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Birthday Mail Swap

My birthday is coming up on the 25th and I would love to swap mail with you.

happy mail

It’s going to be my second birthday in lockdown and a solo one this time, plus I haven’t seen any of my family since August (and still only 3 people in total since December 2019!). Some surprise mail would really cheer me up.

sunshine postcard

If you send me a postcard/card/letter I will send you something back. I have a stack of limited edition postcards and stickers that are only usually shared with my patrons so you’ll get something special and a personal message too.

The address and other details are on my Surprise Mail Swap page. It runs all year round so if it isn’t a good time now, you can join in any time.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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