Swap-bot Time: February 3, 2023 11:55 am


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

Country: United States
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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.


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


Dasha rated for Put woodland on! on Jan 2, 2023
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
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
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
Comment: Thank You! Beautiful goodies for my art journal.
DRMOM rated for VES: Send Something ... on Oct 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the amazing goodies. Happy swapping.
HadesMonster rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #15 on Oct 21, 2022
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
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
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.
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap. Can't wait to open it. πŸŽƒ
Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral goodies. Was excited seeing the postage stamps!
Jbee rated for Put blue on! on Sep 25, 2022
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
Comment: Boo thank you very much for the nice decorated envelope, l love skulls 😍 happy halloween πŸ‘»
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
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
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
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card and goodies!
Mistyinltown rated for Super Halloween Card Swap! on Sep 12, 2022
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
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!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral swap!
JDiFani rated for Set of 5 Supplies Swap on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the swap, such fun things! I really loved the way you decorated the envelope, super cute!!!

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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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