Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas Card. I just adore Santa! So kind of you to include all of the goodies in the card - love the stamps, washi, and tags! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of stamps. I love the way you took the time and care to package this swap. Beautifully done. It made me smile and made my day a happier day. Thanks so very much!
Comment: Received your card yesterday. Normally I rate as soon as I get it. But I had so many doctor appts. yesterday, that when I got home, I just didn't feel up to getting on swap-bot. Anyway, Thank you very much for the exciting mail you sent with the rubber stamped envie, your awesome note, extra card, and the stickers! Love love love everything! Yeah, I may have a big family. But my oldest daughter don't see eye to eye on things & so I don't see her or the grand kids. Frown! Well, Anyway, I hope you & yours have a very magical Christmas! By the way, I so love your name Esmeralda! Beautiful!
thank you so much for the rating, I am so sorry to hear about all the drs appts and about your daughter, mine is not angel believe me lol! but we'll both do the best we can this Holiday Season!
thank you for the heart and taking the time to do so! Hope you have a magical Christmas as well!
Comment: Thank you so so so much for these wonderful zines!! I thought they were so beautiful and heartwarming :) Also a big thanks to the comment on my profile and im SO sorry this rate is so late :( School was really difficult these past couple weeks and I have had nonstop tests. But thank you!
Response: thank you so much again for the unexpected postcard specially after my terrible day it made me so happy! it was a wonderful surprise!!!
Comment: Wow, you're doing great on your first goal - I'm proud of you! As for the 2nd goal, I wish you well in finding just the right job that you're looking for - no one should have to put up with someone yelling at them all day long. (Hugs)
Thank you also for the extras you included!
Response: Thank you for all the encouragement heart and rating!!!
Comment: This is one of the prettiest mail art envies I've ever received! And I love everything inside it too, especially the old stamps and the book pages with Illustrations... You put together a lovely package, thank you. Contact me for a private swap anytime!
Comment: Omg! You absolutely made my day with the California themed postage stamps. A few of these I had never seen before, I especially love the California $.33 stamp and the greetings from California stamp. The observatory was also super cool! I appreciate this so much! Plus the extra goodies. And the beautiful envelope! Ahhh 😍😍❤️ Have a wonderful day, Micaela
Response: I had to amp up my game after I saw your IG feed lol, so impressed that you started the SF Pen Pal reunions way to go! thank you for taking the time to rate me! kiss kiss!
Comment: OMG thank you some much I don't know which is my favorite the card or the envelope.And how in the world did you do the letting. And yes I'll have a vanilla, vodka, Vicodin latte please.lol love love this swap. Wishing you a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. Thank you for all the extras
Response: hahaha I am so happy you liked it! I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day too but we can always have our "special" latte lol ;) Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Oh my, this is probably the most beautiful Christmas mail I even received. That enveloppe makes me so happy. Your handlettering and design are both amazing, completed with those awesome stamps: the perfect picture. Thank you so much for the great card and goodies as well. Have a wonderful Holiday Season, best wishes x.
Response: Thank you so much!!! You’re wonderful! 😘💖💕❣️🎈
Comment: Wow! I'm blown away by how beautiful your calligraphy is! Thank you so much. You deserve more hearts for putting in the effort despite it being a simple swap. Thank you once again. And yes, you must come visit Japan! It's beautiful here.
Response: hahah thank you I'm glad you got it! I thought it was going to take longer, also thanks for the heart, taking the time to rate me and the nice comment xoxoxo
Comment: The envelope you sent me was beautiful inside and outside. I appreciate the lovely letter. I think you will make a lovely calligraphy teacher. I love to buy things at Ladyfinger Letterpress: their cards are snarky, and I like that. I hope today is a better day for you.
Response: hahaha you are awesome! thank you for the rating and the much appreciated heart! Also empathizing with me makes you adorable!! hahahaha!
Comment: Oh wow thank you that is so cool that you did quotes of my poetry if I could give more hearts you would have hundreds thank you for going a extra step and reading my work I hope that you liked them too. 😁💘❤💓💔💕💗💙💚💛💜🖤💝💞❣💌 a bunch of extra hearts for you thank you again
Response: No thank you for sharing with the world such beautiful poems! I wish upon you all the success someone as talented as you truly deserves!!!
Comment: Hello Esmeralda! First of all, I am in love with your calligraphy! The envelope you made me made my day! I liked reading your note and enjoyed all the extra goodies! Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3
Response: Aweee you're so kind, lots of hugs and kisses from "the sister republic of California" hahahaha!
Comment: Firstly, that was the most BEAUTIFULLY penned envelope I think I've ever received (and I've been palling since I was 13!). Secondly, you are just a wonderful person- I loved the humor and personality that bounced right off the pages. Are you looking for another pal? I'd love to reply and see if we have any commonalities- other than a clear appreciation for neat penning and paper! I'll see you in the post soon. ♥Debbie
Response: Ohhh eemm geee! Yes reply to my letter, just like "introductory" telling me what you like in general, yes! let's be penpals, thank you for taking the time to rate me, such amazing comments!!!
Response: Oh my god isn't it the cutest! there was a Hello Kitty expo in L.A and I don't even know how I missed it darn! Love her and the Little Twin Stars aren't them the cutest?? lol, thanks for rating!
Comment: I finally got this one! I wish I could give you triple hearts, some stars, and a couple of plusses for what we had to deal with post office-wise. Your handwriting is absolutely gorgeous, and the goodies included are astounding. Thanks so much for your patience and determination. The mystery of the twice returned letter may never be solved!
Response: Apple, you are such a sweetheart on the contrary thank you for bearing with such an oddity!! xoxoxo
Comment: While this was a nice post card it was NOT Halloween themed nor was the washii. I did receive something on time so I am rating a 5, was disappointing as I went through alot of effort to find a Halloween PC and tape.
Thanks for the postcard, very Halloween!
Response: Thank you for the rating, i apologize I thought i chose a Halloween illustrator but I chose one that clearly doesnâ€™t convey Halloween so sorry .
Comment: Wow! Very lovely! The envelope was awesome too. And I just LOVE the paper you used for your note. The telegram with the gold lettering and pink at the top. I MUST get some!! Can you please share where you bought them! PLEASE!!!
Response: official Swap-Bot Ambassador: thank you sooo much for the sweet rating! this is my first ATC so I am super happy that you approve because I was super nervous, you're awesome by taking the time to rate me and to add a heart!! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks for the great Halloween surprise! Update: months later Iâ€™m looking through stuff & I donâ€™t think I adequately expressed how amazing the Halloween package you sent me is. I really like all the stamps you used, both postal & rubber. Thanks bunches.
Response: Thank you so much! for the heart and the rating! <3
Comment: Wow this envelope was just beautiful! The insides were nice too, but the outside was just so pretty. I love all the stamps you used, the color coordination, and the wonderful lettering. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you yes! I love air mail ephemera, you know? vintage stamps and the sort -red white and blue every heart beats true lol I'm super happy you liked it! I'm a newbie so I'm trying my best to "fit in"
Comment: Fantastic swap! The envelope is a treasure with unbelievably wonderful lettering. I'm honored to be the recipient! Great stamps, and a generous assortment, too. But I especially love that you sent Neruda's "If you forget me." So thoughtful of you. Many thanks for sharing poetry and making my day a Great Mail Day.
Response: Awee this is so sweet! I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me what you liked and this flattering feedback is so lovely ane generous of you! Thank you so much for the heart and for taking the time to do it ðŸ’•â¤ï¸ðŸ¤—
Comment: Thanks for the lovely story. If you had lived in Belgium, the story would be a little strange becous we don 't have snakes in the wild. But when i think at USA i think about crocodiles and snakes, so i really liked the story.
Also thanks for the lovely Christmasstamps.
Response: Thank you Shana for your rating!!!
Comment: Your handwriting is fantastic. Where did you learn to do this sort of lettering?
Response: You are so kind, get the book "Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy" by Molly Suber Thorpe and basically just practice, it took me about 2 years of practice but I wasn't doing it every day, so if you have spare time you can get there faster hahahaha! Thank you for the heart and for taking the time to rate me! email me if you need more info, but that's basically what you need, she lists the materials you need and the "drills" in order to get better.
Comment: Thank you for the cute polar bear set! I think everything is all there....it arrived just today in a plastic bag from the post office saying that it had opened in transit. Either way it's cute!
Response: That's so sad! :( I wonder what made it there? washi tapes/ polar bear shaped notes, 3 sets of different sizes of papers and 3 sets of envelopes/ stickers/ spiral paper clips...
Comment: Hello Esmeralda! Welcome to Swap-Bot! Thank you for the beautiful postcard with the very inspirational quote. I'm also in love with the calligraphy you did for my name and address! SO AWESOME <3.