Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2021 6:34 pm


Date Joined: March 18, 2016
Last Online: February 8, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Anna, and I've loved snail mail ever since I was little. My mom wrote letters to many friends all around the world, and I always enjoyed looking at all the postcards, photographs, maps, tourist pamphlets, and other fun things they would send her. Of course I followed in her footsteps and started snail mailing too.This site looks like a lot of fun, and I'm excited to get started!

I live with my husband, two sons, Aussie mix dog, and talkative black cat. I'm friendly, but also an introvert and a bit of a recluse. My husband and I relocated to a new area four years ago, and I still haven't gotten out to meet anyone. You might think that sounds sad or strange, but I actually enjoy it! It's remarkably freeing to be somewhere new, and develop as a person without pressure from others. :) I entertain myself easily with books, little projects, and researching topics that catch my fancy. I enjoy social interaction of the written kind, especially with people who carry conversations and love talking about themselves and their days. Even if I don't respond to every single detail I really do love reading it all. Chatty letters feel almost like a journal sent back and forth to each other. You can get to know the other person really well without feeling like you're interviewing them. My childhood best friend and I write to each other this way, and I still pull the old letters out from time to time and read them again because they're such a pleasant little narrative of her daily life through the years.

If you ever don't get something from me that you are supposed to, PLEASE let me know so I can fix it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to being on time for things and responsibilities, and would never be late or leave someone hanging intentionally.

My Pastimes

  • Reading (thrillers, anything written journal style, historical fiction, YA, nonfiction history, biographies, strange old books)
  • Baking
  • Learning languages (currently working on German and Polish)
  • Listening to podcasts (history, true crime, mysteries)
  • Hair braiding
  • Embroidery/cross stitch
  • Computer games (Left 4 Dead, Sims 3, Civilization 5)

Likes & Interests

Animals: cats, bears, parrots, deer, owls, jellyfish, sighthounds, snakes, hawks, moose, ravens, foxes, lizards, frogs, songbirds

Colors: black, forest green, crimson, turquoise, purple

Flavors: [sweet] fruity (especially raspberry), spearmint, citrus, and of course chocolate [savory] green onion, salt and pepper combos, light butter flavor, basil, lemon pepper, chicken noodle soup

Crafts: embroidery, cross-stitch (counted or otherwise), simple drawing, hand sewing, knitting/crochet (still figuring the yarn crafts out, but I love yarn); any other crafts or creations that can be slowly puzzled out, and don't require much broadly sweeping creativity or tricky composition.

Themes: vintage, gothic (from leather and spikes to corsets and lace), woodland, flowers, art nouveau, cats, cakes, dolls, occasional kawaii (especially if it's green or purple themed)

Scents: lavender, cedar, pine, lilac, eucalyptus, clove, mint, citrus, any tangy/sinus clearing/fresh herbal or woodsy type smells

Skincare/makeup: Skin type is normal/dry but not too finicky. I occasionally use a bit of eye shadow, mascara, or lip stick/stain/balm. That's about it for me when it comes to makeup.

Various: cold weather, silver, fruity candy, gothic/strega aesthetic, autumn, hot apple cider, tent camping, Edwardian era, warm fires, winter, Christmas, vintage photos, vampires, pretty little dollies, bladed weaponry, bookshops, springtime, friendship books, deserts, mountain forests, old books, ribbons, houseplants, tiny homes, mushrooms, art nouveau, journals, piercings, tattoos (traditional, blackwork, other), corsetry, sour candy, cool socks, purple eyeshadow, incense, face masks

Things I Collect

  • Postcards
  • Bookmarks
  • Magnets
  • Rubber stamps/ink
  • Recipes
  • ATCs
  • Maps
  • Ribbons
  • Stickers
  • Earrings (I have five piercings on my earlobes, and often wear my earrings asymmetrically. If you have any lonely, single, mismatched earrings please feel free to send them my way instead of tossing them!)
  • Newspapers and magazines (non-English)
  • Stationery/note cards
  • Hair accessories
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery floss
  • Any fun, useful little bits and bobs

Favorite Music

NIN, Nothing But Thieves, Mystery Skulls, Lana Del Rey, Studio Killers, Oomph!, Seether, Deathstars, Nirvana, The Birthday Massacre, Caravan Palace, John Denver + lots of other similar.

Postcard Swaps

I'm always happy to swap postcards! I can offer cards of the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City views, the Grand Canyon, Utah flag, Utah map, Zions National Park, and various desert and mountain scenery.

I can send postcards U.S. or international, and naked or in an envelope. Please specify whether you want them written or not, and how important stamps are to you.


Kraftylady777 rated for Stickers Sep 16 on Jan 5, 2017
Peaches12 rated for Stickers Sep 16 on Sep 9, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
robelwilson rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on May 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rating😃
Comment: Thank you for the nice multiview card (although I think it should be single view as the swap title says) with lovely stamps :) I'm doing fine, just a bit tired due to lack of sleep and fasting. Hope you succeed in making a perfect nightgown for yourself ;) EDIT: Got your second card with beautiful single view of Utah's capitol building ^_^ Thank you so much for your effort! The stamps are great and your kindness is deeply appreciated ♥
Response: I am so sorry for the mistake. :( If you'd like a single view please pm me your address and I'll resend. I can't believe I mixed that up.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Anna, thank you for the great postcards of Utah. I was a special treat to receive the stationary and butterfly stickers. Shirley
crochetjunkie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: My kitties say to give Artemis a head butt. 😽
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great card from Zion National Park. It is very beautiful.
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sending blank
phenley rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Love the Card! It is going into my special collection. Arches is on my to go list. Thanks!
Judykkm rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I've never been to Utah!
Karen07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks! Great card!
MargotBond rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: 👌nice teacher quote ....thank you for the PC.
Snailmail rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 6 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the nice floral PC!
MissBrenda rated for Loose Stationery Paper Swap on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: Nice paper! Happy swapping to you......
btbeth rated for Loose Stationery Paper Swap on Apr 14, 2016
Comment: Such pretty paper, thank you so much!
PlyorDye rated for Happy Monday Note Card #5 on Apr 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much! Arya loved the stickers JUST for her! :)
sweetsaltfish rated for Random Postcard Swap #22 on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: lovely card. Thank you
Daneen rated for 10 FBs WK 6 on Apr 11, 2016
Comment: Thank u
caf1988 rated for 10 FBs WK 5 on Apr 7, 2016

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ButterflyLover on Apr 15, 2016:

I am so glad you liked the post cards for the WTA. Have a great weekend :)

ragingrainbow on Mar 30, 2016:

Thank you so much for the adorable stickers you sent for the Pen Pals With A Heart sticker tag! I love them! :D

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