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Looking for a pen-pal swap ~ USA ~ aug/sept

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Looking for a pen-pal swap ~ USA ~ aug/sept
Swap Coordinator:aliensunset (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:50
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.85 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:August 21, 2017
Date items must be sent by:September 28, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a swap for people looking to make long term pen-pals.
Write a good length introductory letter to your partner. (At least one(1) 5.5x8.5 page - front AND back, or just one(1) side of a 8.5x11 sheet. But longer is better.) flat surprises and mail art are nice but not necessary, this swap is all about the letter and making a connection.

And then please write back to the person who wrote to you.

As with any swap, please don't forget to write “swap bot”, the swap name, and your user name somewhere on the letter so your partner knows who to rate! Also be sure that your address is prominently displayed somewhere inside your letter so that your partner can write back.
newbies welcome with a well filled out profile.


this is for people looking for long term pen pals, please do not join if you can't/don't want to write back to your partners and keep up a long term correspondence.
(that being said, the swap bot matching algorithm is random, and it is understandable if you are not a good match. If after a few letters you and your partner decide to stop responding that would be ok, but please at least make an effort)


some ideas for what to write about in your intro letter:

  • describe yourself - what do you look like
  • describe yourself - likes (favorite color, favorite food, favorite subject in school, etc)
  • describe your family - brothers? sisters? spouse/partner? children?
  • describe where you live - talk about your house, your town, your state
  • talk about your pets!
  • talk about your hobbies
  • talk about what books you like

  • ask questions! what are you curious about? These letters are to start a conversation!

for more introductory letter ideas check out these sites:
Penpalling & Letters – Tips to Write a First Letter
The Pen Company – How to: First letter to a Pen Pal
The Paperdashery – How to Write and Awesome First Letter to Your Penpal

and once you've been writing for a while:
Uncustomary - 50 Things to Tell Your Pen Pal
Uncustomary - 100 (Flat) Things To Send To Your Penpals
We'll Know When We Get There - What Makes a Good Pen Pal?
Hilary Hodge - How to be a Good Pen Pal
The Fountain Pen Network Forums - What Makes a Good PenPal?
The Pen Company - Tips for Being an Awesome PenPal
Mail Tag - a fun game played through the post

Discussion

recycleit 08/22/2017 #

I looked to see my match earlier and it is now different from the person I was matched with earlier today. I have the screenshot. I'm not sure what is going on? Could you send me a message to confirm who I am matched up with please? Thanks.

recycleit 08/22/2017 #

Void that, I clicked the wrong thing! Sorry!!

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