Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2024 9:29 am


Date Joined: November 24, 2023
Last Online: June 20, 2024
Birthday: January 22
Country: Germany

About Me

I'm Karina, I'm in my mid to late 30s, and I like both coffee and tea, good conversations, scrapbooking and crafting, writing letters and postcards, spending time in nature, doing sports (like yoga), and traveling. I find joy in the little everyday things, I'm always curious about other countries, as well as inspiring stories. I like to listen to music and sing along when I cook. :)


  • If you don't receive a swap from me, please notify me. I send out my swaps on time. I'm so happy that I discovered swapbot, and it brings me so much joy. So in case something doesn't arrive, it has to be a postal problem and I'll try my best to figure it out.

  • When I told my mom about swapbot she liked the idea so much that she wanted to join too. Therefore, both my mom and I are on this site now and since we live in the same house, we have the same address. I do not have a second profile it is just my mom ( @SabineM ). While we do enjoy similar swaps we are not the same person!

Favorite Books

I love reading. My favorite books are from authors from different places in the world.

Some examples:

  • "Conversations with my Cat" (Conversaciones con mi gata) by Eduardo Jáuregui. He is a psychologist specialized in the sense of humour and positive psychology, and to me there is so much wisdom in his novel.

  • "Das Café der guten Wünsche" by Marie Adams, a German novel that's delightful to read.

  • "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. There is something magical about this book.

  • "The Little Book of Joy" by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, a wonderful children's book that's beautifully illustrated.

  • I also love Lisa Currie's "Surprise Yourself", an activity book with lots of cool ideas to try something new.

Favorite Movies

I like beautiful and inspiring movies. Just like with books, my favorite movies come from different countries:

  • "The Intouchables" is a wonderful movie from France about an extraordinary friendship.

  • "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is my favorite movie at the beginning of autumn, and such a beautiful story.

  • "The Velvet Queen" (La panthère des neiges) is an amazing documentary in which photographer Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson attempt to see a snow leopard in Tibet.

  • "Spy Game" is a movie that I find exciting every time I watch it.

  • "La Misma Luna" (Under the same moon) is a Mexican-American movie that I like.

  • "He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not" (À la folie... pas du tout) is an exciting movie from France (especially the first time you watch it because the story is told from two perspectives and takes a surprising turn).

Favorite Crafts

I have two pen pals. We regularly send letters to each other. One of my pen pals started to craft beautiful pockets and other things for the letters she sent me. I liked it so much that I wanted to try it myself, and since then I love crafting with paper (and creating happy mail). I also started scrapbooking and enjoy it very much.

I like crocheting, especially little things that fit in an envelope so that I can send them with letters.

Travel adventures

My Mom and I love to travel together! Our favorite destinations are Portugal and Ireland.

In my 20's I spent 5 weeks in Peru with friends and we traveled the country together. That was one of my biggest adventures so far and an extraordinary experience.

I also have a blog on which I share letters from children from all over the world in which they write about what a happy day looks like to them, and my answer to the children. I started this project about 5 years ago, and I received letters from 45 countries so far. It's a heart project of mine, and it allows me to "travel" in a special way by learning what happiness looks like for children in different parts of the world.

What I like

I love the ocean (and nature in general). I like Portuguese azulejos (beautifully painted ceramic tiles), and Irish leprechauns. :)

I love to receive happy mail, and I like lovely surprises. I don’t want to list too many specific Likes & Dislikes because I think it’s fun to receive a surprise and to get a glimpse of somebody’s creativity (what you put together, maybe craft, draw, or decorate, depending on what kind of swap it is).

I like for example stickers, postcards, and notepapers. Everything for crafting and scrapbooking is nice. I also love handmade items. What I don't really need is used stamps.

I value quality over quantity. So you will make me happier with something special rather than sending as many items as possible. For example if you could send a postcard or stickers that you got from a local shop near you, instead of something that is easy to order on the internet from everywhere in the world, I would be overjoyed. :)

As for tea, I like black tea, green tea, fruit tea, as well as herbal tea. The only thing is that I don't really like when it's with vanilla, cinnamon, and stuff like that. I prefer if there's nothing like that added in the tea.


marinda rated for Mother's Day PC International on May 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Your travels sound lovely!
Annydot rated for Affirmation Station #6 Snarky on May 24, 2024
Comment: Karina- Everything about your mailing swap was lovely- the note, the quotes you included (which I loved) and your cards were so snarky and funny. (I loved the cat). I'm going to check out your profile as well- thanks for such a special swap. Warm wishes- Cathann
Response: My pleasure, it was so much fun making these cards (especially the one with the cat 🙂). It’s wonderful that you like them, as well as the quotes I shared. Warm wishes, Karina
anicka22 rated for EU Send Your Favourites #2 on May 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail, especially the handmade gifts
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards you made 😊 I also appreciate you thinking of me and adding the postcards! I’ve yet to make it to Germany (I was supposed to go, but funny story 😆) but one day!
Comment: Thank you so much Karina! I love the adorable cards you made and the sentiments on them.Thanks for sharing your artwork with me and for the extras you sent!
Response: Thank you! I had so much fun making the cards, and I’m happy that you like them. 🙂
UKrebel85 rated for Affirmation Station #2 Earth Day on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your cards and the extras. You are a wonderful artist. I hope you get to visit Scotland soon :)
Response: Yes, visiting Scotland really would be great! 🙂 Thank you, have a lovely day!
Comment: Thank you Karina, especially for the lovely clover! I've never been to Ireland, but will definitely bring a visit there. Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you! Have a wonderful day too!
junemoon rated for World Poetry Day — March 21 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the poem,
Comment: Love the Snoopy - thank you!
benny rated for Themed Mail #2 on Feb 19, 2024
Comment: thank you Karina! You envelope was beautiful and thanks for all the "hearty" stuff! I'm going to drink the pukka tea right now! ❤️
Response: I’m happy you like it! Enjoy the tea! 😊
Comment: Thanks so much!! I love the little folder!
dmwcheng rated for Happy PC Swap! on Feb 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Happy New Year! =)
Comment: It arrived. Post Office circled your address which was on the other side. It must of confused where to deliver it too since it had several post marks for cities. Thank you for sending such a nice angel from your Mother. I wish you can enjoy swap bot as much as I have over these past years. Happy 2024.
Response: I’m so glad it finally arrived! I’m happy you like the little angel too. All the best and happy 2024! 🍀
KrystalCook84 rated for Postcard Surprise #19 on Jan 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Happy Birthday
ahywka rated for Themed Mail #1 on Jan 2, 2024
Comment: Hey hey! Your envelope arrived safe and sound :) I absolutely love all the content and your drawings on the front!! It's wintery-snowy-amazing! Thanks a lot, take care and happy swapping! Oh, and little coloring pages were right away picked by my kids :D
Response: I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂 Take care, and all the best for 2024! 🍀
PapermailandMORE rated for Happy PC Swap! on Dec 23, 2023
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deine Postkarte! Die Strichmännchen-Figuren sind klasse. Sehr süß. Und danke für den Hinweis zum Scrapbooking. Ich wünsche dir auch ein tolles, glückliches und wunderbares neues Jahr!
Response: Danke! 😊 Frohe Weihnachten! 🎄
KittEvol rated for January Birthdays~International on Dec 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely delightful package! I adore everything, especially all the hand-made touches :) Ky was so excited to receive something for him as well :) - I will pass along your idea :) I wish you a happy Birthday as well when it arrives :) happy swapping!
Response: I’m so happy you like it! :) Merry Christmas and happy birthday in January! :)
MissBrenda rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Millia rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Happy holidays & happy swapping! 🎄✨❄💌

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nancylee on Mar 17, 2024:

Thanks for joining St Patrick's Day greening of the profile - this is a bonus image

NatashaJane on Mar 15, 2024:

Happy st Patrick's Day Swap: st Patrick's day Greening of the profile

ScrapHappyGabi on Mar 15, 2024:

St Patrick's Day greening of the profile

From: ScrapHappyGabi

May green be the grass you walk on, may blue be the skies above you, may pure be the joys that surround you, may true be the hearts that love you.

excalibur on Dec 9, 2023:


Hiya! Hope you get lots of kawaii letters in your mailbox. Cheers! ♡

JtttK on Dec 9, 2023:

Happy Holidays 🎄

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