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Caddi

Caddi
Date Joined: May 11, 2013
Last Online: January 16, 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 in 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. Except for sewing and project life, which are recent additions to the list, I have been in love with those things for five years at least.

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 in their 20s as I feel we have more in common.

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.

Like I said, I only started sewing recently, but I love it already :) I got my sewing machine last year and it's also great for crafts :)

I loooooove traveling! I would love to see and get to know at least one new country every year - I'm two 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 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 can also be easily scared, so any horror movie material might make me uncomfortable. 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!

Have fun swapping!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the card.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the Stockholm postcard. Sweet memories for me, I was there and it was very nice to stay there.
Response: Glad to know it arrived! It's always special to receive a postcard from a place you visited as well, don't you think so? Like you said, it brings up memories of past travels - almost always a good thing!
WayUpInAlaska rated for Touristy Postcard swap #7 on Jan 12, 2017
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Comment: Postcard arrived safe and sound in today's mail :) You would probably do good visiting here in summer, we get some pretty warm temps! Especially up here in the Fairbanks/North Pole area :) It's pretty with all the green and wildflowers, my favorite time is the fall when all the oranges and maroon come out :) Thank you for the wonderful postcard and birthday wishes :)
Response: Thanks for the kind rating and heart! I must admit, whenever I think of Alaska I'm thinking of winter and coldness, but of course you also have summer :-P Do you get to see the northern lights in Winter? Thanks again for the rating and all the best for you!
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Response: Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Thank you thank you thank you for such a beautiful and amazing card I wish I knew how and what. you should have seen me trying to open it I was afraid that I was going to ruin the envelope. I was able to barely open the top of it just so I could get the card out. I wanted to save the envelope the exactly the same way it came. Its absolutely beautiful love love love it made my day. I wish I could give you more then one heart you definitely deserve more than one thanks again for such a beautiful card have a very merry Christmas
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely rating! You say my envelope made my day, but I love reading your rating again and again because it always makes me happy - thank you SO much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me!! I hope you have a beautiful, happy and successful new year 2017!
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Comment: Catalina, I like the Swap-Bot postcard! Where or how do you get them? I would love to have a few for fun! I'm looking forward to the card coming back to me filled with all the places in its journey! Good luck with finishing all the things in your flat so you can get moved in and settled soon! Thank you!
Response: Haha oh my, did I put your address on the postcard? That's how you realize you truly aren't getting enough sleep :) I got the postcard from another swap around here actually, so I don't know how to get them. I think the swap-bot-ambassadors or forum admins have access to them though, so maybe you have more luck there? Thanks for the rating as well as the good wishes for our move! Take care!
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Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating! I hope you like your new place and has everything sorted out! :)
Response: No worries! Thanks for the rating and the heart, and yes, I absolutely love our new place :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard from Berlin...looks like a lovely place to live :) Do you actually live on one of the boats? To answer your question, I don't think I could live on a boat! I prefer solid ground ;) Also thanks for taking the time to decorate the back of the card with colourful washi! I also love the stamp you used :)
Response: You're very welcome! Berlin is a great place to live, like many big cities it has its downsides as well, but overall I love it. I don't live on one of the boats though, no. I also much prefer solid ground, I don't want to know how often I'd stumble into the water due to not enough coffee in the morning.... =) Take care and all the best!
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Comment: Hi dear received your PC with thanks, my 1st name is See Min, Kah is the surname!
Response: Sorry for mixing your names up! I'm glad you received everything alright!
JingleKeys rated for More Than One Stamp PC Swap #1 on Nov 3, 2016
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Comment: Danke! Ich liebe es :)
Response: Bitteschön! :)
renate rated for PPWAH*Get To Know Someone*Notecard on Nov 3, 2016
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Comment: thanks for your nice card and the project live cards.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
shtrqueen rated for Send me project life cards ! #1 on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely cards - I can't wait to use them. Have a wonderful day and Happy Swapping!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I'm glad you like the cards - have fun creating! Take care!
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the stash of journal cards! <3 :)
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
reader44ever rated for TPW - Lighthouse postcard on Oct 28, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for this beautiful postcard of the Cap Ferrat Lighthouse! I love it! I also love how you decorated the print side. . . And the stamps! How cool that you had lighthouse stamps!!! Thank you ever so much for sharing!!!
Response: Thanks for the kind rating! So glad you enjoyed everything! I love the lighthouse stamps, they're an ongoing series of the Deutsche Post and they started it around ten years ago I think. I try to buy them each year as they get released. Take care!
Annalee rated for Send me project life cards ! #1 on Oct 27, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for great PL-cards! And extras too!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
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Comment: Liebe Caddi, Danke für die Karte aus dem alten Museum und für die Organisation des Swaps. Viel Freude in dem neuen Nest! Gruß, Sonia
Response: Danke für das Rating und das Herz! So langsam wirds, alle Wände sind jetzt gestrichen - jetzt kommen noch neue Bodenbeläge, Küche etc. bevor der Umzug stattfinden kann. Liebe Grüße!
Ruthless rated for Find the PostCard - Lighthouse on Oct 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lighthouse postcard! I loved the lighthouse stamps too! You made my day happy!
Response: I'm glad to hear that! I love using stamps of the same topic as the postcard whenever possible, it makes me so happy in a way :) All the best for you! Take care!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I have been to Berlin a few times but I've never seen these churches. I checked the map to see their location. It turns out I was kinda traveling around them with S-Bahn and U-Bahn.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! Yes, somehow the churches are easily missed if you don't go out of your way to see them. They're not really close to other tourist spots. But I like the old and new aspect of them! Take care!
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Comment: Thanks for the card! Almost all of our boxes are unpacked, but it feels like we're settling in OK now too :)

Rating Overview

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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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