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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: July 31, 2021
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. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

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 like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. 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 have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

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. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

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, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

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 far right political propaganda.

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 is perfect really

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. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard.
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Comment: Love the vintage Winnie The Pooh!
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Comment: Love them . Thank you
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Comment: Oh my goodness, Thank you so very much for the awesome Alice postcards. That was excellent Happy Happy πŸ’ŒπŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the great cards & multiples at that! Very generous! Ps love the postage stamps you used! β™₯️
USAFwife rated for G: My story on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your story! :) All the times we've swapped and I didn't know you liked ghosts. :)
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Comment: love Winnie the Pooh!
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Comment: Wow what a great card! I think I will keep it on display for a long time Thank you. Your mail really brightened up a very difficult time, I appreciate it! Merry Christmas in July!
tinybookwitch rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards and pressed plants! Everything did survive the trip to France :)
Risna rated for Christmas in July - #1 on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so so much for your envelope fulled with Christmas items! Can't wait to use them in November/December. Take care!
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Comment: Absolutely LOVED these cards! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Lilyhax rated for Postcards from your place on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: My grandparents were always in the kitchen. Wish I would have gotten their love for it. TYVM!
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Comment: Ty!
AlisonKingWriter rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #4 Int'l on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much!! Hope the rearranging went well! <3 Al
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Comment: what a lovely selection of cards, just tickled pink!!!
sebastian122 rated for Summer Solstice/Litha PC Swap on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Happy Solstice to you, too! Predawn is not a time that exists for me, so kuddos to you for even considering it! I hope the bonfire was awesome.
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Comment: Thanks for all the cards!
lyssathemermaid rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jun 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Karen!! I loved the little things you added that you gathered :-) compulsive gathering is all too relatable to me! Lol best of wishes! <3

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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. β€οΈπŸ“«

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!πŸ‘» happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

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

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

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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