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RachelSwaps

RachelSwaps
Date Joined: June 4, 2018
Last Online: February 17, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: As of October 22nd, Canada Post has started rotating mail strikes. Mail to and from Canada will take longer than normal to reach you. Please rest assured I always send out my swaps and I promise my swap is on its way to you!!!

As of August 5th 2018, Canada Post still has a service alert on their website stating that mail and parcel services to the U.S.A are experiencing longer than usual delivery times.

I have a perfect rating and plan to keep it that way! I always send my swaps and will always try my best to find something you will love! If you haven’t received a swap from me, I am always happy to resend!

Born and raised in Toronto. I am owned by a cat and a dog and live with my boyfriend of 2 years. I am an only child and am very introverted. I don’t have many friends in real life. I try not to let it bother me and I focus on all of the great penpal and swapping friends I have all over the world :)

My biggest passions in life are travelling and helping animals. I finally went on my very first solo backpacking trip at the beginning of 2018! I had always traveled with family, friends or a boyfriend previously. But traveling solo was something I had wanted to try at least once. And it’s something I had wanted to do since I was a teenager but never had enough courage to do until now! I traveled for 6 weeks and went to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I had a friend come with me for 2 weeks and then I spent 4 weeks traveling alone and it was an incredible experience! I can’t wait to start planning my next adventure!

I have also traveled to New York City (twice) This is my favourite city in the entire world and I can’t wait to go back for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth time! I love receiving postcards of this city, especially black and white photography and vintage cards. If anyone has any postcards related to the transit system I would love to do a swap with you for them!!!

I have also traveled to Portugal (Azores) twice, Italy, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Indianapolis

I love receiving postcards and snailmail from all over the world. I love finding new places to add to my bucket list and I love corresponding with different types of people all over the world.

I LOVE exploring ghost towns and abandoned places.

I have a huge interest in photogtaphy (especially black and white photography) I am always taking too many photos!

I am a huge animal lover and have had pets my entire life. On my backpacking trip to Southeast Asia, I spent 2 weeks volunteering at a dog rescue that rescues dogs from the Cambodian dog meat trade.

I am very laid back and 420 Friendly.

WISHLIST

  • POSTCARDS!!!
  • STICKERS!! (I love bumpy/textured/glitter/3D/felt stickers especially) (PLEASE NO FREE/AD OR DISNEY STICKERS)
  • address labels! I don't have any and would love to find someone who can make some for me!
  • cool patches for your backpack
  • pins for your backpack (especially Hard Rock Cafe pins!)
  • fridge magnets
  • keychains
  • I have JUST discovered WASHI TAPE!! Someone from this group recently sent me my first few samples and I love them!

POSTCARDS ...

I would absolutely love it if you could use as many cool stamps as possible on your postcard or envelope 😁 If you send the card written and stamped, please write the date!

My absolute FAVOURITE postcard themes are ...

  • VINTAGE!!!
  • MAPS!!!
  • black and white photography (especially of animals)
  • space/astronomy
  • adult/erotic/nude/pinup girls
  • anything weird or unusual
  • Jetoy Cards
  • Gotochi Cards
  • animals (especially cats, dogs, horses, giraffes, pigs, elephants, tigers) -*** PLEASE NOTE: I do not like animals dressed in clothes or anything showing people riding elephants ***
  • Route 66
  • trains and railways
  • subways, buses, streetcars, other methods of transportation
  • street signs
  • grafitti
  • beautiful UNESCO Cards
  • National Parks

POSTCARD DISLIKES:

  • multi-view tourist postcards
  • religious themed (unless it’s of a beautiful church or temple. No photos of jesus please)
  • Disney
  • free ad postcards
  • Homemade
  • cartoons (unless it’s adult themed)

PLEASE NOTE: I love postcards both written/stamped or sent blank in an envelope! Send how you wish!

My Hobbies ...

  • Travelling
  • Postcrossing
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Fitness
  • Reading
  • Geocaching

Favorite Books

  • Tuesday’s with Morrie
  • I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Things I LOVE ...

  • cool stamps
  • ghost towns
  • route 66
  • van life living
  • exploring abandoned/unknown places
  • geocaching
  • Oceania
  • outer space
  • Anthony Bourdain R.I.P ♥️
  • Jack Pearson

Please DO NOT Send

  • glitter/confetti
  • tea/coffee
  • religious themed items (unless it’s a postcard of a beautiful church, temple etc)
  • child themed items

Favorite Television

  • This Is Us - the best show EVER
  • The Walking Dead
  • Life in Pieces
  • Abandoned
  • How To Get Away with Murder
  • Billions
  • Any show with Anthony Bourdain
  • Scandal
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • American Idol
  • Survivor
  • Friends
  • Impractical Jokers

Favorite Movies

  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Chef
  • Wild
  • How To Be Single
  • A Little Princess
  • Water for Elephants
  • The Imitation Game

FLAKERS & NON-RATERS

FLAKERS

NON-RATERS - How Rude!!!

  • @jswdesigner - I sent 2 messages to see if my swap was received. I offered to re-send. Both messages were read and ignored.

  • @CoryGerard for "PH: 5 PCs - 5 Partners"

  • @soapyhuge for "Stuff the Mailbox - International"
  • @inkyplum for "Stuff the Mailbox - International"

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Venezia.
jezb750 rated for state or country map postcard on Feb 10, 2019
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Comment: Hello Rachel! Thank you for your card, it's nice and it was delivered late. How was Manila during your layover? I hope everything's well with you.
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Comment: . This pc is dated OCT 22, 2018 and as hard as it is to believe it just got to Phoenix, AZ USA today. I am sure it was a low priority with the postal strikes in Canada. That is a long time but is in good shape. Thanks for sending a fun card and fun stamps.
Response: So glad it finally arrived!! And thank you so much for the heart!!
Fritosmom rated for state or country map postcard on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Italy Map PC-just received yesterday. Happy New Year!
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Comment: wow. this is wild. the card dated on 22 Oct arrived only now. I guess it happened because of those postal strikes in Canada, that dominated the end of the year. Also, the card is such an excellent choice, I love it!
liljennyfoofoo rated for POSTCARDS GALORE round #2 on Jan 24, 2019
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RNRISLOVE rated for state or country map postcard on Jan 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great Postcard map of Italy, a new one for me.
mrsD rated for 1 Ounce Sticker Swap! #1 on Jan 22, 2019
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Comment: thank you for so many pretty stickers i cant wait to use them!
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Comment: Thank You! Sorry for the late rating!
PokerHontaz rated for 1 Ounce Sticker Swap! #1 on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: SO MANY CUTE STICKERS!!! <3 I absolutely loved the variety and the cute memos! :) You really spoiled this girl! Thank you so very much! hehe Awesome swap, for sure :) <3!
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Comment: Thank you for the late gifts. I love all of them, definitely worth the wait :)
Response: FINALLY!!! I'm so relieved it arrived!! Thanks so much for your patience and for the heart!!
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Comment: Dear Rachel, I received your mail today. Thank you for such an awesome selection of paper goodies. It was such a nice surprise. Thank you Leah P.S I just re-rated you because I forgot to give you a heart.
Response: Yay! I'm happy it finally arrived! Thanks for your patience!!! And thank you so much for the heart 😁
RNRISLOVE rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Jan 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies I found in your envelope. Just curious in Why it took so long to get here since it's from Canada?
Response: I am SO relieved it finally arrived!! There was a postal strike here in Canada so that is why it was so delayed. After the strike was over, there were huge delays due to the backlog of mail and Christmas parcels over the holidays. Thanks for your patience! I hope the map postcard will show up next!!!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Dec 28, 2018
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Comment: I hope it comes! Dang Canadian post! Merry Christmas.
Natasa rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Nov 30, 2018
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ScrapHappyGabi rated for 2 Blank Map PCs #4 on Nov 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Yes I love them both!! xx Gabi
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Comment: I love the variety of goodies!
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MeHeartsQuilting rated for Together we are strong <3 on Nov 18, 2018
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Comment: Just so lovely selection of pretty much everything :D Thank you so much for the happy mail!! Million hearts!
nauheimer rated for state or country map postcard on Nov 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank u

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9730 122 4 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
62 147 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 55 6 0
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Comments

MeHeartsQuilting on Sep 29, 2018:

Whoop whoop! There's a PC SWAP with 20 partners and I thought you would love it as much as I do. If you like to join, you can do it through my profile. It's the 200 pc international swap blabla :D Hope you join! High five, pepp

MeHeartsQuilting on Sep 17, 2018:

Just a Little "hi" from my side of the earth :D Can´t wait to recieve your letter, so excited that I just wrote a postcard to you :P:D

I missed out a lot of nice swap you are in but I think we are in the Mega Sticker Swap, so if we are not partners, we have to swap by ourselves :D

High 5 clap L8er Allig8tor!

stephielentz on Jun 13, 2018:

Hi I'm stephielentz I've been on about a month. Just wanted to encourage you that I'm trying to become established as well. You have a nice prfile!!! You are my swap partner for postcards and a gift😊💖💓💕! Best wishes stephielentz

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