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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: January 15, 2019
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. They know me at the Post Office. :)

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do!

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or political.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Anything that you like and want to share

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.

Ratings

ScrappyCEW rated for 🌎 SAND & EARTH Swap #2! on Jan 9, 2019
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Comment: Karen - the clam shell made it intact! Thank you for the coquina sand! I really love it, and have a perfect jar for it. And the map - what a great idea! I wish I would have included a map with the sample I sent out. So again - thank you! Awesome sample and interesting background info!
angdiane rated for Christmas PC Swap on Jan 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the adorable card, Karen!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 66!!! on Jan 5, 2019
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Comment: Ty! ☺️ Sorry for the late rating!
Mark63 rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP - DECEMBER on Jan 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the "Digestive System" PC. I tried to digest it, but I couldn't swallow all that foreign stuff. :-)
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Comment: Thank you for another wonderful Alice :) :) Have a really wonderful new year in 2019!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the Science Fiction cover. I don't read much modern SciFi but in my teens read loads of it; scaring myself silly in the process! Best wishes for 2019
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Comment: Hi Karen! #2 arrived some time ago. I was waiting around for #1 to show up. It will arrive eventually! Thanks for the Dahl card (from Dirty Beasts). I haven't read that one either, but I love those cards! Oops! It was mixed in with some older mail. Thanks for the Wimpy Kid postcard! This is one of my son's favorite series. He's read every one and waits patiently for the next one to drop.
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Comment: Thanks a bunch! ❄❄❄
marliese rated for Ephemera from Your Geographic Area on Dec 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter explaining all the items!
MCGalaxy rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #16 on Dec 26, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating but this postcard was hiding in a bag of stocking stuffers. Thank you for sending it though. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of flowers on a cactus before
MelbourneGirl rated for Bit of history PC #3 on Dec 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for this bit of history - we love it!
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Comment: Pretty Card and cute stickers ~ Thank You! HaPpy NeW YeaR!
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Comment: Thanks
muchen24 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 23, 2018
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Villagegreen rated for Bit of history PC #3 on Dec 23, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating this. The postman was having a bad day and delivered it to my neighbour's house. They​ only got back from their pre Christmas holiday today and have just brought it round. Flagler Beach Pier looks like it might be good to fish off (when the tides in).
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Comment: Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
tammielynn1969 rated for A Week of Christmas Cards on Dec 19, 2018
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Johkup rated for Christmas card Advent calendar #6 on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks, Merry Christmas!
Pmayfield rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 16, 2018
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Comments

ButterflyLover on Oct 14, 2018:

Oh I am so glad you were far enough away. I am thankful my in-laws moved away from there after Irma. I don't know if my husband could handle anything happening to them.

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

knitterofhats on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for signing up for my St. Nicholas Day Swap

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:


Happy slightly belated Birthday!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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