Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 11:37 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2015
Last Online: November 24, 2017
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States

About Me

Hello, My name is Jaclyn, I'm 28, a Christian (I truly follow Jesus and don't just do whatever I want) 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.

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 (only 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:




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 I always base it off the swap requirements, not extras, even though those are great too. :)


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!
Fabriqueen rated for TCHH: Advent Envies #1 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I found a basket to keep them in until the 1st. Hugs, Diane
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating so promptly and for the heart!
Butterfly1974 rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Tea on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: I am so glad that I got you as my partner for this swap. The envelope you made is by far the most beautiful envelope I have ever received. I didn't even want to open it. I would have been content if it was empty. But of course it wasn't, and inside were so many beautiful pieces of ephemera. Thank you so much for the time you put into making this such a beautiful and fun swap! You are very creative girl. Wow!
Response: You're very welcome! I had so much fun putting it together for you! Thank you for all your kind words!
MsLee rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Cats on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Jacklyn, thank you so very much for my wonderful envelope. Everything that you'd send me from the stickers, eashi take, cutouts, PC, the beautiful cards, the bookmark & the scripture (Romans) it is just perfect. It reminds Me of the good in people. Thanks for being a great coordinator. Blessings to you & yours.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for your kind words, rating promptly and heart and star! Blessings to you too!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Happy Card Pocket ~ September on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: I love the fall theme of it! I never saw one done like this. I like it! You are such a fine example. I just thought a pocket was taping it on the sides! I am so glad you had me because that is really neat! Thanking you also for the wonderful goodies inside as well! Oh the stamps too!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad! Actually you don't have to make a pocket card like I do and taping the sides is all the work that is required besides adding a note and goodies. I just like to make mine more decorative. You're very welcome! Thanks for rating promptly, heart and star!
Artistic rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Lighthouse on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Lovely package of lighthouse items. My favorites are the bookmark, stickers and stationery.
Response: Thanks for joining in this fun swap, rating promptly and heart!
Artistic rated for TCHH: Rainy Day Basket on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Awesome package! The raindrops are a delight with the cloud stickers and rainbow paper. Very clever! I opened one today -- the mug. Gorgeous! I look forward to the coming days/weeks as I open the other packages.
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you liked the packaging and mug. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the gifts as well. Thanks for rating so promptly and heart!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Black & White on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope with a cute postcard with the bottle of milk and cat. That was my favorite piece because it looks a lot like our one cat. I love the rest of things too. Janae liked the washi tape of the piano :) Thank you!
Response: You're most welcome! I was so happy I was given your name, because I had a feeling you would like the cat postcard. :) Thanks for rating, heart and star!
24Donna rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Green on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a fun filled envelope! I so enjoy these seal and send❤️
Response: You're very welcome! I added some more seal & send swaps today so be sure and check them out. Thanks for being so active in TCHH and for the heart! ☺
MsLee rated for TCHH: Send me 3, Please! (8/17) on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for making this an awesome envelope of blessings and goodies. You are a great coordinator. Thank you for your generosity. Have a great weekend.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating and heart. ☺
24Donna rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Purple on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Love this package ❤️❤️ Sorry I didn't rate sooner, some mail got misplaced and lots going on! Do forgive me please?
Response: You're so welcome! No worries about the delay in rating, I'm just glad it made it to you safely. Thanks for the heart and star. You're always so fun to send to!
Butterfly1974 rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love ❤️ rainbows!! What a surprise and a treat to go through everything. Very generous of you :)
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you received it. :) Thanks for rating and heart!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: A Book for Christmas #4 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the extra book! I will be anxious to open my other book later this year!
Response: You're welcome! It's such a joy to swap with you. :) Thanks for the fast rating, heart and star!
Comment: Sorry I thought I had already rated, forgive me! Thank you very much! Beautiful ❤️
Response: No worries. I'm just glad to know you received it. 😊 I hope you also received the seal & send purple swap from me too. Thanks for rating, heart and star! Have a wonderful day!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful purple goodies and sweet note. I am always thrilled to have you as a partner.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for hosting and heart!
LadyJo rated for TCHH: Seal & Send ~ Pink on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you Jaclyn for the pretty in pink things. I enjoy the color pink too! Actually I like most colors. My daughter and I loved the envelope, too! Many hearts to you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating, heart and star!

Rating Overview

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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!

Artistic on May 19, 2017:

Hope you have lots of fun with your week of happy envies. You'll find an explainer about the address label in one of your packets. :)

Artistic on May 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday greetings!

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

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