Date Joined: March 14, 2021
Last Online: April 19, 2021
Birthday: September 20, 2002
Country: United States
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Hi friend! I'm Lani and I am obsessed with japanese and korean stationery. I have way too much for one person, so I like to spread joy in the form of cute and kawaii! I have been swapping mail since 16 (18 now), and I am very active on reddit happy mail communities, most notably r/randomactsofhappymail as the user u/mussolani, discord servers, and formerly Amino! I have always had an avid interest in cute stationery!
Some of my hobbies include: Crocheting, resin work, Bullet Journalling, snail mail (of course), sewing, cooking, baking, writing (expository, I suck at creative writing), reading (literature and manga), I took a break from watching anime all throughout high school but now I'm back! I've been watching wayy too much now!
Feel free to friend me! 💕
I usually graciously accept anything but I can be a little picky with what I like! (i have no known allergies either!)
Muted/dark vintage themes (things that feature vintage ephemera, parchment, etc.)
A lot of american/western "kawaii" (pusheen for example, or food with the tiny "kawaii" face that you can get at Michael's, ooly is a good example of western cute/kawaii i DO like)
knockoff kawaii! All the fake korean memo sheets from AliExpress really grinds my gears because a lot of it is stolen art from my favorite artists!
vinyl stickers (I have no idea what to do with them)
planner stickers (I don't use a planner unfortunately )': )
If there's one thing I love to receive in the mail, it has to be kitties! Not actual kitties of course, but kitty themed stationery, whether it be washi, stickers, memo sheets, patterned paper I love kitty themed things! Especially things that feature my sweet little tuxedo kitty with yellow eyes
I also am very fond of rats, bats, cows, chickens, ducks, capybaras, and frogs (:
Some of my favorite non-animal things include:
The theme I love the most (and give the most of) is definitely cute/kawaii When it comes to stationery, kawaii is it (but my personal aesthetic [clothes, some decor] is quite the opposite, with earthy tones and retro themes)
I'm not super picky when it comes to Kawaii, but I love anything made by independent artists, or japanese brands like Kamio, San-X, Sanrio, Crux etc.
My favorite characters are:
I always really appreciate and want:
My favorite kind of stationery to receive are definitely memo sheets (of all sizes) and kawaii washi samples (with any of the above attributes)
I love all other mediums of course (stickers, patterned paper, etc.) I'm not really used to exchanging non-flat mail so I'm not sure how I feel yet about non-flat items!
Don't worry if you feel like you don't have exactly what I'm interested in!
I never ever throw anything someone gives me away (I do recycle the envelopes if they are plain, and plastic/cello baggies if they are also plain) I will try to pass it on to someone I think will appreciate it if I don't!
As long as you put love and effort into your mail I will cherish it all the same (:
If you do not receive my items after a month (domestic) and after 2 months (international) pretty please message me so I can resend
Also feel free to request a private swap! 💕
I have always loved stationery! Especially kawaii stationery!
I remember going to the Sanrio store with my dad as a little girl and buying a 10 color Hello Kitty pen (one that I let a girl borrow and never got back )': ) and one of those glorious mechanical pencil boxes! I would also regularly go to this japanese store where I lived called "Marukai" that sold a lot of adorable kneadable erasers and the puzzle erasers that no one believed were erasers!
Then Marukai was replaced by Daiso, and all I can remember was "so much pink!" Daiso became my new addiction
In middle school I was lucky to develop friendships with friends who also loved kawaii stationery, including a close friend who I still exchange stationery with today (:
It wasn't until the beginning of highschool when I became interested in paper stationery! I remember on a trip to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, seeing the cutest Sumikko Gurashi mini memo pads along with so so so many letter sets and large memo pads! I fell in love with Jinbesan that day too! I loved writing little notes, so my collection steadily expanded once I discovered wonderful online shops (:
Towards the end of 10th grade, I discovered the prospect of happy mail! I didn't fully understand all the postal rules, so I remember pulling up the USPS website and studying all the pricing charts and zone charts for international and domestic destinations! I learned about nonmachinable letters and their surcharge, about keeping your letter flexible for the machinery! About taping your edges, and how there's even a dedicated facility that employs people to read illegible mail!
I know quite a bit about the postal system and their pricing so feel free to shoot me a message with any questions! (And don't worry about postage due! I have sent over 1000 pieces of mail in the past 2 years and have never had postage due on my recipient's end or ever had a letter returned to me for postage due!) I also run a shop that has kept me up to date with everything (:
These are the brands and characters of stationery I own and am willing to swap! (Most of my collection comprises of Korean memo sheets and transparent sticker sheets, but I do have a lot of japanese memos, letter sets, envelopes, washi, and stickers as well!)
San- x (Sumikko Gurashi, Jinbesan, Rilakkuma, Some Kutusita Nyanko, sentimental circus, and Mamegoma)
Sanrio (Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, MyMelody, Little Twin Stars, Kuromi, "Sanrio Characters")
Q-lia ( Parlor Series, party series, Sweet Twins, fairy tale series, goo gao etc.)
Kamio (Yeastken, koneko no cotton, mochi mochi Panda, delicious cafe, etc.)
Crux (Keshikko, koneko cafe, fruity ice pop, moji panda, melty cafe, wata bitto etc.)
Mind Wave (especially the sticker flakes)
Daiso (there is one 5 minutes from me and I go there every 2 weeks to waste my money (: )
Misc. Brands like Pokemon, Nintendo, and others
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile (:
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