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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: March 31, 2020
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

CookieMomster78 rated for EASTER Postcard Swap on Mar 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing this vintage reprint PC! I like all the bunnies and Easter stickers that you decorated the backside with as well. Please be healthy and stay safe out there in the Palm Coast, neighbor!
dinah rated for Let’s document History pc on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, Karen! Sounds like you have an interesting job - hope you continue to stay safe and healthy!
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Comment: You live quite close to me. I'm glad to hear that you are in good shape with food and supplies. I hope this all blows over soon.
sherylk3 rated for WIYM: Flower postcard on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC, and for sending in an envelope :)
Akanksha23 rated for Postcards: Outer Space - USA Only on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: I was so surprised to find the postcard in my mailbox today and it was postmarked Feb 11!! It travelled for more than a month.. loved the postcard.. thank you!!
Response: Seems that it took a tour of the cosmos first. Glad you finally got it!
montigneyrules rated for BLC: Woman Inspired! on Mar 21, 2020
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Comment: Way to keep it themed.
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Comment: Beautiful letter paper, and thank you for the postcard. You're right in thinking comic strips and even issues of comics weren't called graphic novels yet in 1906. "Graphic novel" was a term originally invented in the 1960s for a collection of multiple issues of comics bound together, but in the 1980s it also became a genre in itself with the publication of long form comic stories that were never released as issues such as Maus and Watchmen.
suepier rated for DWP: Touristy Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Flagler Beach.
MarieS rated for DWP: Touristy Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 17, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot!
somecallmered rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Mar 13, 2020
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USAFwife rated for R&W Thoughts on gifting books on Mar 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. :) (and I loved your stationery too!) It sounds like you get lots of good books as gifts. :) I actually prefer used books, and I've had people say "oh, I can't give a USED book as a gift!" Uh, why? :) haha
zanynat rated for R&W Book Riot 2020 challenge part 1 on Mar 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the postcards!! I also read "Maus" many years ago, but as you said, I think it's time for a re-read. Thanks again! :D
Eulegirl rated for 2020 Snail Mail Reading Challenge! on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: I have seen the movie version of The Time Traveler's Wife, but I haven't read the book yet. I might have to do so.
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Comment: Thanks for your review and the bookmark!
ayahsantos rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
HelenG6 rated for DWP: Get to Know Me ♥️ on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: I love your card. I got some of those when I was in FL earlier. The stamps are precious, too!
Backpacker16 rated for Postcard Swap on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I like your postcard very much! :)
Inkeltje rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great old card! I love it!
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soyprincesa2 rated for Postcard Swap on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Got it. Thanks!

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lambchoppy on Feb 29, 2020:

New swap up if you're interested!

Sticker PC Swap #17 - USA ONLY

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

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.

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