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Xira

Xira
Date Joined: April 30, 2015
Last Online: December 6, 2019
Birthday: December 6
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi! My name is Barbara. I´m 41 and mom of Milla (9) and Elena (5). I am married to Maikel.

When I was young I had a lot of penpals. I remember the excitement when a letter or postcard was in the mail. Maybe saving it for the evening to read it without being disturbed. Extra fun it was when there were little surprises like stickers or something inside. Later at highschool I had this friend Mirella who I exchanged notebooks with, near-works-of-art and a complete diary of that time. A few years ago I discovered Postcrossing, you can still find me there. I can also be found on Instagram as postcrossingxira. I wanted to try something new, so here I am.

I think it will be fun to get to know you a little through snailmail...Can't wait:)

Books, television and movies

I love to read fairytales and fantasy. For example Feist, Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, Weis&Hickman and Robin Hobb. My favorite fantasy creatures are dragons, love them!

On TV/Netflix I like Outlander, Once upon a time, Downton Abbey, Friends, That 70s show, New girl, Gilmore girls, The Crazy Ones, PLL, Suits, Orange is the new black, Game of Thrones and Greys Anatomy. Films I love are Dirty Dancing, Grease, Twilight-series, The Hunger Games, The neverending story and Labyrinth (an oldie with David Bowie).

Food and drinks

I'm crazy about chocolate. I love the scent of coffee...but I do not drink it. Tea I like is fruity (herbal not so much). My favorites are forest fruit, mango, cactus, lemon, rooibos, earl grey and strawberry.

Art / Mail-art

For me there is something special about the paintings of Ans Markus, Leonid Afremov, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and Kandinsky.

And I love creating and receiving mail-art of course! I love mixed-media; I like things with a story; worn, torn, splattered uppon, you get the idea:)

Colors I love are Scotland-green, turquoise, purple, nightskyblue and summerskyblue.

Stamps and envelopes

I love stamps! They are little works of art. I collect birds, flowers, butterflies, trains, ships, children's books illustrations and artstamps.

I also have a preference for envelopes, especially decorated ones. If the swap calls for written and stamped / naked no problem of course. I will never rate down if you use an envie anyway but be grateful instead. And if there is a choise I’d love an envie; it feels like opening a present!

For some more inspiration...

...what to send me: I am currently looking for fun paperclips and die-cuts. I also like the following: *dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns *illustrations of flamingo's, cacti and plants *steampunk *magnets *washi *craftsupplies *(handmade) bookmarks *stickers *stationary *black-and-white and sepia *retro/vintage/fifties/twenties *3D cards *handmade cards or envelopes *ATC's *message-in-a-bottle *merry-go-round *lighthouses *old trains *dresses *castles *Alice in Wonderland *moon and stars, rainbows,(errupting) volcanos, storm/hurricanes *Cherry blossom *Martin Wiscombe, Santoro Gorjuss, Silke Leffler, Jolinne, Limoon, Camilla d'Errico, Mila Marquis, Aimee Stewart,PaPaYa, Pip Studio *Mokaffe, Kazuko Taniguchi, Candy Bird, Juri Ueda, Amy Sol, Inga Palzer, Lorrie Mc Faul *Where's Waldo?

...what to write me: tell me about your favorite mail-experiences. Or share what you are having doubts about. And, if money was no issue, what painting or artwork would you buy and what do you love about it? What do you think is a little crazy about yourself? This should get you started but I would love to hear about your day just as much. Adding a (short) letter to your swap is a sure way to get a heart from me. It will make my day. Thanks for sharing!

Hosting

Lately I am having fun with hosting swaps. I allow newbies because I was one too once. I will angel those swaps or find another angel but I so hope that won't be necessary. Happy swapping!

Ratings

Lumona rated for Themed * HAPPY MAIL * on Dec 3, 2019
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Comment: Lovely envelope with vintage stuff ☺️
mailsbyjah rated for My Travel Bucket List on Nov 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for wishing me a good luck for fundraising for Dance Marathon! Thank you too for your beautiful mail <3 Especially the washi tapes <3 Japan is my number 1 dream destination too! Yay!
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Comment: Love your mail art n all the awesome ephemera!!! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Dankjewel voor de prachtige envelop (ook al heeft de sorteermachine wat onderdelen op-/aangevreten :-( ), de super leuke kaart(en), de washi-samples èn de postzegels! Altijd fijn, zo'n feestje in de brievenbus!!!
Suncloud rated for Suncloud & Xira private swap on Oct 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for swapping with me. Thank you for the lovely ATC, envelope and letter and all the generous extras. I wish I could give you more than one heart.
Widellia rated for SIE - Tiny blind Autumn swap: #2 :) on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the lovely thing 😍🍂🍁 love it all ❤️
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Comment: Wauw thank you so much for this awesome envie with my favorite woman Frida and those postcards love them big time. ❤️
rocsina207 rated for SIE - Mail Art #1 on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art envelope you sent for me.I felt the wonderful work you put into making it and all the things inside made me full of joy.I will cherish them by using them in special projects. Thank you again !
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Comment: Dankjewel voor de mooie collage kaart! (en sorry voor het late melden ...) Leuk dat je ook Postcrosser bent :-D Misschien komen we elkaar daar ook nog eens tegen!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the atc, it's so cute! ♥️
monsbrick rated for AAA: Gratitude on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Ho Barbara, I love everything about your ATC and this swap you sent to me. Thank you!!
Singske rated for IS: Put-a-stamp-on-it swap on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Helemaal verliefd op je mooie vlinderkaart!! 🦋Hopelijk heb je genoten van je dagje vrij. Me-time doet altijd zoveel goed. Veel plezier op de bruiloft vandaag, hopelijk vond je nog de gepaste jurk. Bedankt voor de extra’s en tot ziens in een volgende swap 💌
dancingtiger rated for Put a collage on! on Sep 5, 2019
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Comment: lovely envelope- thank you...hope you enjoyed Harry Potter
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Comment: Thank you for the stamps and your little note, Barbara! I'm glad that you included vintage stamps, which I love and I also enjoyed reading your trip to Scotland, it sounds wonderful. I would love visit there one day.
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Comment: Hi Brenda, thanks for the beautifully covered envelope! It really cheered up my mailbox! :)
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Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke papier swap in je mooie versierde envelop. Was een feestje om open te maken.
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Comment: Hi Barbara, thank you for the lovely ATC put a lot of work into it! Loved getting the sweet letter from you, looks like you've had a really busy summer! Also thanks for the rating in the extra goodies! Loved everything😍❤😍
samsstuff rated for Mindfulness Series: Smile on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! It made me smile reading of your lovely weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for this great envie and extras too! I love doing zentangles. It's god that you teach your daughters, so they can learn them too! Great for relaxation! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: A lovely unique envelope and great enclosures. Much appreciated.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 275 82 85
Completed Fives Threes Ones
279 284 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 119 155 0
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Comments

Itti on Nov 20, 2019:

Hiya, I saw you like dragons so I sent you an invite to the Scales 'n' Tails group. Would be lovely to have you join us!

You can accept or decline your group invites from the groups tab in the top left. (Or you can go straight to the group link I posted above and click 'Join'.)

CurlyTea on Dec 10, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

Abbyla on Nov 4, 2018:

Thank you for the artsy envelope and newsy letter that I received last week. It was a happy surprise to come home to! I'll be writing back soon!

riftvegan on Sep 8, 2018:

Thank you so much for your Top Swap PC reply! This is exactly why I love this community. :) Thanks for being awesome! ♥

Soph on May 26, 2018:

What a most lovely surprise! Thank you so much for your happy mail. I love the spring related mail art envelope, the pretty goodies and last but not least your kind letter. It was a great pleasure to hear from you.

Singske on Feb 26, 2018:

Hallo Barbara, wat fijn van je om de niet-gestempelde postzegels terug te sturen. Die komen altijd van pas. Ook bedankt voor het leuke briefje en de leuke goodies. Wat heeft een mens nog meer nodig op zo een koude maandag als vandaag? Een beetje warmte met de post. Zo ik hoop dat de griep ondertussen het huis uit is... Lieve groetjes Inge ⭐️💌⭐️

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

CurlyTea on Dec 7, 2017:

njstauter on Sep 29, 2017:

What a surprise to get your mail. I LOVE how you created your envie. So very artistic. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

MarianV on Sep 18, 2017:

Hoi Barbara,

Dank je wel voor de leuke spulletjes die je me gestuurd hebt. Ik ben er erg blij mee. :) Jij ook een hele fijne herfst.

Groetjes, Marian

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