Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 7:57 am


Date Joined: January 21, 2015
Last Online: February 15, 2018
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
Instagram - Leaving a Paper Trail

About Me

Hello, My name is Jaclyn, I'm 28, a Christian and live just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan with my parents and sister. We have 1 dog and 2 cats. Cat's are my favorite. I have lived in a few other states and have enjoyed being able to experience different areas and ways of life. For most of my life I have dealt with chronic pain, which has made it hard for me to be out on my own. I hope one day soon this will happen! I have been pen palling since I was 6 1/2 years old. I love anything that has to do with snail mail and swapping. I have been swapping for many years now and I used to be in a lot of swapping groups. After a while I felt like I needed a break, but now I'm ready to get back into swapping. I have heard of swap-bot years ago from a pen pal, just never gave it a try until now.

I'm an introvert, so find my best way of communicating is through letters and one on one.

As of January 2018 I opened a shop on Etsy called, Leaving a Paper Trail. I have put together some themed paper craft packs and hope to add more items soon. I'm very excited to be doing this!

Note: I can easily get lighthouse postcards, so if anyone wants to do a private swap I'll gladly take lighthouse postcards in return or something else from my likes list.

Favorite Books

I am a HUGE reader and have been since I could read. Each week I try to read at least 2 books. My favorite genres are: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mysteries, Regency Era, Classics, Biographies,

Favorite Authors:

Agatha Christie

Jane Austen

Jane Peart (her mystery series)

Elizabeth Johns

K.M. Peyton

I usually don't read all the books an author writes, as a lot of them can be too romantic and predictable for my taste. The more unpredictable the better, because I like to figure things out when I read.

Favorite Movies

I adore classics, musicals, Hallmarks, Christian and mystery movies! Doris Day is my favorite actress with my favorite movie of hers being Calamity Jane. I also like Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Stuart. Am also a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables.

Favorite Television

I do not have cable, so do not watch many TV series. How glad I am for Amazon instant. My most favorite TV series to watch is Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which combines faith, letters and mysteries. What a perfect combination! Only thing that is missing is tea. :) I also love Christy, Road to Avonlea, Larkrise to Candleford, Austentatious, Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, Victoria and mini BBC series.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not a big crafty person, probably because I am a perfectionist. However, I have recently been into making my own postcards, mail art and pocket letters. I find I really enjoy doing this. I admire crafty/creative people, so don't be afraid to send me handmade items.

When you send me a swap and a note isn't required, I would LOVE one! Even if it's just to say 'hi.' I put a lot of time and effort into decorating my envelopes, so would enjoy seeing others handiwork as well, even if a decorated envelope is not required. Also, I would love to have postage stamps instead of the label on my swaps whenever possible. I like to collect them and use them for future crafts.


Here is a list of the things I like:



Wax Seals


Letter Sets

Note Sheets

Scrapbooking paper

Stickers (especially ones that have to do with mail)

Pocket Letters

Book Pages (English & Foreign)

Glitter - as long as it doesn't fall off and get on everything

Note Cards

Touristy & Non-Touristy postcards

Recipes (especially desserts)

Washi/Deco Tape samples/rolls

Envelopes (mini, but other sizes are great too)



Address/Airmail Labels


Matryoshka dolls

Nautical things (especially lighthouses)

Flowers (especially roses, tulips and pansies)

Vintage/Retro (50s)

Black & White

Delft/Swedish/Nordic looking things


Polka Dots

Postage Stamps (new, used & vintage)

Animals (especially cats, sheep, pandas and birds)

Dark Chocolate (less than 70% cocoa) that has some other flavor to it, just no nuts (almonds are ok) or coconut. I'm allergic. Milk chocolate is also good, but my first choice would be dark.

Gel Pens


Rose Scent

Pip Studio

Anything having to do with England (especially Cath Kidston)

Items that have strawberries, apples or cherries on them





Royal Blue






Pink, a little :)

Tea, My Favorite Drink :)

I love tea and drink it every day. I mostly drink loose tea, but also use tea bags.

Favorite Tea:



Green (hojicha and flavored, no plain please)

White (only flavored, no plain please)

I would LOVE to try vanilla rose as rose is one of my most favorite flavors.

I Also like:

Fruits (no herbal please)

Berries (no herbal please)


Favorite Brands: Pukka & English Tea Shop. From the latter my favorite flavors are:

Green Tea Tropical

Vanilla Cranberry Delight

Honeybush Acai Berry Punch

Chocolate Super Berry Burst

Tea Dislikes:



Honey - allergic

Chamomile - allergic

Mint - allergic (weird allergy, I know. haha)

Artificial flavors

Black Tea, but it's okay to send me this if you don't have any other kind.






Nuts, except for almonds

Bath Products

Make-up, unless it's organic

Jewelry, unless it's sterling silver or gold


I am very appreciative of swaps and I'm not too picky, but these are a few things I do not care for:




Offensive items

Dark or evil looking items


Black Licorice


Reward Stickers

Things that smell like cigarette smoke

Private Swaps & In Closing

I'm open to private swaps and prefer this to public swaps. Feel free to message me if you'd like to swap privately.

I only mark a swap as sent after I have mailed it. Please let me know if my swap is not received. I always send things out on time, so if there is a problem please let me know before rating me down. I have no intention of flaking EVER! And I'm happy to re-send if need be.

Also, I promise to rate every time I receive a swap, usually the day it arrives. When I rate a heart I base it off the thoughtfulness of the swap. If it looks like it was just thrown together without any care then I will rate a 5.


LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ An Envie of LOVE ~ USA on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Oh What a Beautiful envelope filled with envelopes of love items. They were to pretty to open but I did. Thank you for such a lovely swap! :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for rating so promptly and for the ♥️!
Response: Thanks for rating promptly and heart. I hope you enjoy your goodies!
Artistic rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ Winter on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Awesome envelope! Love the little pockets you created in order to include more find-a-surprise treats. Thanks again.
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it and thanks for the ♥️!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: In a note card... #17 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap! I love the London card and everything else too. I enjoyed your note about your previous travels. I don't get tired of travel news. Happy Traveling:)
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the ♥️!
MsLee rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Valentine's on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: When I saw an envelope in a plastic bag I had to smile, because I knew it was from you, and you make receiving mail so special. I love everything! Thank you so very much for being such a great coordinator & swap partner.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for your nice comments, rating promptly and ♥️! Thanks for being so active in TCHH and I wish you a wonderful day!
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ My favorite verse PC on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cozy well inviting postcard! Like you said, it does look so inviting on a cold winter day! I enjoyed reading one of your favorite verses.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for your nice comments, rating quickly and heart! Enjoy the rest of your winter!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Mail on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so very much! Loved your envy and all the goodies! Have a blessed day❤️
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating promptly and heart. :)
Comment: WOW - you know those swaps that just blow you away with how generous and lovely your partner has been. For me this is one of those swaps. You not only found Pu'er tea but sent me a flavor I've never tried before. But it was the thought you put into the swap, the lovely message, the birthday card and well wishes that touched my heart today. I'm so glad your parcel arrived today, even though it took 34 days to get to me (perhaps your friend's postcard design was from a real life Australia postman, lol) But today I needed your loveliness and kind words, tomorrow I get some test results and today has been a little nervous and stressful. Will I pass? Right now I don't know but this Pu'er tea is delicious :D Thank you - from the bottom of my heart
Response: I was beginning to wonder if my swap was ever going to reach you, but it sounds like it arrived when you needed it the most! Thank you for all your kind words and ♥️! I'm praying your test results come back great. May you feel peace and contentment.
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Postcard Swap #29 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful winter scene postcard! I might just have to frame to set out for the Winter time. Thank you so very much!
Response: You're so welcome! When I saw that postcard I knew it was for you. 😊 Thanks for rating quickly and ♥️!
BlueberryLady rated for TCHH ~ An envie of WINTER on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: WOW..What an Amazing Envie you sent with all those Clear Envies stuffed with each Letter of Winter.. Love it all. Thank you.. Love the Way you sent it in the wrapping paper! ! !
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like everything. Thanks for rating so promptly and for the ♥️!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envie filled with yummy tea and wonderful extras :) Have a great Christmas time and a happy 2018!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so happy it reached you in time for Christmas. 😊 Thank you for your kind words, ♥️ and 🌟! Have a Happy New Year!
MCGalaxy rated for TCHH: Pink Gift on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the gift. I can't wait until Christmas to open it. I've never heard of Elizabeth Johns. I'm going to have to check her out. And thank you for the extra goodies too.
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you like it and thanks for the heart. :)
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #5 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! I'm so excited to get to open these beautiful gifts! They are wrapped so pretty. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy!
kathiann rated for TCHH ~ Seal & Send ~ Christmas on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: So many wonderful goodies! Thank you so much! Have a very merry Christmas!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for rating promptly and heart!
Comment: This is an awesome card! Thank you for joining my swap and sharing your talent with me. I hope you join more of my stamp postcard swaps in the future.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and heart! I am so happy you like the card and I would love to join your future postcard swaps! Thanks for hosting!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Advent Evies #4 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Oh thank you so much again for the lovely looking packages! I am excited for December to start to open these!
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad they made it to you so quickly and thanks for rating promptly and heart!
TwinMom rated for TCHH: A Book For Christmas #4 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I have put my book up until Christmas. I can't wait to open it. The bookmark is awesome! I really like it a Lot!!! Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: You're very welcome! I do hope you enjoy your book and it's "new" to you. Thanks for the ♥️!
Vickimac rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ Christmas on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Once again, I wish I could give 10 hearts. You are such a joy to receive from and I love how personal you make it. Sending you a letter back - it's been a while - I know, but I'll make sure I get it to you in a timely manner. Thanks friend !!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the kind words and wonderful rating! I look forward to hearing from you. 😊
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #3 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Oh I love the paper you wrapped them in and the envelope! Oh I am more than anxious to see the surprises! They are all so pretty that I may just admire them! I guess I can till December! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for rating so promptly and for the heart! I do hope you like your presents. :)
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #2 on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Beautiful envelopes! Look forward to see what is in them! Thank you so very much!
Response: You're very welcome! I was so happy I was able to send to you! Thanks for rating promptly and for the heart!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 263 55 55
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255 275 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Kellpepper on Feb 4, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful Birthday wishes! Kelli

Butterfly1974 on Dec 8, 2017:

Just stopping by to tell you that I’m so glad we met on here. I have really enjoyed swapping with you, and getting to know you through our many lengthy messages. I believe God puts people in our paths for a reason. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you. You are a very sweet, caring, and thoughtful person. God bless you! Big hugs - Jill

MissTullie on Dec 1, 2017:

Jaclyn ....I received a special surprise from you today. Thanks so much for the beautiful note cards, postcards and sweet note. I am delighted to have met you on Swap-Bot. I feel blessed. Thank you!

LadyJo on Nov 29, 2017:

I like your latest Lighthouse picture here on your profile page! Have a great day!

Butterfly1974 on Nov 23, 2017:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Wishing you and yours a very fun and relaxing day! Gobble gobble gobble

Artistic on Oct 26, 2017:

The Book is awesome. I have several of his titles, but not this one. Didn't even know about it! Thank you. (Rainy Day package swap).

Artistic on Oct 9, 2017:

I am SO enjoying my Rainy Day surprises! I have two left now. :)

lagemaz on Aug 14, 2017:

Working on you swap. Something from the heart. Will send a little of me. Hope to send something to remind you how special you are!

LittleDonnaGirl on Jul 11, 2017:

I finally had a few minutes to give you a proper rating. :) A million hearts for you! Would you want to do a private Christmas swap (when the holiday is closer)? I would love that!

LittleDonnaGirl on May 30, 2017:

What a thoughtful surprise! Thank you for the lighthouse postcard and taking the time to share a bit about your adventure on Mackinac Island! I've only been to one lighthouse and it is the reason I love them! I had to walk several miles (can't remember exactly - no more than 10 but it felt like 100). It was difficult, then having to walk all the way back before high tide took away the path. It was quite an accomplishment to me and a thrill to see that I was able to do it. It symbolizes for me going through the tough times, but being able to make it through and be that beacon of hope to the next person who may be traveling a difficult road. Thanks again for your thoughtful postcard!

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