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calmond

calmond
Date Joined: September 26, 2007
Last Online: May 24, 2017
Birthday: October 20
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello Swap-bot members! I haven't participated in Swap-bot for several years but I have some passion these days to do it again--it's fun and makes my mailbox interesting! I am a mother and wife living in small town Texas in the United States! I am passionate about learning about others and the world around me so I have a wide range of interests! Below are random things that I love:

❤️ coffee and tea

❤️ philosophy

❤️ good conversation

❤️ cultural anthropology

❤️ sociology

❤️ anything travel related--globes, maps, travel blogs and articles, National Geographic magazines, etc.

❤️ hiking and nature

❤️ international foods and anything food related

❤️ postcards

❤️ paper ephemera

❤️ postage stamps

❤️ stickers

❤️ notecards

❤️ office supplies

❤️ vintage and antiques

❤️ anything kawaii (Sanrio, San-X, Mind Wave, Q-Lia, etc.)

❤️ fantasy creatures (fairies, elves, trolls, etc.)

❤️ mailboxes

❤️ cats

❤️ Victorian era

❤️ Renaissance era

❤️ books and reading

❤️ owls

❤️ Moomins

❤️ Pippi Longstocking

❤️ Royals from around the world

❤️ nice pens and pencils

❤️ organic and eco-friendly products

❤️ foreign languages

Favorite Books

To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, Anna Karenina, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Hobbit. 📖

Favorite Television

I am not a very huge television person so this covers about 100% of what I watch but I'm totally up to date on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals and currently making my way through the second season of Reign. I have a guilty pleasure of sometimes watching music competition shows such as The Voice, American Idol and America's Got Talent. I also sometimes watch the international versions of these types of shows from other countries on YouTube. 📺

Favorite Movies

Movies that I REALLY like: The Sound of Music, Grease, Bridges of Madison County, A Beautiful Mind, Forrest Gump, Twilight, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Crimson Peak. 📽 I actually don't typically love horror movies but Crimson Peak is just beautiful cinematography to me!

Additional Info

Most of my craftiness is based around the realm of paper though I've tried my hand at many different crafts over the years! I've really loved paper of all sorts since I was a little girl! I've been doing snail mail activities since I was about 11 which started with corresponding with pen pals. I love anything such as mail art, postcards, fun mail swaps and the like--that is about where my craftiness sits these days but perhaps soon I will be inspired to do some others! I'm just really a huge nerd for opening my mailbox and seeing something addressed just to me--that makes me happy! I enjoy mailing things to others and imagining that they must have the same feeling when it arrives to them! I believe in putting my heart into anything that I do! ❤️

Dislikes

This is so difficult for me as, honestly, I have a major passion for learning and living as full of a life as I possibly can so for me that equals there not being too many things that I truly and really dislike so let me "dig deep" and get a little creative and come up with a few! Here goes:

gory horror films

durian fruit

black licorice

Important

Important: PLEASE let me know if you have not received something from me after a reasonable period of time. Please keep in mind that mailings to certain countries can take 30 to 60 days! I would not have flaked on a swap and if you haven't received it then it was lost and I will GLADLY send it again! Please also note that I mark my items as sent after I have dropped them in the mailbox so if this occasionally happens to be after the mail has been picked up for the day or on a Sunday or a postal holiday then the postmark date should be the next postal business day. Thank you for reading!

Ratings

SayruhK rated for June Tea Swap on May 25, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I am really excited about all the different teas that you sent. :)
emilynhr rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute little kitten postcard! I'm currently fostering two bottle-fed baby kittens and it reminds me of them. :)
Response: Aww...that is so sweet--good on you for doing that! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! <3
MCGalaxy rated for May-eow - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on May 20, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! <3
marinda rated for Int'l Christmas Cards in Spring Swap on May 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome Marinda! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice christmascard
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a rating! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card!!!! I love Christmas so I was so excited for this swap! Yay! Merry springmas!
Response: You're welcome and Merry Springmas to you too! <3 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating!
HelenG6 rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox- May on May 18, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely Riverwalk card. Your printing is so nice and love the stamps used.
Response: Hi! I'm so glad you liked it! <3 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
evanselli rated for QUICK Christmas card #74 on May 16, 2017
5
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Comment: thanks so much for the swap and the little extras!
Response: You're welcome! I am glad it arrived safely! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
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Comment: Hi Christina! Thank you for the postcard! Despite the postcard being mediocre, I love the stamps you used! These ugly postcard swaps are fun :)
Response: Yes! It's a good way to get more "happy mail" and get rid of things you don't want or need! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
Jy80203 rated for Easy Postcard Swap US #11 on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: I haven't seen la la land yet. I need to see it.
Response: It's really interesting and has some hidden meanings in it. I enjoyed it but I think you definitely would need to like musicals! Thank you so very much for the rating with a heart! :)
eel rated for SC PC May 17 on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: Hej Christina, Cool card. Guess the Jackalope is kinda like our Sasquatch then. Hmm...Happy Trails to You..... eel
Response: Yes! The card information seems to think it is just extinct but I am pretty sure it is more of a myth based on what I have read! I'm still waiting to see one on one of my hikes though! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
Lexidh rated for QUICK Christmas card #74 on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the very cool cat yoga card =) Cats are weird ;P My youngest just dragged a pile of packing paper over to his drinking fountain so he could lay down on it while drinking.
Response: You're welcome! Yes--cats can be totally weird! They love lying on paper! Hah! Thank you so kindly for taking the time to leave me a rating with a heart! :)
buananoche rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 13, 2017
5
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Comment: that book looks really interesting! Thanks ^_^
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
eel rated for Happy May on May 12, 2017
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Comment: Hej Christina, LOVE the card! What a hoot! Hmm...Your handwriting / printing is much too neat to have unrecognizable stick people. 😜 ee
Response: Linda--it's totally true! I can write and print but I really cannot draw worth anything! I can draw stick people and a few other little things and that mostly sums it up but I suppose I could practice more instead of saying that I can't do it! Heh! I am so glad you love the card and thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
liveve308 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #9 on May 12, 2017
5
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Comment: I've been a little down lately since people are disappointing but your card just made me smile so much :D Thank you x 1000 and as a bonus, your handwriting is amazing<3
Response: Aww...that really makes my day! I'm so glad it made you smile--we all need that sometimes! Thank you for the kind compliment! <3 Thank you as well for taking the time to leave me a rating with a heart!
Soaksupthesun rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 10, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Christina, Thanks for the PC.
Response: No problem and I am glad you received it! Thanks for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card - I didn't think it was ugly! And your friendly message much appreciated.
Response: I think the same of every card I've gotten on these swaps too! I never really find one "ugly" or "unwanted!" I like them all! I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
slckad rated for SC PC May 17 on May 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great zebra postcard!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it and it arrived safely! Thank you for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
Eclectonote rated for Currently reading PC swap #1 on May 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Great sun and moon postcard - so colorful, it really brightened my mailbox. Children of the Arbat sounds intriguing. I do have an interest in 1930's Stalinist Russia, so I'll hang on to your postcard for future reference. Thanks!
Response: I think that people are curious about that topic as we just didn't know that much about it for so many years! It's a great book--a committed read but very good! I'm glad you liked the postcard! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)
Lonestarchild rated for SC PC May 17 on May 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Great cupcake! Thank you! Enjoy your travels -- nothing like a grand adventure!
Response: For sure! Glad it made it to you safely! Thanks so much taking the time to leave a rating with a heart! :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Denisa98 on Apr 18, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely postcard you sent me for the "Postcard Roulette Inter. #3". I'm glad to know you are a cat lover like me :)

sleepingrover2010 on Apr 14, 2017:

Thank you for the neat postcard you sent for this swap, Lots of Postcards." I enjoyed reading your note and am jealous of where you are going this summer for your trip. I like postcards sent in envelopes when they are blank. If you write on them you can just send them naked. Your handwriting is absolutely beautiful. It is great that you have been to NM and you have visited some great spots. Thanks again for the postcard.

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