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