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10 FB Swap - US Only - up to 5 New books

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10 FB Swap - US Only - up to 5 New books
Swap Coordinator:HappyMom (contact)
Swap categories: Friendship Books 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Regional - US only
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 3, 2016
Date items must be sent by:January 11, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

Hi Swappers! For this swap, you'll send your partner 10 FBs in an envelope. You may send up to 5 new books as part of the 10. None should be 'homers' and all must be in good shape. These can be "regular" FBs, High-quality or Nice & Neat - No friendship sheets, label bags or crams. No jagged edges, no ripped or stained booklets.

One partner - sign up deadline is January 3rd, and mailing deadline is January 11th. Please send on time and thanks for rating promptly. Swap is open to all with no 1's or 3's since 5/31/2015 - newbies welcome with completed profiles. I will angel the swap if necessary.

Thanks for signing up and Happy New Year!

If you're new to Friendship Books, you can check the help section on Swap-bot or google for more info. Here's a link to a very good blog about swapping, and I'm happy to answer your questions if you PM or email me. Thanks!


Ilyse - Happy Mom


StichinGrammie 12/26/2015 #

This looks very interesting! I looked up FB (Friendship books) and from what I understand it is a book that travels around to several people, like a round-robin in quilting? But there are several things you said that I need help understanding… 10 FB in an envelope? 5 new as part of the 10? No Homers? Regular FB? High-quality FB? Nice& Neat FB? Friendship sheets? Label bags? Crams? Thank you for taking the time to explain these thing to me. Jennifer

HappyMom 12/26/2015 #

@StitchinGrammie - hope this helps:

10 FBs in an envelope: The friendship books should fit into a basic envelope - No box required.

5 New - Of the 10 books you're sending, up to 5 of them may be ones that you've made to send around. The other 5 should be ones that someone has sent you.

No homers - a "homer" is a booklet that only has room for one more person to sign, and then it's got to be sent 'home' to the person it's made for.

"Regular" - "Nice & Neat" - "High Quality" - these all describe how intricate the cover of the booklet is. Some people get very artistic, others not so much!

The other terms are well defined on this blog:


Hope that helps!


StichinGrammie 12/26/2015 #

so i would send 10 books, recieve 10 books after signing them? If i have never done this how would i have 5 that were not blank?

MagicKat 12/26/2015 #

Friendship books have changed quite a bit since I traded them as a teenager. What is the usual size of the FBs?

I'm interested in the swap, but I too would only have new FBs to send. Would that be a problem?

I was also wondering if this was going to be a monthly swap. If not, is it ok to send the FBs that I receive to other swap groups?

HappyMom 12/27/2015 #

@StichinGrammie - Yes, you would send 10 and receive 10 to pass along to other swappers. I can send you 5 booklets that you can use to get started. You can sign these 5, make 5 of your own, and send those 10 to your partner.

@MagicKat - I thought about doing this regularly but haven't decided. The FBs I swap are usually the size of an ATC, up to a notecard size. I've seen them up to 5x8, but I don't like signing those - they take forever to get filled up and sent home! The photo I used for the swap is of some FBs I have here - that should give you some ideas!

StichinGrammie 12/27/2015 #

This is exciting!! I will PM you with my addrss so I can get started. Thanks

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