Comment: Thank you for the sand dollar pc. We do have sand dollars here is Washington but it's rare that you find a whole one. They are pretty delicate and we have a lot of rocky beaches. The legend is pretty cool. And the stamps that you used are so pretty!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating and your kind words. Take care!
Comment: Hi Risna! Wow...30 years! It's in lovely condition and I feel sooo flattered to be its recipient after all these years. The card is older than me! I hope you have fond memories of your trip to the Canaries. :) Thank you so much for sending.
Response: That's what surprised me too... that it is in such a good condition after all those years. Good quality I guess. And thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Wow, oh my gosh! What a swap! These postcards are lovely!! Some of these are from box sets I used to have so it's nice to receive some again, and others are so fun and unique I can't wait to use them. Also, I appreciate how you decorated everything! And thanks for the fortune teller fish, lol! My boyfriend might enjoy hearing that the little fish told me I'm "in love," lol. Thank you again!!
Response: Reading your rating made my day! I'm so glad you liked the cards. And thanks for the extra heart! Take care.
Comment: I love the postcard of the Linderhof Palace castle - so much so that I jumped on Google Earth and pretended to visit! Fingers crossed that you will go one day soon to visit - I know I want to visit in person too!! xxMuggleMom
Response: This swap was so much fun and I'm glad you liked the card I picked! Take care!
Comment: Thanks for the stamps, too. I often have yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Oatmeal is good, too, especially in colder weather. I do like granola—it’s like eating bowlful of cookies and milk. Be safe and well. 🌺
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating. It's highly appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for another wonderful swap! ❤️ Im so excited to be stocked up on the yummy teas, and i love strawberry+chocolate :D the necklace was such an adorable surprise, too! Thanks for doing this second private swap with me~ sending lots of love from across the globe ❤️
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived. It's so strange that envelopes like the one I sent in this swap sometimes travel one week, sometimes up to six/seven weeks. So unpredictable. I'm glad you liked the package! Sending love back.
Comment: I enjoyed reading this about you! We have a lot of similar tastes in Music. I love NKOTB, they were the first band that I remember getting into. My first concert was BSB and was not a fan before going. Then the concert converted me BAD. I will be seeing them for the 9th time this summer. LOL. Totally not embarrassed HAHA
Response: Thank you so much for the kind rating and sharing something about you! Hope youi'll have fun at the concert!
Comment: Your pc finally arrived! Yikes, our postal service is crazy. Thanks for the ugly pc. I can't decide which part of it is the worst! I agree that arranging the teddy bears the way they did around the table is a bit strange!
Comment: Risna, wow!! You somehow found the tea i was looking for! I'm so excited to try it and all of the other interesting flavors you included :D everything was packaged up beautifully and the big notebook was such a surprise!! I have never seen one like this and i adore the puffer fish :-) I love it dearly! Thank you so very much for everything ❤️🥰
Response: I'm so glad it didn't take too long to travel. Actually I was told it can take up to 60 days. Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your favourites with me! My favourite was the gummies, but I love gummies!!!! What do you usually do with the honey? I'm used to regular honey and I'm curious to know how you use it :3
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating! And the honey is perfect for putting it on toast, pancakes or bread in general. Take care!
Comment: Oohh,... a very big surprise in our mailbox today.
It smells heavenly with the Teekanne Winterzeit Tee. All the other ones are new to me.
And, of course, I will send the 2 PCs to their next destination.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the surprise! Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Well hello again Risna! I received your town PC today for Salt Lake City. I can't say as I have been to SLC. Is one of the States I haven't been to. But been to a lot of others though. Take care & keep on staying safe.
Comment: Thanks, Risna! I love the dog notecard! Plus I only know 2 of these songs, so I'll have fun looking up the rest. :) I like that you dated it, too, since it turns out Germany -> Minnesota takes 11 days, I guess? Thanks again!
Response: So glad you liked it! Have fun checking out the songs. Sending love. And thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Love the card & the goodies you sent. I've been on a film strip kick lately so I was very happy to see you sent some!! I really pleased with the stamps you used - so colorful. I do not have flower arrangement talents like you but I would love to learn. When I get bouquets, I'm just happy to see flowers!!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating! Sending love.
Comment: Got it. Thanks so much! I am excited to try out the treats! I do have one question though: The herb mix that you sent. What do you use that for? How do you use it? Thanks so much for the awesome package of goodies!
Response: Wow, that parcel traveled way faster than I would have guessed. So glad it found its way to your door already. The herb mix is for salads. You can easily create an awesome dressing just by adding some oil (and - if you like- some additional water & vinegar). BTW... thank you so much for the rating!
Comment: Postcards were and are awesome.
I could not understand why so different. Now I know. They are from overseas.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! And yes, we do have multiple styles of PCs over here. There's a shop in my city that only sells PC and wall calendars. Crazy, isn't it? I love shopping for cards at that shop! BTW... thanks for the kind rating.
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I love the stamps & your nice note!!
They keep pushing back our ‘return to office’ date; I think it may be March...but who knows with this crazy world!!
Thanks again & best wishes 💕
Response: I'm only allowed at the office once a week. That's it. But numbers are high in Germany right now. I don't know when we'll be able to sit together as a team again at work. I miss that a lot! Thanks for the lovely rating btw.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PCs and the film camera envelope! I can't believe how quickly it arrived - faster than most domestic mail!
Response: That envelope traveled at warp speed... it's crazy how snail mail works these days. I'm still waiting on swap from the UK that were supposed to arrive weeks ago. I guess we were lucky with this one. And thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for pretty card and stamps. My daughter visited for five weeks from London, UK and left to return yesterday morning. She had to do some work while here on the computer. She was afraid to go back. She knows a lot of people with COVID there and fears she will get it from travelling on public transportation in London.
Response: Thank you so much for the kind rating! Hope your daughter got the shots and stays safe and healthy! This damn virus is completely out of control. Sending best wishes!
Comment: Haha, somehow your postcard got to me all the way from Germany faster than my card got to my partner. You have really nice handwriting by the way! Anyhoo, thanks for sending me a nice black & white card. I hope you can visit your grandmother's hometown in the future! Be safe and healthy & happy New Year!
Response: Thank you much for the kind rating! Mail services are quite unpredictable, aren't they? In a different swap it just took the card more than 9 weeks to travel from Germany to the US. Sometimes they only take 7-10 days. Guess we all have to stay patient. ;-) Wishing you all the best for 2022!
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ WOW you made my day. The stamps are wonderful, absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much!!! I also love your penguin card, super cute. I will forward the PC so it can continue its trip around the world. Today I also received t HR e Traveling PC from Around the World #60. Coincidentally it had on of your PC’s that you started in round 58, so it’s still travelling 😄. Thank you once again and Merry Christmas and the best in the 2022 🥂🍾
Response: Merry Christmas to you too. And may 2022 bring joy only! We all deserve it, don't we? BTW... thank you so much for the kind rating!
Comment: The cat stamp on this card absolutely warms my heart 💕💕💕
My Baylea cat was an orange and white tabby girl 🥰🥰
And oh my….your penmanship is stunning 😍
And I’m super excited about the coin swap, I’m looking so forward to finally being able to ad that coin into my album. At the rate my mail has been coming in (likely partially due to all of the flooding damages to major highways and bridges in my province, plus covid and holiday mail increases slowing things down now too) I might see it in the new year. hopefully, my mail to you makes it there sooner.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating! I hope the coin won't take forever to find its way to your mailbox! Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Comment: What a beautiful Christmas card and nice note you sent me, Risna! Thank you so much! 😊📬❤️ Thank you, also for the wonderful little packet of postage stamps! I like it all very much! 🎄🎅🏻🦌☃️❄️⭐️
Response: So glad I could find something extra to put a smile on your face! And thanks for the generous rating! Sending love.
Comment: My daughter and I both want to see the Hamilton play on Broadway so I actually like the Hamilton / Morristown postcard! :) It's funny how these "ugly" swaps work out sometimes and that's what makes them so much fun! xo
Response: That's why this swap series is one of my favorites! Thank you so much for the kind rating and extra heart!
Comment: Hi Risna! thank you for the delightful card that arrived in my mailbox! I love the stamps. I like your idea to plan to do activities with your loved ones vs. spending money on 'things' this year. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Thanks for being my swapping partner. Dale
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Season!
Comment: Thanks for the sweet Christmas postcard - and for solving the question that formed in my head, which was "What language is that? looks a bit like but isn't Spanish..." Thanks also for the X-Mas stamp. Winter wishes and snowflake kisses to you! Sabrina
Response: So glad you liked it! The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is my favorite time of the year... Thanks for your heart rating! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: I love when you’re my partner because I’m guaranteed to get something cool!! Thanks!!
Stealing mainly happens with packages left at doorsteps.
Mark Rober, former NASA Engineer with a YouTube channel, has a fun series on glitter bombing package thieves.
With mailboxes like those on the PC, you only have to worry about Mailbox Baseball/Mailbox Smashing (in rural areas).
One kid drives the car, another hangs out window with baseball bat.
At least I remember that being a thing when I was younger...or maybe my having heard (not done) this means I hung out with all the bad kids. 😳
Thanks again & best wishes to you.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the PC! And hey... all kids do stupid stuff, I did too when I was younger. That doesn't mean you're a bad kid in general. ;-) Maybe just that puberty interferes with thinking logical. lol
Thanks for your kind rating and the heart btw.
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I've never read any of Guillaume Musso's books. I might give them a try in the future. I've seen his books often in stores here.
Sorry for the late rating. Your postcard only arrived earlier this week. I've had issues with my mail lately.
Response: No worries! ;-) And thanks for the heart rating... btw. I just started another of Musso's books.
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank!! Wenigstens ist es jetzt endlich nur noch eine woche, bis das auspacken losgeht! Danke, dass du diese Swaps organisierst!
Response: Wie man wahrscheinlich unschwer erkennen kann: Ich liebe Adventskalender! Daher hab ich auch nie ein Problem damit, einzuspringen, falls mal jemand eine Runde versäumt haut! Ich hoffe wir haben alle richtig viel Spaß mit dem Kalender!!! Und besten Dank für die liebe Bewertung (ohbohl du noch nicht einmal weißt, was in den Päckchen ist)!
Comment: Vielen herzlichen Dank für dein Paket! Ich habe es bis jetzt noch nicht geöffnet. Ich warte noch ein bisschen ab, aber ich weiß es wird wieder super sein so wie alle deine Swaps! Vielen Dank schon im Voraus! Frohe Weihnachten! Bleib gesund! Liebe Grüße :)
Response: Wünsche dir auf jeden Fall ganz viel Spaß beim Auspacken ... wann auch immer dir danach ist! Und tausend Dank für die liebe Bewertung und das Extra-Herzchen!
Comment: Thank you so much, Risna, for the beautiful Christmas card, lovely note and very generous envelope of beautiful used postage stamps! I appreciate it all.
Yes, it is still ‘summer’ here compared to many other climates. Sunny and in the 80’s.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating! It's highly appreciated! See you soon (in the mailbox). ;-)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card. I've seen that character before, but can't remember where. Always reminds me of the book "Where The Wild Things Are", which was a favorite. :)
We never decorate for christmas until after my son's birthday on Dec 4th - I like to take the holidays one at a time rather than all put together. :) Hope you have a great holiday!
Response: I sent out different Christmas cards but I'm pretty sure yours was The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. ;-)
Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: ach du liebe du warst ja schnell! schon mal ganz lieben dank fuer alles! sobald ich wieder gesund bin geht meines auf reisen bin seit mittwoch krank zu hause ;-/ alles liebe und bis bald im briefkasten, Jill
Response: Mach dir keinen Stress! Werd erst einmal gesund. Und wenn du erst ein paar Tage später schaffst, ist es auch nicht schlimm. Ganz lieben Dank schon einmal für die liebe Bewertung!
Comment: Thanks for the chunk! Great stamps too:) I am still learning to like ales, my spouse brews his own and also loves to try new craft beers, but I only have the occasional glass of wine. Hope you are well:)
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating! And I get it. I don't like a lot of beers but there are some that are just yummy!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! I have not been to Vancouver but would love to go and visit there one day. Orcas are super cool. If you ever do make it to Vancouver, I hope you can see them traveling in a pod. Take care and keep on swapping. <3 and V!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating!
Comment: Dear Risna, OMG you make me speechless! How is it possible to receive such a huge box from you again? You don't need to spoil me like this!! It is too much! Thank you so so much, obviously I loved every single piece! And the caramel toffee... Can't wait to try it! I just finished your previous hot chocolate from friends so now I have a re-stock eheh And yes, I already received your letter so I will reply soon!! Lots and lots of love for you!
Response: I'm so glad it travelled fast and that it made you happy! Because that makes me happy! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the rating, the heart and your message!
Comment: Risna - You created such a lovely surprise for me. How will I be able to wait? Your decorated envie is wonderful! You are very talented. Thank you for the four Advent packages. Merci, D.
After opening all of the packages I wanted to thank you for all of the thoughtful gifts.
Response: TBH... it was the first time ever I did a swap that required a mail art envelope. I was a bit worried my approach might not be considered mail art at all. It makes me very happy that you liked it. (Actually I liked it too.) Thanks for the rating, the heart and your kind words!
Comment: Ciao :D I received both your packages on the same day, what a coincidence, the post office is strange sometimes. I loved the care in packing and can't wait to open them. I feel like a child. I'm glad you were my partner :)
Response: I hope you'll have fun opening them... it's really hard to wait, isn't it? ;-) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Dear Risna, how wonderful is to have you as my partner? Thank you so much, I love all the goodies you chose for me! And you went crazy about the postcards... so many!! Can't wait to receive news from you and to catch up! Love, Inês
Response: A longer letter is on its way already! And thank you so much for your wonderful rating. Love. Risna
Comment: Thank you so much!
The Grandboys so enjoy the stickers.
So sweet of you to remember them.
They were doubly excited because they saw a German license plate here in Iowa, just the other day.
I also enjoyed your Book lines as I read that book a few years ago.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating!
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die ersten Adventskalenderpäckchen! Ich bin immer noch sehr beeindruckt (und etwas überwältigt ob der Größe des Pakets) und die Vorfreude auf die Vorweihnachtszeit ist immens gestiegen :-) Das war ein wirklich wunderbarer Abschluss des gestrigen Tages!
Der 1. Dezember kann kommen! :-)
Response: Ich dachte mir, wenn das Paket schon nur innerhalb Deutschland reisen muss, dann kann ich es auch ein wenig größer machen. ;-) Freut mich, dass es dir den gestrigen Tag versüßt hat und ich freu mich, dass du an der Swap-Reihe teilnimmst!
Comment: Honestly don’t know where to start. Am going to send u an email as well. This package made me so happy. Honey I love the owl he’s already on my entertainment center with my other owls!!!!!! Micah loves his shirt!! !!!!!! The food is scrumptious and I cannot wait to try it. I am going to be sending u some more ranch dip!!!! Thank you for all the fun surprises and happiness in a box. This made my day!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so so much. (Want to do another one?)
Response: Thank you for this amazing rating! I'm so glad you (and Micah) liked the goodies! Maybe we can do a Christmas gift swap? Just DM me if you're up for it and I'll set one up as soon as my Film Festival is over.
Comment: Hi Risna, thanks for the recommendations, I've seen Nomadland and Promising Young Woman and really enjoyed those. The postcard reminded me of Kramer V Kramer, that's on the rewatch list now. 😸 Catch you soon. 😸
Response: So glad you liked it... plus we seem to have similar taste in movies! ;-) Thanks for your kind rating!
Comment: Vielen vielen Dank für die tolle Karte!
Viel Erfolg die nächsten Tage/Wochen!
Response: Ich danke dir! Heute haben wir unsere große offizielle Eröffnung, tatsächlich ausverkauft (unter Corona-Bedingungen). Bin schon etwas aufgeregt. ;-)
Besten Dank für deine liebe Bewertung und bis bald!
Comment: Hi Risna! Thanks for sending me a postcard that you've held on for almost a year:D What timing you had to vacation before another lockdown was implemented. I hope you are having a healthy and happy summer!
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! I'm glad you liked the card. Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful humpback whale pc and your nice message. My daughters took me on a whale tour for Mother's Day one year and then my husband and I went one time. We saw a lot of Orcas in the Puget Sound. The tours boats are very good about keeping their distance and turning the boat motors off to protect the animals. We could see up close with binoculars, though. It was so amazing and we learned a lot. I hope you get to see them one day, too. They really are beautiful! :) Take care!
Response: Your experience sounds wonderful. Hope I'll get to see them too IRL one day. Thank you for the rating and the extra heart!
Comment: Dear Risna, your happy mail has left me with a huge smile on my face!! So thoughtful and lovely, I’ve loved everything about it. Thank you so much 😊💛
Ps: you can blame my autocorrect for the Ariana name 😂
Response: Thanks for the rating and the extra heart! Glad you liked the swap! But who is this Ariana you mentioned? ;-) lol
Comment: As someone who never says "no" to ice cream I absolutely love the postcard! I don't know if I would eat it out of a pinecone though lol! I especially like finding the shops where the ice cream is all homemade - so good! xo
Response: Eating ice cream out of a pinecone... that's what made the card so weird. ;-) Besides that I really liked the illustration! Glad you like it too! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: My teen & I have had fun with this food packaging PC. The photo looks like pizza but we didn’t recognize the cylindrical food picture (goat cheese-ours is packages sans the rind) & don’t usually associate pizza with with honey (but with cheese yes yum) … but it does look & sound very tasty! Thank you for it! One of my easy quick dinners is mushroom ravioli(it cooks up in 5 minutes) with fresh sautéed mushrooms, drizzled with a robust olive oil & freshly grated Romano.
I appreciate the stamps & neat handwriting too!
Response: Your easy qucik dinner sounds yummy! I'll give it a try this autumn as it sounds like wonderful autumn dish. Thank you so much for the rating and the extra heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Friends postcard, I loved it!! And Rachel (on the front) has always been my favourite character, so you hit the nail on the head here ;) My least favourite.. hmm, good question. I think that would have to be Chandler. His jokes are always so weird :P Although they are funny, he has always been the one I didn't kind of "get." Haha, now I just want to watch the whole series again! I think that will be my winter activity this year ;) (Unfortunately, one of the postal workers had put a sticker that won't be removed, on front of the postcard. I sent them a complaint about that :/ Of course, that's not your fault, but I was a bit disappointed by the postal worker who thought that was a good idea... Clearly someone who doesn't understand the joy of sending and receiving postcards!) Look forward to the next swap with you. Btw, I sent you an envelope today for another swap ;) Hope you get it soon! Take care :)
Response: I hate it, when the postal system kind of destroys cards like this! I'm so sorry the ruined the Rachel PC. But I'm glad you liked the card! I'm just watching the series (again, maybe for the seventh time or so) to introduce my roomie to it. He never watched it. Can you believe that? We are right in the middle of the Rachel's letter (18 pages, front and back) drama. ;-) Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! See you another swap soon!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Moomin postcard :D And thank you for writing in German. I read now when I was about to rate you that I had wrote I wished a naked card in an envelope, but it doesn't really matter, I loved receiving it anyway :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Moomins are the best! Thanks for the rating, the heart and your kind words.
Comment: We do have Magnum. I haven't bought any for a while, so I'm not sure if we have the flavor that you sent. I do love white chocolate, so it looks tasty! Bummer that you don't have Talenti. I have their raspberry sorbet and a coffee chip in my freezer right now! I love their mango sorbet.
Response: Can't wait to start travelling internationally again... not only for Talenti though. ;-) Thank you so much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: THANK YOU FOR THE JOINING MY SWAP AND FOR THE LOVELY CHRISTMAS CARD AND THE EXTRA GOODIES YOU SENT!! Especially the sansa postcard. I love her so much and I had the biggest smile on face opening the card to see her! All the best, happy swapping ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad the Sansa card put a smile on your face! Thank you for the rating and the extra heart!
Comment: Risna!!!! You totally went above and beyond and you shouldn’t have! Thanks for the beer, the sauerkraut the mustard and the vintage Care Bears. Risna thank you so so much. I will never be able to make this up to you. Oh the bag is awesome to ! Thank you thank you
Response: I mean it was a type three package swap... so I made it one. ;-) I tend to look up online at how much I can pack for the postage I have to pay anyway and put the maximum in. Hope you'll enjoy all of the items. And thanks for your kind words, the ratings and the heart!
Comment: Huhu Risna, was für ein cooler Zufall: Ich habe auch eine PC mit Jaime versandt, jedoch mit einem Bild aus der 1. Staffel, als ich noch nicht gedacht hätte, dass er sich mal noch zu einem meiner Lieblingscharaktere mausern würde. ^.^
Response: Recht hast du, zu Beginn der Story, egal ob in den Büchern oder der Serie, hab ich auch nicht damit gerechnet, dass er so ein komplexer Charakter wird. Liebste Grüße! Und besten Dank fürs Herz!
Comment: That sounds like something we would like to do! I don't know if we can this summer though, our covid cases are up again. Hopefully at some point, I don't know. We love biking and walking! I'm working too this summer, it's busy. Take care!
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Meet you in the mailbox soon!
Comment: I was so surprised when I opened my mailbox and found your huge postcard. How fun! The picture of the Wally and Whiz sweets is awesome - wish I could pop several in my mouth.
Thanks so much - loved it!
Response: I'm glad you liked the rather unusual huge card. I just didn't want to ruin the image by cutting it smaller. ;-) Thanks for the rating and the heart.
Comment: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I really appreciate the letter you sent me!
The words are so cool, too! I learned something lol!
Word 1: Fernweh - wanderlust
Word 2: Weltsohmerz - melancholy
Word 3: Gemütlich - pleasant/cheerful
Also thank you for the sticker/memo pad booklet! I also liked the panda wrapping paper!! Everything was so thoughtful! Thank you! <3
Response: It was so much fun to pack that swap! It travelled quite fast! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards:) The peter rabbit cards went right into my collection, I love the cards❤️❤️ Oh and I thought how you wrapped my little note was the cutest🌻🌻
Response: Reading your comment made my day! Thank you so much for the rating and the extra heart!
Comment: You definitely got the card right! Such a summery vibe :) I do hope you're having a wonderful summer and get to spend a lot of time in your hammock as planned, and I hope you and your loved ones aren't affected by the horrible floods.
Response: Luckily I live in an area that has not been affected by the horrible floods.... even though I'm not that far away. Thank you so much for the rating an the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for stopping by and for all the IG love. I really appreciate your time and effort. Your PM brought a smile on my face. I tend to find watching carving videos very soothing and hope you felt some calm watching them too.
Response: Loved your IG. Thanks for the rating and the heart btw.
Comment: Thanks so much for visiting my Instagram! I would love to send you a postcard if you would like one. You can even choose a postcard of your liking on my page at #rohana_swaps. Just let me know! :)
Response: Let's do a private swap! I can create one. Why don't you send me private message and tell me when you're up for it? BTW... thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards - I LOVE the old B/W photo you wrote on! I hope all is well with you - things are going good here in Southern California (just the heat is getting to me, but it's normal). Take care and be well!
Response: I'm glad you liked the cards... I mean I always try to put a good variety in those swaps so chances are I meet the likes of my swap partner with at least some of them. ;-) Thank you for the rating and the heart. Sending love!
Comment: Hello ! thank you for the delightful postcard that arrived in Virginia today - so fast! I have done other international swaps & sometimes it takes MONTHS for items to arrive. Loved the card and the stamps. Have a lovely day. Happy Swapping! Dale
Response: I'm so glad you liked the card and that it didn't take months to arrive. Thank you so much for the rating and heart! Wishing you all the best.
Comment: That is awesome! You may have met my dad! He was the German Speaker tour guide on Temple Square...and he was there everyday. :-) So it is a high probability you may have gone on his tour on Temple Square!
Response: I was very young so I don't quite remember the exact tour. But I was there with my granny and she didn't spreak English... so chances are your dad was our guide. Wow!
Comment: Hallo Risna, vielen, vielen Dank für den wundervollen Umschlag und die Goodies! :-) Du hast komplett ins Schwarze getroffen, was meinen Geschmack angeht und ich freue mich schon darauf den Tee auszuprobieren (sobald die Sonne heute Abend untergegangen ist und nicht mehr ganz so stark brennt).
Hab' eine schöne Woche!
Response: Freut mich riesig, dass es gepasst hat! Bis (bestimmt) ganz bald mal.
Comment: Schön dass du ein paar erholsame Tage hattest! Vielen lieben Dank für die wunderschöne Norderney Karte!! Ich brauch auch mal wieder ein paar Tage Strand! Oder mal eine halbe Stunde Balkon 😅
Ich sitze übrigens auch gerade an einer Karte für dich! Lass dich überraschen.. ☺️ Schöne Grüße!
Response: Bin schon ganz gespannt! ;-) Genieß die sonnigen Tage!
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards, Risna. I love that one of the overhead view of the people floating in the water, and the "Greetings from Nowhere" is the perfect pandemic pc. I'm still not planning any vacations myself.
Response: I'm glad you liked the cards! And yes... the "Greetings from Nowhere" pretty much sums up this pandemic nightmare. ;-) Thank you so much for the heart btw.
Comment: I love the Italian postcard. I hope to get to Italy one day very soon. Before Covid, my husband and I were planning to visit southern France, northeast Spain and Italy. Now I don't know when that trip will happen.Thanks for the postcard!!!
Comment: Wow! It must have teleported over here! Exactly one week after my birthday, not the months that you wondered it might! Thank you SO Much for everything! I’m touched by your wrapped items fir my birthday! This makes the swap extra, extra special! I love that you included two of the tea varieties, two cookies and the shareable smoothie bowl & spice mixes! This way, I get to share more with my husband, too! So far, we had the Lemongrass tea [Delightful] with the cookies [Delicious] and then I made dinner with the masala spice mix! [Yum!] It’s great! We’ll make the smoothie bowl for brunch, tomorrow, with fruit. I really love that you wrapped everything and enjoyed the wrapping paper, too, including the geographically derived papers, as well. I love NZ, so I’m going to try that tea next. ~ Z ~ ❤️😇❤️
Response: I'm so happy you liked what I picked! And I'm amazed by the speedy deliverance. I guess that means they're shipping the small packages by plane again. Yay!
Comment: Great swap, Risna. I like all the PCs you chose, but especially the B& W Turkish nomads & the one from the Museum of Modern Mythology, which sounds like my kind of place! Thank you for the delightful cards and the extra very special QE ll postage stamps.
Comment: Liebe Risna, vielen lieben Dank für dein Notizbuch mit den interessanten Fragen und natürlich deinen Antworten dazu. Ich muss gestehen, ich habe so einiges mal Fragen geskipt, weil mir einfach nichts einfallen wollte, haha.
Es war jedenfalls toll durchzulesen und auch vielen lieben Dank für die extra Goodies! Das Washitape mit den Federn fand ich ja so hübsch und jetzt habe ich ein Sample dazu. Ich freue mich total!
Und keine Sorge, ich finde es sogar ganz schön mal einen Swap aus Deutschland zu erhalten.
Comment: Thank you for the Australia PC. No, I have never been to Australia. Furthest I've been is Canada & was there twice. I wouldn't go to any country with a city. I hate cities. Mainly because I'm a country bumpkin, ha!
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope but especially for the postcards. I only collect written and stamped but they are really amazing; it was so generous of you ✨ Really liked to have you as a partner again ❤️
Comment: Such a surprise! I literally LOVE your package. It was way more than expected - a box full of misturies waiting to be unpacked. It was an adventure from the moment I got this big box from the post office. Than - together with my cat - Zatar we were carefully openning each item. He was the Royal Inspector, so I was safe to take them out of the box ;) Love the handmade envelopes - both - I guess one was personalised ;) Thanks a lot. Tea already tried yesterday evening - it gives really good vibes! Greetings from Szczecin and you really made my day! Take care you too!
Comment: Liebe Risna,
vielen, vielen, vielen, vielen herzlichen Dank auch für das letzte Paket! Ich hab mich so gefreut über die Katzensachen. Obwohl die Katzenzungen muss ich gut vor meinem Ehemann verstecken. Der ist leider auch ein Marzipan-Liebhaber ;)
Ich bin so froh, dass du mein Tauschpartner warst! Du hast wirklich bei allen Kategorien ins Schwarze getroffen. Danke dir so sehr! Mit ganz lieben Grüßen,
Response: Es freut mich riesig, dass ich dir eine Freude machen konnte ... bzw. gleich 3x. ;-) Wünsche dir ganz viel Spßa mit den Geschenken! Und besten Dank für die Tipps, die haben sehr geholfen.
Comment: Und ich nochmal! Vielen herzlichen Dank auch hier! Du hast wirklich mit jedem einzelnen Geschenk den Nagel auf den Kopf getroffen. Vor allem über das Buch mit der Katze. Ich habe so lachen müssen. Es passt einfach perfekt! Auch zu meinem eigenen Exemplar von Katze :)
Danke nochmal! Ganz liebe Grüße,
Comment: Liebe Risna,
vielen lieben Dank für deine Geschenke! Du hast dir solche Mühe gegeben und ich freue mich so über jedes einzelne Päckchen. Es war so eine Freude mir alles anzusehen. Vielen herzlichen Dank nochmal für dein Engagement! Ich wünschte ich könnte dir mehr als ein Herz geben! Danke! Ganz liebe Grüße, Julia :)
Comment: Danke für die tolle Karte!!
Du warst tatsächlich schonmal meine Partnerin. Beim Last. Postcard Swap of 2020 - profile swap. ;)
Die Goodreads Einladung an dich ist raus! Freue mich auf weitere swaps mit dir!
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for your postcards and your kind note! And of course for writing in German! It takes me forever to write in German still. Thanks for joining the swap, I'm wondering if I should make this a swap-series or not. Stay safe and take care :)
Comment: Risna- Thank you so much! The inner movie geek in me was so excited with the stuff you sent. 🤩Gorgeous GOT postcards and the pages of LOTR in Spanish was really interesting (I tried to read it but of course I don't know much Spanish but I imagine it read to me by a hot Spanish actor with a deep, sexy voice 😂 - too much watching Telemundo shows!) 😍😍
Comment: Liebe Risna ❤️ Vielen Dank für diese schöne Post. Das Couvert ist echt cool, mit tollen Marken drauf und deine Handschrift gefällt mir auch sehr. Das aller beste ist aber natürlich die super süsse Einhornkarte! 😍😍🦄 Die werde ich wie ein Schatz hüten! ❤️
Comment: Risna, I just got this swap in the mail today and OMG! I seriously cried tears of happiness for how much I LOVE everything you sent me! Everything is just so perfect and I adore every single thing so much! I wish I had better words to explain how appreciative, happy and grateful I am feeling right now for you! You truly have brought a light into my life with this swap, thank you so much for everything, from the bottom of my heart!
Sending so much love!
Response: I am so happy to read your kind words. It was a pleasure being in this swap with you!
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die tolle Georgia-Karte - sie ist wirklich wunderschön und die Legende zum Hartriegel ist voll interessant. Sowas liebe ich total:-) Ich war mal ein paar Tage in Atlanta, als ich Au Pair in den USA war, aber ich musste "meine" Kinder im Hotel beaufsichtigen, da die Gastmutter für ihre Arbeit dort war. Daher habe ich so gut wie nichts gesehen von der Stadt.
Savannah klingt sehr schön - allein der Name, aber auch das, was ich gerade im Internet gefunden habe:-)
Comment: Hi Risna 👋 Thank you for this great NYC postcard and your cheery message. I like the colorful stamps you used too. I hope you’re able to volunteer in the U.S. next year. I’m sure they’re missing you too. I can’t wait until this is a dark chapter in the history textbooks. Take care 🤗
Comment: First off, Thank you so much for joining my swap. I appreciate more than you know. Thank you so much also for the sweet note you wrote, the wonderful gift of 2 book magnets for the swap, the extra gifts of 4 so dang cute teddy bear postcards, and Wow, the USA postage stamps from your to the US! How sweet of to think of me ! I was going to save the gift for Christmas. But I just couldn't resist opening this one. What you sent me, deserves 1000 hearts! Thank you ever ever so much! I hope you will join the next Stocking swap. This was for sure a Fun swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your rating. Reading your message made my day. I'm glad I picked items you like. And of course I'll join the next Stocking Stuffer Swap - I love these kinds of swaps.
Comment: I actually have lived in El Paso. I loved it and miss it still. It one of the safest cities in the US actually. Juarez gers a bad reputation because of people preying on tourists. The Mexican/Hispanic population in El Paso was way friendlier than anyone else that I met.
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard that arrived today :) I can't wait to travel again myself, so I know how you feel. I would have been in Florida by now if it was possible. Let's hope more people will have vaccines soon and it can be safe to travel again. Take care!
Comment: Beautiful Halfmoon Bay postcard made me swoon for a vacation on the water and inspired me to feel hopeful that we will all one day travel again. Thank you and so happy to meet you in a swap again. Blessings and good health for 2021!
Comment: Risna, I always enjoy opening your envelopes because the stationeries you send are so bright and vibrant, my type of stationeries! Much appreciated for the cute little notebooks and love love love this adorable flamingo washi stickers. Thank you!
Comment: Talk about sloowww mail! I just received this swap today! It's so funny when I opened up your mail, I had recently purchased some Luxeblock pads from Etsy and you just so happened to but some samples from that book in this happy mail. I love these cookbook handmade envelopes you sent and these pretty foiled cardstock. Again, I'm so sorry if a resend was sent for this swap. I really appreciate the goodies you sent me and definitely the stuff I like!
Response: I'm so so glad it finally arrived! And don't you worry about the resend. It was my pleasure. Hope that one will arrive soon too.
Comment: It arrived wohoo, thank you!!! I will open it on Saturday and proper rate then :) *** WOW! Vielen lieben Dank für einen wunderbaren & fröhlichen Abend :) Großzügig und eklektisch, wunderschön und abwechslungsreich :) Eine herrliche Überraschung mit Postkarten <3 , Briefmarken und Aufklebern, Papierkostbarkeiten, dem schönsten Kartenspiel ever und als Extrabonus googly eyes :) :) Ich werd sogar ins Buch schmökern, obwohl ich vermutlich nicht die Zielgruppe bin. hihi. Aber es gehört zu diesem tollen Preis dazu :) :) Thank you for a fantastic RAK <3
Comment: Thank you so much! You are so kind to send me such wonderful & generous swaps! No duplicates even (per your note), although everything you send is fun & beautiful so having more is always welcome too. So many goodies - where to start! Love the stickers, notecards, papers & fashion prints! The metal embellishments are pretty. You even made the large envelope fun with stickers & stamps. ♥️
Comment: Another fabulous swap, thank you. I think my faves are the Harry Potter (I haven't seen that one before) and the Unicorn but it's a very, very close thing. The others are awesome. Thank you. 😀
Comment: Du bist wirklich verrückt! XD Dein Päckchen ist einfach nur umwerfend und hat mit einem vollen Umschlag nicht das geringste zu tun. Vielen, vielen Dank dafür!! Ich habe mich über all diese goodies unglaublich gefreut! ^.^
Response: Freut mich, dass es Freunde bereitet! Das Packen hat auch echt Spaß gemacht.
Comment: Just got your little package today. Thank you SO much for the postcards and all of the extra goodies! I'm so excited to try the strawberries and cream tea, and the guinea pig postcards are too cute. Not to mention all of the amazing stickers!!!
Comment: Oh Risna! Such a beautiful happy mail!! Did you make the envelopes yourself? You must have put alot of work and thought into this. And just how amazing are those stamps!! Thank you, Thank you so much! Take care stay safe!
Goodness gracious I just found the envelope with the owl magnet!! Gorgeous!!! Thank you!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! And yes, I love making envelopes from old coffee table books, wall calendars or maps.
Comment: Well done well done!! What a fantastic letter. I loved your wisdom and insight that you’ve taken away from this past year. It’s made us all put our lives into proper perspective. It has shown us the difference between what we want and what we need. Thank you for the extra as well. I wish you all the best in 2021!
Comment: Thank you SO much - I totally LOVE this package - it really put a smile on my face today! :) Perfect, thank you! If you ever want to do a private swap just let me know :)
Response: It was a lot of fun putting thought into this swap and trying to get those items. Couldn't get some of your listed chocolate favourites though. ;-) So yes, I'm always interested in a private swap. Let's do some sort of "Christmas gift" in spring swap. ;-)
Comment: Wow! This is a BIG Holiday Swap!! With soccer stamps ;-0 Between this swap and the advent gifts you really make my Christmas season. I wish I could give you a heart for it every day ;-) Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and postcards. I don't know much about my family history, but my family (on my mom's side) came from Baden-Württemberg in Germany, so I appreciate the PCs in German. Sorry you have had a crazy year - but glad you got to decorate for the holidays. I put up some lights on the outside of the house which is nice, for the neighbors, ha! I too am happy about a calm holiday season this year - I am still working on holiday cards though, and I started in November! I have 60 more to send to friends and family... I better get back to it! Take care and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and all the great extras! Hafers aren't too common in Texas, but since we got here (from Germany), we've been prolific. I'm one of the youngest of my generation at 66, so I don't know all the cousins in the next 3 generations. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi ^^ I received your long envelope today, thank you very much for sending it back, I will open your gifts shortly. Unfortunately, the mail under Christmas is clogged for the many online orders and the virus does not help. Thank you again for your honesty!
Comment: I hope your lockdown is easing. We are very lucky where we live in Perth. We closed our boarders, no one in or out and only had a very brief lockdown in March/April. We're very lucky to have had no community spread in 8 months. Please stay safe over there
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for such a spectacular swap! Your lovely collection of goodies definitely made me happy and made my day! I 🤩 I appreciate the diverse selection you sent, the scrapbook papers are beautiful & unique to me, I love the notebook and very cool stickers and flow goodies too! Christmas comes early! Best wishes ♥️♥️♥️
Comment: OMG..... You're really crazy! Can't believe you sent me a huge package for Christmas!! I don't need to say that I'll reply you really soon!!! Thank you so much, I don't deserve all this love! I already opened day 1,2 and 3 :D thank you, thank you, thank you! And the postcard is really gorgeous!
Response: You totally deserve this! Your swaps are always beyond extra and lovely. Have fun opening a package each day! Sending love.
Comment: Ganz ganz lieben dank fuer deine schoene karte und die papiere :-) hab mich riesig darueber gefreut. ich kann auch nie "nur" eine karte schicken oder "nur" einen brief ;-) ich wuensche dir eine wunderbare adventszeit und besinnliche weihnachten. herzliche gruesse jill
Comment: I received your envelope in the mail today, Risna,so I'm already rating a 5. Will open it in December and re-rate.
Thank you so much !
Vielend Dank für die schöne Karte und das tolle Papier dazu Risna, Ich wünsche Dir auch schöne Weihnachten. Viel Spass!
Comment: Wow! 🥺 Just wow! I shook these like a little child and (almost) can't wait to open them! They will be perfect for Dec. 20-24. I feel so blessed. The wrapping is beautiful and so is the card! I'm going to hang it up. Thank you so much!!! Thank you also for hosting this swap - I'm looking forward to December more than I have in a long time, thanks to you! ♥️♥️♥️
Comment: Hello & thank you for your Christmas swap letter! I love receiving swaps from different countries! I spent a small amount of time in Germany way back (lol!) and it still holds a special place in my heart.
I've been enjoying receiving the countdown letters almost every day, I think I'm going to be sad when it's over! Good thing I'll have a whole bunch to open in December! Take care ♥️
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful package! First of all, I LOVE the envelope with all those cool stamps! And your gifts look so tempting; it´s hard to keep my fingers off. But I will be good and wait for the right day! And thanks also for the lovely little bookmark, you´ve really read my profile well! Hugs and stay well!
I can't even begin to say how many hearts I'd love to give you for this package! Of course I didn't open them, I will wait til it's these doors (gates!) turn. But this package already made my day, no, my October and November! Thank you so much for this swap AND for hosting these series. I love being part of it!
Response: I just got your little surprise as well. Thank you so much for the effort you put in the Zine! Love it. Have read some of your book recommendation but not all of them. I'll look into the ones I've missed so far. Thanks a lot!
Comment: Oh, so ein großes Päckchen! Vielen lieben Dank für die Überraschung!! Ich hab es - so wie es sich gehört - schon mal gegen das Licht gehalten, aber: man sieht nix :) :) :) Hab eine feine Woche!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely packages, I was going to hold off with the hearts until I'd opened them but they look so pretty it deserves on now 😀 I'm loving the swap and the idea of something to open every day up to Christmas, great idea for a swap. Stay safe 😀
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing package you sent me. You really outdid yourself. I love the tote bag, washi tape samples, notebook (which I'm going to use to make a stamp notebook) keychain, handmade envies and the tea bags, can't wait try to them. Also thanks for the festival leaflet hope you had a great time.
Comment: Thank you so much for the incredible swap! The tea looks delicious (I love sencha!) and the handmade envelopes will be put to good use. I was especially surprised and delighted by the stamps -- most of them are from countries I hardly had in my collection! Your job sounds fascinating too. Take care and be safe <3
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! They are definately my style:-). I also want to thank you for the extras. Thank you for the notecard and the postage stamps! The postage stamps are an awesome mix. Cool job, a film festival director! That is awesome! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face😊. Have a great day and happy swapping! p.s.- may you be blessed with an abundance of happiness:-)
Comment: Thank you!! Danke liebe Risna für das tolle Päckchen. Die Geschenke sind ganz wunderbar verpackt und ich freu mich auch sehr über die tollen Briefmarken auf dem Kuvert!! Jetzt muss ich nur mehr enorme Selbstdisziplin aufbringen und bis Dezember warten. huihui, ob das klappt ... :) Edit: Vielen lieben Dank für Deine sorgsamen Päckchen. Ich freu mich sehr und habe gerade viel Freude mit den Aufklebern und Briefmarken <3 Hab einen feinen Advent!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the special birthday greetings and the Jon Snow postcard!!! Wow! My heart skipped a beat when I saw it! And I hope you had a very happy birthday as well! Yours is the same day as my daughter's. :) Cheers to us September girls! Please stay safe and be well!
Comment: RISNA! Thank you so much much for ur birthday card and the lovely goodies including the KATE MOSS card! She is my favorite super model and I love it so so much <3 <3 happy birthday to you as well :)
Comment: Dear Risna, thank you so much for making my birthday so special! I loved everything and the candles were a success 😄 i'll write you a letter soon explaining what has happened. Thank you again! Wish you a wonderful week ✨lots of love, Inês
Comment: Risna! Ich konnte gar nicht glauben, was ich da sehe, als ich gestern nach Hause gekommen bin und ein das riesige Paket in meinem Hausflur stand! Ich bin immer noch ganz gerührt und fassungslos (im besten Sinne!), was für eine unglaubliche Überraschung du mir geschickt hast! Dafür kann ich gar nicht oft genug DANKE sagen 😍❤️ All die Sachen sind wunderschön und ich kann gar nicht glauben, wie viel Zeit und Mühe du für mich investiert hast! Für jeden Buchstaben eine Überraschung zu finden, ist so eine süße Idee - und du hast es definitiv mehr als geschafft, mir eine riesengroße Freude zu machen. Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn wir in der Zukunft nochmal gemeinsam tauschen würden - dann hoffe ich, dass ich dir auch eine Freude machen kann 💝 Hab ganz, ganz vielen Dank. Diese swaps sind es, die swap-bot zu einem so besonderen Ort voller Freude und Glück machen :) xxx
PS: Die Münster-Paderborn connection finde ich wirklich großartig 🙌🏼
Response: It was my pleasure! I had so much fun creating that package! I'm glad you liked it.
Wirklich, ich hatte total viel Spaß an dem Abend. Freu mich schon auf's nächste Mal.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I'm obsessed with everything you sent and I can't wait to have the tea! I'm also absolutely in LOVE with the postcards and planning on displaying a few around my room so thank you so much!!!
Comment: Oh my goodness Risna, I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful and thoughtful envelope you sent me. I am beyond grateful for all of those stamps and I will be using them in my artwork for forever <3 I am in love with all of the papers, stickers and postcards! Sending you a huge thank you and hug from Canada <3 So so grateful <3
Comment: Speechless, It's all I can say...
I already sent you a private message trying to explain all my feelings so there isn't much things left to say... I love, love, love everything you sent me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You made me more than happy! With all my love, Inês
Response: It was my pleasure! Nothing makes me more happy than reading your lines.
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful swap <3. I love your variety of washis and a special thanks for all the goodies you enclosed. Such a wonderful and special swap. A big thanks in my sons' names, too. Dankeschön <3
Comment: Such a welcoming letter, thank you. I put you on my pile to pen pal,,hoping that is ok. I really like all the p/c's you sent. The grandma kicking a soccer ball really made me laugh. Thank you again.
Response: I'm glad you liked the cards. Would love to stay in contact!
Comment: Thank you for the motivational postcard. I love the Pippi stamp. I hope you continue to stay healthy and that you're able to pay your bills.! The added financial stress adds insult to injury. Persons all over the world are connected by these hardships, so we are never alone in our circumstances. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones. Michelle
Comment: Risna, I ADORED your art card of the UK Underground. How COOL! And you seem to have a very very cool job, also I. I would love to do direct swaps if you find the time, so that you can travel vicariously to the US via your postcards/mail!! :) ill PM you my address, ok? Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for your post card 💜
Although this is a classic, in the UK its considered an American classic, so it wasnt on a reading list here. However, your card has interested me and I think I might add it to my reading list. Thank you, Charley