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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: March 3, 2024
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. I quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a lot because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks. Thank you in advance for whatever you send to fill my mailbox. I will appreciate it and if you don't see a heart with my 5 rating please let me know as it could only mean that I failed to click it and I'll be more than happy to do so after the fact. I'm in this to try to brighten people's days not to frustrate or disappoint anyone. This may be a slightly different philosophy than the one held by many swappers. I definitely send out swaps. I have a couple of 1s which are completely unfair and unkind as well. I am certainly not going to chase these people down and beg them to allow me to resend. I would have been glad to do so if they had asked me to. If this keeps me out of a swap, so be it.

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do! I have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist, and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or far right political propaganda.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Foxes

Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

One final thing - I've gotten into frankendecks and all playing cards are welcome. :)

Thanks for reading!

Ratings

Ikat78 rated for PTG: Bird Postcard on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: Very nice postcard of Canadian Wheatears. They are very pretty. Thank you!
TrishaLSmith rated for Colorado Day PC SWAP on Mar 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great vintage card from Cliff palace. I've never been there. My husband goes to Colorado every year to go hiking. I'll have to show him this place to check out. :)
Carachea rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 6 on Mar 1, 2024
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Comment: Whoaaaa these have got to be the coolest collection of cards that I’ve received! I love EVERY single one!! Thank you so much for being awesome! :)
Caithness rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Mar 1, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the unusual but pretty postcard, funnily enough I received another postcard very similar to this recently!
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Comment: Thank you
Pantlessrobot rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 5 on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: thanks for the fun cards!
KellyR rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 5 on Feb 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!!
Mamabemus rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 5 on Feb 25, 2024
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Comment: great cards thanks for the extras
Oneartcookie5 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #381 on Feb 24, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend. I love the Estella Lauder quote.
LaureAndLucky rated for WORK OF ART Postcard on Feb 24, 2024
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Comment: Yes yes yes, I also really like her art ! Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard ! True botanical beauty :)
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the awesome playing cards of nines, loved them all ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank you so very much for all the playing cards of 10s, loved them all ❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute Valentines! I absolutely love the kiddie ones! <3
CMBOND rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #380 on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you, Karen for sharing your weekend with me and for the lovely valentine's 😍
JaneG rated for Arizona Statehood Day PC swap on Feb 21, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting Arcosanti card. I have not heard of it before but I'll be sure to check it out.
goinjenny rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: I love the little cards you picked it! The note card is already cute enough, but I love the kitty / Minion / sea critter combo of valentines the most. I might be biased, though, because this little octopus with Happy written all over its arms just Speaks To Me 💜🐙 Thank you for the absolutely adorable swap!
marinda rated for PTG: Massachusetts Postcard on Feb 18, 2024
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Comment: I love this postcard! We don't have places like that around here. I ❤️ love it.
Petaltea rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 18, 2024
5
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard!
USAFwife rated for Lunar New Year Postcard - Dragon on Feb 15, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great Dragon card. Love it! Happy New Year. ;)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9983 3984 27 28
Completed Fives Threes Ones
2347 4755 0 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

grammypammy on Feb 17, 2024:

WW ~ February Wish

Thank you for the Valentine notecard!

Hugs, Pam

CrystalZ on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you for the Alabama postcard for my collection that you sent for MAW February. You picked well as I did mean Alabama the US state and not Alabama State College :)

LadyJo on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you for the Beautiful postcard from England! I enjoyed hearing about this trip. WW February Wishes

Stellaerrans on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you so much for the snow in an envelope! And for your kind letter... ❤️ MAW February

susieq11 on Feb 13, 2024:

Thanks for the gorgeous Year of the Dragon postcard for WW February! And for using the new stamp too. Hope you have a good week! xoxo

MiRdLHWY43 on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for the fun valentine card and super cute classroom ones!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2024:

Thank you for the sweet Valentine’s Day card and little ones too! Love how you decorated the card and envelope! : ) WW February

CariahCreates on Feb 11, 2024:

Thank you for the valentine from my WW wishlist

Autist on Feb 10, 2024:

Thank you so much for the Shakespeare postcards!! I am taking a Shakespeare Rhetoric class right now. I love learning all things Shakespeare - especially the rhetoric. If you would like to penpal let me know. Cheers, Evan

kiddomerriweather on Feb 10, 2024:

Thank you for the Valentine's Day card and the 2 mini cards enclosed. I really appreciate you granting my February WW.

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