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Quotecard Postcard #18!

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Swap Coordinator:spinjenny (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Newbie  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:89
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 15, 2008
Date items must be sent by:November 30, 2008
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

International!!

Newbies welcome!!

Quotecard Postcard is a monthly postcard swap held to share a little zinger of wisdom/humour/etc with your partners. This is a pretty basic postcard swap. The only catch is that it MUST contain one of your favourite quotes, but that can be either an old friend or a newly discovered favourite. The postcard can be handmade or commercial. If it is handmade, you can incorporate your quote into the design; otherwise you must write it on the back of the card.

Please say where the quote is from or give the credit where it's due. You may use quotes in languages other than English, but if you do, please include a translation for your partner. Do not forget to include the swap name and your user name on the card!

You will send out 3 of these cards, one to each partner, possibly across the globe. They should be postmarked! Please DO NOT send in an envelope.

I will ban if I see multiple no-sends or have any other reason to believe you will not be a good swap partner. Newbies must have a well filled out profile.

Happy swapping to all! Contact me with any questions!

Note: I have taken over this series at the request of @nicole who created it and hosted it for over a year.

Discussion

spinjenny 10/15/2008 #

This should be a fun, low-pressure swap, so don't feel you have to do a lot of research unless you want to do that.I have a Notepad file in which I save quotations that I like, so I don't usually need to search for them for my Quotecards, but when I want quotes on a particular theme, I put:

[theme keywords] quote OR quotation

into a search engine. I get links to some general quotation sites but also ones which only have quotes on that theme, which often have many more than the general sites.

Some general ones:

The Quote Garden

Think exist

Quotations Book

Quotations Home Page

Quoteland

The Quotations Page

The Quotations Archive

kmkakay 11/ 6/2008 #

um... i'm new here... and was just wondering if i have to write the same quote on the 3 postcards or if i could write a different quote for each of the 3 postcards?

spinjenny 11/ 7/2008 #

It's entirely your choice. Sometimes I use the same quote on all 3, and others I try to pick ones to suit each partner or the subject of each card. I try to keep the 'musts' to a minimum. :-)

constancet 11/13/2008 #

Hi, just wondering MONTHLY means how many months?

spinjenny 11/13/2008 #

This is the 18th month, and I intend to keep them going for a lot longer, but each month is independent. Joining this one only commits you to sending out the 3 postcards for this month. If you want to take part in future months, you join the swaps in those months. I'll be setting up the next one this weekend, probably,and that will stay open until December 15th.

spinjenny 11/15/2008 #

Today is the last day to sign up for this swap, but I have now set up the next in the series, Quotecard Postcard #19!.

chrissy32 11/15/2008 #

I am totally new, just joined today. I love this idea and signed up for this today, but don't know how I go about getting partners. Will they be assigned to me when day is done or do I have to elicit them myself somehow? Help.....Thanks!

spinjenny 11/15/2008 #

You don't have to do anything more except fill out your profile before I assign partners. Some time tomorrow or Monday I will go through the list of people who have joined this swap to check for any problems, then click a button and swapbot will do the assigning for me. Once that happens, you will have a link in the yellow box at top right of this swap page which says "See the partners you send to", and that will give you their names and contact details.

Lilthatlilthis 11/17/2008 #

Do we send 3 postcards in 1 month to each person or do we send one postcard/month for 3 months? I know I am making this more difficult than I need to, but I am a bit confused! Thanks :)

Lilthatlilthis 11/17/2008 #

OK.. answered part of my question.. all postcards go out this month. NOW, do I send one postcard to each of my partners?

spinjenny 11/17/2008 #

Yes, you send one postcard to each of your three partners, all before the send -by date, November 30th.

rainydaylaughter 11/17/2008 #

anyone have any reccommendations for making your own postcard??

thanks :)

spinjenny 11/17/2008 #

I don't make my own postcards (except patchwork/quilted ones), so I'll leave it to people who do so to answer.

Lake 12/15/2008 #

If anyone received a 1 from @mysticalunicorn919 you can delete it as she has been fully suspended.

spinjenny 12/16/2008 #

Thanks, Lake! I have checked her partners' profiles and she had indeed left 1s. I've contacted them about deleting them. It's a shame anyone is so mean,

It's now over 2 weeks since the send-by date and all but 2 participants have clicked Sent. I have been in touch with the partners of those two swappers. If anyone else hasn't received theirs yet, please contact your partner first, but if you don't get a satisfactory response, please PM me.

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