Swap-bot Time: April 14, 2021 12:07 pm


Date Joined: March 8, 2016
Last Online: October 9, 2016
Birthday: July 27, 1997
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi! :) My name is Marloes and I'm an 19-year-old Language and Culture-student from the Netherlands, majoring in art history. I’m also a Latin and Greek tutor. I love being creative. I take photos and when I was younger I used to draw and write a lot. I kind of miss doing that but I don’t seem to have the patience anymore, so hopefully snailmailing and swaps will motivate and inspire me to draw, write and craft more again. I have a passion for art (history) and (classical) languages. Other interests include photography, reading (especially young adult fiction, except for those high school-chicklits filled with romantic clichés), dancing, linguistics, mythology and watching movies or tv shows (mostly comedy). I love dogs, chocolate, food in general, and humor. Dark humor, dirty jokes, toilet humor, puns, it doesn't matter: I will laugh. My native language is Dutch, but I speak English as well. I’m intermediate in French and a beginner in Italian. I can read Spanish. If any of those languages is your mother tongue, feel free to write in your own language because I’d really like to improve my language skills and keep them fresh!

I like to read about...

  • What life looks like in your country
  • What made you laugh/cry/angry recently
  • Your language: feel free to include some proverbs, key sentences or words in your native language!
  • You and your life in general: who are you? What do you do? What are your hobbies and interests? Tell me something exciting or adventurous that you have done or just tell me about the movie you watched the other day when you were tired after a long week
  • Just anything that’s on your mind, really
  • Quotes, fun facts or history
  • Funny things. Like I said before, I love me some humor of any kind really.
  • Interests that we share
  • Lists! Playlists, a list of purple things you’ve seen today, anything

I don’t mind the use of swearing words at all, so feel free to talk/write the way you like and drop F-bombs whenever you want to!

I'd like to receive...


  • Letter sets, envelopes and writing paper with a fun colour or design, but still basic and easy to mix and match
  • (Washi) tape or deco tape
  • Stickers: simple ones
  • Pens, ink or markers for handlettering (fountain pens, felt tip, etc) (for example: Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Marker, Pigma Microns or EK Tools Calligraphy Pen)
  • Markers (such as Copic Markers or the cheaper alternatives by Flying Tiger)
  • Zines, booklets and flipbooks
  • Pretty magazine clippings
  • Paper (right now I’d like a bit thicker paper in various colours and designs, such as scrapbook paper, the kind of paper you can use for flip books etc)
  • Maps
  • Notecards
  • Photos from your life
  • NO beads or charms
  • NO popsicle sticks or pipe cleaners
  • NO kid’s stickers
  • NO envelope-fillers such as board game contents, dices, etc
  • NO glitter


  • Movies and tv
  • Landscapes, monuments and other pictures from your country
  • Art (Egyptian, Classical, Oriental, Arabian, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Japanese, Jugendstil/Art Nouveau, or surprise me!)
  • Architecture
  • Mythology
  • Illustrations
  • Cartoons, anime and Studio Ghibli
  • Handlettering and typography


  • Milk or dark chocolate
  • Cookies, sweets, candy (bars), etc
  • Food that is typical for your country
  • NO coffee
  • NO almond, jelly or alcohol fillings
  • NO spicy food
  • NO caramel and seasalt combinations

Cosmetics and other things

  • Skin care: dry to normal skin but nothing too greasy!
  • Body mists
  • Face/body/lip/foot scrub
  • Face or hair masks
  • Face/body oil
  • Body lotion
  • Eye makeup for sensitive eyes or hypoallergenic: brown and nude eye pencil; gold (shimmery) and light neutral (matt or shimmery) eyeshadow
  • Other makeup: dark eyebrow powder (doesn’t have to be hypoallergenic); lipstick, lipstain, chubby sticks or lipgloss in dark red or plum tones or darker neutrals (my skin colour is a bit tan/olive and has a really yellow undertone so it’s difficult to find colours that look good on me)
  • NO strong scents

  • Kodak Professional Portra 160 or similar 35mm film

  • Sturdy camera straps
  • Fridge magnets

Of course, be creative and feel free to send stuff that's not on my list that you think I'd like!

I don't like...

  • Smoke scents
  • Christianity themed things (Christmas is ok)
    • "over the top”: I don’t like too much frills or decorations, too much of that vintage style, too much kawaii, etc. I prefer clean, bright mail!
  • Diddl
  • Mindfulness-themed things and all those cheesy quotes about changing your life
  • Things with cheesy words like “smile” and “love” on it
  • Hello Kitty
  • Crocheted stuff

Styles I like...

  • Take a look at my Pinterest board on snailmail, there’s a link at the top of this page!
  • http://papertraildiary.com/
  • http://www.snailmaillove.com/ (I LOVE her style!)
  • Pretty basic but bright and colourful mail
  • I love handlettering, typography and illustrations!

Have a nice day! :)


MGD rated for Small candy swap on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: unfortunately, tried to contact several times and no response after the 1st time. Would be happy to change rating after you contact back.......dont know if something is going on
tatta rated for Scattergories-style Email Fun Swap on Apr 13, 2016
Comment: I enjoyed your answers, thank you!
Comment: That was fun! I also had someone with a T for this swap so it was neat to see the words you chose for T compared to mine 😊 We only had 2 that were the same: Tambourine and Tape 😃 Although I had originally also had Tolkien as well, but had changed it when I went over my swap partners profile and noticed one of her favorite authors name started with a T!
emma5036 rated for ★ FULL ENVELOPE #1 ★ on Apr 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for your envie .. Loved everything, including the envelope - Ilove purple! x

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