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KarenFife

KarenFife
Date Joined: January 12, 2018
Last Online: December 17, 2018
Birthday: July 15
Country: United States

My accounts have been merged!!

THINGS ABOUT ME: Hello! I live in Michigan and love it, even the winters.

MUSIC: Classical, New Age, and Easy Listening, but I listen to all types.

BOOKS: I read about 85 books a year, mostly series mysteries such as Anne Perry’s Victorian mysteries, Peter Robinson, J. D. Robb, and many British detective series. My favorite recent book was The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

MOVIES: Happy endings like Gifted, McFarland USA, Rudy, Letters to Juliette, and dark suspenseful thrillers like Suburbia, Sanctum, and Perfect Getaway.

TELEVISION: I rarely watch TV, but occasionally watch a series such as Downton Abbey or The Crown. My favorite older TV series were King of Queens and Cold Case.

CRAFTS: Quilting (I’m currently working on a project making blankets and quilts for homeless vets, foster kids and pregnancy resource centers), crocheting dishcloths, making my own body and home care products with essential oils....painting with acrylics (abstracts or just playing with color)...making greeting cards. I also dabble in photography and am finally taking a class.

I am a retired preschool teacher (two-year-olds) and still sub on occasion. I am married to a retired professor and we love going on road trips. In past summers we took Route 66 to California, toured Yosemite NP and all the major National parks out west. This is a good way to collect postcards!

I love to make vintage-style ATCs. I often have a theme with a little twist of eyebrow-raising innuendo. I’m up for private ATC swaps of that nature.

POSTCARD LIKES: Where you live.....Anything strange or unusual...Out-of-the ordinary places, especially small town or village where you live...reproduction vintage especially ones with LARGE LETTER cities, ....day or night city skylines. Tourist type, especially if they are of uncommon places. Unusual animals are fun to receive.

I prefer not handmade unless swap is specifically for homemade PCs. I will do private swaps for handmade postcards.

Real photo please, if possible, instead of drawings or cartoons.

I would like my postcards NAKED unless the swap requires an envelope.

I almost always give hearts because I truly appreciate the effort that goes into a swap. I spend time and effort on every swap I send, even postcards and try to make it something you will enjoy or will make you smile.

I swap mostly postcards. Please know that I respect what you have sent and consider it important that you know it has been received. I rate on the day I receive it.

I’m puzzled by silent 5s and silent hearts. When you click on Rate Your Partner it says to leave a comment.

I like nice Zazzle and printed postcards too. I’m asking that you please write more than one sentence. Tell me where you got your postcard. Why you like it. What you are doing today. About your family. Give me a reason to give a heart.

COLORS: Love colors and colorful things. Blacks and grays are cool also. Pale pink will make me super happy.

GENERAL THEMES I LOVE: squirrels...sloths...goats...chickens...gnomes... flowers...birds...benches...chairs...windows...doors, lighthouses...landscapes.

TEAS: Any kind or brand. A swapper sent me Peach Pie tea which was awesome, and I haven’t been able to find it. English Breakfast is also a favorite. I’ll try any tea.

LITTLE THINGS: Seasonal or holiday themes (any time of year). Seasonal stickers, unused postcards, notecards, sheets of list pads are great. I really don’t need little bits of paper.

I will never flake and I rate as soon as I receive your mail. I use a spreadsheet to keep everything straight. It’s always possible to overlook something, so please contact me if something is not right.

My mail is often picked up as late as 7:30 so the postmark on my mail date may show the following day. Personally I really don’t bother searching for a mail date, I’m just so happy to get some mail.

Thank all of you great swappers for your nice comments and hearts. You make my day!

Ratings

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Comment: Great card and stickers. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC and your list. Your lottery item was not mine but is something that is on my Bucket list.
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Comment: You're right, this Christmas card is super cute, and I enjoy that you added a sloth postcard as well, thank you so much! Best wishes to you :)
Inger71 rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #10 on Dec 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card!! Merry Christmas!! ❤
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Comment: Love the patriotc PC. Thank you so much! Have a Merry Christmas! ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🎅 🎁
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Comment: Thank you for the great Indiana postcard. I really like the washi tape!
gizmodust rated for First and last lines no. 7 on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the post card. The book I'm reading now is over 1000 pages long. The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk. Very interesting but it's taking me a long time to get through it. Thanks again.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Thanksgiving postcard and sharing your thankfulness with me.
mandigutterrose rated for 🌟 Star Xmas Card on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Oh Karen, you didn't have to cover the Bible verse, so thoughtful. I'm sure yoir holiday spirit is just delayed, mine was but it takes a certain decoration or commercial to kick me in the pants and get with it. (That Hershey's kiss commercial they play every year usually does it, I remember seeing it when it was new at my grandmother's house.) Thank you for the Stickers.
myancey rated for Scattergories PC Swap - W - US Only on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank u Karen! Many years ago my family lived in Dover and our school field trips would normally be to dc. I love this card. Thank u so much.
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Comment: I received my card today- and I can't wait to open them. I love the sloth tape! How cute!
astrodogg rated for Easy Christmas card swap on Dec 6, 2018
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Response: Thank you, Paola. Merry Christmas!🎄
mamarochat rated for WIYM: MAP POSTCARD SWAP (NAKED) on Dec 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Vermont map card. It is new to my collection. Have fun visiting Michigan lighthouses. There sure are a lot of them!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Can't wait to open them all. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Where did you get your squirrel address labels? Love the sloth card! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
Response: Probably Zazzle.
oneholypassion44 rated for Any Christmas Card on Dec 4, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou for the great postcard and answers!
MelbourneGirl rated for Christmas Postcard #1 on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Merry Christmas! Thank you for the beautiful postcard and greetings :) :) We love the lead up to Christmas too!
Kathy821 rated for Religious Christmas Card on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card. I enjoyed your sweet message too. That's one of my favorite songs as well! I pray you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
aero rated for HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS CARD GREETING SWAP on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Beautiful Card 🎄 My prayers and Blessings are with you!

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Comments

jannieb on Oct 5, 2018:

Thank you for taking the time to send Grayson a card. He loved seeing his name on the mail & was super, duper happy when he saw the $2 bill. He says it is good luck everytime he gets one. We loved your festive decorated envelope too. Happy Halloween & take care!

MissPaula on Aug 7, 2018:

sharmison33 on Jul 27, 2018:

Thank you so much for the adorable hedgehog PC. A wonderful way to start my collection. Thanks for making it special.

katmandu on Jul 15, 2018:

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Happy Birthday!

Katina

mandigutterrose on Jul 2, 2018:

I received the beachy PC, thank you :) Also, I was informed there's someone in custody so here's hoping it won't ever happen again!

Kathy821 on Mar 23, 2018:

How sweet you are! Thank you so much for the sweet card and calendar stickers. I will definitely put them to good use. A very nice surprise on a rough day! :)

user5311 on Jun 9, 2010:

Many thanks for promptly returning the postcard from the Write Back postcard swap.

LeishaCamden on Jun 9, 2010:

Postcard on the way to you ... !! ;-)

DarbyFlats on Jun 8, 2010:

Oh, and I see you reworded your "don't send extras" section, heehee! It's much more clear now.

DarbyFlats on Jun 8, 2010:

I received my postcards back from the P.S. Write Back Postcards #2. You did a wonderful job with them and it's appreciated! P.S. Write Back Postcards #3 is now listed. I hope you are my partner again, lol! :) I'm glad you received the postcard I sent for you, and thank you for the addition of a heart.

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