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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: October 30, 2020
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States

About Me

Introducing Myself

My name is Cathy, and I live in Alabama with my husband of 37 years. We have 2 adult daughters, 1 in Colorado and 1 in Tennessee. I am retired from a local school system, and have a “retirement” job working in a local Hallmark store. I was retired for a whopping 6 months when I realized I was bored. A dear friend owns the Hallmark shop, and she hired me to save me from boredom!! Ha!

I have a full-blown obsession with vintage postage stamps and snail mail. I have all of the letters my mother and I wrote one another when I was away at college. She has been gone for 10 years now, and it is so comforting to see her handwriting and read our "conversations" we had through these letters.

Flaking on Swaps

I will never flake on a swap. I am very prompt, will always mail the day I receive partner addresses, and will register the day I receive a swap. If you ever have a question or a concern, PLEASE message me. I am more than happy to re-send. In the event that I have a circumstance that would prevent me from mailing swaps out immediately, I will always message you and let you know.

My Interests

I am a HUGE proponent of continuing the art of letter writing, and the sharing of “snail mail”. I have been a collector of postcards most of my life. It started when we would travel on vacation, and I would take the free postcards at the little motels we would visit on our travels. I still have tons of them!

I am also a major collector and user of vintage stamps. I use them on everything. I love the old stamps. I probably have more than I will ever be able to use, but that is okay! No apologies here!

Avid Postcrosser

I am an AVID participant in Postcrossing (cflathem). I keep my maximum number of postcards in the mail at all times. It has been so much fun!!

Favorites

I do have a list of “favorite things” when it comes to postcards.

Lighthouses, Trains, Christmas ANYTHING, Birds, Brightly colored flowers, Lantern Press postcards, “Greetings from” postcards, State maps, Large letter state and city cards

I am really getting into washi tape. I had never used it until about 6 months ago. Now I have enough for two lifetimes. Ha!

Dislikes

If I had to list some “dislikes”, they would be:

No handmade cards please, they are just not my thing. No free or ad cards, No food items, No political items

But frankly, I would love to see anything else people want to share. I am always interested in hearing about other people and the things they love.

A Final Note

I miss civility and kindness. We seem to be lacking in that area these days. I love sharing my love of snail mail, crafts, creativity. We ALL have something to contribute to this world. Everyone has a talent. My hope is that we always share fun things with one another.

Ratings

Lilyhax rated for Thanksgiving Greeting Card - USA on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card and Snoopy stickers! My pastor loves Snoopy and I will be sending them to her as a happy gift.
CatAroo rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card! You also sent the best treats... love them! I'm ready for something else to focus on too... HalloThanksMas will do for a couple months!
Response: So happy you like it! I am trying to “over-share” on enclosures because, well, we all need a little extra happy right now. And I am SOOOO stealing your “HalloThanksMas”. It is the perfect description. ❤️
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Comment: Thank you so much for the abundance of super-cute Halloween treats!
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet card!
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Comment: Thank you Cathy for the hallmark Thanksgiving card. So pretty! Thank you also for the great goodies of washi tape, 4 Thanksgiving stickers, puzzle. All awesome!
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Comment: Thank you cathy. Merry early christmas. I'll open on black friday
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Comment: I love the owls! Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Lovely envie of goods. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card, stickers & word search! Have a great day! 😊
CraftyShana76 rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #9 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Love the PC! TYVM!
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Comment: Thank you!!
chiken79 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #2 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Halloween postcard and cool stamps! You made my day!
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Comment: Thank you for the brightly colored cardinal card & extras.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun items!
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Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed the card and goodies!
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas owls 🦉 card & extras!
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Comment: TYSM for the wonderful Swap! The vampire bookmark was adorbs!