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AmyMCGS

AmyMCGS
Date Joined: November 6, 2007
Last Online: May 23, 2022
Birthday: September 8
Country: United States

About Me


*3/7/22: Proof positive that my mail service is wonky: today I received a postcard postmarked January 18th! (From just a few states over. ) Again, I never flake on swaps-- but please let me know if one of mine has not arrived. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

*11/4/21 NOTE: I never flake on swaps! If you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will resend. We've been getting some questionable mail service lately and things are taking longer than usual. ๐ŸŒ


I try to spend time making my swaps look nice and make sure they are things I'd like to receive.


๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ HI! I'm 48, married, have two teenaged kids plus a bunch of their friends that we've "adopted", a golden retriever, and a tank full of fish. (I've had several cats over the years and will have more eventually- I love them! ๐Ÿ˜ป) I work full-time and love coming home to my family and happy mail.

โค I try hard to live my life by 1 Corinthians16:14: "Let all that you do be done in love." I'm not a preachy person but I pray that my actions reflect my faith. I also love to learn about other faiths and beliefs.

๐Ÿ“œ My biggest hobby is genealogy- I love to spend hours researching my family history. If you "speak" genealogy: my current project is trying prove one of my multiple Mayflower ancestors to get into the Mayflower Society. I believe that I have direct lines to both Rogers and Hopkins.

โœ‚๏ธ Over the years I've done many paper crafts- stamping, card making, scrapbooking, all of that. I still have a great appreciation for those things, but I don't have much time to do them myself anymore.


๐Ÿ“ฌ Postcards

I prefer my postcards naked (written on, stamped & mailed) unless it's a specific swap for blank postcards to build up some variety in my stash. ๐Ÿ–ŠGetting a personal note about the swap, what you're doing that day, or maybe why you chose that postcard just makes the postcard perfect.

๐Ÿ’œThese are some of my favorite postcards:

  • Peanuts (the cartoon characters, not the food)
  • animals- my favorites are owls๐Ÿฆ‰, but I also like raccoons & cats, or wildlife
  • British Royal family
  • funny postcards
  • photos of spiritual/ inspirational places, such as churches, cemeteries, temples, etc.
  • recipes
  • vintage ads, especially Campbell's Soup, but also others like coffee, etc.
  • vintage or modern Christian art

Postcards I DO NOT care for:

  • free sample/ current advertising postcards
  • pin-up girls
  • tourist cards unless it fits the swap
  • anime or Kawaii
  • used postcards written to someone else

๐Ÿฅฐ General Favorites:

*COLORS: I love turquoise and purple, and fall colors: dark red, hunter green, burnt orange

*OWLS: I collect them- postcards, figures, etc.

*CHARACTERS: Peanuts, Tom & Jerry (Yes, I'm showing my age!)

*FLOWERS: Sunflowers, any kind of Lilly, Mums

*ANTIQUES: I can spend hours in antique stores! I have a growing collection of vintage mason jars and glassware in clear and turquoise. My family says I like "beat up old stuff"! ๐Ÿ˜†

*FAITH: I'm Catholic, but I really enjoy learning about other faiths & customs. I'm happy to answer your questions or clear up misconceptions about the Catholic Church. (Yes, we're Christians, no, we don't worship Mary.)

..... and on that note, I LOVE old Saints' cards, prayer cards, etc. You know, those little baseball card sized pictures of saints or fancy paper cutouts with prayers on them? Yes, those things! You'll often find them tucked into old Bibles.


๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ General DISLIKES:

  • Paper ephemera... I don't use it, so please save for someone who will.
  • Nothing scented
  • No FB's/Slam Books
  • Nothing to do with horoscopes.
  • I'm not into fairies, tarot, or gothic stuff.
  • No Kawaii stuff... in general nothing cutesy & no emoji stuff.

Favorite Books

๐Ÿ“š I love to read! I've usually got a fiction book and a non-fiction book (genealogy or faith related) both going at the same time. Christian/ spiritual books are always on my to-be-read list, as well as historic fiction & mysteries.

On that note... I can always use bookmarks!


Favorite Television

๐Ÿ–ฅ I don't watch much TV. Usually if I have the remote I turn the TV off, LOL! I do love The Big Bang Theory, and I enjoy some Nat Geo and History Channel shows.


๐ŸŒฎ Recipe Swaps:

My family loves Mexican food, spicy foods, hot wings, soups, comfort foods like meatloaf, crockpot dishes, etc. I've recently gotten an air fryer so I'm interested in your tried and true recipes for it, too.

๐Ÿšซ We do not eat any seafood at home, including fish, due to an allergy of a family member.
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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! I love covered bridges :)
Highlander18 rated for The 4 W's postcard swap 1 on May 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards. Must be great chocolate!
squince rated for SCATTS - R - ROUND 9 - US ONLY on May 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extras.
cassie3001 rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #21 on Apr 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful North Carolina cardinal postcard, Amy! I agree, the cardinals do look beautiful against the snow!
squince rated for PH: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt #9 on Apr 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for resend! Sorry the first didn't arrive!!! Love this set though!
Mlhadder rated for 2 for 2/22/22 USA on Apr 4, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the cat sticker with the crossed eyes :D
rachelgogan rated for Golden on Post Card Swap on Apr 2, 2022
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Comment: I LOVE GRILLED CHEESE! And that was the perfect postcard for this swap! Thank you so much! That was a delight to find in my mail box!
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Comment: Thank you
Poohtat rated for 2 for 2/22/22 USA on Apr 2, 2022
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Comment: Love the goodies! Happy Swapping
CHOWEFACE rated for Fun Food PC Swap on Mar 31, 2022
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Comment: What a neat card! Thanks for sharing โ€œOhioโ€™s best chocolate!โ€
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Alice in Wonderland postcard! I love it! I think sending and receiving postcards is a quick and fun way to connect with others and spread some happiness in the world! (Much needed!) xo
cynthiawhatever rated for Ugly PC Swap #47 on Mar 17, 2022
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Onyx rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards (USA/Canada) #12 on Mar 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards! I really like what you sent.
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Comment: Thank you for a summery card! It's very cold and windy today, so this cheered me up.
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Comment: Hi Amy, thank you for the vintage St. Paddy's holiday postcard. We have St. Therese and St. Francis in common on our lists. His prayer for peace is a good one for us to pray.
Trevismom rated for Postcards Please #2 on Mar 11, 2022
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Comment: Hi Amy! Thanks for the great postcards! The squirrel one is super cute! The kids will love the cat and dog stickers! Happy swapping! โค
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Comment: Thank you Amy for the pretty daffodil postcard and powerful verse and message. Pray for peace.
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Comment: Great answers!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

petitzouzou on Oct 22, 2021:

Your Halloween postcard is on the way !

yvonne401 on Oct 5, 2021:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

KatieKookaburra on Feb 15, 2008:

Hi Amy - thank you for the cute little wooden apples the postman just brought for me :) Thanks! xxx

Bonnie1952 on Feb 11, 2008:

I wanted to give you a HEART but didn't know how!

MicheleoneL on Jan 26, 2008:

HI there! I have mailed out your 1-1 trade from the forums! I hope your eyelets arrive quickly and safely! PLMK! Thanks!

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