Swap-bot Time: June 6, 2023 3:32 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2020
Last Online: April 28, 2022
Birthday: December 31
Country: Italy
My Instagram (may include spoilers)

About Me

Hey all, I'm from Italy, approaching my 40s, HR generalist during the day and paper crafter / letter writer at night. My actual name is Mariagiovanna, I usually go by Giovanna. I have been writing letters since the 1990s. I am a huge lover of vintage/vintage inspired aesthetics but appreciate many others - I mean, we don't have to choose, right? I'm a childfree intersectional feminist who's very interested in social issues. On a spiritual point of view I'm somewhere between NeoPaganism, Core Shamanism and Pastafarianism.

I speak Italian, English and a little Spanish and French, feel free to write me in any of these languages. But I like to learn words and basic sentences in other languages, so feel free to share.

My hobbies are writing, reading, watching tv series, cooking, geocaching, escape rooms and similar activities. I like dogs and ferrets (I've had ferrets for 10+ years). Also, I'm fascinated by bees and jumping spiders.

I've noticed that my mail arrives to Europe within around 15-30 days, in other continents within 45-60 days. In case you don't receive a swap from me 1-2 months after the sending date (depending on the distance) please do contact me in order to make plans for a re-send.

Favorite Books


  • Margaret Atwood
  • Octavia Butler
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Frances Hardinge
  • Joanne Harris
  • Robin Hobb
  • Ursula Le Guin
  • Natasha Pulley
  • Sarah Waters

Favorite Television

Some TV shows I've been enjoying lately:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Doctor Who (not consistently though)
  • Carnival Row
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Game of Thrones (the first few seasons at least)
  • Glow
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Lucifer
  • Modern Family
  • One Day at a Time
  • Pose
  • Scrubs
  • Sherlock
  • The Alienist
  • The Good Place
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Other interests

Topics A-Z

If you want to know some of my interests or will send themed stuff, these are some ideas. Of course don't feel limited.

  • Archaeology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal behaviour and evolution
  • Dark stories and spooky stuff
  • Etymology, linguistics and grammar
  • Food from all over the world
  • Foreign cultures and habits
  • Gender studies
  • Languages
  • Legends and lore tales
  • Mysteries
  • Mythology
  • Paganism(s)
  • Paper crafting
  • Recipes
  • Religious traditions, myths etc (feel free to write about that, no need to send devotional objects and please don't try to convert me :-) )
  • Shamanism
  • Social and gender studies
  • Speculative fiction
  • Steampunk, dieselpunk, cyberpunk
  • Victorian age


  • Patterned and scrapbooking paper
  • Crafting paper of any other kind, including upcycled paper (a newspaper, a map or a museum ticket in your language for example)
  • Ephemeras are my all times favourite, especially if vintage inspired.
  • Letter paper
  • Snacks, chocolate, teas or spices from all over the world
  • Recipes
  • Rubber / clear stamps
  • Stickers but please no alphabet, planner or reward stickers because I wouldn't know how to use them
  • Washi samples
  • Vintage / victorian (inspired) photos
  • Spooky stuff

  • Anything with ferrets!

  • Other animal themed stuff: it would be super special to receive cetaceans, octopus, bees or bear themed things
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, blue and brown tones


Please don't send me things that are racist, sexist, homo-bi-transphobic, ableist, ageist etc, or anything violent. I don't have fun unless everybody does - and yes, I've been called a party pooper before because of this. Depending on the swap's topic, it's ok to send me fiction or news with such themes - I mean, I do know they exist in the world and don't want to turn my eyes away.

Other dislikes or "rather not":

  • Alphabet, planner or reward stickers
  • Anime stuff
  • Baby related stuff
  • Bookmarks
  • Candles
  • Coins or foreign currency in general
  • Friendship books, label bags and such
  • Home decorations - house is small and crammed already LOL
  • Magnets - no magnetic fridge, so no room for them :-(
  • Make up
  • Political topics


Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful swapitems! I especially love the cute sticker stamps <3 so gorgeous! And of course the rest ist beautiful too! Thank you so much :-)
Response: I'm happy you liked it! :-) Take care!
LiisaS rated for IS:Paper Destash on Feb 15, 2022
Comment: OMG Mariagiovanna. The swap is just AH-MAZING! It should better be called "the swap you wished for". Thank you so much for all those wonderful paper items and the stickers and the washis. Loved everything. Plus this little pocket :)
Response: Oh I'm so happy about it! I hope you can use every bit for your crafts :-)
Momskii rated for WIYM: GREEN NAKED PC on Feb 1, 2022
Comment: thanks
Response: Thanks to you!
Comment: Hi and thanks for the postcard! The design is quite unique, I loved it :)
Response: this makes me happy, yay!
bexkex rated for SIE - Tiny Blind Autumn Swap #7 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: :-) <3
Comment: I absolutely love the cards you chose for me!!! (Especially the science and space themed ones.) Thank you! You made my day! ❤❤❤
Response: I really hoped you might like them, it's great! :-)
young46356 rated for CPG World Postcard Day - Global on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Beautiful card, thanks.
Response: Glad you liked it :)
Comment: Great postcards, I especially like the vintage Multnomah Falls (I got to visit that in 2016) Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them!
SouthsideTracie rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #3 💌 on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi! Of course my favorites are the glittery in three sizes :-) My first wide glitter washi tape xoxo
Response: Oh, I'm happy I could add something new to your collection :)
squince rated for WIYM: Wishy-Washi #3 💌 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun washi!
Response: Happy you liked the samples :)
Comment: Thank you very much for this great swap! Take care.
Response: Thanks to you, take care!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. Sadly, they didn’t arrive in a good condition as the envelope was too thin.
Response: I'm sorry about that! Please do feel free to contact me and tell me more!
JossieAyame rated for ESO: Halloween 🎃 Happy Mail on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Halloween package!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Take care :-)
dmwcheng rated for Surprise Postcard Swap #12 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards. =) Have a lovely weekend. Cheers.
Response: Thank you! :)
efjellro rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the tiger postcard :) I love people who are nerdy about stuff :D Hope you have a good weekend!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Great postcards! Thank you so much!
Response: Happy you liked them! :)
Petaltea rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Wow what a beautiful city!! Thank you for your postcard! Take care now!
Response: I was glad to show it to you, take care!
mlandman rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Hello Mariagiovanna, thanks for your card.
Response: You're welcome, it always is a pleasure to swap!
ultracinematik rated for WIYM: Say .... WHAT???? on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: I hope the sextuplets are doing well! Hehe. Thank you for the fun PC.
Response: It was fun to make up a story, also easy because I love dogs :-D
Giddyanni rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #3 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much for a super swap! Everything is lovely, particularly like the postcards.. my parents had a cooker just like that, LOL. Thank you too for the great envelope which will go up on my "inspiration" wall :0) Happy swapping!!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap :-)

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Caithness on Jan 21, 2021:

Thank you so much for the delightful mail that has come through my letterbox today. So many wonderful goodies - I love all of them. Everything was such a good choice and just perfect for me! Thank you x

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