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Storebought Postcard Explosion!

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Storebought Postcard Explosion!
Swap Coordinator:VivaLaDiane (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:47
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:September 11, 2013
Date items must be sent by:October 15, 2013
Number of swap partners:20

Do you love to swap or collect tons of postcards?!? Me too. This swap will have 20 partners and we get to add lots of new postcards to our collections.


1 postcard per partner, 20 partners.

This swap WILL be international. I love interesting postcards from all over, so I won't be restrictive.

Store bought only. No handmade, no freebie or Zazzle type postcards.

Newbies MUST have filled out profiles. One or two paragraphs won't work. Click around to see examples of what good profiles look like.

Have fun!! ♥


tizzicat 08/21/2013 #

Are these to be written or sent in an envie?

VivaLaDiane 08/22/2013 #

These are to be written on and sent like we came into the world --naked. Sorry for the lack of clarity. I have done this swap before and enjoyed cards from all over the US and international. I hope we all get a great lot!

Paige, you're a doll! I didn't get enough sleep either so I'm right there with ya!

MyHeartBelongsToSnailMail 09/ 8/2013 #

Quick question, do they need to be tourist cards? If so, do they have to be from my city, state, town, etc? Or just so long as its store bought its fair game? I think I'm over thinking this....either way...I think I'm in...

VivaLaDiane 09/ 8/2013 #

Yes, as long as they're store bought, they qualify. ;)

ChelseaLake 09/12/2013 #

THANK YOU DIANE!!!!! <3 <3 <#

VivaLaDiane 09/13/2013 #

Always Chelsea♥

To everyone:

Thanks for participating. I firmly believe I did the best I could at vetting the swap to keep it safe and fun for us all. My hope is that these are fun to send and that the days your mailbox is flooded will make you smile as the varieties pour in.

I vetted in such a way that I hope we have 100% success here. There's about a month to send, so writing and sending 1 per day shouldn't be overwhelming. There were tips to even make labels and that'd make it even easier.

Be sure to include the swap name and your user name - and RATE YOUR PARTNERS. Non raters and non senders will never be allowed in my future groups or swaps and you will be reported to FOPS so please, lets have a blast!! xoxo♥♥

carebear100888 09/18/2013 #

Thank you to everyone who is reading profiles! I do this for every swap as well. I have received several nice postcards already, but it is obvious that my profile was not read!

KamKat 09/22/2013 #

I also want to thank those of you that read profiles! I understand it is a lot of cards to send, but our host has given us a long time to do this swap! I have read profiles and tried to send cards people would like. I have received some that I loved and others that were okay. Thank you to everyone! Two left to send and I'll click sent:)

AmookIslandCreations 09/25/2013 #

Thanks for hosting this Swap VLD! This one is so much fun!

deathpony 09/26/2013 #

@vivaLaDiane - Do you think this might be something you would want to do each month? I had a lot of fun with this one!

ColleenPamela 09/28/2013 #

Thank you again for hosting this one :) it's a bit of a rough time here and so getting these pcs is really brightening my days :)

RachanaVaidya 10/ 1/2013 #

Hey @VivaLaDiane what do I do if one of the person I need to send to has been partially suspended? I am worried she won't rate me even after sending her the card!

nyanSan 10/ 4/2013 #

:( I really hope that the person who needs to send me a postcard and is currently partially suspended will end up logging in and making up her 1s...

tiggerkitn25 10/ 6/2013 #

Diane, I can always help angel a few PCs if you wind up needing help. I have quite a stash and love to help. =)

Littletiscrafty 10/ 9/2013 #

I can also help angel some PCs if you need help!

nyanSan 10/10/2013 #

@Viscid changed her address info on swapbot (now her name is dfs dsfsdc :P) and is partially suspended with 7 ones and more on the way. And she is also my partner haha. I have luck with flakers on public swaps :P.

If needed, I can also angel 1-2 postcards.

tanjch 10/17/2013 #

i would love to angel if you need some help (i need an excuse to shrink my stash anyway :D)

cathlud 10/23/2013 #

I have received all 20 of the postcards sent to me and 18 of the postcards that I sent have been rated. The other two postcard receivers are suspended. This has been one of the most successful large swaps that I have been in. cathlud (AUSTRALIA)

VivaLaDiane 10/28/2013 #

I am sorry that I didn't see comments before now. My laptop has to be replaced and my iPod is hard to do much on. I will be angelling for the people @Viscid and @DaydreamStudios flaked on -however they DO need to be rated the 1s they deserved. So beginning tomorrow, please do so. thanks everyone!!

AmookIslandCreations 10/29/2013 #

Thanks, VLD, I rated them appropriately. If you need some help angeling, I would be willing to help as well! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

pne 10/29/2013 #

It's 1-rating time! I've done so now.

VivaLaDiane 10/29/2013 #

Just a note, I wanted to let you all know how very sorry I am that they were both in our swap. I do vet as good as I can and do so pretty thouroughly and I hate that anyone was flaked on at all. I need no help in angelling. I absolute assume all responsibilities when hosting. I do appreciate the offers that I've received but I love sending mail to make peoples days and wouldn't ever shuck my responsibility as a swap host.

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