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Postalstamplife

Postalstamplife
Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: January 19, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Looking for VINTAGE HALLOWEEN or VINTAGE CHRISTMAS themed paper goods. My name is Missy. I am a wedding photographer. I started penpalling in February, 2020, and have found it a great way to make new friends. It's also been a fresh new way to fuel my creative side.
I just turned 50 and live in Illinois with my husband and 2 children. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and it is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever been (imo) :)

Favorite bug - luna moth

Favorite animal - Orangutan, ducks, whales, jellyfish, and polled herefords

Favorite flower - Dahlia and Peony

Favorite color - blue, olive, peony, and mustard

I tend to gravitate towards a lot of different styles, but nature and everyday life either vintage or not, makes me happy. I really like anything watercolor, clean and modern, torn and vintage, quality stickers are cool, and I LOVE sending postage stamps. One of my favorite parts of sending a letter is choosing the stamp to put on it.

Walking out to the mailbox to find a pretty letter in it is the best. Anyone else bummed when it's a national holiday and there's no mail?

@postalstamplife and @misselitephoto on Insta.

Would like to hear your favorite thing about living where you live. Honest answer, not what you think I would like to hear. :)

Please note: My address is correct as is with the "W" in the postal code. A lot of people ask me about that. :)

I Love

  • Vintage (1980 or older) handwritten letters and envelopes

  • Vintage Ephemera of botanicals, bugs, animals, fish, and marine life.

  • beautiful, vintage stickers (2 inches and larger)

  • Modern, comtemporary art stickers, papers, and stamps.

  • Vintage or new UNUSED USA postage stamps

  • Pretty, vintage, or cool address labels

  • Homemade papers

  • Heartfelt letters and notes.

  • Unusual or rare items I like - Polled hereford cattle (they have the white face and red body)

About My Swaps

I am very punctual and I always try to send my swaps out early, before the deadline. If someone doesn't receive one of my swaps within 3 weeks after the deadline date, please let me know right away, before rating me for the swap. I will gladly send out a replacement. I used to say 2 weeks, but the mail has been sporadic lately.

Please be kind. Things happen in life. Reach out first if you feel something is not a 5 for any reason.

Currently Excited About....

-Old, handwritten letters and ephemera (1970s or older)

  • Mushrooms (vintage paper, stickers, notes)

  • Handmade paper or thick quality watercolor papers.

  • Pretty or Cute Address Labels (blank I can address to my penpals on the front of my envelopes)

  • Photo pro magazines (or black and white images torn from them)

  • Unused vintage USA stamps

  • Vintage circus themed items

  • Ducks, whales (save the whales)

  • 4x6, or larger, colorful envelopes. Particularly looking for black or blue.

  • Quality writing utensils (what's your favorite pen to write your letters?)

Tea Swaps

I LOVE all teas, but mostly drink herbal. Fresh, new tea bags only please. However, if you only have black or green teas, that's 100% fine. There are other tea drinkers in the house. My favorite right now is Rooibos or "red bush" tea. My least favorite right now is Chamomile. I don't drink old tea and will toss it.

Collections:

Currently collecting Pokemon cards for my son, so if you have any laying around.... even one is great.

Ratings

Dasha rated for Put woodland on! on Jan 2, 2023
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Comment: What a surprise to receive a woodland mail I thought was already lost as a firrst letter of 2023. ;) Thanks for all the goodies.
Katjavdh rated for Put on! Happy new year edition #1 on Dec 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! And a happy new year in advance ✨
Jbee rated for Put on Christmas special edition #3 on Nov 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely envelope! The little envies are closed :-) It was a lovely swap to make. thans for join and till a net one. love, Jill
fabricfriend rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank You! Beautiful goodies for my art journal.
DRMOM rated for VES: Send Something ... on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing goodies. Happy swapping.
HadesMonster rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies! I can't wait to try the tea. :)
Brokenwings87 rated for MMHWH - Halloween Swap #1 USA on Oct 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome goodies. I love the stickers and headless horseman stationery
pernie123 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the USSR uncancelled stamps plus paper items for crafts? I am not crafty.. I would like to know what the shiny gray fish and butterfly square are.I have no idea how they are adhered to anything. Please tell me.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap. Can't wait to open it. πŸŽƒ
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral goodies. Was excited seeing the postage stamps!
Jbee rated for Put blue on! on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: What a wonderful blue envelope, thank you so much. And l love the bookled with all the goodies. Thanks for join the swaps again ❀️ love, Jill
Jbee rated for πŸŽƒ Put HALLOWEEN on! πŸŽƒ on Sep 25, 2022
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Comment: Boo thank you very much for the nice decorated envelope, l love skulls 😍 happy halloween πŸ‘»
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable Halloween card and all of the extra goodies you included!
Response: Yay. So glad you enjoyed my swap. :)
Myself333 rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all the great goodies! I love the Levitation PC especially! Happy Halloween!
explore rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the pumpkin card and the freebies. I especially like the Halloween postcard.
Rabbitfreedom rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card and goodies!
Mistyinltown rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: This card is so cool! Thank you for the awesome extras! I also love the costumes at Halloween, I love seeing the original hand made costumes especially. Have a wonderful Fall!
Sylvia4647 rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 12, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the spooky Halloween card. It’s going to become a perfect addition to an upcoming holiday journal cover. Thank you, too, for the thoughtful tuck-ins. I look forward to meeting at the mailbox again!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral swap!
JDiFani rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap on Aug 31, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap, such fun things! I really loved the way you decorated the envelope, super cute!!!

Rating Overview

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5.0000 266 1 1
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Comments

parakeetmails on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! ;)

AlyssaLynnWrites on Feb 18, 2020:

(response to rating response) No - I didn't get to go!!! I was so bummed.. they went on a cruise and I couldn't afford to tag along at the time. I was bummed.. but I'll eventually catch one! :)

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

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