Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2021 6:42 am


Date Joined: November 16, 2019
Last Online: June 13, 2021
Birthday: November 13, 1979
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

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ABOUT MY OUTGOING SWAPS! I realised only today that our mail service have changed their rules on sending international mail. Apparently we are no longer allowed to send anything other than paper in a flat mail, this used to be fine as long as it fit through the standard sized mailbox opening. I have been sending tea and candy to some people, and I think something thick like washi samples can also seem like they aren’t paper. So, there is a chance that some flat mails that I recently sent out will not arrive!! They would be either sent back or destroyed. I haven’t had anything returned for this reason, not have I been informed of any destroyed mail. But if my swap to you doesn’t arrive in a reasonable time, let me know and I will resend it!! (Given the messy mail situation in many countries, including mine, I don’t really know what a reasonable time is.... but pls contact me if you think something went wrong!)

Hello fellow swappers! My name is Chantal, most people call me Chantie, and I’m from the Netherlands (Nov 13 1979). Here’s some more about me.

I started penpalling when I was 14 or 15 years old - long before we all held the whole world in one hand all day long. I fell into it by accident; I wrote a letter to a teen magazine for their swap request section asking people to swap clippings of our favourite pop groups. Apart from swaps I also received some letters from people who shared my fandom and suggested we be penpals, first nationally, later all over the world. Any old time penpallers might remember the time when FB meant ‘friendshipbook’ ;)

When I moved out on my own and I could finally go online (my parents were a little late to that party), penpalling slowly dwindled down and I joined Facebook and found other places to communicate with fans. I started writing fanfiction, created websites and was active on forums. All of that is now behind me, but I’ve realised a while ago that I just miss paper A LOT. I started a journal to feed my need for writing with an actual pen and as an excuse to use some of the lovely stationery I kept seeing online.

I will probably love anything you send me, i’m not super picky! Follow the swap instructions and you’ll always get a 5 from me. Anything I can’t use or isn’t my taste, I will use in a swap, for my penpals or I’ll do a RAK.

Personal: I’m a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and I’m an ally to every letter of that acronym. I’ve determined my sexuality as a bi-romantic asexual. I am an atheist.

Work: I work as a logistic administrative assistant in a wholesale company that sells timber and building supplies. I’m surrounded by men, fork lifts and big trucks, our office is a small, smelly hangar and I wear work gear and safety shoes. It’s a fun job although trying at times ;)

Favorite Music

It ranges from country to pop to dance. I’m currently into folk/americana, dance, pop, hardrock, metal, and I will listen to some classic or opera tunes from time to time. Some faves: Roxette, Lizzo, Danny Vera, Jason Isbell, Melissa Etheridge, Therapy?, Céline Dion, Cher, Ray Lamontagne, First Aid Kit, Todrick Hall, Brandi Carlile, Elton John, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, LP, Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Rammstein, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Yann Tiersen, 80’s/90’s playlists

Favorite Books

I love reading detectives and thrillers, especially Scandinavian writers. My all-time favorite is Henning Mankell, I even visited the area of Sweden he wrote about. Then there’s Patricia Cornwell who I’ve been fangirling over since I was a teen. Other names that come to mind: Michael Robotham, Jo Nesbo, Lars Kepler, Stieg Larson, Liza Marklund.

Favorite Movies

I love movies and I used to go to the cinema every week (before COVID). I will basically watch any genre although I’m not very good with horror and I can’t deal with slapstick humor. I love super heroes (I’m a Marvel girl), animation, thrillers, and action movies. Recent favourites: Doctor Sleep, Bohemian Rhapsody, Jumanji.

Other interests & hobbies

I love Rupaul’s Drag Race. For anyone who’s familiar, some faves: Alaska Thinderf*ck, Trixie Mattel, Katya Zamolodchikova, Bendela Creme, Chi Chi Devayne, Raja, Eureka O’Hara, Manila Luzon, Gia Gunn, Jasmine Masters, Latrice Royale, Crystal, Davina De Campo.

I LOVE Netflix. Star Trek, the Marvel heroes, crime shows etc etc

I love YouTube, I find it very calming to watch/listen while I’m doing other stuff. I like makeup reviews even though I don’t wear makeup ;) I love watching art videos, journaling videos etc. I like to listen to podcasts too.

I love crochet!

I have a journal that I glue full of stuff and write down my thoughts when I feel like it. I’ve been making junk journals.

I’ve always loved writing, whether it’s journalling or fiction. I’ve written a gazillion words of fanfiction but I’m currently not producing anything.


What I’d love to get:
*Postcards: Fiep Westendorp, old Winnie the Pooh (before Disney stole him), vintage anything, old movie stars, city views, nature, cute animals, cartoons, jokes, botanicals
*Vintage paper / cards / tickets / etc. *Hand made paper
*Paper scraps/ephemera
*Paint color cards
*Stickers (no: journaling text stickers, Disney)
*Washi tape
*Decorated writing paper
*Hand dyed paper
*Book pages/newspapers/magazine pages
*Decorated/color/ interesting Envelopes
*Magazine clippings
*Lomo cards (kawaii, landscape, botanical, pets, etc)
*Any paper crafts, hand made, hand written, crafty goodies
*Snail mail themed items (air mail, envelopes, etc)

Please don’t send me:
*Anything religious

If you’re unsure you can always ask! But I will never rate down if it’s not my taste. For me, when I rate a 5 it means you’ve met the objective and a heart means you picked items that I really love.


Ettoad rated for Letter in a notecard #2 Int'l on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: So sweet of you to write your letter in a Birthday Card 💗
Comment: Hi Chantal! It made it to me in a travelling loop around the globe it seems! Thank you for sharing what you did and everything. I just want you to know, you're absolutely incredible, okay? And I'm always here if you want to message or send more letters too ^_^
Response: Aaah so glad you got it in the end :) and thank you for the kind words 💖 I’m taking small but important steps for myself now. I’d love to hear from you in a letter too, but no pressure! Xx
Comment: Thank you so very much for the resend❤️ Thank you for the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️
Response: Yay I’m glad they arrived so fast! Thanks for the heart xx
Jbondbull rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
kajsab rated for Mental Health Letter on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: I waited a couple of days to read your letter but it ended up being so positive. I know what schemas are from a bit of college Psychology. Kajsa is a Swedish name actually but everyone in my family are like 100% Finnish. Thanks again.
Response: Thanks for the comments and the heart! I’m glad I was able to show some positivity. Many people haven’t heard of schema therapy and it’s really hard to find a therapist, but I am so thankful that I pushed through :) all the best to you!
Comment: I loved it, it was very adorable
Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Comment: These are wonderful postcards, thank you, I love them! Also, I appreciate the pretty map envelope! :D
Response: Glad you liked them, you’re welcome 😄
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty cards :)
Response: Glad you liked them, thanks for the hart 😄
Fabriqueen rated for Quick Handmade PC! #4 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: My husband lived in San Diego for awhile. Someday I'd like to visit it! He has also been to Sweden! That's where his grandparents were from. I hope you can go!
Response: Thank you, I hope so too :) Thx for the heart!
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcard.
Response: Glad you liked it! THx for the heart
MeiMeiYuan rated for ⭐ FULL ENVELOPE #36 ⭐ on May 5, 2021
Comment: Hello Chantal! Everything is amazing, from the beautifully decorated envelope to the cute little stickers! I just took a bite of the peanut butter granola bar and it's delicious, and I can't wait to try the teas 😋 Thank you so much for everything! 😊 Take care and happy swapping ❤️
Response: So glad you liked it :) enjoy!
wombatlady rated for ILLUSTRATED POSTCARD SWAP #1 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard with the great stamps! The grebe (fuut) especially is one of my favorite birds - although mallard ducks are also much more common here.
Response: Glad you liked it :)
Avi rated for Blind Envie:Happy Mail Extravaganza 2 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful swap...yes I always enjoy connecting with like minded women with similar interests so would love to exchange letter and happy mail with you. Just shoot me a message on how you would like to go about it. Take care. 💕
mymerakidesk rated for Vintage Envelope #2 on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this vintage swap. Your envelope & flipbook are wonderful. I also loved the things you included, esp. the verkade cards. I will cherish them for sure. I appreciate the love & care you put into making this swap. I feel so lucky. ❤️ Take care.
wm rated for March 2021 Postcard Swap - profile on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Chantal you've made Leonie and my DAY!!! Yay! THANK YOU
Comment: Nou ja, dat uitgerekend jij met swap partner bent, haha. Super leuke post, dank je wel. Het is inderdaad mijn beurt om te schrijven, zie je in de brievenbus!
Response: Wat een toeval hè haha 😆 thx voor je rating 💗

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EverydayAngels on May 26, 2020:

THANK YOU so much for the unbelievable and amazing package of goodies! I haven't smiled that big in a while. You are incredible and I loved reading your letter and I will be drinking your tea tonight. Just so you know, YOU ARE AWESOME! Blessings, Martha "EverydayAngels"

bblue on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending on the misdirected Mail Tag swap to me. I really appreciate it!

USAFwife on Nov 19, 2019:

Hello and welcome to swap-bot! :) Your profile looks great, and wish you lots of luck and love here on swap-bot. :)

tcornell on Nov 18, 2019:

Hello, and welcome to Swapbot! I'd say that your profile is excellent, especially for someone so new. I hope you enjoy it here!

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