Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 1:59 pm


Date Joined: February 23, 2008
Last Online: October 16, 2020
Birthday: May 12
Country: Germany
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About Me

Welcome to my profile!

My name is Stefanie (with an f, not ph!). I'm 33 years old and live with my husband and baby daughter in Frankfurt in central Germany.

I'm a feminist and feel strongly about gender equality and women's rights. I'm not a stereotypical female and my family is not a stereotypical family (I go to work while my husband is on parental leave and taking care of our daughter).

In my free-time I like to do different kinds of things, I love to read, listen to music, watch Netflix and go to the cinema, practice Yoga, run, bake... I like to write letters to my penpals and exchange postcards, photos and other stuff. I love to learn foreign languages and get to know more about different cultures. I speak English, German and Italian and I'd like to learn Dutch and many other languages, if I just had more time... If you speak any language I don't know maybe you could teach me some sentences or words!

I like to knit, crochet and sew but also try other crafts. I recently got into Mail Art and also do some Smashbooking.

I'm a vegetarian and also try not to use anything which was tested on animals. Please keep that in mind when sending to me.


I always send out swaps on time, please contact me if you haven't received anything and I will resend!

I mark "sent" when I have put my swaps in the mailbox. As German time is not swap-bot-time and mailboxes are only emptied once a day (not necessarily at the time it states on the box...), the date I marked "sent" may not match the date stamped on the envelope. This doesn't mean I didn't send your swap on time!

For me, quality is far more important than quantity. Please consider what you send to me and rather spend more on one high quality item than send several low quality items. I don't give hearts, just because I'm sent a whole bunch of extras. I also don't just pack a bunch of things into an envelope when sending to you, but always try to find something you will like.

Favorite Music

mainly rock and indie, but also some musicals, soundtracks etc. ... Take a look on my last.fm profile if you want to find out more about the music I like. Feel free to add me as a friend if you feel like we have the same taste.

Favorite Books

Reading is my big passion, I can't manage one day without reading. I read almost anything I can get, but I prefer classics and contemporary literature. Sometimes I also read children's books, love stories or some fantasy.

Some of my favourite authors are Siri Hustvedt, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Jostein Gaarder, Nick Hornby, Margaret Atwood...

I'm trying to do a journey around the world in books. I'm always happy if you can recommend a book from an exotic place or just send one if it is a book swap.

On my goodreads profile you can see which books I liked and didn't like and what I plan on reading. Feel free to add me as a goodreads-friend!

Favorite Television

I don't have a TV, but I watch lots of series on Netflix, although nothing can ever be as good as the Gilmore Girls!

What I like

black, dark blue, yellow, grey, light pink, bright colours

stripes, polkadots, birds, birdcages, matryoshkas, owls, sheep

British accent and everything British, everything that has to do with travel and foreign languages

chocolate, candy, raw fruit bars, healthy snacks

all kinds of tea (just no camomile), especially herbal tea without artificial flavours

books, books, books and everything that has to do with books

colourful socks (size 39 EU/8 US), tights (size M), legwarmers, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves ...

knitting and sewing, wool&yarn of all kind, buttons, lace, ribbons, fabric

photography, black and white pictures, art, museum shops, art-postcards

letter sets (no single envelopes please!), stationery, journals, washi tape...

vintage jewelry, thrift store finds...

feminism, gender equality, women's rights

physics and all things science



Camomile (I'm allergic)


Meat, gelatin, things tested on animals

Cats, dogs, horses, other pets (I like sheep though)

Decorative items that have no real use

I absolutely do not swap FBs and things like that, please don't send them!

I hate when people just send their old crap that they can't use anymore. That's not the point of swap-bot for me, especially when the swap clearly states that new things have to be bought for your partner! I have received it all - dirty items, expired food items, junk... I don't want to have to throw your swap away when I receive it!

Gifts for my daughter

My daughter is still a baby so she doesn't have any wishes. I would appreciate handmade things for her like socks, hats etc. She currently wears size 80 in Germany, that would probably correpsond to a "12 months" size international. She doesn't wear pink or very girly things.


Comment: Thanks so much for this beautiful Covered Envie, the note and the little card! I love anything that has birds on it! It arrived on 1-26-19. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you for the charming letter and the postcard. I especially loved the stamp. I confess, I'm having a bit of trouble reading the letter (perhaps double-space next time for crossed letters), but am enjoying what I've read this far.
Sha rated for #DearSwap - October 2018 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: I received your mail today, yeeei! I'll write u back soon!
tichyleon rated for Not in english please PC swap on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: LOVE the PC thanks a lot for your words and the german phrase pc hugs
Eulegirl rated for Sweet October! on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the yummies!! How generous and lovely. I have been enjoying all of the goodies!
Comment: Stefanie, thank you very much for everything; your letters, the great Frankfurt postcard, all the teas and the pretty writing paper. and I have taken note on your dressing up the envelopes! This was a great swap. I hope you do it again in a few months ♥ All the best to you..and thank you again! :o)
ladyfluorspar rated for INT - Letter, tea & supprise on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Those woodland sticky notes were super adorable! Thank you~
sunnysimo rated for European Penpals on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for you're nice letter. I really like it that you're also vegetarian. =) I will write you a letter back. Have a nice day. =)
lawchick rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #121 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Hello! I loved reading about your eventful weekend! It made me crave Indian food. I’d love to write back and become pen pals.
waldfee rated for Herbst Survival Kit on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the package and all the yummy treats, especially the lip balm.
AmeliaPond rated for Not in english please PC swap on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Hallo Stefanie, thanks for your gorgeous postcard. I looooove Jane Austen <3 Great choice! I'm a bit sorry that you picked me who lives in Germany as well :D But I love that you used Italian for this swap. Have a wonderful autumn. PS: Love your profile! Alles Liebe, Yvonne
mejulia rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill PC INT on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful postcard, and interesting note.
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #120 on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Stefanie! Thanks so much for sharing about your weekend and you time in Aschaffenburg - sounds lovely! Hope you have another great weekend! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Fairytail rated for Letter From Another Me on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: I got the letter! Thank allot!
satinification rated for Profilbased swap on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I already drink the tea (fruit one) and it was delicious :)
riftvegan rated for Best Day Ever: A Postcard Journal on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Loved all your pretty and fun postcards, and as I mentioned, the arrival dates were Interesting! :) Sounds like your week was super busy... several mentions of unexpected free time that made you happy. Thank you so much for sharing your happy moments with me!
PatrycjaBakiera rated for Mail from all over the world on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you:)
thelocalman rated for Mail from all over the world on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful envelope-letter! Frankfurt sounds very interesting and I think I will visit it some day soon. When I do I will definitely write you! Also thanks for the stickers, loved them ^^
USAFwife rated for Summer Reading - Completed on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your summer reading. :) I haven't read any that you listed. And thank you for the Garfield stickers. :) They are so hard to find, I cherish all that is sent to me. :)
Artsynerdgirl rated for Your country in a box on Apr 20, 2015
Comment: My daughter begs me to sign up for any swap that involves chocolate, then she promptly claims EVERYTHING. I'm giving you an extra special thanks for sending hazelnut things. I ADORE hazelnuts, she, however, cannot stand them..... so I GET ALL THE CHOCOLATE!!!!!! Score! I love the mustard too. It was just perfect - thanks so much. :)

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IdlersDesign on Feb 16, 2016:

Hi Stefanie, I received your letter today, on my birthday! Thank you, I'll be writing you back soon 😊

mariaelisabeth on Jan 3, 2016:


Welcome to join my new group Vegans of Swap-Bot! Hope to see you around!

asbyron on Apr 13, 2015:

Thank you for the pocket letter! I love it. The teas smell delicious and I love the washi tape and tickets. I loved your letter too and will be writing you back soon =) Have a great week!

ToughCityWriter on Nov 21, 2014:

Hi Stefanie, I received the second envelope with the tickets, etc. Thank you!

ToughCityWriter on Nov 17, 2014:

Hello, Stefanie, Thank you for your great introductory letter. I will definitely write back (we have lots in common), but it make take me a couple of weeks. You asked me to write and tell you what I was looking for in collage materials. Anything that catches your eye really - I used bits from magazines, newspapers, old books, stencils, washi tape, stamps (postage and rubber) … if you can stick it down, I can use it. (I have a science background too, so anything related to science and math is fun to me!) Looking forward to corresponding.

squince on Oct 24, 2014:

Hello sweetheart! Thanks for the nice Birthday note! <3

hollycm6 on Mar 21, 2014:

A literary journey around the world .... What a fun idea!

mirrymir on Jul 9, 2013:

Hope you had a great holiday, thank you so much for the PC! Xxx

mirrymir on Jun 1, 2013:

Thank you for this week's may mail merriment :) I love everything you sent me again and will write back soon. Hope you're feeling better now. Lots of love, Miranda x

sugaraddict on May 23, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

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