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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: July 27, 2021
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. They know me at the Post Office. :)

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 suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. 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 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. 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. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

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 political.

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

Anything that you like and want to share

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. 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.

Ratings

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Comment: Oh my goodness, Thank you so very much for the awesome Alice postcards. That was excellent Happy Happy ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the great cards & multiples at that! Very generous! Ps love the postage stamps you used! โ™ฅ๏ธ
USAFwife rated for G: My story on Jul 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your story! :) All the times we've swapped and I didn't know you liked ghosts. :)
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Comment: love Winnie the Pooh!
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Comment: Wow what a great card! I think I will keep it on display for a long time Thank you. Your mail really brightened up a very difficult time, I appreciate it! Merry Christmas in July!
tinybookwitch rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards and pressed plants! Everything did survive the trip to France :)
Risna rated for Christmas in July - #1 on Jul 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so so much for your envelope fulled with Christmas items! Can't wait to use them in November/December. Take care!
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Comment: Absolutely LOVED these cards! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card!
Lilyhax rated for Postcards from your place on Jul 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: My grandparents were always in the kitchen. Wish I would have gotten their love for it. TYVM!
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Comment: Ty!
AlisonKingWriter rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #4 Int'l on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much!! Hope the rearranging went well! <3 Al
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Comment: what a lovely selection of cards, just tickled pink!!!
sebastian122 rated for Summer Solstice/Litha PC Swap on Jun 24, 2021
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Comment: Happy Solstice to you, too! Predawn is not a time that exists for me, so kuddos to you for even considering it! I hope the bonfire was awesome.
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Comment: Thanks for all the cards!
lyssathemermaid rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jun 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Karen!! I loved the little things you added that you gathered :-) compulsive gathering is all too relatable to me! Lol best of wishes! <3
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Comment: Thank you for the playing cards & the extras!
echeveriaLilacina rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you a bunch for the lovely plant specimens and the wonderful cards! :)
Catt007 rated for Charmed Mailbox of Plenty on Jun 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much, the bark survived and I love it. I tried to press flowers for the first time recently and it was a total disaster. I need to try again. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

Iโ€™m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“ซ

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

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!!!๐Ÿ‘ป 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.

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