Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 12:26 am


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: May 20, 2022
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico
Instagram: elenamazmar

About Me


Back in December 2016, I had a lot of liver issues that kept me going back and forth from the hospital. I missed and sent late some swaps so this is the reason of my poor rating. I didn't came back to Swap-bot until October 2017 and resent just not to leave my partners empty handed but was not able to reverse the poor ratings.

I always send on time and re send if needed. Please don't let these ratings mislead you. Always message me if in doubt, I usually take pics of everything before putting it in the mailbox.



My name is Elena, I'm Mexican, 32 years old and love meeting people, other countries and other cultures. I'm so excited to join Swap-bot, hope to do some amazing swaps and create great memories.

My native language is Spanish but I speak English and Portuguese as well.

I learned about this website from another site called The bucketlist and found it interesting that people wanted to do swaps as a life goal so once I read it all I knew I had to join!

I currently have no kids. I also have no pets; unfortunately I work long hours so it doesn't seem fair for pets to be home alone :( but I would love to adopt a dog one day.


I have 2 elephant tattoos and about 150 elephant figurines that I've been collecting for years from anywhere in the world and any material, from wood, wire, crystal, paper, fabric, etc.


(USA) I have noticed it takes around 6-8 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

(Rest of the world) I have noticed it takes around 8-10 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

I have no problem re sending if needed, so let me know if more than 2 months has passed and you haven't received anything.

Thank you for your patience!

Favorite Movies

The Godfather (all of them) the bucketlist, Last Vegas,Danny the dog, the shining, Psychosis, Rosemary's baby, Vertigo, and many more

Favorite Television

Saturday Night Live, The tonight show (Jimmy Fallon), How to get away with murder, Greys anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bob's burgers, Family Guy, the Simpsons, etc

Favorite Books

Great expectations (Dickens) . Banana Yoshimoto, Jose Saramago. Latin american writers (Jose Agustin, Enrique Serna, Jorge Iibarguengoitia, etc)

Likes & Dislikes

I LOVE FOOD, Coming from Mexico, I love spicy food!

I love all fruits & vegetables with the exceptions of : Papaya and Turnip

I am very flexible, I can do dark or pastels.

I have no allergies which makes me very happy since I can eat anything. I am not afraid of trying anything at all,

My favorite season is Christmas. Also, I am a Huge Fan of ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced.

I don't have any problem with alcohol or cigarrets, actually even though I don't smoke I usually buy a pack of local smokes while traveling as a souvenir.

I am Roman Catholic so I don't mind any Christian/Catholic items yet I am not interested in switching religions :)


  • Anything but ad postcards. Not a fan of them

  • I prefer postcards sent NAKED & STAMPED UNLESS you feel you need to protect the pc like in hand made cases, in such cases I am fine with receiving in an envelope.

I specially like:

  • Flowers

  • All Animals (but LOVE elephants, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies)

  • Literature, authors, writers, calligraphy

  • Quotes

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Funny/Joke pcs

  • B&W photography


  • ANYTHING WITH ELEPHANTS, pandas, wolves.

  • Anything beauty related, chapsticks, lipbalms, handcream, face mask, etc

  • Pocket letter goodies to decorate them, Embellishments, ephemera, die cuts, fabric, Rhinestone Beads, Crystal Gems, etc

  • Pocket Page Protectors (or similar) for pocketletters, (They are not sold in Mexico)

  • Candy and chocolate (I specially love the soft chewy kind like starburst)

  • ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced

  • Regional spices to cook

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Stationery

  • Stickers ( I like any kind, puffy or flat)(I DON'T like teacher/rewards, or promotions/ads)

  • Anything traditional from anywhere, that could help me get to know different cultures.


When I joined SwapBot I learned what Pocket Letters were. Thanks to @Johkup I got my first one and I'm in love with it!!!!!

I think they are beautiful and I am learning to do them so I am hosting a series of swaps to practice and see how you make them.

If you do them I would love a private swap for one of your creations. Just ask!


venzo2b rated for If I Came for a Visit... on May 13, 2022
Comment: Hi Elena, I wait for you, to eat a great BBQ in my garden ! Yes, my house is very near the beach but I go to swim only during July and August, when the water is hot... Th owner of the charcuterie Passsoni is a friend of mine and I'm sure he would be very glad to invite you to taste his products ! Have a good day :)
Response: that is so cool, what a beautiful place to spend summer! thank you for letting me e-visit :P
TheEngineer rated for *Just write* email 1 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Your email was very exciting to read!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed!
MeetSarah87 rated for If I Came for a Visit... on May 2, 2022
Comment: Hello Elena, thank you so much for your swap. It was interesting to read. I have been to some of the places you have mentioned. I also find it interesting to visit McDonalds in different countries and see what they have on the menu. XXXLutz is a shop for furniture, not sure if they have any snacks there but you find a Kaufland store nearby where you can plenty of yummy snacks. Café del Sol is a beautiful place. They have good drinks and cocktails there. And a yummy brunch on the weekends. The food is so and so. They have burgers and Schnitzel and some other things which have a Spanish name but not really Spanish at all. If you want to get some Spanish or Mexican (maybe better say TexMex food) try La Siesta, El Ambiente or Casa Grande. The cake at Spetsmann is really great. A bit expensive but worth the money. I have been to Cologne a few times but prefer Dusseldorf, which is only a few minutes away from Cologen. If you come to Germany again you should go there.
Response: haha I am sorry about the furniture shop I don't speak a word of German and it said shop LOL maybe I would buy a table for my picnic!
BattyBats rated for *Just write* email 1 on May 1, 2022
Comment: I really loved reading your email! I've never heard that rain on a wedding day was a good sign like that, so interesting! <3 Love the comparison to life!
Response: Maybe the rain-wedding thing is just a Mexican saying, but people really get happy when it rains on their wedding day LOL
NaitomeaMinx rated for Ho Ho Ho on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Did not receive your card but Covid mail ate more than a few swaps last year.
limitlessky rated for Ho Ho Ho on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: This was incredible. Christmas in time for valentines! It snowed today so your magical card was perfect. Thankyou so much
Response: That is so cool, glad you received it :)
suepier rated for World Postcard Day on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: glad it finally got to you after so many months!!!
Clutzegrl rated for Happy Mail #5 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Muchas gracias para ti! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card with such kind holiday greetings! :) Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Take Care always!
Comment: UPDATE: Sender sent me photo proof of the postcard she sent. She is also resending. Changing my rating to a 5. Thank you! Gave this over 2 months. Haven't received. Sender has not responded. Will change rating if I receive.
Response: I understand the rating, but I am sure It will arrive soon, if you take a look at the comments on my profile mail from Mexico is taking a lot of time to arrive, I can also resend if you wish.
AlinaLos rated for Postcard Pick Up #11 International on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for your patience!!!! glad it arrived
PlannerCoz rated for Weird/Strange Postcard on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh, the postcard arrived today. 4 months from Mexico, thats CRAZYYYYY! I hope you're doing well and had a fantastic Christmas and enjoy tonight (NYE). Coralie
Response: OMG covid is sure affecting mail but I am so happy it finally arrived. Happy 2021!
NJBird rated for World Postcard Day on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Elena. I'm sure if you're like me you've forgotten about this swap by now. It was a long time ago but I just received your postcard this week!!! Took almost 3 months to reach me. Crazy. Love the postcard and the quote! Hope you are well.
Response: That was a lot of time, but I am happy it arrived to you. Thank you very much for your patience!!!! and Thank you for the rating
Comment: You won;t believe it, but this got here this week. Nice loteria chunk. Thanks.
Response: That was 5 months, WOW, I am so happy it did not get lost, thank you so much for waiting for the pc, hope you liked it! Happy 2021!
RNRISLOVE rated for Postcard Pick Up #11 International on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards I just recieved yesterday. Post offices are very slow internationally.
Response: Happy that it finally arrived!, Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and happy New Year!!!
CaseyErin rated for Postcard & Tea Swap on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank your for the rating and heart! Happy 2021
Comment: I JUST received this in the mail postmarked July! Like a weird little time capsule! I would love to know where it's been!
Response: oh my, that was a looong time, talk about snail mail
Comment: Thank you for resending! Finally arrived today! I love the cards you chose. They are beautiful.
Response: I am glad it finally arrived to you! Happy Holidays!

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SeoulQueen on Dec 1, 2018:

The best things take time! Thanks so much again. The pocket letter is super cute.

Mishi on Nov 29, 2018:

Favorite Christmas Movies Email Swap

SAHCatMom on Oct 7, 2018:

Hi Elena, ? About adding pictures to profiles: I found the format and have tried posting several pictures and gifs found on Google, but many of them will not copy :(.
I know I am using the right format, but I am wondering if the images are copyrighted or something.?? I would love some feedback on this if you know what I’m doing wrong! Thanks! Susan. Sahcatmom

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2018:

Right now I am only doing letter swaps, and easy type 3 swaps, I was doing pocket letters BUT my last swap was a nightmare. Let me know if you want to do a private letter swap or something easy?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2018:

HIIIII long time no talk How are you these days?

Maggie249 on Feb 5, 2018:

I agree on the elephants

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

Received your Christmas card today with the post mark December 7th 2016 2 months a 3 weeks for it to get here. I changed my 1 rating to a 5 with a heart thank you

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 2, 2017:

I mailed the Christmas card private swap a month ago, I messaged you, and I never heard back from you, I dunno if you received my swap, or not, I am still waiting for yours to arrive. I see you have not been on swap bot since Dec. 16th, 2016. I would love to give you a chance to re send but i see your partially suspended with 3 1s. I hope your ok. Happy New year

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 5, 2016:


Private Christmas Card swap

I mailed your card today!!!!

PrairieKittin on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Dia de los Muertes card! I love it!!! It's beautiful!

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