Date Joined: April 21, 2010
Last Online: December 8, 2017
Birthday: January 21, 1972
Country: United States
Postcards for Swap
I'm a 45-year-old lesbian animal and snail mail lover living in Hilo, Hawai`i. I have been penpalling/swapping fb's for aover 30 years. I love long, chatty letters, swapping postcards & friendship books and collecting shot glasses. I'm also a HUGE animal lover and currently have 3 cats at home - Hilahila, Koa and Kui (aka "Princess"). I love fall and winter and anything pumpkin!
I will rate as soon as I receive a swap. I'd appreciate if others do the same for me. I want the ratings, but more importantly, I want to make sure my swap has been received and didn't get lost in the mail. It's important to me that the other person gets what they should (in 30+ years, I've never had anyone say they were disappointed in a swap I sent or didn't receive it) so I want to know sooner rather than later if I need to resend.
Also, PLEASE be sure to write your username AND swap name.
I ♥ the holidays, especially Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I especially love the decorations (especially lights) and sending/receiving cards (I display all on my wall). I especially love snowy scenes (for postcards and Christmas cards).
I like lots, but '80's heavy metal and contemporary Hawaiian are my favorites. However, I really do not like country at all.
horror and Christmas movies (great combination, huh?)
Y&R, B&B, Law & Order SVU, the Chicago series (Fire, Med, PD), house hunting shows, The L Word
I love snail mail pen palling, swapping fb's, swapping postcards (I prefer them in an envelope if there's a choice) and other small souvenirs (I collect shot glasses), watching movies, shopping, watching TV, meals out, holiday decorating, Starbucks, etc.
I collect shot glasses, postcards, coins (US state quarters, euros and anything else interesting), shark items, Care Bears, My Melody items
I LOVE shot glasses and currently have 177 in my collection but I'd love more! I desperately need a Connecticut shot glass to finally complete my state shot glass collection!
I like regular-sized ones with a picture and name of a country, state, or city on it. I'm mainly looking for foreign (non-USA) ones, unless it's CT or of a city/zoo/aquarium. I also like some others, such as ones with sharks on them, lesbian ones, theme parks (esp. DISNEY!!), zoos/aquariums, and unique ones (I have a sake-shaped one and also a beer stein shaped one).
I desperately need lots of the 2009 and 2010 ones! They're nearly impossible to find here!
I love swapping fb's and excess is always welcome! I especially love established fb's. I only swap regular and N&N fb's and fs's. I love HQ and decos but since I have no creativity whatsoever, I do not swap them (although you are welcome to send them, I know some who would be happy if I passed them on to them). However, no things like LB's, slams, lyrix, etc. I don't care for them, nor do I have regular swappers who I could pass them on to and I do not want to hold on to anything for months at a time, waiting for someone I could pass them on to!
Most of my pen pals no longer seem to swap them, so love to find regular fb swappers!
I like making fb's, too, but as I mentioned, I am so NOT creative. I try my best, though! I won't join HQ swaps because of it, but I think mine can be considered N&N (I hope!).
I collect postcards and love anything scenic (nature, famous buildings, etc.) that is real-photo store-bought ones (or if you have your real photo scenic ones professionally printed, that is fine, too). I especially love snowy scenes, city/town/village views, lighthouses, and covered bridges. I also enjoy ones of maps, sharks, holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas especially) during the holidays, and the artists Wyland and Thomas Kinkade.
NO cartoon or painting ones (with the exception of Wyland and Thomas Kinkade), plants/flowers/animals/people as the main focus (with the exception of sharks) or homemade. I don't keep these. I do swaps anywhere from 1 to however many you can fit in an envelope! The link above is my available postcards for swap.
I am not a fan of the Greetings From... or Keep Calm ones so if possible, save those for someone who loves them
If possible and swap doesn't call for it otherwise, please send in an envelope so it doesn't get damaged!
Unless the swap calls for it, please do not send blank and write a decent message, I enjoy reading a nice message, not just a simple hello or so!
I'm ONLY interested in female snail mail pen pals who write long, chatty letters or postcard pals (that doesn't mean exchanging postcards only, you write your 'letter' on a postcard and write back and forth that way)! It's even better if you swap fb's and/or postcards as well. Although we don't have to have lots in common, you must at least be LGBT-friendly, like animals animals enough to hear me talk about them sometimes (my letters are not filled about only them) and can tolerate listening to me talk about the holidays.
If you write to me, you'll have to have a fully filled out profile and have to tell me something about yourself, or I won't respond. If I responded to everyone who said something like, "wanna be pen pals?" and didn't tell me anything about them, I'd probably have over 1,000 pen pals! I'm only interested in long-term, long letter pals or postcard pals who are interested in becoming good friends.
I'd be happy to do one-time private swaps with anyone who has good ratings. Please only contact me if you think we'll have things we can offer each other in a swap. I've been contacted in the past from people wanting something from where I live, but what they offer is nothing I like or collect! So please see above to see if you can actually offer me anything (of equal value to what you want) that I'll want before contacting me. And if it's postcards, send me a link to what you have available!