Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2021 4:00 pm


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

Christmas Cards 🎄

I enjoy all types of Christmas cards, even glittery ones as long as the glitter doesn't shed off of the card and make a mess!

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 on December 11 with my BA in communication studies and a minor in consumer experience management.

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. If you could send a touristy postcard from the place that you live, those are my absolute favorites! I also love....
⛪️Chapels / churches / monasteries (photos, paintings, drawings, all types)
🎈Hot air balloons
💌Postcrossing (meetups, Postcrossing themed, etc.)
🌈Rainbows or rainbow colored things
🎆Stained glass
✨Special postcards (cork, wood, lenticular, shaped, seed packet, things like that)

For postage stamps, here are some themes I like: (used/mint, on/off paper, any country) Feel free to send me your damaged stamps, I use them for craft projects :)
☀️Bright colors
🍏Fruits and vegetables
🎈Hot air balloons
🚢Ocean liners
✨Special stamps (lenticular, clear, shiny, gold foiling, etc.)
My boyfriend Nick also collects postage stamps and participates in stamp swaps with me, if you're wondering why some return address labels have both of our names on them :)

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

Tea 🫖☕️

*I love tea! I try to drink a cup every day and I've loved "tasting the world" through the teas that other lovely swappers have sent to me. Some of my favorites have been:
* Fruit-flavored (blueberry, orange, strawberry, etc.)
* Novelty (gingerbread, lemon loaf, Canada maple syrup, etc.)
* Floral (lavender, chamomile, hibiscus, rose, jasmine)
* David's tea, for some reason I struggle to find it here in Texas!

I have no tea dislikes besides licorice

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, cardinal birds, clouds
D: Decorated envelopes, dot-to-dot, Christian devotionals, doodles, Dali, deltiology (postcard collecting), Disneyland rides
E: Envelopes
F: Flowers, fauna, friendship bracelets, fruits, friendship books, friendship sheets, Frozen
G: Games, girl in red, glassine envelopes, 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, Postcrossing, Post Malone, postcards, philately (stamp collecting), Paw Patrol
Q: Quidditch, quotes
R: Ravenclaw, running, rainbows, reading, rings, rock painting
S: Strawberries, stickers (preferably flat ones), stationery, stamps, Stardew Valley, sunshine, smiley faces, scripture, sustainable living, squirrels, snails, Scattergories
T: Thrifting, The 1975 (band), tap dancing, tea (fruity is my fav), tie dye
U: Upcycling, ukulele
V: Violin, vintage botanical art
W: Working out, Winnie the Pooh, 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
  • Any magazine cutouts / magazine pages
  • Strawberry, blueberry, or orange flavored teas
  • Blank postcards
  • Paw Patrol, Winnie the Pooh, or Frozen stickers; I have a 3-year-old niece (Alivia) who jumps for joy when Aunt Heidi sends her fun-looking mail :)

🚫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 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: Received 20 Nov 21
🇧🇪Bea DK: Sent 8 Oct 21
🇺🇸Brooke M: Received 18 Nov 21
🇺🇸Carol S: Sent 28 Sep 21
🇳🇱Heidi vR: Sent 17 Oct 21
🇺🇸Jennifer dC: Received 20 Oct 21
🇮🇳Karthik A: Sent 5 Oct 21
🇮🇹Laura M: Sent 15 Oct 21
🇺🇸Lynn O: Sent 14 Oct 21
🇺🇸Mary H: Sent 22 Nov 21
🇺🇸Michael H: Sent 10 Nov 21
🇺🇸Stephy M: Received 28 Oct 21
🇳🇱Valery C: Sent 1 Oct 21
🇺🇸Victoria S: Sent 25 Sep 21


young46356 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #102 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card, is nine old for a rabbit? Rich
jenred06 rated for 100 Postage Stamp Swap on Nov 27, 2021
Pandagirl805 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #9 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: I got the stamps! :)
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Big & Small Animals #4 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Nice PC's, thank you
wincejl rated for 2021 Christmas Tea Advent Swap #4 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I look forward to trying them!
jules4534 rated for I SPY #4 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you! It’s very cold here now. We were lucky to have such a mild November.
TeeB rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #42 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute bear card.
Mamabemus rated for Stamps on a Postcard on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: awesome. thanks
Pupullona rated for 5 FB's/FS's #4 on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap + extras! :)
christy102194 rated for 📚Book-Themed PC Swap USA #9 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: How cool!
Jafferty rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #8 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
kammy rated for International Tea Advent Swap #1 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this tea. soon december 1st
Comment: Thank you for the awesome sunspot card - and also for the super lovely handmade envelope. I love the grey-and-pink design!
Riririria rated for Profile Based Sticker Sheets on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the great stickers!! And thanks for the extra ones too!! Love them all ♡
carrotkate rated for Ugly PC Swap #41 on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: This was an ugly one. TYVM!
craftynut rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #52 on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Great Heidi, thank you! I have lots of floral international stamps, I did not know you collect stamps. I hosted this with the intention to use for collaging. I will send some your way as a thank you
theprairiemailbox rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #7 on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the bags, I'll send them safely on their way!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #7 on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Great cards. Thanks

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bizzles on Nov 27, 2021:

Thank you for the Holiday wishes. I hope your Thanksgiving was spectacular!

aero on Nov 26, 2021:

Thank you Heidibloom 🙆 I'll always want to be a Good friend , Anywhere , Anytime , Anyplace . No doubts , no questions, no second thoughts, because it takes a Goodles friend 👧 to know a Good friend 💁

kajsab on Nov 26, 2021:

sorry to hear about your pets.

DinkySparkle on Nov 25, 2021:

Happy Thanksgiving

SarahMascara on Nov 23, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAK sticker books! Now I feel confident making one of my own. You are the bomb! :)

DinkySparkle on Nov 15, 2021:

Yay! I'm so glad you got the extra stamps! Hope they can fill some spots in your collection. It's so funny because the day after I sent them, I found a whole bunch more that I don't collect but that you might like! Lol it's just the way it goes! 😅🍀

Barbara on Nov 9, 2021:

Congratulations Heidi on the youTube shout out for swap-bot stamp collecting group!

squince on Nov 8, 2021:

I'm so sorry about your hamsters! I had to put mine down a year ago, so sad!!!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 6, 2021:

heliogal on Nov 6, 2021:

I just got your fun doughnut postcard from the 100 postcard RAK. Thank you so much for the RAK it was such a great surprise in my mail box and good luck reaching your goal!!

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