Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2024 9:12 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: July 11, 2024
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 —

I love to receive mail in selfmade envelopes! But please make sure you use thick paper that will make it through the mail safely.

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 an 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 and kitschy cards. Please nothing with aphorisms on the front.

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 photographed animals, ships or trains (these I can use for postcrossing ).

My 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 #35 on Jul 14, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
bestdayever rated for Ugly PC Swap #83 on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: I agree, this image is bizarre and fake. Good thing we have swap bot to destash the uglies. Love the stamp. Be well.
Maria66 rated for BLC - Book recommendation #41 on Jul 4, 2024
Comment: Thanks Vivien for the nice postcard and book recommendation! I will check het books out!
Neenarneenar rated for Traveling book card #71 on Jun 30, 2024
Comment: thank you for both cards I will send off to the next.
Sarahbird25 rated for Vintage tourist card #46 on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! 💖
Vickyen rated for BLC - Book recommendation #40 on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Hi Vivien! Always great to hear from you and thank you for the recommendation! I always enjoy a good series of books! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
IrisDrissen rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #34 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: A nice one. I am putting some plants on it and send it further!
NJBird rated for Vintage tourist card #45 on Jun 8, 2024
Comment: Beautiful vintage card.
KrystalCook84 rated for Ugly PC Swap #82 on Jun 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #33 on May 22, 2024
Comment: Huhu Vivien, deine Post erreichte mich heute und die zugefügte Schnauze sieht einfach großartig aus. Das ist eine tolle Idee! ^-^ Habe eine schöne Rest-Woche. Liebe Grüße, Maxi
Eclectonote rated for Traveling book card #69 on May 9, 2024
Comment: Very nice vellum envelope and stamps - the colorful postcard was quite striking seen through the vellum. The postcard will be on its way to its new destination next round!
lisaglass rated for BLC: Book recommendation #39 on May 7, 2024
inventacharm rated for Ugly PC Swap #81 on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for this postcard, I actually quite like it. haha.
PrincessLeia rated for Traveling book card #68 on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the travelling book card and the lovely postage stamp! Have a great year of the dragon! 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲
Vickyen rated for BLC - Book recommendation #38 on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Hi Vivien! I love your libraries pc! Very cool! I have read "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" for bookclub several years ago and do remember everyone enjoying it! Thank you for hosting and for the recommendation! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
peanutlion rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and, even more, for sharing local news. We are also having debates about local traffic zones!
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #32 on Apr 12, 2024
Comment: Interesting card, ty ! Also : what ink did you use to write on ?? I love foutain pen inks if that's one !
Response: Thanks for the heart. Do you mean the black from the front or did I wrote in blue on the back? The blue back side is this one https://uniballco.com/products/vision-rollerball-pens The black one is https://www.faber-castell.de/produkte/PittArtistPenBrushTuschestiftschwarz/167499
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for Postcard surprise #22 on Apr 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you thank you thank you!!! I love EVERY single one of them!!!!
Vickyen rated for BLC – Book Recommendation #35 on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Hi Vivien! It took your pc a bit to get here - crazy mail but I love your pc! Thank you for the book recommendation! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
ArtsyAbby rated for BLC - Book recommendation #37 on Mar 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you Vivian vivien I love this card! Will definitely check out the books!

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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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