Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 3:21 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: September 18
Country: Germany

About Me

My name is Vivien, I'm in my beginning 30s and live with my son in Hamburg, Germany. I love books! I also like analogue and instant photography and writing letters and postcards.

— if you have stickers you don’t need anymore - my son would love to get some stickers with the mail —

Favorite Books

Please check my goodreads account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19410772-vivien

I like contemporary novels. I prefer female authors. I like to read books from other cultures (I want to read books from every country!). But I like to read classics from time to time too.

I like crime novels (but nothing bloody or psycho, it has to be with great twists and more like a novel than a thriller).

I read 95% in German, 5% in English.

I only dont like lovestories.

When your native Language isn‘t english, i would love to get Book recommendations (But please make Sure Theres a german or english translation)

When sending me a book, please not a second or third etc part of a series! I always need to read part 1 first. And I prefer Hardcover. When you have a used Hardcover in good condition and a new paperback, I prefer the Hardcover!


My absolutely favorites are old (the older the better!) photographs of a town (that combines two of my favorite things: photography and history!)

I like art cards. Preferable modern art, or photography or dreamy illustrations. I‘d love to receive famous or prized photographs!

Or send me a photo you took (with the story behind please!).

I love postcards with a Book theme.

I would love to receive an embroidered card.

In 2021 I read a book about lighthouses (The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex) - since then I really wanna visit a lighthouse in my future, and am very interested in them. So send me what you have about lighthouses (stories, travelexperience, postcards), it would make me very happy!

I don't like funny and cartoon cards.

This is the link to my postcrossing favorites: http://www.postcrossing.com/user/photovivie/gallery/favourites

I prefer cards without envelope and written (something about you or a book recommendation).

Naked Postcards

If it’s a empty postcard swap i‘d prefer art cards (paintings or sculptures or photographs or mixed media, from different times, I’d like the not so famous pieces or artists). I have postcard-Penpals with which I only send art cards. So always looking for new cards for them!

Also welcome are animals in cards, ships or trains (these I can use for postcrossing ).

And I participate in the „Postcard from a place I don’t live“ swaps, so i like touristy cards too, my favourites are single air views. But the most perfect cards would be vintage cards or museum cards (:


I always like to get post- or greeting cards, i like stationery, books, book recommendations, bookmarks, stamps, pens, embroidery patterns... I would like to receive vegan receipes or cute DIY tutorials - HandMade with love is great! I'm always looking for empty address labels.

Did I mentioned? I love getting postcards! :D

My favorite stationery is very clean and modern. I don't like kitschy or childish stuff.

I have a Filofax in A5 and a personal size one. So accessories for them are welcome too.

And I Love Le Pen marvy pens in black! (Or similar in black - which are extremely thin)

Also on my wishlist: Books (look here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/19410772-vivien?order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=position)

Snack swap

I’m vegetarian, so please no Gelatine or meat. I love to try new things! And I love very regional items! What i don’t like is too spicey and salted-caramel. I’m not a big fan of coconut.


Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #27 on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the card!
RedheadLady rated for Vintage tourist card #39 on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great vintage PC.
Tig rated for BLC Book Recommendation #32 on Nov 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you again! Thankfully the recommendation part of your post card made it intact, the bottom third looks as if it traveled through a war zone:( but the book sounds very interesting. Again thank you❤️
Response: Glad it made its way. Normally I could send you a copy of the card/ what I wrote because I do a photo before sending. But somehow this time I forgot to photograph the back side 😅 Have a nice Day!
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #25 on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
LiisaS rated for ESO: Art Journal #13 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Lieben Dank fürs Journal. Werde es zu Ende bringen und nach Hause schicken :)
samsstuff rated for Traveling book card #63 on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for passing along the cards!
yepp50 rated for Postcard surprise #16 on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards!
NJBird rated for Vintage tourist card #38 on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: Love the card!
LiisaS rated for ESO: Art Journal #12 on Oct 19, 2023
Comment: Huhu, lieben Dank für das Büchlein. So ein spannendes Thema!
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #26 on Oct 14, 2023
Comment: Huhu ^-^ Meine Nachbarin klingelte eben bei mir und überbrachte mir einen Brief, der diese Woche in ihrem Briefkasten gelandet war und ihr erst jetzt auffiel. XD Vielen Dank für deinen tollen Swap und hab' ein schönes Wochenende, Maxi
samsstuff rated for Traveling book card #62 on Oct 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sending along this card for me to send home. I always enjoyed "Bones" the show, but I haven't read any of the books, yet.
Tig rated for BLC - Book recommendation #31 on Oct 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I promised myself I was buying any more books this year...I just ordered it. Oh well, starting tomorrow I won't buy anymore books this year.
Response: ❤️ Please let me know how you like it!
tea1227 rated for Postcard surprise #15 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: i love these cards, thank you!
Stampalia rated for Vintage tourist card #37 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool vintage postcard.
LiisaS rated for ESO: Art Journal #11 on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Danke für dein Büchlein :) werde das weiterschicken Lieben Gruß
junemoon rated for BLC: Book recommendation #30 on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: You've got a serious book club there -- congratulations on nothing reading the popular marshmallow stuff. I've read most of Virgina W, dont know PSiskind -will look him up.
ahywka rated for Traveling book card #61 on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Book card just arrived :) I love the book mark you included and the quote on it! Take care and happy swapping :)
Beatrice rated for Postcard surprise #14 on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Hi Vivien! Thanks a lot for the postacrds, I like them all :)
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #24 on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Looks great, ty !
e2java rated for BLC: Book recommendation #29 on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the book recommendations. Once I finish my current book, I’ll try one of these.

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Gnoe on Oct 20, 2023:

... for sending home my travel themed teamwork pc! Will try to post on FB on a later date. Much appreciated :-)

Maria66 on Oct 5, 2023:

Thanks for letting me know you received your 5raveling bookcard!

hazelwitch3 on Sep 22, 2022:

Thank you for sending my ESO Teamwork postcard back to me and thank you for the lovely job you did finishing it!

LiisaS on Aug 15, 2022:

Hey! Thank you very much for the vintage get well card you sent me! The history of this house is indeed interesting!

petitzouzou on Oct 22, 2021:

Travelling book card round 38 on the way !

myancey on Sep 15, 2021:

Thanks for the august wta postcards! Love the 3D one the best! Thank you. Awesome that u sent Usa ones and u r in Germany.

ThrivingWell on Aug 4, 2021:

*Thank you for the sweet Yellow / Beige themed postcards, for the June WTA in the Postcard Hideout group! ~ It’s greatly appreciated! I love them all!!! Funny thing is, I think I actually gave you the “Place Charles De Gaulle” light post pc before. lol! 💕 ~ Z**

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


Fever on Sep 29, 2016:

Vielen Dank für deine Dankeskarte! Das ist ja echt total lieb von dir und freut mich sehr. :)

dreamlady66 on Sep 17, 2016:

Huhu & hallöle liebe Vivien, ❤ lichen Glückwunsch zum besonderen Wiegenfeste...just do enjoy! ❤ lichst - Christine

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