Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2021 1:20 am


Date Joined: June 26, 2016
Last Online: January 14, 2018
Birthday: January 22, 1990
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

NOTE: I'm not participating many swaps at this moment (busy life). But if you like to do a private swap, I always make time for those. I love creating mailart envelopes and I love papercrafts, like creating flipbooks, accordion books and pocket letters.

Hi there!

My name is Marit, I'm 27 years old and I live in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam. I have my Social Studies degree and now I'm studying to become an energetic therapist. I just started my own Etsy shop and I'm really excited about it! Sending Happy Mail around the world really makes me happy :)

My hobbies are:

  • traveling, I love to see the world (I've seen a lot of European countries and cities, I made 2 big trips, one to Canada and one to the USA).

  • reading, most of the time I read Dutch literature.

  • writing, I keep a journal, I write stories and I have some penpals to write large letters to.

  • cooking, spending time in the kitchen makes me happy. I cook only with fresh and natural ingredients, I'm allergic to gluten, milk and eggs. I enjoy creating new dishes and my favourite foods are fruits and veggies!

  • hiking, I really like spending time in nature, it calmes me to be outside. I like hiking in the forrest, but I also like making long beach walks.

  • crafting, when I'm crafting I feel a little girl again, I love being creative.

  • photography, I like taking pictures, but also to look at pictures others took.

  • making videos, I've 2 cameras to capture the world around me on tape, one of them is an action cam (I like outside sports) the other one is a small HD-camcorder. I make videos when I travel, and on small trips in The Netherlands.

I try to live with a postive sence and to find my happiness not only in big things, but also in all small things and everything I do :)

Other things I like

I wrote down my hobbies, but here are some other things I really like!

I really like:

  • owls, I collect owls since I was little.

  • fairytales, I love fairytales and magic worlds.

  • childbook illustrations, I like to see what childbook illustrations are typical in each country.

  • I'm really into spirituality, I like meditation & yoga, Buddhism, Asian temples, Japanese gardens and other zen related things!

  • drinking tea, especially herbal tea. I love to get herbal teas, different rooibos flavours or other special flavoured teas. My favourite brands are: Yogi tea, Pukka, The English Tea Shop, Shoti Maa. I like it when teabags look cute/colorful. I don't drink normal teas like English breakfast tea, darjeeling, ceylon, plain green tea, I drink these teas only if they have a special flavour added.

  • color, I love colors!

  • stationary, like stickers & washi-tape, I love decorating letters and postcards with these! I also really like cute letter sheets.

Favorite Crafts

To do myself:

I really enjoy making my own enveloppes. I love paper and I make enveloppes out of everything I found I think looks pretty as an envelope. I also love making Pocket Letters and special flipbooks. I enjoy paper crafts the most, but I also like drawing, especially drawing doodles.

To receive:

I appreciate all creative creations. If someone puts effort in making something for me, I really like that.

To write me about

If you send me a letter or a postcard I really like to get to know you! If a swap askes for a blank postcard, I still really like you to write on it/decorate it. I also don't mind if you send me a card in an envelope, even if the swap asks for 'sending naked'.

  • You can tell me something about yourself, how your life looks like at this moment, your culture, your believes.

  • I would really like to know what puts a smile on your face, what things make you happy. Maybe you can also tell me what inspires you.

  • You can tell me about your favourite travel destination or your favourite place to be (if you also have pictures of the destination or place, I love it when you share to them with me).

  • You can tell me about your favourite arts and artists and maybe share some of your favourite works.

  • Anything else you like to write about :)

Favorite Music

I like almost all sorts of music, but my favourite music is folk. I love Simon & Garfunkel! I really like singer-songwriters, I like it when lyrics are sensitive and when you hear someone's singing with all their heart. On my playlist at this moment: Dotan, Passenger, Of Monsters and Man, Plain White T's and Boyce Avenue.

Favorite Television

I don't watch television that much. But when I do, most of the time I watch series on Netflix. My favourite series are fantasy, like Game of Thrones, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Fringe, Lost Girl.

But I also like: The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Homeland, Prison Break, House of cards, ect.


JINANNE rated for WIYM: tea envelope YELLOW ~ INTL on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Marit, what a beautiful swap you sent me! Everything is so cheerful and uplifting, every tea is perfect, and your uplifting attitude is a bright ray of sunshine...which I imagine you bring to everyone you meet. Thanks so much, and cheers of a lovely spring. Many hearts and hugs....jinanne
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Jinanne ❤ I'm very happy you like all the teas, I hope you'll enjoy them! Thank you for your rating and the heart! Many hugs! With love, Marit
Comment: Thank you so much for this great envelope and the lovely postcard. It was amazing. Thank you and sorry for the late rating
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart! I'm happy the envelope reached you and that you liked it :)
Conniegirl rated for WIYM: tea envelope RED ~ INTL on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter and tea, I'm going to try your favourite one first.Never been to Greece but have been looking at it for a long time, just might be the next vacation. :)
Response: Your welcome! I hope you liked the tea! I really think Greece is a great holiday destionation, it would be great for you to visit :) Thank you for your rating and the heart! Best Wishes!
Comment: Thank you! This swap has been fun.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart! I think it really was a fun swap too :) Best Wishes!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your tour of your supermarket. It looks really big. I love the aisle full of deserts!
Response: Your welcome! I really had fun taking all these pictures :) Thank you for your rating and heart! Best Wishes!
Comment: Wow, Marit, thank you ever so much for the many pictures you included of your supermarket! It was a fascinating tour! One question: Do you have to buy those recipe cards? Or are they free to take? (Is the top middle one soup? It looks good!) :-) Thank you so much for sharing!
Response: Yay! I'm very happy you liked the tour :) And yes, we can take these recipe cards for free. I read in your profile you don't particularly like to cook, but I'm happy to share the recipe of the soup (which is celeriac mustard soup) with you by e-mail or mail :) Thank you very much for your rating and the heart ❤ All best wishes!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and incredibly pretty envelope! I really love the colours of it and also that stamp you used! It was so fun having a swap partner who I already follow on Instagram because I really do love your mail art. Also, 'do more of what makes you happy' is an excellent phrase to live your life by! I hope you continue to have loads of fun making mail art :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm happy you like it all ❤ Thank you for your rating! I wish you all the best! Stay creative :)
Comment: WOW!!! This was the most adorable little package. Thank you SO much for this wonderful swap. It means a lot that you chose a postcard (that I do not have) and the envelope just for me! It was packaged beautifully. This put a huge smile on my face, thank you! I'm very jealous of your upcoming trip to Yellowstone, you will LOVE it!! I can't wait to go back.
Response: Yay! I'm so happy you like it!! You're very welcome! It was my pleasure to find you something you liked, and I'm happy you didn't have that postcard yet! Thank you for your kind words, rating and the heart ❤ Best Wishes!
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful swap. I will most definitely try the new recipe included. I love trying dishes from other cultures and countries so thanks!!! Just gotta use Google translate for it. 😚
Response: I'm very happy you liked it! If you don't understand anything from the recipe please let me know, I wouldn't mind help you translate it (if Google translate is unclear)! Thank you for your rating and the heart ❤ All best wishes!
Comment: Loved the envelope and postcard - thank you! I have not seen Train live - I'd like to though! They don't come to Australia very often.
Response: I'm happy to hear you like my envelope en postcard! Thank you for your rating and the heart ❤ Too bad Train doesn't come to Australia often, I wish you can see them someday, it really is a happening :) (In The Netherlands their concerts are more popular than before, so ticket prices are raising, so I don't go every year now)
Comment: Hello Marit! I loved the illustration on your handmade envelope and the postcard is so cool, thank you for including the artist name, i will definitely look up his work. Happy Swapping :]
Response: I'm very happy you liked the envelope I made for you :) and it really was a pleasure to share an arty postcard with you! Thank you for your rating and the heart ❤ Happy Swapping!
Davisesq212 rated for Like to travel? Last & Next on Feb 10, 2017
Comment: LOVE how you created the envelope.....so creative and crafty!!!! :)
Response: I'm so happy you liked the map envelope! Thank you for your rating and the heart ❤ Best wishes!
yukapinku rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #9 on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: I was delighted with your swap. Every detail is amazing. I loved it. I am grateful for everything you sent. Thank you very much: D
Response: You're very welcome! I'm so happy the mail arrived to you, it took a while. I'm very glad you like it! Thank you for your rating and the heart ❤ Best wishes!
MiekeC rated for SWL ~ Accordion book in a matchbox on Jan 31, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor je bijzondere boekje, erg leuk. Wat leuk met iemand uit Hoogvliet te swappen, als je zin heb om een keer te knutselen dan kunnen we een keer afspreken als je zin hebt.
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor het hartje ❤ Echt heel toevallig dat we allebei in Hoogvliet wonen! Lijkt me gezellig om een keer samen te knutselen :)
uiltje rated for TLE: Tea Pocket letter swap on Jan 11, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor je gezellig thee PL. Er valt steeds weer iets nieuws te ontdekken. De tekening van de theedrinkende dame op de envelop is zo schattig. En ik vond de uilenpostzegel zó lief. Is die uit een serie of is het een persoonlijke?
Response: Jeej! Fijn om te horen dat je hem leuk vindt :) De uilenpostzegel is een persoonlijke ❤ Ik hou echt van zulke schattige postzegels! Bedankt voor het hartje en een fijne dag vandaag!
Response: Thanks for the heart ❤ Best wishes!
Comment: What a great bucket list! If you can do half of those amazing things, I shall be impressed. You must try the sky diving.I share your love of travel. escape rooms??? I haven't heard of that. Good luck and Happy New Year!
Response: A Happy New Year to you too! :) I'm happy you liked my list. I really hope to do it all :) 'Escape rooms' are very popular in The Netherlands, it's like a room with clues/puzzles you need to solve in 1 hour in order to 'escape the room'. Thanks a lot for your rating and the heart ❤ Best wishes!
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke vrolijke post.
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor het hartje ❤
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for this awesome envelope of happiness! You put the biggest smile on my face 😃. And a special thanks for your lovely letter ❤😘
Response: You're very welcome! I'm really suprised the mail arrived so fast (in 3 days)! And I'm very happy you like it :) Thank you for your rating and the heart! All best wishes ❤️

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RockyBeach on Dec 22, 2016:

That was a quick! I'm glad that the surprise worked. :) Happy Holidays!

KatlynAva on Sep 30, 2016:

Wow I love the great little package you sent back for me! The way you decorated the peacock card was gorgeous and you're right, I adore the paper you used to make the envelope! I knew before opening it that this would make me smile. Thanks for making my day!

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