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International PenPals

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Swap Coordinator:Hell0Z0mbie (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:109
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 20, 2019
Date items must be sent by:April 8, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is to send one letter to your partner, and hopefully start a long term penpalling friendship!

Please write an introductory letter to your partner, about yourself and your interests. It can be typed or handwritten, but should be at least 2 pages in length. You can choose to decorate the envelope or include extras, but that's up to you.

While this isn't a swap requirement, if you enjoyed your partner's letter it would be great to write back and have an ongoing penpal friendship. New penpals are what this swap is about! :)

Newbies welcome with a well filled out profile. I will check profiles and angel if necessary.

ETA: On this website, swap hosts cannot control how partners are assigned. You may be paired up with someone from any country, of any age or gender. I can't control how partners are assigned (other than to remove anyone not meeting requirements).

Discussion

mandragoradia1983 02/ 4/2019 #

Hi.. I would love to receive happy mail. Im a designer exploring a lot of expresions about art and crafts. I recently discovered snailmail art so im excited to get penpals and send snailmail... a big hug for y,all guys..

equilter6 02/12/2019 #

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I too like snail mail. Creativity is an extra plus.I look forward to connecting with penpals..

mandragoradia1983 02/14/2019 #

equilter6 tienes un perfil interesante... ;)

Jeanb217 02/14/2019 #

I'm interested in a snail-mail pen pal. Thanks.

DenizKacemer 02/20/2019 #

Helloo i am from Turkeyyy

Sammienich 02/23/2019 #

Hello my name is Samantha, I am 26 years old. I'm from Kentucky United States. I'd like a pen pal also from the United States. Because of postage reasons.

ImALilBean 02/24/2019 #

This is my first time on this site and I'm quite interested in making friends.

Hugsie86 02/26/2019 #

A little reminder to the newbies that the host cannot choose who you will be partnered with. The website auto-matches the members once the host is ready to assign partners. And since this is an INTERNATIONAL swap, that means Swap-Bot might match you with someone from anywhere around the world. If you don't want that, it's probably not the swap for you.

RoyalPalmBeachMan 03/ 1/2019 #

Royal Palm Beach man. 53/single. Seeking USA pals if possible. Enjoy various things. Interests are: Internet,penpalling,t.v.,movies, music. I'm a New Yorker in South Florida.

satinification 03/ 2/2019 #

@Hell0Z0mbie - I have a question. The swap rules say that the letter should be at least 2 pages long. A5 or A4?

Lablauri57 03/ 2/2019 #

I am looking for penpal as my husband and I will be traveling in Europe for a year. Love to meet people, get ideas and maybe meet up for tea, beer, or coffee. I love meeting my pen pals.

Hell0Z0mbie 03/ 4/2019 #

A few responses:
As pointed out, the on this stie swap hosts have no control over who you are paired with. Partners are generated randomly from all swap participants. So you may end up with an international partner or one within your own country.

As far as size, typed or handwritten is fine as long as your letter is at least two pages. I am not requiring that a certain type of paper be used.

You are required to have a filled out profile to participate in this swap. To me that means at least three paragraphs or populated sections.

angeliccat15 03/ 4/2019 #

Hi I'm Claire 31 from U.K. feel free to pm me if not paired up and like to exchange email mail. ^_^

AlyssaLynn14 03/ 7/2019 #

I have quite a few penpals that I exchange letters and goodies with, but I'm in my max amount of swaps right now and can't join until I get assigned my partners so I can mail out my swaps!! Also, March 20 is my birthday, and the best gift would be WONDERFUL penpals :D

Burger1girl 03/10/2019 #

I am so haopy to be involved i this swap! I have friends overseas and is so nice to meet people from different countries! And hope to start with a new pen pal soon! Look forward to it!

GeorgeFeelsgood 03/12/2019 #

Hello. I'm new here and I've joined this swap. If someone would be kind enough to let me know what I need to do next, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

GeorgeFeelsgood 03/12/2019 #

Hello Hell0Z0mbie and thanks for the comment on my page. I think my last comment/question may have been misunderstood.....please allow me to try again. I've joined this swap. Please let me know who I need to send a letter to to fulfill my obligation in regards to this particular swap. Thanks!

GeorgeFeelsgood 03/12/2019 #

Ok, I think I understand now. Partners will be assigned on March 20th, 2019. Mailings must be done by April 8th, 2019. As I said, I'm new here. I apologize for my lack of understanding at first, however I never claimed to be the brightest crayon in the box :)

Hell0Z0mbie 03/13/2019 #

Hey George! That is partially correct... March 20 is the last day people can sign up for this swap. After that, I (as the host) have a week to assign partners. Prior to assigning partners I look at profiles to make sure everyone is in compliance with my rules, which can take time for a large swap. Hosts usually assign partners within a day, but it can take up to a week. Once partners are assigned, you will receive an automatic email from Swap-Bot telling you that it's time to start swapping. Then you can return to this swap page and see who your partner to send to is. Then you'll have until 4/8 to mail your letter.

mai221b 03/16/2019 #

hey guys am new here would like to try this whole real letters thing for whoever is interested

Addictedtohappiness 03/16/2019 #

Hello !! 😀 I'm Annette Alex from India, a beautiful place filled with greenary. I live in a coastal area (Kerala) so we have lots of beaches here and the closest one is just 20 mins walkable distance from my place.😊

I'm currently preparing for my intermediate exams. My hobbies include aquarium, gardening and reading. Apart from that I'm interested in listening to music, watching movies and exchange letters and emails.

I am looking for friends all over the world who believes in long lasting friendships.. This is the most interesting way to exchange culture and to know people and their thoughts.. 🤩 I love exchanging letters, cards, cute lil gifts and emailing too.. Have a nice day.😊😀 Regards, Annette Alex.😍🤩

mizravenplans 03/16/2019 #

HI Guys! Just started today and I would love an old fashioned pen pal and will also do swaps.. hope everyone is having a great day! Hugs Lynn

AlexaSS 03/19/2019 #

Woaah i'm so happy for this swap! I'm writing a lot of letters around my own country so I'm very interested in getting to know people from others!

rubalv7 03/21/2019 #

hi, when are we getting our assigned partner?

Hell0Z0mbie 03/21/2019 #

@rubalv7

I will be assigning partners as soon as I can. It turned out to be a very popular swap, and currently has over 100 participants in it. An important part of hosting is to look at each participant to make sure they are still signing in, aren't late on any swaps, don't have resolvable threes or ones, and aren't overtly breaking any other rules. This helps make sure all good swappers in it receive their swaps. Hosts actually have up to a week to assign partners on this site, but most do so more quickly than that.

While I started vetting participants weeks ago, people were able to join through yesterday. I still need to spend some time making sure everyone is in compliance with site and swap rules, but I am hoping to assign partners later today. I've already removed a number of people and will likely need to remove several others who don't meet requirements.

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