Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2022 5:43 am


Date Joined: November 18, 2019
Last Online: December 7, 2022

Country: United States
My Postcrossing Profile

About Me


By no means is this a necessity, but if you are in a Christmas card swap with me as a partner (or any swap, for that matter), I would love if you could also send my mom a card or some happy mail! I recently found out that she sent out several this year with no replies, which just breaks my heart. This year is hard on my family, so I would love a way to cheer her up a little. Her name is Helen! If you see this and aren't in a swap with me, feel free to message me! Thank you!!!




ABOUT MY PEN PALS: I'm far behind on pen pal replies, but that doesn't mean I'm not thinking of all of you. It may take me a while to respond to your letters but that also doesn't mean you won't receive mail from me! Be on the lookout for Christmas cards from me! I hope they brighten your day. ;u;

I appreciate each and every one of you and treasure your friendship! I hope to get caught up with replies eventually LOL.

With that being said...

ABOUT CHRISTMAS CARDS: You may receive a religious Christmas card if we are swapping! If you are not comfortable with this, please let me know. I will try to be mindful and look at your profile, as well, but please do not rate down if you receive a religious card. Also- I buy my cards en masse to save time and money. With that being said, if you're in multiple different Christmas card swaps with me, please be aware you may receive the same card twice! I don't do this intentionally but I don't have the best memory. Thank you!

ABOUT HEARTS: Karen07 worded it perfectly: "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."

I've created an Instagram specifically for posting pictures of outgoing swaps! If you don't want to see potential spoilers, please do not visit! Otherwise, feel free to browse and give me a follow!


UPDATED NOTE ABOUT MY PO (and USPS in general) 7/26/2022: I just received a swap today that was mailed from Canada on 6/18/2022- almost a month and a half later! I'm not sure why or how this happened. This is why communication is so important- I will never rate down without trying to reach out to you first, and I hope I'm given the same benefit.

ANOTHER UPDATE 8/8/2022: I just received a postcard today from Texas that was postmarked 7/7/2022. What the heck! I can't believe it took over a month for a postcard- there was no reason for it to be so delayed. I don't even know anymore.

Note about my post office: we no longer have a consistent mail carrier and haven't for quite some time now. (Update 7/26: Our current mail carrier sucks wind lmao. Another update 11/21: The original mail carrier no long works our route and we have another one AGAIN! Ugh!) With that being said, postmarks are often inaccurate and wrong when you receive mail from me. Please please PLEASE do not compare the date I mark my swap as "sent" to the postmark, as they will almost always be different and will not match... I mark my swap as "sent" the day it's put in my mailbox. Also, on rare occasions, our mail gets delivered to the wrong address or delivered late. I always give the benefit of the doubt and will never rate low if I haven't received your swap, and I'll reach out to talk to you before doing any kind of low rating. :-)


I've taken inspiration from YouTuber Inkie Quill to create Happy Mail Binders! (Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foHMmTSLWjE) Mail I receive goes into these binders! I'm way behind on them unfortunately, but I will be updating them slowly! I will be making a binder just for this year. :-D If anyone is interested to see pictures, let me know!

I also collect postcards I receive in the mail! Any that don't fit in my PC binder goes in my happy mail binder. I love any PC I receive because it's sent with love and with me in mind! ;u;


I'm rejoining Swap-Bot after almost a year of not participating in any swaps, so I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things! I am a full-time RN working night shift, so my schedule is a bit crazy, so please bare with me as far as rating swaps goes. If you are a pen pal of mine, please be patient with me- I promise I will reply, it just takes me time! Also, I apologize in advance if I forget to put my SB moniker in/on my mail lol.


My name is Katie, and I'm 29 years old. I usually go by she/her pronouns but I don't care what you refer to me as, as long as you're comfortable! I've been swapping on-and-off for several years now and I really enjoy receiving mail, but I love sending it even more! Life can be dull, boring, and sad sometimes... but some happy mail can brighten up our lives!

As far as pets go, we have a Yorkie (Bandit), a nanday conure (Gibbs), a dwarf hamster (Cappy), and a tuxedo cat (Hector- ask me how she got her name). They're all equal part crazy, part awesome. I think they fit right into our family. :-P



  • Finding new pen pals and swapping!
  • Chobits (one of my all-time favorites)
  • Sailor Moon
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Dungeons and Dragons (I main a cleric as a PC and I also DM from time to time!)
  • Anything homemade/handmade
  • Almost anything kawaii
  • Japanese/Asian cultures/cuisine
  • Stickers
  • Sanrio (especially Hello Kitty and Cinnamonroll)
  • Taking pictures with my Instax camera (I definitely recommend it if you haven't tried it!)
  • Coffee (can't live without it)
  • Pandas (but I love all animals)
  • Tarot cards
  • Postcards
  • LGBTQ+ supportive items
  • Tea (something new for me)
  • Watching YouTube (some of my favorite YouTubers include Markiplier, JackSepticEye, and CoryxKenshin)
  • Playing video games (especially PC games)
  • Hatsune Miku
  • FLOWERS! I love flowers! ;u; Especially sunflowers!
  • ASMR
  • Postcrossing - I have postcard albums I save the postcards I receive into!
  • Undertale
  • Animal Crossing
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Vintage Valentine's Day/Christmas/Halloween/general goodies (specifically the cutesy designs)
  • CHEESY PUNS & DAD JOKES OMG. I love them so much. Extra brownie points if you include one in your swap.
  • The podcast Distractible
  • Markiplier's YouTube Original series (Who Killed Markiplier?, In Space with Markiplier, etc.) - I can go on and on about this lmao.
  • The Vampire Blood scent from Bath and Body Works. It only comes out with their Halloween collection and it's my all time favorite scent of theirs.
  • Crystals! I love wearing them, collecting them... everything! Some of my favorites are dream amethyst, labradorite, and rose quartz!
  • Jewelry and jewelry making! I've recently been able to wear necklaces at work which is great! I also love bracelets (I love stretchy ones the most). I've also been working on making crystal bracelets!
  • Angels
  • Handmade items- I love things made by hand, because I know it was done with thoughtfulness, love, and care!


Things I Collect

  • Kawaii stationery/stickers
  • Postage stamps (new and used)
  • Postcards (both written/stamped and new)
  • Figures (i.e. Pop Mart, Tokidoki, Hatsune Miku)
  • Crystals
  • Shoujo manga
  • Plushes
  • Mugs (I use them a lot lol)
  • Buttons and enamel pins
  • ATCs
  • MemoryDex cards (something new for me!)
  • Pressed flowers (I do them myself on and off)



  • Black/dark items
  • BUGS (I can't stand them- I'm VERY particular on bug-related items so it's safer not to send anything with bugs on them lol)
  • Licorice
  • Mint
  • Sweet scents (vanilla, cookies and cream, etc)
  • Scary/horror items
  • "Gothic" items
  • Anything demonic/Satanic (I respect if you are part of that religion, I just don't want to receive anything with any of that imagery)
  • Holiday-themed items (only exception is Valentine's Day items)- please don't send stickers, stationery, etc. as I cannot use them :-(
  • Washi tape (especially samples- I CANNOT use these and I would hate for them to go to waste; besides, I already have so much washi!)
  • Adult coloring books (or coloring books in general)
  • Bath items (i.e. bath bombs)- we only have showers


Favorite Music

I have more favorite songs than I do favorite artists- I may like one song and hate the rest of the album LOL! Here are a few that I have quite a few favorites from.

  • System of a Down
  • Jon Bellion
  • Bo Burnham
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lofi (especially covers of songs)
  • ABBA
  • AJR




  • Kawaii sticker sheets
  • Self-inking stamps with my name/address
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Letter sets (kawaii or not)
  • Printer paper with designs on them
  • Cute postcards for my postcard binder (used or new)




Comment: P All the best for a happy holiday. Pretty card! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the tree card and the post it's
Comment: Thanks for sharing your family recipe!
Comment: Received your envelope today. Can't wait to open it. Thank you for participating in my swap. Happy holidays!
Comment: I love to copy of your grandfather's [email protected] thanks for sharing ! Merry Christmas 🎄❤️
Comment: Thank-you😊
Comment: Thank you 🤗🎄
Comment: Thank you 🤗🎄
Comment: Thank you so much! Merry Christmas! :)))
Comment: Thank you Katie!
Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Poohtat rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #8 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and I love the notepaper. Happy Holidays
Comment: well received,thankyou
Cryptid rated for Love of sending postcards #6 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card. Sorry for the late rating.
Obstminkerl rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Oh my, I am sooooo sorry for the late rating, I was sooooo happy about Snoopy. Thank you so much!!
Comment: Your letter made me smile! Thank you so much for the stickers and memos <3 I will be writing you back! (:
Comment: Thanks so much! I will pass it along! <3 Al
Fullsteampowell rated for Catbook 13 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: LOL, the same book keeps coming back to me… Thankee for the stickers!
Comment: That's an excellent motto to live by!

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heidiblooms on Nov 6, 2022:

Thank you for the adorable little Halloween card!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say


From Cheap Postage Group:)

sebastian122 on Nov 21, 2021:

Happy Happy!

sebastian122 on Jan 9, 2021:

Hang in there.

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

OfficeDarling on Dec 3, 2020:

Katie! I am your swap partner for the HD/HP Alpaca ATC, so of course, I am checking out your profile! The sweat and makeup thing: I totally understand this as I just moved from Oklahoma to Texas. Here is what I have learned so far: 1. Botox stops you from sweating under your arms, so maybe it helps with face sweat as well? 2. Mineral makeup. Period. And waterproof, liquid or gel eyeliner and mascara. I used Bare Minerals basic foundation powder, Cover Girl Clean concealer under my eyes, and then I have a few different go-to liquid liner pens I am addicted to. My mascara for winter is Tarte lash paint-a parting treasure from my girl back in OK, but my normal, hot weather mascara is that old school pink and black waterproof, never coming off by Maybelline (I think? I almost never have to buy it because it doesn't wash off, so I do not reapply regularly. That cannot be good for my lashes.) Sorry for all the info! I am actually pretty clueless when it comes to makeup, but as a new member of the 'puddle' clan in Texas, I wanted to try to help:)

sebastian122 on May 13, 2020:

Seriously love this collaged envelope!!!

sebastian122 on May 6, 2020:

Checking in! Hope you're keeping safe and washing your hands. xoxo

sebastian122 on Apr 6, 2020:

Checking in to make sure you're safe and taking care of you and yours. XOXO

sebastian122 on Mar 24, 2020:

Stay safe, be well, and wash your hands! XOXO

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