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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: April 20, 2024
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

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 lot 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. Thank you in advance for whatever you send to fill my mailbox. I will appreciate it and if you don't see a heart with my 5 rating please let me know as it could only mean that I failed to click it and I'll be more than happy to do so after the fact. I'm in this to try to brighten people's days not to frustrate or disappoint anyone. This may be a slightly different philosophy than the one held by many swappers. I definitely send out swaps. I have a couple of 1s which are completely unfair and unkind as well. I am certainly not going to chase these people down and beg them to allow me to resend. I would have been glad to do so if they had asked me to. If this keeps me out of a swap, so be it.

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!

One final thing - I've gotten into frankendecks and all playing cards are welcome. :)

Thanks for reading!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the fruit bat PC. Your cave experience sounds neat!
anicka22 rated for Earth Day Postcard 2024 on Apr 18, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card an great message
mamajoy rated for PCS: 2s - All Suits on Apr 16, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for all the 2's. I also have a lot but I haven't sorted them out to make decks. I did a couple of FDs for my great grandchildren but none for myself yet. I should do that. Thanks again. Let me know if you need anything specific, if I have them I will be glad to share.
monsbrick rated for Group: R&W Poetry Swap #1 on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: Yes I like your poetry! Thank you for Hosting this swap which is nice and gives me the opportunity to look at my poetry books and collections again!
metrognome rated for FLL: It's March already! on Apr 11, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the letter and goodies! I loved the Maya Angelou quote. It's kind of reassuring that someone so well-regarded sometimes felt like she was faking it!
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Comment: Thank you for the swap mail! I loved the card and the extra things. It's interesting we share the same first name and almost birthday. Hope you had a blessed Ostara!
HelenG6 rated for Easter Card Swap on Apr 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card, and note card. Hope your Easter was enjoyable. I look forward to my second Easter celebration in May.
MelissaLB rated for Easter Card Swap on Mar 27, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra! Happy Easter!
marinda rated for Easter Card Swap on Mar 26, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so very much!
monsbrick rated for FLL: Thoughts on Time on Mar 20, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Karen, I’m always late on replying! Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thanks for your letter :) I will respond if you don't mind.
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #2 on Mar 17, 2024
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: OMG! Thank you for the Blue-Footed Booby card! I love those things, they are so stinkin' cute! You made my day.
Ruthless rated for National California Day PC swap on Mar 11, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I’ve been to California and enjoyed it. Not sure I could live there though. I’m a small town girl at best and dislike the city traffic. It was a pretty state though.
monsbrick rated for St Patrick's Day on Mar 9, 2024
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Comment: Yes need to use my stash of cards and stationery. I’m terrible at buying cards and then forgetting to send them for that persons birthday etc!
USAFwife rated for St Patrick's Day on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the card. :) Hope the 'use it up' plan goes well for you :)
LadyJo rated for St. Patrick's Day Card - 2024 on Mar 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card with the postcard and sheet of stickers! I don't really do anything special, but do remember my school days were fun with food and stories!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ostrich postcard! :)
Aleesha rated for R&W Traveling notebook USA #5 on Mar 7, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for passing the journal along!
marclively rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards #1 on Mar 7, 2024
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Comment: great cards!

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Comments

anicka22 on Apr 18, 2024:

Thank you so much for the surprise postcard. Love the Barbie movie as well ❀️

CrystalZ on Apr 13, 2024:

Thank you for the two delicious sounding recipes you sent for my March Make a Wish! Looking forward to trying both of them soon.

LadyJo on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you for the Easter card, blank postcard you included as well as the Naked postcard you sent to me! I hope your spring yard work has started! We have been having lots of rain! WW March Wishes

Ikat78 on Apr 3, 2024:

Thank you for the poison dart frog pc you sent naked!! I’ll check out 6 Feet Under. WW march

Ikat78 on Apr 3, 2024:

Thank you for the easter card and wave postcard for WW March!

kiddomerriweather on Apr 2, 2024:

Thank you for the "weird" PC's you sent me for my March WW! Those are mighty weird! LOL!

MiRdLHWY43 on Apr 2, 2024:

Thank you for the cute Easter postcard and greetings! I hope you had a wonderful day, we drove up by lake Michigan and froze, lol

clutterfree on Apr 1, 2024:

March WW...Thanks for the thoughtful Easter card with the new to me tea flavor.πŸ‹πŸ‹

jamicam on Mar 30, 2024:

Thanks for the lovely postcards for March WW! Very kind of you!

CariahCreates on Mar 29, 2024:

Thank you for the Easter card from my WW March wishlist

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