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ONE MANS JUNK IS ANOTHER MANS JUNK

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Swap Coordinator:lettergirl (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 20, 2012
Date items must be sent by:May 27, 2012
Number of swap partners:7
Description:

You know that feeling that you get when you hang on to cards and postcards and stickers and paper that you REALLY don't want, but they're perfectly good, so you keep them because you SHOULD but you secretly resent them? Or find yourself wishing that someone would get bar mitzvah-ed already, so you can finally send that card you bought for your cousin Irv 16 years ago? Remember the postcard someone sent you from Mongolia, and it's blank so you feel you really MUST use it, even though you don't know what pretending to be from Mongolia really entails? Stickers that may not fully stick, but are still at least mildly attractive? Paper someone gave you as extra that makes you feel a bit dead inside?

This swap is for you. It's time to USE IT ALREADY! (You'd really be better off dumping it in the garbage and save yourself some postage, but if you're anything like me, you'll feel guilty, like it was you alone in the rainforest with the axe.) So mail it out and we'll throw it out for you! The only requirement for the mail is that you couldn't use it, didn't want it, don't like it, want to get rid of it, like it but don't need it, used to want it,...er, you get the idea, right?

YOU MUST WRITE THE PERSON YOU'RE MAILING THIS TO AT LEAST A SMALL PARAGRAPH ON THE CARD OR POSTCARD OR PAPER DESCRIBING WHY YOU WANT TO CAST THIS ITEM OUT. IF YOU ONLY GIVE US A NAME AND THE SWAP NAME, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO GIVE YOU A 3 FOR BEING BORING.

Also, DO NOT SEND EXTRAS. Nothing, because we don't want to feel like now WE have to figure out what to do with those stickers you didn't like either. If you want to do more, use those stickers to decorate the envelope, or draw a picture, or write more to the person you send to.

This is newbie friendly, because if you don't send, we're going to rate you a one, and you'll never send ugly mail in this town again. But you WILL have 7 partners. Now, aren't you glad for those non-extras?

Discussion

polardroid 05/14/2012 #

I LOVE the idea of this swap, I seriously hoard so many weird scraps of paper and stickers and cardboard convinced I will eventually use it but never get around to doing anything with them!

cerenaleigh 05/14/2012 #

hahaha this is a great idea. It reminds me of a swap I got last month- I wrote in my profile that I've been a vegetarian for almost 6 years. For a profile swap, someone sent me a half print out recipe for chicken pot pie and chicken seasoning. I know what feeling a little dead inside feels like!

lettergirl 05/15/2012 #

Haha! Take that recipe and make a card out of it, and send it to us!! :)

MrSchiEvous 05/15/2012 #

I love this idea, but don't want to mail 7 partners.... @cerenaleigh did you make sure to comment to that partner on how thoughtful they were about reading your profile.

marianenita 05/16/2012 #

I love this idea! However 7 partners is too much as I live in Sweden and most likely will send all seven abroad (and probable 6 to USA) ;-)

catsandscales 05/18/2012 #

YAY. I have so much junk... I can't wait to get MORE junk. ;)

lettergirl 05/18/2012 #

Yeah, because THIS junk will be written on, and therefore a cherished piece of ephemera from your swapping days 20 years from now, or garbage you can enjoy saying "Eeewww!" to, and then throw out. Either way!

oblivionspin 05/19/2012 #

I love this! I have been staring at a pile of junk on my floor for weeks wondering what to do with it (: I've gotten excited and already written on five of them

glynes 05/20/2012 #

hee hee. I apologize in advance, because 7 people are gonna get such a load of junk! Like, you know, the "just attach this sticker and mail back for a special offer" junk mail stuff? Yep, saved 'em all. Can't wait to see what delights come back in return!

glynes 05/22/2012 #

I only got 6 partners ... was there supposed to be a 7th? I have another envelope of junk ... errrr ... fascinating bits and pieces, just ready to go!

glynes 05/23/2012 #

Many thanks to mccovey for offering to do a bonus swap and relieve me of my extra envelope of ghastly goodies! I discovered places I haven't looked in years ... I hope we do this swap again, because I've found so much more junk!! 8-)

mcovey 06/ 2/2012 #

thanks also to glynes for the extra envie of goodies , I really enjoyed this swap also and hope we do it again in the near future , I too have alot of things I can send someone elses way

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