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Lil' Valentine Cards

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Swap Coordinator:lilmouse (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Themed 
Number of people in swap:42
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:January 22, 2007
Date items must be sent by:February 5, 2007
Number of swap partners:10
Description:

Do you remember those cute Valentines Day cards we used to trade in elementary school? The ones with our favorite cartoon characters on them, like ScoobyDoo and the Carebears? You can buy the cards in boxes of 12 or 20 at nearly any dollar store or supermarket. So let's send out some extra love this valentines day and mail out some of these cute little Valentines.

Ten partners, one card each. You can write a short note or add something special if you like.

I know it seems early for this but I want everyone to have plenty of time to sign up and get their cards sent out. :*)

If you have too many no-sends or a rating of less than 3 then please don't join. I want this to be fun for all, which means hopefully everyone will get their cards. :) Also, please fill out your profile or I will have to ban you because there are too many blank profiles on here being used by people who are not sending out their envelopes. Sorry. :(

This swap is international and the cards may be in any language but it would be nice to translate them if not in English. :*)

Discussion

RobinT 12/ 8/2006 #

Silly question... if we use the store bought valentines that we used to send out in our classes will they go through the mail ok? I was under the impression that the envelopes didn't meet the mailing size critera for the USPS. Should we plan on putting them in bigger envelopes, especially for international mailing?

user4465 12/ 8/2006 #

I think they should be okay but ask the post office. Otherwise very fun!! I'm in!!! ~westie

lilmouse 12/ 8/2006 #

I was planning on putting mine in regular sized envelopes just to be sure they got to everyone okay.

I'm so glad you guys joined!!!

Karen 12/ 8/2006 #

According to the U.S. Postal Service website, envelopes must be a minimum of 3-1/2 by 5 inches. Anything smaller than that is not mailable.

lilmouse 12/ 9/2006 #

Thanks for looking that up! :*)

KarlaKC 12/ 9/2006 #

About mailing irregular-sized envelopes, the actual wording at the USPS site is "To be eligible for mailing at the postage rates for letters, a piece must be:..." In other words, you can mail other sized envelopes but a "non-machinable surcharge" will be assessed, which is 13 additional cents. This information is useful for other swaps where one might want to create their own envelopes but wondering if they're "mailable". Any envelope is mailable, but if it's not the standard size to pass through automation machines, then an additional charge is required for having to handle it by hand.

For this swap, I think we'd all be better off placing these small envelopes within a bigger one, as paying 13 additional cents beyond the regular 39 cent postage can be silly. But if one really wanted to, you can send the smaller envelopes. One just has to pay more than the 39 cents postage rate for letters.

lilmouse 12/ 9/2006 #

I agree, I think we'd all be better off just sending them inside of a regular sized mailing envelope. That way we won't have to worry so much about extra postage on ten cards and we also won't have to worry as much about our valentines getting to each other without a problem. :*)

Thanks everyone for your help with this! :*)

WillowTree21 12/29/2006 #

Hello e1,

I am new to swap bot, and I am so excited! Please allow me to join in on this swap with a "no rating". This will be good therapy for me and I cant wait!

Thank you so much, Willow Tree

will check back for response as soon as possible.

lilmouse 12/30/2006 #

Willow Tree, you're more than welcome to join us! The more the merrier! Welcome to swap-bot! :*)

WillowTree21 01/ 1/2007 #

Thank you, Goobearsmom .... I'm pumped and ready to swap! I'm gonna get MAIL!!!!! LOL :)

user5257 01/ 9/2007 #

Hello, Has anyone found boxes of valentines at the store yet? I looked at Target last night and they didn't have any. Maybe I'm just too early..... can't contain my excitement!!!

lilmouse 01/10/2007 #

Do you have a Michael's where you live? I noticed they had theirs out last weekend. I'm lucky, I work in a gift shop so I can just get mine there, lol. :*)

Chinita 01/18/2007 #

Anisa, I've seen Valentine's day cards since the beginning of the New year at least in the storesin NJ.

Anyway, I too am new and would love to join.

$ Store here I come.... :)

user5211 01/20/2007 #

Could I sign up for this one, but have them sent to my child?

lilmouse 01/20/2007 #

Tina, that's fine with me! :*)

figneutrons 01/21/2007 #

I bought a book of valentines not too long ago and was trying to figure out who to send them to. Problem solved! Yay!

analog 01/22/2007 #

i just got the cutest valentines today! looking forward till tomorrow!

JP 01/26/2007 #

All of my cards went out today! :)

user5729 01/26/2007 #

all my cards are going out this afternoon.. after i get in a nap... rough night. christy

user3610 01/26/2007 #

I have received a couple already and had a good chuckle....reminds me of my school days(many many years ago).....LOL Thanks for a great swap.....looking forward to receiving the rest of them. Marti

RobinT 01/26/2007 #

My cards went out Tuesday... they should be arriving soon!

I got a great card from Cait! Thank you!

WillowTree21 01/28/2007 #

Thought I would post for someones "peace of mind". Jenna and Kimberly I got your lil cards in the last two days :) Thanks a bunch!

JP 01/28/2007 #

I've received 3 cards so far! Thank you to Robin T. for the cute ladybug card! Big thanks to Sheela (chef_sheela) for the Shamu card, and the neat glitter! And, thanks to Stacy (goobearsmom) for the pretty flowered card, the Chai tea, and the cute Maisy valentine! :)

I'm really enjoying this exchange so far!! :) I hope everyone else is enjoying their valentine's as well!

Juli

WillowTree21 01/29/2007 #

JuliW, I got your lil' Valentine today. :) I think my mailman is secretly involved with swap-bot. Today I was in the kitchen, where I could see through the house to the front door. As my mailman walked up he wasn't looking at the mail, BUT right whn he went to put the mail in the box, he paused! He then did a little flip, which at the time I thought nothing of it. I did a few more things and went to the box. I saw a "bill" and another white envelope the same size as the first under it and thought, "Oh no good mail today" :(. THEN! I went to look at the other and I saw the ladybug, I began to smile :)!!!!!!! Like I said I think he is in out it too. (I give him Christmas gifts :) wonder if that has anything to do with it?)

Thank you JuliW, I will get back with you soon about everything else, and BTW I wish I could write that nice ;)

Love for Me, Willow Tree

WillowTree21 01/29/2007 #

Love from me,

JP 01/29/2007 #

I got 4 Valentines in the Post today! Thank you to Jami (scowlette)...I loved all the cards, especially the Harry Potter ones! Laurina, thank you for the X-men valentine! Cristy, thanks for the stickers and the Winnie the Pooh valentine. Pooh Bear and Tigger are wonderful! :) And thank you to Amy O. for the Hello Kitty valentine, and the postcard & magnet. :)

So, I've received 7 so far. :) 3 to go!

I love getting happy mail! Just makes the rest of the day so much nicer!! :)

Juli

JP 02/ 2/2007 #

Thank you to Jane for the Veggietales Valentine, and thanks to Emily for the Hello Kitty and polar bear cards! :) That's 9 received....1 more to go. :)

Juli

WillowTree21 02/ 3/2007 #

7 received here :) Jenna, Juli, Jennifer, Ella (my fish say's ... In love and Passionate <3), Valeria and Jane. :)

Thank you.

WillowTree21 02/ 3/2007 #

Spell check, Valerie :) Sorry :)

WillowTree21 02/ 3/2007 #

omg LOL Valarie :-| Don't ask! :)

NatandDan5 02/ 4/2007 #

My cards went out on Friday! They are on the way down to the US. Enjoy!

ellawitch 02/ 5/2007 #

i have been getting cards the last week or so. i love it! thank you everyone who sent me one, they are really cheering me up. at first i was going to wait to open them until valentines day but since i have no patience (ha!) i opened them up right away.

lilmouse 02/ 5/2007 #

I'm glad everyone's having fun! Thanks to all who've sent me my valentines, I've gotten 7 so far and I'm having a blast too. :*)

akacreativity 02/ 6/2007 #

willow tree You are so funny..I'm used to people spelling my name wrong because it is not the way most people spell it. But I appreciate your effort to get it right! Thanks for all the valentines-Juli, kimberly, robin, Jenna, Miss Amy O, Jane,Michelle,and Kasey. Just two more to go! I have enjoyed this swap, my mailbox has been happy.

WillowTree21 02/ 7/2007 #

pulls out mmy spell checker

I'm at 9 ! Woohooo :)

Thank you Valarie, Kasey, Michele, Ella, Jenna, Kimberly, Juli, Jennifer and Jane! :D

I wonder if these will be found, in one of my boxes, 50 years from now .. :)

WillowTree21 02/ 7/2007 #

I sent lil ones to: BMT, Jacqui, Mudpie, singlerose7378, Anisa, Kayla, Sweetsugar, Kimworm19, Chinita, and Rosehueglasses.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

JP 02/ 7/2007 #

I received a cute puppy valentine from Sue (heartsnyou)! Thank you! The little dog is SO cute! :)

And Thank you to Ella for the reply! I love the Care Bear valentines you sent! :)

That puts me at 10!!! Woo Hoo! This was a fun swap!! :) I love getting happy mail -- and my 2 year old has had a blast with all the cute cards we got in the mail! :)

Juli

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