Date Joined: April 29, 2015
Last Online: January 17, 2016
Birthday: December 19, 1996
Country: Russian Federation
UPDATE 05/07/2015: In several days, I am going to MOVE and my family will have a new address. Some pretty difficult family and personal issues have come up, including things with my parents and job difficulties, so please be extra patient with me during this hard time - I may take awhile responding to PM's.
Hello, everyone and greetings from the beautiful, faraway Russia! shakes your hand I am very pleased to meet you and I am very thankful to you for taking a look at my profile! I'm Natalia and I am from Russia. I am nearly 19 years old... I work in a small, family-owned and run business here in Russia and LOVE it! :D I live with my wonderful best friend, Kristina, whom I consider my sister, and my amazing mom, Tania. I am a kind, caring, nice, and compassionate person that just loves to write letters and get mail, whether it be letters, postcards, or even packages! I am really excited to join this site to get involved in some fun swaps (I am currently interested in exchanging postcards and other flat items) and maybe find new penpals.
I am going to share more about who I am in just a minute. Please pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfortable!
I love a lot of things and I'm a very active person by nature, but some of the things I enjoy the most are just being with family and friends, being outdoors, singing, playing my guitar, creating artwork, reading, writing in my journal, collecting postcards, writing letters, taking pictures of the beauty around that fascinates me, and traveling! :D
Art is an extremely important part of my life and I just consider it part of who I am. I believe life itself is art. So creating art is one of my favorite things to do, ever. I love to draw, paint just whatever comes to my mind or whatever I see around me. I especially enjoy painting with watercolors, oil, and drawing with pastels.
I love to collect a lot of different items, but here is what I enjoy collecting most of all:
Different vintage items
Washi / deco tapes and other things I can use to decorate my diary
Cute pencils and pens
Lip balms, lip glosses
Tea bags (those are gone easily since both me and my best friend are crazy about drinking tea, like many other people in Russia)
Hot chocolate and coffee sachets
I am a very devout and loving Christian, although I have some pretty.. unorthodox beliefs and do not belong to a church currently. My family is like that, also. I love God with all my heart and do all I can to love other people. I am in no way perfect, but I need my Savior to keep on living... And by the way, I NEVER judge anyone based on their religion, race or anything at all for that matter, and I believe every person is a precious creation of God and should be honored and respected.
I am pretty addicted to reality shows, especially those about fashion - like Project Runway, The Face or Russia's Next Top Model. I am also a huge Brazilian soap opera junkie:)
Here are some of my likes and other things I'd be interested in swapping:
Stickers!!!! I love them!
Washi tapes / deco tapes
Cute vintage items and ephemera
Things typical of your country/culture
Pens and pencils
Lip balms and lip glosses
Chocolate and candy
I will NEVER EVER cheat on anybody, so if you don't receive anything from me within about a month (please note mail from Russia can take awhile, plus Russian post really, really sucks!), please let me know. I will GLADLY re-send anything you're missing from me. Please do not cheat on me and know that God sees everything!
I am not really crazy about ATC's and other things like that anymore, as I am not very talented at crafts. I am also not looking for children's items (I don't have kids), stamps, clothes, jewelry, pet items, make up (except for lip balms/glosses), paper clips, ribbons (not crafty.. have no idea what to do with these), greeting cards.
I also dislike dark colors!
I truly cherish all things I receive, however I kindly ask you to NOT send anything inappropriate, showing nudity or cuss words.
Colors: aquamarine, pink, and lime green
Scent: vanilla, caramel, smell of the rain and new books, FLOWERS!
Flowers: peonies, roses, and lilies
My best friend Kristina adores the state Wisconsin... So if you have anything from there I'd love to swap with you for her!
Anything that represents your country, city, town, or any other place in the world
Food, especially local cuisines
Beautiful scenery and nature
Animals, and especially sea creatures like whales