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Caddi

Caddi
Date Joined: May 11, 2013
Last Online: February 26, 2017

Country: Germany
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About Me

Hi everybody!

I'm Caddi, 26 years old and from Germany. I'm studying environmental law and live smack in the middle of Berlin, the capital of Germany, together with my partner and our son (born in 2014).

I love mail (and mail-art), books, sewing, traveling, project life and boardgames.

I started snailmailing when I was in elementary school, my first penpal was my cousin and I wrote letters ever since. I got back into the penpalling world (meaning writing to people I don't know in person as well) in 2011 and love receiving mail from far away. Most of my penpals are around my own age. If you'd like us to write regularly, let me know!

Reading has also been among my favourite pasttimes since elementary school. I can't imagine a life without books and could go through fat books in a day if it weren't for my son, university, housework - you know, the daily obligations :).

I only started sewing recently, but I love it already :) I got my sewing machine a few years ago and it's also great for crafts :)

I love traveling! I would love to see and get to know at least one new country every year - I'm three countries behind currently :( So I need to hit the road!

I also really like to play boardgames, currently I'm playing lot's of Dominion. Awesome game!

I started Project Life when my son was born and I'm already a Core Kit Hoarder... I think I have 8 or 9 core kits by now, so if you're interested in a swap, let me know! I'd love to get some travel related cards so I can finally scrapbook our travels of the past years!

I'd love to get (back) into swapping Friendship Books, if you're interested in a private swap please let me know! I'd also be happy if you'd add one to the regular swap you're sending my way :)

I speak German, English, Spanish and understand most of French, so feel free to use any of these languages :)

Likes

  • Colours - I would say anything that has a colour is great and I really enjoy blue and green.

  • Stamps - I really like stamps with wild animals (also fish and frogs!), lighthouses, landscapes or anything ocean related - turtles, palmtrees, shells - on them, or with a historic meaning. I'm very much a fan of single-coloured stamps (like the older stamps with a portrait of someone). Please always use real stamps on your envelopes - I prefer the lick and stick ones. It would be great if you could try not to cover them up with tape!

  • Project life cards (I currently own the following core kits: Jade, Kraft, Rain, Baby Edition for him, Midnight, Amber, Kiwi, Honey, Seafoam)

  • Stationery - letter sets, letter pads, envelopes (purchased or handmade), masking tape, note cards, post its, stickers, ephemera, scrapbooking style ephemera - anything really!

  • Airmail related stuff - labels, envelopes, rubber stamps etc... I would be very grateful if you could send me a few airmail labels of your country with the swap, they're usually free in the post-offices :)

  • Postcards - colourful touristy postcards (preferably with a single view) are my favourites :) Please stick to postcards from the country you're sending from. Some ideas: I really like lighthouses, pictures of local food or costumes, landscapes, wild animals and natural phenomenas. I'm not fond of cityviews.

If you send me a postcard, please write a few sentences! Tell me about the picture of the postcard, about your day, about the last book you read, something you witnessed that day - anything! Just please write something on the card :)

  • Maps (I love them!!) and sheet music (so pretty!)

  • Washi Tape - I mean - who doesn't?

  • Magnets - touristy or funny ones - we have loads of postcards and magnets on our fridge :)

Dislikes

I'm very easy to please and think that anything personal sent through the mail is wonderful, but of course there are things I don't get too excited over.

Among these there would be religious things - although if it's an explanation of something from your religion it might be highly interesting! So I'd say if you don't try to convince me to join your religious group it's fine :) Postcards of churches, mosques, cultural traditions etc are fine of course.

I'm not a fan of creepy stuff.

I rarely wear jewelry or makeup so I'd prefer not to get any - send it to someone who's happy about it :)

I'm not a fan of cigarette smoke / smell. No allergies!

Swaps:

If you haven't gotten my items in a reasonable amount of time, please contact me so we can figure something out! I usually take photos of the envelopes/boxes and contents before I mail them to have proof that I actually completed them.

I mark my swaps as "sent" as soon as they are in the mailbox. However, if that is on a weekend then it might get Monday's stamp, because not all mailboxes are emptied on weekends. The mailbox at my university always gets emptied at 8 a.m., so everything sent out later than that will start its travel the next day. :) Other mailboxes will only get emptied late at night. What I mean to say is that since I usually don't hand in the mail to the post office, I can't really control the day they stamp it. I hope you understand! It's also good to remember that the swap-bot-time is keyed to the USA-time zones.

If you realize you can't meet the swap deadline, let me know before the deadline is over please. I understand life can sometimes delay you from sending for a few days, but you have to let me know, otherwise I will rate a 3.

Have fun swapping!

Ratings

Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 3 on Feb 26, 2017
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Comment: Another week, another letter;) I enjoy it. Did you made the card? Sometimes it feels like Spring here too. Thank you!
Karen07 rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox - February on Feb 25, 2017
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Comment: Thanks! Great card!
phenley rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox - February on Feb 24, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you!
goinjenny rated for TPW: Fill My Mailbox - February on Feb 24, 2017
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Comment: Pretty card, thank you
reader44ever rated for WIYM: exciting news! on Feb 20, 2017
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Comment: Congratulations, Caddi! That is very exciting news, indeed! I myself am Auntie to twin girls, now four. When my sis-in-law was pregnant, she spent most (if not all) of her third trimester in the hospital. So I understand completely! And congratulations, too, on passing an exam that you thought you did poorly on! That's great! :-) My own exciting news was small in comparison. I was just so happy to have read for the full 24 hours in January's 24in48 Readathon! The first one of those I did, I only read for about 19 hours, so I was proud of myself for managing my social time (-ahem- distractions) well enough to read for the full 24 hours. (I was also VERY happy about a change in relationship status for one of the characters in a book series I am reading.) :-) Thank you for sharing!
shinyserra rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the pc from Turkey! I've never been but would love to!
Amcdole rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard
Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 15, 2017
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Comment: The new tradition with your boyfriend sounds romantic:) Thank you for the letter.
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Comment: Hi Catalina, The bunny stamp on your envelope is my favorite. Thank you for reading my profile and sending beautiful stamps for my collection.
luluvision rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for searching high and low for a bridge postcard! I've never been to Shanghai but hear the food is amazing! :-)
silvermoonsnake rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Feb 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the notecard. I wrote to you just before i got your mail
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I got your mail yesterday as well :) Thanks a lot!
neecie rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: hi Caddy! so exciting to get your postcard today with a little peek into Germany! so glad you're part of the swap-bot community & sponsored this fun exchange of letters =)
Response: Aw thank you! You're very kind :) Thanks for the rating!
Jafferty rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 11, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice letter! Love the stamp too!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart :)
shinyserra rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the fantastic mermaid under the sea Waldo postcard!!
Response: You're very welcome! I was so happy to still have that one in my stash for you :)
Amcdole rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful note cards, with message
Response: Thanks for the kind rating and the heart :)
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Comment: thank you very much
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating and the heart!
Lucine rated for A Month of Letters Week 1 on Feb 9, 2017
5
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Comment: You'll know when you're ready to be creative:) Thank you for the postcard.
Response: Thank you :) All the best for you and yours!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards, I'll send them on in the next round :)
Response: Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Thank you for the great card and note. It has been very nice around here today it was 60deg F (15.55C) which is really nice for February.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! 15 ° C sounds awfully nice! Enjoy your week!
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Comment: Hi Catalina! The pcs have made it safely to me and will be traveling on soon! When these swaps first started I had gotten a few of my pcs back over the months but it has been a very long time since that has happened - you might want to start a new one for yourself if it has been several months since yours started its journey! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Can you believe I send on a card from a round in the 20s this past round? I took your advice though and started a new one :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 220 22 23
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Comments

lou on Dec 7, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

HelenG6 on Jul 5, 2016:

Thank you for angelling "One Person Per Country Touristy PC #7," where my partner to send me has been suspended. Your stamps are great and enjoy the church card.

RyeRye on Jun 29, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station~

livvy on Mar 10, 2015:

Hello Caddi! I received the most beautiful envelope in the mail today - I was so surprised and happy to realise it was from you! It genuinely makes me so happy to know you appreciated my swap so much - I am thrilled with the little gifts you sent me (also the leaflet too!) and that you took the trouble to send this to me. It really made my day! BIG thank you, You're wonderful! Livvy xx

schaefchen on Jan 14, 2015:

Vielen Dank für die schöne RAK-Karte, ich habe mich sehr gefreut!

HelloCindi on Nov 26, 2014:

Hi Caddi! Greetings from sunny Hawaii! I'm so happy to hear that you received the envelope I sent you for the "Adventures to the Traveling PC" Swap! How's the weather in Germany? Is it getting cold now that winter is nearing? Hopefully one day you'll be able to visit Hawaii! I work at a resort and we get a lot of visitors from Germany- they are always so sweet and friendly!!! Anyways, I hope you have a lovely week! ♥Cindi

Candyn29 on Oct 22, 2014:

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doublesided on Apr 19, 2014:

Can't believe the postcard took all that time to arrive!!! Thanks for the update!

hellblazer on Nov 8, 2013:

Welcome to the Student Society!
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nightrainboww on Oct 23, 2013:

Yes, hopefully it won't get lost. Thanks for re-sending! :) Sorry it always takes a bit time to reply to my profile comments as I've turned the notifications off for those. Have a great week!

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