Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2020 11:14 am


Date Joined: July 17, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2019
Birthday: May 11, 1953
Country: Finland

About Me

I was diagnosed kidney cancer and now I'm recovering from the surgery. Thank you so much to all of you who have sent me happy mail :)

We are a married couple from Finland. We both are the same age... 65 years old. We have a grown up daughter @Johkup who introdused this site to us. And she's our "translator". We are so excited to swap nice things and treats with you :)

My (Raija) birthday is the one that shows on the profile and my husband Seppo was born in April.

Cats are near our hearts. We have now 2 cats, red tabbys called Viljami and Einari. Viljami is a little tiger... well not so little! Adorable cat. Now he has a friend, smaller version of him. We've had cats for 30 years. Can't live without them!

We like to walk in the nature, dance, read magazines, do crossword puzzles.

Favorite Television

We like mostly Finnish TV programms, news, documents etc. TV is not our main focus at home...

Favorite Crafts

We are interested in card making, ATCs, drawing, painting but mainly postcard and some parcel swaps.


It would be nice to swap different goodies like candy, chocolate, coffee, snacks from other countries :) We have no allergies. And some crafts and postcards. Postcards are also our hobby especially touristy, animals, nature, flowers and all beautiful pictures. Anything that brightens the day :) Also animal related swaps interest us like cat treats and toys.


  • Postcards

  • Cat related items

  • Stickers (small for decorating postcards etc.)

  • (Beautiful napkins) We have these a lot at the moment! No need for more.

  • Lettersets, paper, envelopes with nice pictures

  • Candy, chocolate

  • cookies/biscuits

  • salty snacks, nuts

  • coffee (cappucino, latte etc.)

  • teatowels

  • Souvenirs (magnets, shot glasses, snow globes, decorations, keychains etc.)

  • shower gels, other beauty products

  • pillow cases

Suomesta: Juhlamokka kahvi, helpot ristikkolehdet, joululehdet, tumma suklaa (alle 70%) esim. Panda, Marabou premium, tavallinen lakritsa tai täytelakut, Domino-keksit, kaurakeksit, kuviollisia/värikkäitä kirjekuoria, postikortteja mm: Muumit, Inge Löök, tarroja

We will always send our swaps and rate what we get. If we misunderstand some swap and send something that's not what was supposed to send please let us know so we can make it up to you! English is not our native language.

Happy swapping!


If you have something important or urgent to ask/tell me you'd better message my daughter @Johkup She is more online and helps me with these swaps. But of course I like to get messages too :)

If you could write something in our language, finnish, that would be great ;) Something we would understand for sure! You can ask @Johkup to help you if you want and Google translator is great help.


margaeli rated for Merry Christmas on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a lovely card. I’m especially tickled with the postage!! Very pretty stamps. Happy swapping.
loveretro rated for Private Christmas parcel on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas parcel . I will open it on Christmas eve ( tonight ) . Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas ! hyvää joulua !
dreamlady66 rated for Christmas parcel - EUROPE on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Hej Raija, your parcel arrived today, yeah - many thanks (in advance), what a nice surprise indeed! Well, I'll open it on 24.12. and than will update my rating accordingly :) be prepared! Happy swapping... Update 27.12.: Cool that diversified assortment - I do ❤ , thank you for swapping with me! With best, even festive regards, just me ❤
nikel27 rated for ❄️ Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: thanks for your Christmas Card - Merry Christmas
VerreShana rated for ❄️ Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Happy holidays
sanna rated for Small Christmas gift on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Kiitos joulupaketista! Geisha on yksi suosikeistani ja kynttilät ovat ihan mahtava juttu! Hyvää joulun aikaa. :)
Mountainbythesea rated for Christmas cards on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Momandauntnanny10 rated for Christmas cards on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you
fbresnah rated for Christmas cards on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice cat and santa card!
Zindelo rated for WIYM: ATC with a Strawberry on May 23, 2017
Comment: Your ATC is nothing short of adorable, and I love the postcards! Thanks so much for brightening up a windy autumn day for me :)
junieandj rated for WIYM: Birthday Mail - MAY on May 8, 2017
Comment: Aww thank you:) Loved this swap. The stickers are so beautiful. I really love peacocks and the card is so beautiful! I will be taking the card to work with me. The hand painted magnet is very neat. I have it on our fridge. Love it all. Thank you. Happy early birthday!
Comment: Kiitos kauniista kortista ja hyvää pääsiäistä myös sinulle :)!
millanenn rated for Pieni Joululahjavaihto on Dec 23, 2016
Comment: Kiitoksia paketista! Se taisikin tulla tänne monen mutkan kautta. Avaan paketin vasta aattona, oikein mukavaa joulua sinne! Lahja avattu ja oikein paljon kiitoksia, huomasi että sisältöä oli mietitty :)
Comment: Such a beautiful Christmas PC all the way from Finland. (Sorry for the late rating..just catching up.) Have a very Merry Christmas. Take care, Annette
Lonestarchild rated for CHWH: Christmas Card Swap on Dec 15, 2016
Comment: What a funny little elf card! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for this cute card <3. I hope you have a great Christmas time =)!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, is beautiful!! The stamp as well, loved it!! Have a lovely Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Nisser postcard. I also love the stamp. Danke!
mamalynn rated for CHWH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #2 on Nov 3, 2016
Comment: Wow! Wow! What an wesome stack of cards! I love them! The fairies sure are my favorites but I love all the others also. So many! Thank you so much!!

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Whippet on Nov 17, 2020:

My dear friend, blessed be you are in recovery. Best to you, hope you keep in good health. - Kathy

loveretro on Jan 4, 2019:

Dear Raija N Y

Wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year !
hyvää uutta vuotta!


Johkup on Dec 21, 2018:

Johkup on Dec 21, 2018:

Johkup on Dec 16, 2016:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

shannonlinde on Oct 24, 2016:

CHWH: Positive Note

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. ~Christian Nestell Bovee

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. ~Author Unknown

willowscloud on Oct 23, 2016:

Dare to be different, the world is full of the ordinary!

Surround yourself with the dreamers, the joyful, the thinkers and the believers but especially those who can see how wonderful you are - even on those days when you have forgotten.

Have an amazing week xx

CHWH - Positive Note

Johkup on Oct 18, 2016:

CHWH: Positive note

Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen. One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

Have a wonderful life!

BubbLeGumGirLie on Oct 18, 2016:

CHWH: Positive note

Life is too short to have many regrets. Smile at people in the streets - you never know who needed that. Try to help when you see someone struggling - they will be thankful.

If you look at the sun - the shadow is behind you.

I hope you have a really great day. Hugs from Germany!

lou on Apr 12, 2016:

Happy early birthday for 18 April, Seppo! - your friends at WIYM group

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