|Swap Coordinator:||phillaine (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Themed Mail Art|
|Number of people in swap:||6|
|Location:||Regional - USA|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||November 22, 2016|
|Date items must be sent by:||December 7, 2016|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
First off, just let me say: I love this swap series. â™¥
Suggested by @shirleyinCA in our group forum, this one-ounce flat single-stamp swap has a delightful twist. The creative element of the swap is the reason I've classified it as a type 3 swap. Please take time and care accordingly to put together a thoughtful and high quality envelope for your partner.
Here's how it goes:
Please note that the "from me" part is every bit as important as the "to you" part of the swap-- really have fun and get into expressing yourself!
As with all of our swaps:
â™¥ Read through your partner's complete profile; don't just latch on to the first idea you see, or you could miss out on something important (Your partner requests no food items? Save that delicious tea for another swapbotter), or an exciting idea that you'll enjoy even more. Please try to send them things related to their interests that will make them smile :)
â™¥Be certain to check for your partners' dislikes and avoid sending them, so you don't unintentionally spoil what would otherwise be an absolute delight
Items can be used, new, or handmade, but should be in like-new condition. Please send something of a quality you would like to receive.
In order to receive a 5, your items should meet the criteria of being related to your partner's profile interests and be thoughtfully put together (only sending a postcard or a quick "hello" note and nothing else does not qualify as being particularly thoughtful). You should be able to send at least a few nice items, no problem. Try to send a variety, and aim for at least 3-5 thoughtful items. While we go for quality over quantity in this group, you might be surprised at how many fantastic, fun little things you can fit in a 1-oz. envelope. :)
Please rate anyone a 5 as long as they meet these criteria. Hearts are of course at your own discretion.
Some ideas for items that will be under the weight limit and machinable for the USPS single-stamp rate:
We will have 2 full weeks to put together and send these once partners have been assigned. Please do not sign up if you can't get your envelopes ready to send out by the send date. In this swap, it helps that you can get started on your "from me" envelope even before partners are assigned, since that part is all about you. Heck, if you're feeling ambitious, you can even decorate a couple and be all ready for the next FMTY swap! ;)
Here are the USPS criteria for a single stamp:
First-Class letter dimensions:
Rectangular (NOT SQUARE) At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X .007 inch thick No more than 6-1/8 inches high X 11-1/2 inches long X 1/4 inch thick
Length is the dimension parallel to the address.
Maximum weight is 1 ounce for a 47 cent (forever) stamp.
Letters that are considered nonmachinable are subject to a surcharge. Square envelopes, envelopes which are very rigid, or envelopes which have buttons or clasps that might catch on machinery are considered nonmachinable.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have fun swapping! â™¥
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