I recently moved from Texas to Iowa. If you need my new address, please send me a message!
Hello! My name is Heidi and I recently moved to Iowa, land of corn! I'm enjoying the midwest so far, except for the humidity! I graduated from college in December of 2021 and work full-time as a researcher for insurance companies. I have a little hamster named Frank, and a bunny named Dumbledore (or Dumby for short!)
I live a zero waste / eco minimalist lifestyle. If possible, please reuse some scrap paper for letters or to be upcycled into an envelope- thank you!
I LOVE the color pink💖 (it's my favorite color), hot air balloons 🎈, rainbows🌈, and strawberries🍓! If you send me anything with those on it I will love it!
If you're sending a postcard, I tend to like these themes. If you could send a touristy postcard from the place that you live, those are my absolute favorites! I also love....
⛪️Chapels / churches / monasteries (photos, paintings, drawings, all types)
🎈Hot air balloons
💌Postcrossing (meetups, Postcrossing themed, etc.)
🌈Rainbows or rainbow colored things
✨Special postcards (cork, wood, lenticular, shaped, seed packet, things like that)
(If you want to send me a previously used postcard, feel free to put a piece of paper over the back and reuse it!)
For postage stamps, here are some themes I like: (used/mint, on/off paper, any country) Feel free to send me your damaged stamps, I use them for craft projects :)
🍏Fruits / vegetables / food
✨Special stamps (lenticular, clear, shiny, gold foiling, etc.)
*I love tea! I try to drink a cup every day and I've loved "tasting the world" through the teas that other lovely swappers have sent to me. Some of my favorites have been:
* Fruit-flavored (blueberry, orange, strawberry, etc.)
* Floral (lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, rose, jasmine)
* David's tea, for some reason I struggle to find it
I have no tea dislikes besides licorice
A: Adult coloring pages (I like the simple ones as I can finish them in one sitting), animals, art museums
B: Baking, Bunnies, books, Bible verses, balloons, bees, butterflies, birds, bird houses, bright colors, board games, Boggle
C: Cross stitching, cycling, cardinal birds, clouds, Criminal Minds
D: Decorated envelopes, dot-to-dot, Christian devotionals, doodles, Dali, deltiology (postcard collecting), Disneyland rides
F: Flowers, fauna, friendship bracelets, fruits, friendship books, friendship sheets, Frozen
G: Games, girl in red, glue sticks, glassine envelopes, gardening, Gustav Klimt
H: Hamsters, Harry Potter, hiking, handmade things, hearts, hot cocoa, hummingbirds, hot air balloons, Hokusai, hazelnut, Hogwarts
I: Ice cream, ivy
J: Jellyfish, Jesus, jigsaw puzzles, journaling
K: Kaleidoscope patterns, kittens, koi fish
L: Luna Lovegood, letters, lilacs, lavender, landscapes, ladybugs, lenticular things
M: Maps, Minecraft, mushrooms (red+white), magazine cutouts
N: Needlework, nature walks, national parks, natural history museums
O: Operation Christmas Child, orchestra, origami, outer space, outdoor running, oranges
P: PINK!!, plantable paper / postcards, penpals, plants, pomeranians, paper (scrapbooking, etc), pop-up cards, Peter Pan, painting, playing piano, pressed flora, peaches, Postcrossing, Post Malone, postcards, philately (stamp collecting), Paw Patrol
Q: Quidditch, quotes
R: Ravenclaw, running, rainbows, reading, rings, rock painting
S: Strawberries, stickers (preferably flat ones), stationery, stamps, Stardew Valley, sunshine, smiley faces, scripture, Spongebob Squarepants, sustainable living, squirrels, snails, Scattergories
T: Thrifting, The 1975 (band), tap dancing, tea (fruity is my fav), tie dye
U: Upcycling, ukulele
V: Violin, vintage botanical art
W: Working out, Winnie the Pooh, whales, watercolor, wax seals, word games
Y: Yoga, YouTube
Z: Zentangle, zero waste
I always send my swaps out either by the due date or right after partners are assigned! If you live in the US, please let me know if you haven't received my swap 2 weeks after the deadline. If you are international, feel free to send me a message if it's been a while and you haven't received anything. I know with the pandemic there's a lot going on with the postal service in everyone's countries! :)
Feel free to send me a message if you're a newbie and would like to do a private swap with me, I know it can be hard to get ratings under your belt when you first join.
Just a few special things I've been looking for!
Anything witchy (besides Harry Potter) / pagan / wiccan, as I am a Christian and just not into those things. I am okay with confetti as long as it isn't teeny tiny, but please do not send me loose glitter as my pets could get into it.
Other than that, I'm not picky at all! Send me whatever makes you smile, it'll probably make me smile, too!
Letter updates for pen pals!
🇧🇪Andy V: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇺🇸Autumn L: Sent 15 Apr 21
🇧🇪Bea DK: Sent 17 Aug 22
🇺🇸Brooke M: Sent 17 Aug 22
🇺🇸Jennifer dC: Sent 27 Jun 22
🇮🇹Laura M: Sent 21 May 22
🇺🇸Stephy M: Sent 27 Jun 22
🇳🇱Valery C: Sent 19 Jul 22
🇺🇸Victoria S: Received 10 Jan 22
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