it. I love it. You also had me in Christmas Card #20. What a coincidence. Thank you for the extras you sent. Shirley
Comment: Hi Natalie!
If only I can give you more than one heart I will! I am soo happy with the extra you sent. Thank you very much for taking the time to see what would make me very happy. Merry Christmas! â¤â¤â¤
Comment: Sorry was my fault then. I looked through my emails yesterday, I must have erased it before and didn't realize. thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading everything and of course the before and after pictures.
Response: Please check your emails on the 16th of November. It was sent at 6:40am swap bot time.
I would have appreciated a message that you thought I hadn't sent. It has really put a damper on my day to find this 1 rating sitting here when I can so easily prove I have sent.
Please check your emails again, I have resent, along with a photo showing your w*****[email protected] account in the original email.
Please note the time stamp on my photo shows Australian time, in Australia we almost a day ahead of swap bot time.
Comment: Thank you thank you!
<3 very cute kangaroo christmas card, this is just adorable, and the labels are perfect!
And the sheet music envelope, I just love every bit of this swap, very personal. Thank you, and merry christmas to you!
Comment: Hej Natalie -- Oh My Gosh, I LOVE the card! He/She is just SO cute! I am so happy you sent the recipe too. I had Pavlova in '85 when there on holidays. Yum! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Comment: Natalie, you really captured the Christmas spirit with your card and surprises to me. Really, I couldn't have been more touched by your efforts and creativity! I'm looking forward to making some really cute earrings, and I will try to follow-up with you and email you a photo. I really loved the beads, pearls, and fixing so much! I'm glad to know your friend has a shop. I will be shopping from her to find more fun stuff! Thanks so much also for the lovely recipe and stickers!! Please know they will be put to good use. :) Thanks again and Have a Very Merry Christmas! <3
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to write about swapping cream with coconut milk (cream)
I actually noticed a tin of coconut cream in the supermarket last night. :)
(Looks like the card made good time too arrived 3rd December )
Comment: Thank you Natalie for the sweet package. I am thrilled you sent me a Pavlova recipe - it is my favourite dessert. Having celiac disease does not allow me to eat many things so I'm so excited to try it. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Yum! The pavlova sounds incredible! I have never tried one before, but this sounds very do-able! I love the PC, especially the story about your giant sheep. I visited Australia with a group of students back in 2002, and we heard about the Aussies love of giant things. I don't think we ever got to see one of them in person, at least I don't remember it. I did love what I did see, and would return in a heartbeat to explore more of your amazing country! Thanks!
Response: If you ever get to Canberra, send me a message and I will happily set you up with a nice self touring plan :D
We've hosted so many Cultural Exchanges I think I pretty much have a nice 1 day plan set out of several different styles of touring :D
Comment: Wow! I had no idea such amazing Christmas cards exist! :D I love that it has Australian animals in Christmas socks, very cute :) Thank you very much! It's as Christmas decoration on my shelf already ;) And thank you for adding the extras, I especially liked the stickers :) Oh, and love the snowman you drew on the envelope and the Christmas stamp, thanks! :) You have an interesting Christmas tradition, I hope the next years you find time again to host people, seems to be a really great experience for you and your guests :) Interesting, that you had a guest from my area! You should visit the Christmas market here, it's pretty with the old buildings in the background :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Comment: Natalie & Charlie, thanks so much for the great Aussie caravan/beach Christmas card! I love the printed address label on the envelope too! And the little stickers and gift tags, so cute, thank you :) It was lovely hearing about your Christmas tradition, and about your family. I love to take part in these Christmas card swaps too (obviously!). I've always loved the name Natalie :) Hosting exchange students must bring many beautiful new traditions into your family. I hope that your first Christmas at a caravan park goes well and brings some new memories to cherish. It will be nice to be next to the beach, especially if it's a hot day ;) P.S. I love how you addressed the card to both me and my bunny, so sweet! P.P.S. Wishing you and your family a bright, shiny, peaceful Christmas xxx
Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. It has made my day.
The printed address labels are from liagriffith.com this site has many lovely printables :D
Comment: Hi Natalie I received the most beautiful card I have seen in awhile today. I have seen box cards before but never one this beautiful. I really liked the little cards with the feathers too - what a very artistic design. Thanks ever so much and I hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. When I made it I was so excited to send it. Your's was the 1st card of the year :D
Comment: I am really sorry for being so late with this rating! I moved to a different city in the meantime and someone had to forward your package to my new address for me, so I only got to open it today. Thank you very much for everything you sent! I love hemp seed lip balm and I can't wait to try all the candy you sent :)
Comment: Natalie, you are to kind in sending all those little Christmas cards from Australia. I am so intrigued with your animals that are on your Christmas card. Again, thank you so much for all the Christmas cards I received from you and all the cards I have sent. Shirley
Comment: Natalie! This is, by far, my favourite Christmas card ever!! It has a wombat on it!! My favourite animal!!! This is so cute! Thank you SO MUCH!!
Thank you for the stickers too!!
<3 lots of love!!
Comment: I had meant to wait to open all my B-day cards on my birthday but I missed the swap name and opened it thinking it was a Christmas card. I love the card you picked for me. It is cute and pink and filled with cupcakes! Thank you so much! Happy early birthday to you as well <3
Comment: Love the Australian Christmas stamps and card! Thank you also for the lovely wishes! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! P.S. Thanks also for hosting such a fun swap! The cards just keep coming!
Comment: UPDATE: Nat really went above and beyond to make up for this swap. She really deserves the five and the heart! Thank you again! ------------------------ I am sorry to rate a 1 but it has almost been 6 weeks and I have not received anything. Nat offered to re-send, and I thought she was going to, but I have not received anything. I have pm'd multiple times. I will re-rate if I ever receive.
Response: UPDATE: DEC2014 - Thank you so much for being so kind :)
01 Nov The rater and I are communicating and will hopefully have this all sorted out very shortly.
I had resent this item, and apparently neither item was received. I have email to ask what else I could do in relation to clearing this 1 but have had no response.
I simply can not resend this item as the swap was over 2 years ago and the address is no longer available. I spent hours making them, here is a link to the making of the first one. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=338997249445941&set=a.212606335418367.57847.100000070070022&type=3&theater
UPDATE 13th November. The rater hasn't been online since we last spoke. I have offered to have a local artist - to her in the states, make a Karken ATC and to pay for it to be delivered via trackable mail. As she hasn't been online I am unsure if this is a suitable solution. Unfortunately tracking international mail is very expensive and after having already spent hours making the cards and two shipping costs already I'm just not willing to risk it getting lost again.
Comment: Thank you for the intriguing parcel and adorable card. It took all my willpower NOT to lift the spoiler post it notes! I'm saving the present for Christmas Day. Happy swapping. ðŸ’œ
Response: When you open your present I would love to hear what you thought of it... My son and I had such a good time going to get your present... Here is a selfie my son took of us outside the shop. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=879223358756658&set=pb.100000070070022.-2207520000.1416294911.&type=3&theater
Comment: Natalie, you did a GREAT job!! Both the Cthulhu ATCs are amazing! I love them!! Thanks so much!! Only one word of advice - be sure to fill out details on the back of all your ATCs :) These are going to be a great addition to my growing ATC collection - keep it up!!
Comment: Hello Natalie! Your ornament just arrived today :S I don't know why it got so late BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!
Well done! I will surely put it around the house somewhere :))))) Plus, thank you for the wishing card :) Have the best Year!
Comment: please put name of swap on your swaps i am in a b unch of christmas card swaps and i have out of 30 something cards about 10 with no swap name on them this is a pain and is a difference between your getting a 5 and a 5 and a heart and swap actually puts that as a requirement so i could actually give u a 3 but i am being nice
Response: Hi, Name of swap was on the Envelope. On the back, in the right hand corner. Like every other card I have sent out and been rated for.Your not being nice by threatening me with a 3. In fact I'm offended, that rather then look on the envelope or message me you choose to threaten in my rating.