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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: January 16, 2022
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do! I have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or far right political propaganda.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Foxes

Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

suepier rated for Halloween Card Swap on Jan 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween card.
denisedecker58 rated for US Happy New Year card #3 on Jan 14, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!!
USAFwife rated for US Happy New Year card #3 on Jan 13, 2022
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Comment: You have great taste in cards! I bought the same ones. :) Thank you for the snowflake, too - we had plenty around Christmas, but thankfully they are all gone now. :)
Ang rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Jan 12, 2022
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Comment: What a fun way to reuse old cards! Thanks for the greetings and best wishes for 2022
Elizabeth6277 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! :)
sal410cat rated for tPCC: First week of January on Jan 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Yay housework and progress! I hope the progress continues - have a great month/year!
suepier rated for World Postcard Day on Jan 11, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
suepier rated for Binge Watch Something and Write on Jan 10, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for your great letter about what you like to binge watch. I really enjoyed reading it. It is great that you have so much to watch without Directv. I personally can't live without it or so I say. I probably would have no problem if I had to.
USAFwife rated for December Summary on Jan 8, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the letter. :) Not a fan of July 4th? You'll have to tell me about that in a future letter. :) I have little use for most holidays, especially Christmas and Valentine's day. Going to try to focus on Imbolc this Feb and give that a try. :) I like your attitude about the coming year! Maybe we can spread that a bit and give some boosts to people. :)
HanLaw20 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 6, 2022
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KaliOya rated for Playing Card Obsessed #6 on Jan 6, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cards. I really love the holographic dinosaur card. Happy swapping in 2022!
megan1230 rated for 4 playing cards of Queens on Jan 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the extras! So sweet!
Risna rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Jan 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Chunk o' Christmas! And Happy New Year! May 2022 make your wishes come true!
monsbrick rated for R&W: Winter holiday card on Dec 31, 2021
5
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Comment: Happy New Year Karen!!
VitaLynne rated for New Year's Card Swap USA on Dec 29, 2021
5
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Comment: I love your NewYear's card, and I thank you. I appreciate your cute little tuck-in too. Best wishes to you today and for the coming Year! Vita Lynné
mariewilliams810 rated for New Year's Card Swap USA on Dec 29, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you! Happy New Year!
shiloh102 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 28, 2021
5
rating
 
novemberstar rated for New Year's Card Swap USA on Dec 27, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the snowflake that you sent me!
WildStick rated for November Summary on Dec 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and pretty leaves! I'm glad your November went well. Thank goodness your grandma is okay! And good riddance to popcorn ceiling haha! <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2021 on Dec 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Have a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022!~ xx

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9990 3304 6 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1859 3977 0 1
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1 1649 209 0
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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

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