Hello! My name is Heidi and I live in the Lone Star state of Texas! 🤠I graduated on December 11 with a BA in communications and a minor in consumer experience management. I work full time as a lab technician with PCR tests for a living.
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!
I'm the founder of the International Stamp Collectors group, check it out and join in if you enjoy postage stamps
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)
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 :) Bold are my main interests!
🇬🇧British Christmas stamps
🍏Fruits / vegetables / food
💜Hearts / LOVE series
🎈Hot air balloons
✨Special stamps (lenticular, clear, shiny, gold foiling, etc.)
🇺🇸"Greetings from" 2002 USA series (mint; either the 34c or 37c denomination). I am still in need of: AR, CA, CT, GA, HI, IL, IA, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, WV, WI, WY
*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.)
* Novelty (gingerbread, lemon loaf, Canada maple syrup, etc.)
* Floral (lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, rose, jasmine)
* David's tea, for some reason I struggle to find it here in Texas!
I have no tea dislikes besides licorice
A: Animals, art museums, adult coloring pages (I like the simple ones more as they can be finished in one sitting)
B: Bunnies, books, Bible verses, balloons, bees, butterflies, birds, bird houses, bright colors, baking, 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, 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 pet rabbit 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! Don't hesitate to send me a message if you would like to start a pen pal friendship with me 😊
🇸🇪Adele K: Received 7 Dec 21
🇺🇸Amy P: Received 21 Dec 21
🇧🇷Ana Paula dSA: Sent 10 Apr 21
🇧🇪Andy V: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇺🇸Autumn L: Sent 15 Apr 21
🇺🇸Barbara B: Sent 7 Dec 21
🇧🇪Bea DK: Sent 8 Oct 21
🇺🇸Brooke M: Received 18 Nov 21
🇺🇸Carol S: Sent 28 Sep 21
🇨🇦Cassie P: Received 27 Dec 21
🇳🇱Heidi vR: Sent 17 Oct 21
🇱🇻Inga R: Received 17 Dec 21
🇺🇸Jennifer dC: Received 20 Oct 21
🇺🇸Jodie B: Received 21 Dec 21
🇮🇳Karthik A: Sent 5 Oct 21
🇮🇹Laura M: Sent 15 Oct 21
🇺🇸Lynn O: Received 27 Dec 21
🇺🇸Mary H: Sent 22 Nov 21
🇺🇸Michael H: Received 4 Dec 21
🇺🇸Stephy M: Sent 7 Dec 21
🇳🇱Valery C: Sent 1 Oct 21
🇺🇸Victoria S: Sent 25 Sep 21
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