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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

Just an observation. The mail has been erratic and slow. I'm waiting for a lot of things that I'm very sure were sent and sent on time. I'm being patient. I rate very quickly so if you're looking for a rating from me, I haven't gotten it yet. Unfortunately this is just the way it is right now and we snail mail lovers simply have to deal with it. I try hard to make sure that the postage is correct and I have things weighed all the time. However if you ever do get something postage due, please let me know and I will reimburse you immediately!

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. 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.

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do! I have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or far right political propaganda.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Foxes

Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

shellbee8 rated for Winter Celebration on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: What a nice letter! I had fun reading about how you celebrate!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #322 on Nov 25, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend. I really enjoyed reading about it.
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Comment: great cards!
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Comment: thanks Karen - always nice cards!
tendersores rated for G: Cemetery Story on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your letter! It was interesting reading about Princess Doe.
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the nice cards. It continues to amaze me that, with just over 400 different backs in my collection, I still get very few duplicates.
Ettoad rated for FLL: Your Halloween traditions on Nov 16, 2022
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Comment: There is indeed to much to enjoy about Halloween - it sounds like you had a fun one this year!! Good to hear that Hurricane Ian just brushed by you 🧡
Ettoad rated for FLL: Halloween cards on Nov 15, 2022
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Comment: I hope you remained safe during Hurricane Ian!! I haven’t read the book or watched the movie you mentioned but have taken note of both titles - any time is spooky time!! Happy Halloween 🎃
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Comment: I'm thankful for AC too! Hard to believe even this month, in NOVEMBER near Chicago we had to use AC! Apologies on the late rating.
Lyndylou5 rated for Surprise Frankendeck full suit on Nov 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sending such a variety of cards. I especially like all the ones with pictures and words on the # side.
BookLover9273 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #319 on Nov 3, 2022
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Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you for the lovely note and beautiful card. I love notecards so much <3 Enjoy the rest of the week!
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Comment: Thanks for including so many cards!
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Comment: Thank you for the selection of cards. I’m just starting my deck so they will be great additions.
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Comment: Loved the cards! Thanks!
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Comment: Great variety!! Thanks.
mamajoy rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #5 on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Yay. Some new ones for my frankendeck. Thank you.
luckysweetpea rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #318 on Oct 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you, Karen! I love the postcard and the quote you included. I need to check out that documentary! Have a great weekend! Warmly, Ginger
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Comment: Thank you for all the different backs on the 10s.
riftvegan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #317 on Oct 26, 2022
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Comment: Your dinner party actually sounds amazing... I know environmental stuff is depressing so much of the time, Right Whales especially. But you and your group are doing something about it! The data you collect is so important and meaningful, and I thank you for your efforts! (and Thanks for the beautiful Bumble Bee card too!) :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun cards and the extras! Happy swapping :)

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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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