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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States

About Me

Introducing Myself

My name is Cathy, and I live in Alabama with my husband of 39 years. We have 2 adult daughters, 1 in Colorado and 1 in Tennessee. I am retired from a local school system, and have a “retirement” job working in a local Hallmark store. I was retired for a whopping 6 months when I realized I was bored. A dear friend owns the Hallmark shop, and she hired me to save me from boredom!! Ha!

I have a full-blown obsession with vintage postage stamps and snail mail. I have all of the letters my mother and I wrote one another when I was away at college. She has been gone for 10 years now, and it is so comforting to see her handwriting and read our "conversations" we had through these letters.

Flaking on Swaps

I will never flake on a swap. I am very prompt, will always mail the day I receive partner addresses, and will register the day I receive a swap. If you ever have a question or a concern, PLEASE message me. I am more than happy to re-send. In the event that I have a circumstance that would prevent me from mailing swaps out immediately, I will always message you and let you know.

My Interests

I am a HUGE proponent of continuing the art of letter writing, and the sharing of “snail mail”. I have been a collector of postcards most of my life. It started when we would travel on vacation, and I would take the free postcards at the little motels we would visit on our travels. I still have tons of them!

I am also a major collector and user of vintage stamps. I use them on everything. I love the old stamps. I probably have more than I will ever be able to use, but that is okay! No apologies here!

Avid Postcrosser

I am an AVID participant in Postcrossing (cflathem). I keep my maximum number of postcards in the mail at all times. It has been so much fun!!

Favorites

I do have a list of “favorite things” when it comes to postcards.

Lighthouses, Trains, Christmas ANYTHING, Birds, Brightly colored flowers, Lantern Press postcards, “Greetings from” postcards, State maps, Large letter state and city cards

I am really getting into washi tape. I had never used it until about 6 months ago. Now I have enough for two lifetimes. Ha!

Dislikes

If I had to list some “dislikes”, they would be:

No handmade cards please, they are just not my thing. No free or ad cards, No food items, No political items

But frankly, I would love to see anything else people want to share. I am always interested in hearing about other people and the things they love.

A Final Note

I miss civility and kindness. We seem to be lacking in that area these days. I love sharing my love of snail mail, crafts, creativity. We ALL have something to contribute to this world. Everyone has a talent. My hope is that we always share fun things with one another.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the card and all the goodies! Merry Christmas to you!
jjhere rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: Love the card and thank you for the extras. Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and the awesome goodies
Doreas13 rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Nov 30, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Card and the Awesome goodies.
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GoodMonkey71 rated for Mega Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: AMAZING stamps. Love the card and thanks for the greetings. Have a wonderful holiday!
kishna rated for Mega Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 29, 2022
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Comment: Lovely card and song list, Cathy! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
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Comment: Hi Cathy and Season's Greetings to you ! TYSVM for joining my swap. I really appreciate it so much! TY for making the swap the best. It turned out good with so many people. Yay! TYSM as well, for the very pretty Christmas postcard and your so nice sentiment. 😊 I hope your Christmas will be just perfect!
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Comment: Beautiful card! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card 🤗
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Comment: Love the Postcard and the stamps. Thank you!
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mcall rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 24, 2022
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Comment: Beeeautiful christmas tree. The tuck ins are so fun, you sparked my Christmas Spirit! Let's go Christmassing =^.^= Thank you Cathy
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Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
CMBOND rated for Easy Christmas Postcard to 2 Partners on Nov 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for North pole postcard and the great postage stamps. Have a fabulous holiday season ☃️🎄
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I am waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to start opening Christmas cards so it is still sealed. I opened it. Very nice surprises in the card.
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Poinsettia card! i wish I could have a real one in the house but the cats and dogs would try to nibble it and that's not good as it's toxic! This card is just so pretty and will look so nicely displayed on my mantle!! Thank you for the tuck-ins too! my girls will be having fun with the word search for sure! xx Gabi
Response: Happy that you like it! I love poinsettias too, but we have dachshunds, and they like to eat everything. That would not be good.
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, I'm excited to add it to my collection. I hope you enjoy a white Christmas in Denver, I lived there one winter and it is a great place to visit for the holiday. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the poinsettia card. I love all the extras, especially the washi!

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mizvicky on Nov 19, 2022:

Thank you for joining my Fast Christmas Card Swap.. Happy Holidays! ss

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