Happy Mail Craftalong 2022, The Year of Colors ~ Monthly themes and Birthdays too!

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I rolled over the one Birthday I know about from the last round. Please let me know if any of you have a January or February birthday to add to the list :partying_face: :birthday:

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I’m back for happy mail :heavy_heart_exclamation:

I’m Eva (39) from the beautiful city of Cologne in Germany. I live with my husband and our two kids who are 8 and 6. I’m working part-time as a high school teacher which keeps me busy most of the time. But whenever I find time I enjoy crafting (also with the kids), reading, hiking and doing voluntary work. I like being outside in the woods and I love everything nature.

I love sending out happy mail and of course I also love receiving happy mail - every piece of happy mail that I received last year made me smile.

So excited to be back!

FYI (especially for those of you who sent me happy mail last year) We moved to a new place in December so I have a new address!

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I’m Happy to continue to send Happy Mail around the globe in 2022!

I was born in The Netherlands in 1964 and now live in Belgium with my Belgian Marc.

I love designing and creating, creative writing, reading and anything to do with books.
I love nature too and am passionate about reversing climate change and rewilding our planet.
Check out my profile to learn more about me and my creations.

And of course I love receiving Happy Mail!
Any Happy Mail!
Please don’t feel like you have to reciprocate though. I don’t send Happy Mail to get Happy Mail. My sole aim is to brighten up your day.
I appreciate you letting me know when you received from me, so I know my Happy Mail did not go missing (since most of the time it has to travel far).

Should you want to include something with your card (but don’t feel obliged at all!), I’d love paper ephemera, English book pages, postage stamps, book marks, stickers and other paper crafting goodies.

Here’s to another wonderful Happy Mail year!

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Hey, I’m Savannah. If you wish to send to me, you can use the same address as my mom, @Lynx2Lancer. I really enjoyed doing this last year so I’m looking forward to doing it again this year! I enjoy reading books, soccer, music, geography, sloths, and making art. I like collecting ATCs, 4x6s, 5x7s, and canvas paintings.

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I’m Cindy and live on Prince Edward Island, the smallest province in Canada. We moved across the country in August 2020 to be closer to our two sons and their families (okay, truth be told, to be closer to our two grand daughters)

I’m at stay-at-home wife who likes to quilt, sew for our grand daughters, crochet, doodle and dabble in other paper crafts.

I’m a bird nerd, I’ve even travelled just to look for new birds. I like to photograph them (always trying for a better photo), keep yearly and life lists. I get very excited when I find a bird I’ve never seen before (life bird)

I don’t need extras but if you just can’t resist enclosing something, I like flamingos, penguins, snowmen and I’m collecting alphabet ATCs. I also like paper clips with interesting shapes.

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I’m happy to join again this year :smiley:

I’m Ren, I live in Bristol, UK.
Last year was my first dabbling in any form of paper craft, so I’m still learning. No extras are needed, naturally, but they are welcome if you want to send them.

Things I like:

  • Happy Mail in any shape or form - of course

Things I don’t like:

  • Slugs & snails
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
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The last quarter of 2021 has been completely nuts for me. Between moving, my FIL passing away, and both my hubby and I getting Covid…ugh. I’m ready for some brightness in my life, and sending Happy Mail is one way to feel positivity.

So, about me… I have 4 kids, three kids-in-law, 2 adorable grandchildren and 2 dogs. LC is pretty much my favorite hangout. You guys help keep me sane! I don’t feel like I have a lot of time to devote to being a pen pal, but I do enjoy making and sending cards. Hopefully I’ll do better at it this year than I did last year.

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Intro links/list updated. Please check that links are correct and that I haven’t offended you :wink: :kissing_heart: :innocent:

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That’s amazing!

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Hi all! I am glad to be back and ready to share some love in 2022.
About me…I live in the Pacific Northwest, completely fell in love with gardening last year. I have 6 more months of school till I graduate with a degree in cybersecurity and a certificate in Microsoft networking and Linux networking. My husband and I have three little monster dogs.

My life can be described as a goth grannie (I love granny chic and old school horror/sci-fi).
I love any snail mail
Bright/candy colors
gardening/backyard birds

I love the beach and hope that after all of this I can go to a proper warm beach, feel the waves on my feet and the warm sun on my face.

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Hi everyone! I’m Imma, 31, from the Netherlands.
I loved participating in the Happy Mail craftalong last year & will join again this year.

However, I will start my last semester in law school in a couple of weeks while working a fulltime job, so I will not be sending out tons of mail this year. I’m also not much of a papercrafter, so sometimes my cards aren’t papercraft and sometimes not even handmade. I like writing letters as well. I usually open my Happy Mail on Fridays or Saturdays because I want to take my time opening them instead of feeling rushed. That + the time it takes for mail to arrive in Europe means that it may take a while before you hear back from me. You will also eventually get snail mail back but that may take a while, too.

I love all the things retro and vintage, including fashion, I love nature, flowers, I love all the bright colours and patterns, my main crafts are embroidery and sewing/quilting. When not crafting, working or studying I enjoy cooking, baking and gardening. There are very few things I’d rather not receive, but I’m not really into gore/horror/zombies etc. Vintage Halloween-type styles are fine, just nothing too scary.

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Hello everyone :slight_smile: We need a theme for February and March. Last year we did “Flamingo February” and “Mushroom March”. Any theme ideas for this year?

I was toying with the idea of having a yearly theme with each months being a part of that theme (like a year of colors with each month being it’s own color).

Let me know what you guys are thinking/feeling and I’ll setup a poll to help us decide shortly :heart:

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I’ve so appreciated and enjoyed the Happy Mail I’ve received over the past crazy year. Hoping I’ll be able to reciprocate more this year!

I’m Pam from Illinois (our move to the U.S. East Coast has been rescheduled to next year, if you heard me talk about that). I love felt craft, crochet, embroidery, mixed media, and kinetic craft tinkering. My birth month is August.

I love rabbits, birds, cats, colorful graphic design, and cheerful things in general. Fan of Harry Potter, Animal Crossing, and puzzles. No extras needed; just getting some physical, non-commercial mail is a joy.

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I received wonderful Happy Mail from @thanate today.
Thanks again!

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I like this idea … a different colour each month!

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I received from @thanate as well! Thanks!! I’m going to try the tea tonight :slightly_smiling_face:

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I received from you @Immaculata today. Thanks very much for my Happy Mail, brightened up my first day back at work :smiley:

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Hi everyone! Happy New Year. I joined this fun group part way into 2021 and have really enjoyed sending and receiving Happy Mail and would like to continue on the list for 2022.

I am a lover of cards, paper and snail mail, so this is right up my alley. I don’t always handmake my cards and I am not an artist at all, but I do love receiving the creative creations of this talented group. My friend @bugaboo told me about this group as she knew I would love it! She is right.

A bit about me! My name is Anne, I live in the state of New York, about 3.5 hours away from the infamous New York City. I live with my husband and our two dogs. We have three grown children who have all left the nest and moved away, My oldest lives in Boston, Mass and the other two live in separate parts of New York City.

I love crafting but some of my favorites include crocheting, circular yarn machine knitting, playing with my Cricut, paper crafts, soap making, glass etching, etc. I am looking to learn how to sew this year and spin wool better! My BFF and I like to find fun crafts to and attend classes when time allows.

I worked for years as a HR Professional and am blessed to have been able to retire very early in October 2021. A week before I retired I broke my leg, so my first five weeks of retirement was not spent the way I planned. I healed well in time to have family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have many projects in the house for 2022, but the first one is cleaning out my craft room, painting the room, putting down a new floor, followed by some massive organization. It is a heavy lift, but the outcome will be so fun! I am excited to get my happy place cleaned up and organized.

Then we will move on to other rooms of the house. So, I still don’t feel “retired” and I am trying to find my new schedule.

I am starting to assemble my January Happy Mail!

I wish each and everyone of you a very Happy 2022!

Anne
~Amfkinney

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I received a holiday card from @Immaculata today. Thanks!

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Hello from Canada! Long-time lurker, first-time happy mailer here!

My likes include:

  • cats
  • books
  • languages and wordplay
  • nearly anything retro
  • bright, fun colours

Dislikes:

  • spiders and snakes (honestly, those are the big ones)

I’ve been cross-stitching for almost as long as I can remember, and when I’m not stitching or reading, I’m baking - though admittedly, not as much as I did before work-from-home, when I still had in-person coworkers to share with. I became joint owner of a Silhouette Cameo a little over a year ago and have been having fun seeing what I can make with it. I love sending and receiving mail; it’s the perfect outlet for my obsession with stickers and coloured pens. :mailbox:

Thanks @Reinikka for keeping this craftalong running! :heart:

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