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Caddi

Caddi
Date Joined: May 11, 2013
Last Online: April 23, 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

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Comment: Thank you so much for the great cat PC, this cat looks exactly like our very much loved Columbus who we had 17 wonderful years! Happy Spring to you xoxoxo
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Comment: Thank you!! I enjoyed reading the note about the plans you are making for the summer!
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Comment: Thank you for your card! I still feel sorry (for myself) that I never got to visit your Parliament building 2yrs ago when I visited Berlin. Your city has a million cool things to see! The zoo was lovely♡ I share your "passion" over that shade of green - I love it too! 😊 Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter you sent me ❤. I loved the stamps you sent me. They were all new to me. I wish you a beautiful day 🌷❤
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Comment: Thank you! I will pass these on during the next round.
Response: Thank you! As well as for the rating and the heart :)
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Comment: Hi Caddi.. Thank you for your letter! I'm the worst person to ask for tips on getting thibgs done! 🙈 sure it will all come together in the end for you!
Response: Haha well that's too bad. But at least I'm not alone with my problem :) All the best for you!
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Comment: Beautiful Wild Cherry Blossom Fairy Postcard. Thank-you for looking on my profile. Have a wonderful weekend.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! The street we live in is an alley of pear-trees, they look so beautiful this time of the year!
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Comment: Hi Catalina! Thank you for the awesome stamps, I use them on ATC's and in my journals. I loved your chatty letter...I will write you back soon!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything :) Stamps are great for papercrafting, aren't they? I'm always disappointed in the stamps from the USA though, while they have great designs they don't come off the paper without tearing apart (at least the newer ones in my experience). I'd love to hear back from you :)
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely note and the story/poem from Ribbeck - I have not heard of him before :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! The Ribbeck poem is quite well-known here, I'm happy I could tell you something new :)
popohaejo rated for 10 FBs March 2017 on Apr 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I'm taking a Bachelor's degree which is 4 years! I'm not sure what do to/where to go after my studies are completed but I hope I'll figure something out until then!
Response: Well, good luck in finishing your studies and finding your way after that!
jjcob rated for Friendship Books-Lots of Happy Mail on Apr 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the FBs-I shall get them passed along ASAP :)
Response: Thank you!
abbyaguas rated for A Month of Letters Week 2 on Apr 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi Caddi! This is Abby ;) Thank you so much for sending me a snowy landscape. I can't imagine living there! Hihi... I hope spring will come soon. By the way, how is your son doing? I hope he is doing well now.
Response: Hey Abby! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Spring is finally here, with more than 20°C! My son is doing well now, thanks for asking!
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Comment: Thanks for the happy mail! I love the scout stamp ❤ And it was so nice to read some German. I was able to read the whole thing without problems and without dictionary. That is cool, since I have not actively used my German in years. I still have some skills left. Viele Grüsse aus Finnland!
Response: Dankeschön! Wie toll, dass Du alles lesen konntest! Es freut mich, dass Dir die Briefmarke gefallen hat!
babsohio rated for Friendship Books-Lots of Happy Mail on Mar 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a bunch
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
uliaya rated for Coastal Landscape on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: Dear Caddi! Thank you so much for the fantastic card, I love it! Best wishes from Moscow, Yulia
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)
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Comment: Thanks 🙏🏼
dragonangel517 rated for 5 Starter Friendship Books #2 on Mar 13, 2017
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Comment: I love them, they are so cute. Can't wait to pass them on,
Response: Thank you!
luluvision rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I'm so sad this is over but I will be participating in the write_on challenge in April so that is something to look forward to! Thank you for hosting!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the kind words! I hope you complete the write_on challenge :)
aspens rated for A Month of Letters Week 4 on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I was pretty interested in the German type on the back of each page. I translated them, and boy, are they food for thought.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Yeah, I love the questions! They're all pages from a calendar actually, but I don't want to just throw them away because they are perfect for letter writing, I truly like how they look and they can be neat conversation starters or just give someone a reason to think about different stuff than the normal day-to-day-routine. The next calendar is alreay an item on my Christmas Wishlist ;-)

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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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