Date Joined: February 3, 2010
Last Online: December 6, 2023
Birthday: January 21
Country: United States
Updated & current as of Sept 25, 2023
Please no owls! I am very scared of owls in all forms, and wish to not receive owl images. If you send owls - I will not give a heart. Yeah, it's that big of a deal for me.
My name is spelled Cindi not 'Cindy' - just like on my address. If you spell my name wrong, no matter what you are sending, you will not get a heart. Yeah - it's that much of a thing for me and I don't think it's too much to ask.
Sept 2023 - It's fall, and I've found myself 'back to school' for an Accounting degree. I won't have as much free time, but I'm still here if you need something! Just send me a PM - I always see those!
I would rather not receive random 'extras' or tuck ins. If you would like to add something extra to a swap, feel free to recommend a book, podcast, or write a personal note. :) I'm a letter loving nerd, and always appreciate a personal note. :)
ABC's of my likes, interests & preferences
A - astronomy, Animaniacs, Addams Family (TV show esp and original cartoons), Agatha Christie, audiobooks, American history, (US) Air Force, Aggretsuko, Angela Lansbury
B - Books, Buddhism, Buddhist Bootcamp, blue things, bullet journals, "Boredwalk" store (love their Grievance Journal!!), Barbie dolls (stickers, stationery), Betty White, Bea Arthur
C - COFFEE, cats, Charles Addams, cemeteries/grave yards, crystal balls, A Christmas Carol by Dickens (& all the movies - all of them), Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician), comedy/comedians, cooking (most of the time!), Clue (movie & board game), celestial images
D - Disney (esp Aladdin, Emperor's New Groove, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Haunted Mansion, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Brother Bear, and the Villain's - esp Malcifient & Evil Queen/crone from Snow White, Hades.), David Tennant (actor), documentaries, Dark Shadows (esp the OLD 1960's soap opera), Dracula (the book)
E - Edward Gorey/Charles Addams/The Addams Family, ancient Egypt/pyramids
F - fall/autumn, Fairy Tales & Folklore (such as Grimm Brother's), Family history, frogs, Friendship Books, fountain pens, Faithfully Religionless, frogs (stickers, cards, washi - to send to my son), Flying Spaghetti Monster
G - Garfield!!, Ghosts/stories, giraffes, Golden Age Detectives (Agatha Christie), Golden Girls, Goddesses/Gods, Greek mythology, Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), GRIEVANCE JOURNAL, Gautama (the lazy egg), GI Joe (12 inch size figures)
H - History (local, family, US/pioneer), handmade (willing to accept handmade cards even if the swap doesn't call for it), hamsters, haunted houses/abandoned buildings, holiday customs & traditions from other countries, History Goes Bump (podcast), The Haunting (book, movie and TV series),
I - Iceland, Imagine Dragons (music group), Inspector Lynley (TV series), InCoWriMo
J - journals (buying, at least, if not actually using)
K - Keys! (decorative like skeleton keys or on washi, stickers, etc), Krampus, Knives Out (movie)
L - llamas, libraries, Lore (podcast, show, books), letters & challenges, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little Golden Books, Laurel Burch (artist), Luna/lunar anything (moon)
M - moon & stars, moon phases, Muppets/Sesame Street, Movies, Monstrum/Storied on PBS, The Monkees (since I was 3!!), mythology, Midsommer Murders (TV series), Murder She Wrote (TV series), The Mummy (1999), mysteries, Mildred D Taylor, Mental health awareness, Magpie Journals
N - Nightmare Before Christmas, Nathaniel Parker (actor & voice actor), National Geographic, Northern Exposure (TV series), (US) Navy, notebook pals
O - ouija boards
P - Paranormal, Paganism, podcasts, Pepsi, pen pals, pens, purple ink pens, personal notes, Percy Jackson series, Poirot (TV series & book character series), printables (stationery, journal pages, etc.), playing cards, Pink Panther, Peanuts/Snoopy
Q - quick mail?, quiche, quotes
R - rainbows, Rocky & Bullwinkle (original only), Robert Downey Jr (actor), recipes, Rose Red/Ellen Rimbauer (TV movie series), Rick Riordan (author, and Presents line), rubber stamps, reading, Ravens (the bird, not the sports team)
S - stars, sloths, Scooby Doo (esp from 1960's- 70's), Supernatural (TV show - fave characters are Dean and Crowley, Charlie), Sesame Street, Simon's cat, Spiritualism, Salem Witch Trials, Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, stickers, stationery, silver anything, Sherlock, Sleepy Hollow (book, TV show & movies), Shedunit Show (podcast), (postage) stamps - new, Snoopy/Peanuts, anything spooky, The Sims (daughter plays), Starbucks/gift cards
T - Tarot cards (happy to receive stray tarot cards), trees/woods, Tiny Toons, Tim Holtz & similar, Tim Burton, Travel Channel (esp Josh Gates shows), 10 Things I Hate About You (movie), tarot readings (feel free to do one for me!), Timber Hawkeye,
U - Unicorns, used books
V - Vintage Social Media (snail mail!!), Vintage Text Messages (short notes in cards just to say hi)
W - Wicca & Witchcraft, Write On Challenge, washi tape
X - x-ray images, x-slips (exchange slips)
Y - Yule, Yule Cat, Yule Lads
Z - Ziggy, zentangle
1980's & 1990's - music, popular movies, Lisa Frank, etc. (Can't believe it's 'vintage' now!)
Anything with cigarette smoke Or ANY smoke smell or other strong smells - it triggers migraines, and I throw it all in the trash.
Not a fan of 'God Bless America' themed items or flag items. Rather not receive items with scriptures or Christian themed items.
Not interested in Christian themed items/pictures/verses. If I want to be saved or have questions, I promise I'll contact YOU.
Please no alcohol related items such as 'wine time' stickers or alcoholic drink recipes, martini glass stickers, etc. (I'm an Adult Child of Alcoholics, and these things are actually offensive to me.)
Not really a fan of stamps, postcards or washi samples (unless it's for a swap)
I've been a letter writer and a snail mailer for all of my life! I started swapping by snail mail in the late 1980's, but I wrote to family members before that. Snail mail is one of the few constants in my life. I enjoy swap-bot, and am happy to receive a message from you, But give me a chance to reply - it might take a few days.
I'm 47 years old , married 28 years this year, a mom to 3 (18 & older now! ) and really am a USAF wife. (USAF = United States Air Force). And now, I'm a VERY proud momma of a US Navy Sailor!
I'm not Christian, but am 'Faithfully Religionless'. (Click to link to see what I mean. This is a book title, one of my very favorites) :) I have read about and participated in Wiccan celebrations, and enjoy reading about Buddhism. I sometimes miss the old traditions of the Lutheran services I used to attend, but that's not where my beliefs are.
I deal with anxiety, migraines and depression, and it sucks. I'm also an Adult Child of Alcoholics. My children have varying levels of "special needs", including anxiety, Autism spectrum, and TBI. I'm a 'caregiver' for those who need it, and it is exhausting most days. I'm not looking for drama, I have enough of it in my daily life, thanks.
We have 2 cats, both rescues that have traveled the country with us.
I hate Facebook. I do have an account, and I remember to check it once in a while, when I have to. I'm fully anti-social media.
SOME favorite books: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson; The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie; Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor; Faithfully Religionless by Timber Hawkeye Duma Key by Stephen King; A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens;
I rate as soon as I open the swap. If I can't rate right away, I hold off opening the mail until I can rate. I do believe in giving hearts, even for e-mail swaps. The amount of time you put in is what earns a heart, and am a believer that email swaps can earn hearts as well.
If you're going to be late, just tell me. It's ok. I am more annoyed with a lack of communication than I am about being a few days late (or whatever) in sending a swap. If you send late and don't communicate with me I WILL rate you down! And, no, I won't consider changing the rating! Just communicate! It makes everything easier!
Holiday card swaps I'm not Christian and do not celebrate that aspect of a holiday, so I prefer seasonal images to holiday related ones.
If you want to make a holiday card 'spooky' - go for it! Not really a fan of Santa, heart shapes (though anatomical hearts are fine!), crosses, etc ...
If you hand-make cards, I am very happy to receive those in place for a store bought card.
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