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Happy Mail Day - Round 2 - US ONLY

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Happy Mail Day - Round 2 - US ONLY
Swap Coordinator:LilCowgirl (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:69
Location:Regional - US ONLY
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:February 8, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 22, 2013
Number of swap partners:1


Who is not happy to find lovely mail in one's mailbox? Sometimes it can really make one's day and nothing is more frustrating than an empty mailbox. And sometimes I think beautiful mail may even make the mail carrier happy. I always imagine them smile when they find nice letters among all the bills and junks they deliver every day.

So this is for all the mailbox junkies, the ones who stalk their mail carrier and get frustrated when there is no personal, nice mail in their mailbox. This is for all those who wanna see their mailbox - and themselves, of course - happy.


1) Write a friendly letter (u can write about whatever u like) - should be at least a page long, anything else is regarded o be a note and not a letter to me. Introduce urself, tell about ur day, your dreams or whatever comes to ur mind.

2) Add 3 lil surprises (something small that fits a letter - e.g. postcard, notecard+envie, a tea bag, a sticker sheet, recipe cards, ATS, craft supplies, whatever u can think of.......) - I am not making this profile based since i want this to be an easy swap; but it sure helps to check ur partner's profile and find out what they like.

3) Decorate the envelope. Don't just send a plain envelope - make it a happy envelope that shows that special mail is there. Use whatever means to make it different from the envelopes we find in our mailboxes every day - just be creative.

Add extras if u feel like (optional).

If u get a letter with 3 lil surprises in a somehow decorated envie, rate with 5 - these are the must-haves.

To keep it simple and the postage low, everyone will have one partner.

Minimum rating 5.0 ... NO NEWBIES this time, sorry. Please prove yourself in a few swaps first since I had some problems with unrated swappers in the last roound. It's a really simple swap and it's really meant to make someone's mailbox happy - so be fair and send a smile.


LovelyLici 01/25/2013 #

If anyone wants to do this internationally in a private swap, let me know!

GuinnessValley 01/25/2013 #

messaging you LovelyLici

LilCowgirl 01/25/2013 #

someone can host an international version, i don't mind at all...

Dancingtree 01/25/2013 #

I love the idea of this swap! Is there anything available like this for newbies such as myself? If so, I would greatly appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction. This would be such a wonderful way to bring a smile to someone on a winter day! Thanks so much!

LilCowgirl 01/25/2013 #

@Dancingtree I had this one open for newbies last time... and it was quite a bad experience. It's not a difficult swap at all, the problem was just that some people sign up here just in order to flake :( So, this is why it is not for newbies this time. Well, there's 2 options: You either get the necessary ratings till the signup deadline, or you can start with a private version. Or host an international version :)

kisscut91 01/27/2013 #

@Dancingtree .. we can do a private happy mail day swap if you wan t to :)

TurtleLove 02/ 5/2013 #

I love the idea of this swap and it is PERFECT for my style on Swap Bot but unfortunately when you make the sign up only available for those with a "5" you exclude many swappers who are highly rated but had one bad swap. Please keep in mind that there is no way to remove these ratings and consider making the requirement a 4.9 or have a clause for review by you with a message. Thank you so much and happy swapping!

MagicMuggle 02/ 5/2013 #

Awww, will there be an international swap for this? There was a similar swap in the past- I heart mail art - (month) and I used to join it every month. It was a fun experience and I really loved it!

LilCowgirl 02/ 6/2013 #

ok, i changed the rating to 4.95. i understand something can always happen... and i hope everyone will have a wonderful happy mail day!

if anyone wants to host an international version, please go ahed - it's absolutely fine with me.

TurtleLove 02/ 7/2013 #

thank you so much for changing the rating! you are a doll!

rosecoloredglasses 02/ 8/2013 #

Can't wait til I qualify! This sounds like fun!!

Artistic 02/24/2013 #

A happy package went out to my partner on Saturday. Enjoy.

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