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heidiblooms

heidiblooms
Date Joined: November 28, 2020
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: June 2, 1999
Country: United States
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International Stamp Collectors Group

October Postcard Goal!

Since October 1 is World Postcard Day, my goal for the month of October is to mail 100 postcards! Please send me a message with your address if you would like to receive a postcard or do a private swap for one! I will be mailing all 100 postcards at once on October 29

Currently on postcard 76 of 100 (14 Oct)

About Me 👩🏼

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am a 22-year-old college student living in the Lone Star state of Texas! 🤠I'll be graduating in December 2021 with my BA.

I live a zero waste / eco minimalist lifestyle. If possible, please reuse some scrap paper for letters or to be upcycled into an envelope- thank you!

♻️Read more about the zero waste lifestyle here
♻️Click here to see how easy it is to reduce your consumption and plastic use!

I LOVE the color pink💖 (it's my favorite color), hot air balloons 🎈, rainbows🌈, and strawberries🍓! If you send me anything with those on it I will love it!

I'm the founder of the International Stamp Collectors group, check it out and join in if you enjoy postage stamps!

Collecting / ISO 💌

If you're sending a postcard, I tend to like these themes! (Size 4"x6" and I prefer PCs being sent naked unless the swap says otherwise! Written on and no envelope, I think a blank postcard is a sad one)...
If you could send a touristy postcard from the place that you live, those are my absolute favorites! I also love....
🐵Animals
🐝Bees
🐤Birds
🦋Butterflies
⛪️Chapels / churches / monasteries (photos, paintings, drawings, all types)
🌸Flowers
❤️Hearts
🎈Hot air balloons
🐞Insects
💌Postcrossing (meetups, Postcrossing themed, etc.)
🐰Rabbits
🌈Rainbows or rainbow colored things
🎆Stained glass
✨Special postcards (cork, wood, lenticular, shaped, seed packet, things like that)

For postage stamps, my current goal is to have one from every country, but if you want ideas for themes I like: (used/mint, on/off paper, any country)
My boyfriend Nick also collects postage stamps and participates in stamp swaps with me :)
🏛Architecture
🐤Birds
☀️Bright colors
🦋Butterflies
💯Commemoratives
🏁Flags
🌸Flowers
🍏Fruits and vegetables
❤️Hearts
🎈Hot air balloons
🚢Ocean liners
🌈Rainbows
🐰Rabbits
✨Special stamps (lenticular, clear, shiny, gold foiling, etc.)

-Click here for a list of countries I have and don't have-
-Click here for images of my collection-

ABC Favorites 🔤

A: Animals, art museums, adult coloring pages (I like the simple ones more as they can be finished in one sitting)
B: Bunnies, books, Bible verses, balloons, bees, butterflies, birds, bird houses, bright colors, baking, board games, Boggle
C: Cross stitching, cycling, cardinals, clouds
D: Decorated envelopes, dot-to-dot, Christian devotionals, doodles, Dali, deltiology (postcard collecting), Disneyland rides
E: Envelopes
F: Flowers, fauna, friendship bracelets, fruits
G: Games, gardening, Gustav Klimt
H: Hamsters, Harry Potter, hiking, handmade things, hearts, hot cocoa, hummingbirds, hot air balloons, Hokusai, hazelnut, Hogwarts
I: Ice cream, ivy
J: Jellyfish, Jesus, jigsaw puzzles, journaling
K: Kaleidoscope patterns, kittens, koi fish
L: Luna Lovegood, letters, lilacs, lavender, landscapes, ladybugs, lenticular things
M: Maps, Minecraft, mushrooms (red+white), magazine cutouts
N: Needlework, nature walks, national parks, natural history museums
O: Operation Christmas Child, orchestra, origami, outer space, outdoor running, oranges
P: Pink, plantable paper / postcards, penpals, plants, pomeranians, paper (scrapbooking, etc), pop-up cards, Peter Pan, painting, playing piano, pressed flora, peaches, postcards, philately (stamp collecting)
Q: Quidditch, quotes
R: Ravenclaw, running, rainbows, reading, rings, rock painting
S: Strawberries, stickers, stationery, stamps, Stardew Valley, sunshine, smiley faces, scripture, sustainable living, squirrels, snails, Scattergories
T: Thrifting, tap dancing, tea (fruity is my fav), tie dye
U: Upcycling, ukulele
V: Violin, vintage botanical art
W: Working out, whales, watercolor, wax seals, word games
Y: Yoga, YouTube
Z: Zentangle, zero waste

Swapping With Me ✉️

I always send my swaps out either by the due date or right after partners are assigned! If you live in the US, please let me know if you haven't received my swap 2 weeks after the deadline. If you are international, feel free to send me a message if it's been a while and you haven't received anything. I know with the pandemic there's a lot going on with the postal service in everyone's countries! :)

Feel free to send me a message if you're a newbie and would like to do a private swap with me, I know it can be hard to get ratings under your belt when you first join.

Wishlist ✨

Just a few special things I've been looking for!

  • "Please deliver to" labels for writing addresses
  • Handwritten Bible verses
  • Any magazine cutouts / magazine pages
  • Strawberry, blueberry, or orange flavored teas
  • Postcard books or box sets
  • Paw Patrol or Winnie The Pooh stickers / stationery to send to my 3-year-old niece :)

🚫Please avoid sending...

Anything witchy (besides Harry Potter) / pagan / wiccan, as I am a Christian and just not into those things. I am okay with confetti as long as it isn't teeny tiny, but please do not send me loose glitter as my pet rabbit and hamsters could get into it.

Other than that, I'm not picky at all! Send me whatever makes you smile, it'll probably make me smile, too!

📬Pen Pals

Letter updates for pen pals! Don't hesitate to send me a message if you would like to start a pen pal friendship with me 😊

🇧🇷Ana Paula dSA: Sent 10 Apr 21
🇧🇪Andy V: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇺🇸Autumn L: Sent 15 Apr 21
🇺🇸Barbara B: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇧🇪Bea DK: Sent 8 Oct 21
🇺🇸Brooke M: Sent 15 Oct 21
🇺🇸Carol S: Sent 28 Sep 21
🇳🇱Heidi vR: Sent 17 Oct 21
🇺🇸Jennifer dC: Sent 4 Oct 21
🇮🇳Karthik A: Sent 5 Oct 21
🇮🇹Laura M: Sent 15 Oct 21
🇺🇸Lynn O: Sent 14 Oct 21
🇺🇸Stephy M: Sent 25 Sep 21
🇳🇱Valery C: Sent 1 Oct 21
🇺🇸Victoria S: Sent 25 Sep 21

Ratings

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Comment: Hi Heidi! Ok, first off how cute that was packaged! Loved it! And thank you so much for the postcards. I do not have any like that which I love!
mcovey rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #36 on Oct 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for pc ‘s send on
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute cat writing paper!! Your handwriting is lovely too. Hope you are well and all the best
Wanda rated for "Exploring Stamps" Postcard Challenge on Oct 15, 2021
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Comment: This was a GREAT idea for a swap, Heidi! Thanks for all you do with this group.
young46356 rated for 20 Stamps Swap #10 on Oct 14, 2021
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Comment: hanks, Heidi
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Comment: Thank you
Pandagirl805 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #3 on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: I got the stamps!
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Comment: Passing it along
AJ73 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #34 on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. Sorry for the late rate! You are gear! Lots of hearts.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
dally rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #51 on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
penpalterra rated for Seasonal Recipe Swap - USA on Oct 8, 2021
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Comment: Hey! Thank you for the recipe! I can’t wait to try it. It’s sounds delicious.
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Comment: Thank you. Passing them along on the current round.
Jbondbull rated for 20 Stamps Swap #7 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Awesome stamps as usual. Thankyou. Loved the envelope.
Stamper rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #1 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the bags You had one of mine I. There was was not yet completed it was on third person But no worries I will retire and submit new ones Stay safe
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Comment: Thankyou:)))
debbiespoms rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #9 on Oct 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for this great book PC! Lots of books on there and I'd be curious as to what they are, hee!
StitchingWitch rated for 20 Stamps Swap #9 on Oct 1, 2021
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Comment: Love the stamps -- Thank you!
Jafferty rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #2 on Sep 30, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
Mimi7 rated for Book you Like PC #4 on Sep 29, 2021
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Comment: Hi Heidi thanks, this book sounds really interesting and neat, I will check it out!!
Jbondbull rated for 20 Stamps Swap #6 on Sep 28, 2021
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Comment: Thankyou for these awesome postage stamps.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 476 43 50
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Comments

bblue on Oct 8, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of friendship books. I'll pass them on!

Fabriqueen on Oct 2, 2021:

I would like to thank you so much for sending my RR postcard home! I love seeing all the places it has been! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

squince on Sep 27, 2021:

Feel better soon! <3

HappyMom on Sep 21, 2021:

Hi Heidi - just read that you've been sick - and hope you're on the mend! Hugs, from Happy Mom!

better

heidiblooms on Sep 20, 2021:

Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful get well soon messages and happy mail!

Onaki on Sep 9, 2021:

Get well soon!

Petaltea on Sep 8, 2021:

Praying for you Heidi!

VaGrammy66 on Sep 8, 2021:

Hope you feel better soon!

kizzlets on Sep 8, 2021:

Oh my goodness, hang in there girl!! Be strong fellow friend, get better soon! -kizzlets

bpl76 on Sep 8, 2021:

I hope you get better soon !! will keep you in my prayers

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