Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2024 6:55 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: April 21, 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.


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!
Roseb85 rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the Vintage postcard!!
PrincessLeia rated for Traveling book card #67 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Hi Vivien, thanks for sending along Anna’s PC. ❤️❤️❤️
Vickyen rated for BLC- Book recommendation #36 on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Hi Vivien! Love your book pc and thank you for the recommendations! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
elainevcamargo rated for Ugly PC Swap #80 on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Dear Vivien, thank you so much for your "ugly" postcard! I loved it! I'll search about your favorite artists. Greetings from Brazil!
MarHelene rated for Ugly PC Swap #79 on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: I hope you got to make sushi ;)
MisplacedfromPA rated for Postcard Surprise #21 on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the variety. The ski lodge is very interesting.
knittymarie rated for Vintage tourist card #43 on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: Love it! Thanks so much!
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #31 on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Huhu Vivien, vielen Dank für deinen Swap! ^-^ Mit dem Bericht übers Ostereier Malen hast du mir direkt Lust darauf gemacht, das auch mal wieder zu versuchen... ich glaube, das sollte ich mal in Angriff nehmen! Hab noch einen schönen März. Liebe Grüße, Maxi
shellbee8 rated for Postcard Surprise #20 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for such a great mix of vintage postcards!
IrisDrissen rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #30 on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks Vivien! I will finish it and send it home !
tizzicat rated for Traveling book card #66 on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you. I have read The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor and really enjoyed it.
veronicallama rated for LLU!: Booked Up PC #2 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for telling me a little about your book group. I've wanted to read A Tree Grows... for years- maybe one day!
JaneG rated for Vintage tourist card #42 on Feb 9, 2024
Comment: There's something magical about small German towns. Konstanz looks so inviting. Thanks so much for the card.
Response: It’s definitely worth a visit! Plus from there you can do so much! There’s a lot of nature (bicycle, boat, swimming,..), Lindau is beautiful, your in Switzerland (Zurich, basel) very quick. I could definitely imaging living there one day maybe.

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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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