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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE USA #2

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE USA #2
Swap Coordinator:WicKeDGlitTEr (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - U.S.A
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:May 7, 2019
Date items must be sent by:May 22, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Have you ever thrown a message in a bottle into the ocean? Better yet, did you hear back?

For this swap you'll be tossing your bottle into the ocean of mail and letting the postal currents carry it on to your partner. You will send your swap in a water bottle like the ones shown in the picture above (at least 16oz). You can buy one just like them at the dollar store but any similar bottle is fine. A screw on lid is strongly recommended so it doesn't wiggle off in transit.

You will fill the bottle full with goodies such as but not limited to washi tape, stickers, candy, tea, embellishments, pens, ephemera, beads, charms, candles, lotion, make up samples, chap stick, craft supplies, ribbon, lace, die cuts, stamps, magnets etc.

You must include at least 1 item that represents your location

You must include at least 1 profile based item

You will also include a message for your partner answering the following questions

1 - Where your message is originating from and something interesting about the place.

2 - If you were to have thrown this in the ocean/sea what is the name of the one closest to you?

3 - Have you ever thrown a message in a bottle into the ocean/sea?

4 - Did you hear back?

These will be sent naked like a postcard. The water bottle is your packaging. All the items will go into the water bottle. You will screw the lid on tight, wrap the lid with tape for extra security then, you will address the outside of the water bottle and apply proper postage.

Any food must be in sealed factory wrapping. Please send only items in the condition you would like to receive them in. The bottle must be mostly filled, not just a few items.

Must be a rated and established swapper in good standing. No unresolved 1s or 3s. No 1's or 3's in the last 6 months. No missing forum tags. Please be sure to clear sent swaps from your dash prior to partner assignment.

Please remember to include your swap-bot username and the name of the swap with your swap. Thank you for participating and have fun!

Edited to add - the water bottle is not required to be see through and you are welcome to decorate it however you see fit. Decoration is not required but welcome.

Discussion

faeriemail 04/23/2019 #

Can you actually send a filled bottle naked in the mail??

WicKeDGlitTEr 04/23/2019 #

@Faeriemail yes you can! You can actually send all sorts of things through the mail as long as it is stamped and addressed properly. I hosted this swap domestically and internationally before with great success. Before hosting it the first time I did verify in person at the post office that what I was doing was OK.

faeriemail 04/23/2019 #

This is such an exciting swap, I'm absolutely in love! I'm definitely going to join it!

AliCrafter 04/23/2019 #

Such a fun take on the message in the bottle tradition. Love it.

Artistic 04/24/2019 #

Yes, wickedglitter. You can send almost anything naked, as long as there's an address label. Folks have even sent hula hoops. In the past for swaps, I've sent or received a dustpan, bucket, Frisbee and spatula. It's great fun for the person receiving, the clerks at the post office and the mail carrier, especially if you know the clerks and carriers who are used to you getting a lot of mail.

FYI: At Christmas each year, I always gift the post office counter clerks with cookies, candy or fresh doughnuts as a thank you for all the crazy mail they process for me.

faeriemail 04/24/2019 #

Thank you for the helpful response :) @artistic

LadyCyr 04/26/2019 #

Where can I get an approprate water bottle?

WicKeDGlitTEr 04/26/2019 #

@ladycyr do you have a dollartree near you? They have water bottles there that would work. I imagine you could find an inexpensive one at walmart or target as well. If you still need help please feel free to message me and I will do my best to help you locate one.

Drea3nvy 05/ 7/2019 #

I am a newbie this sounds fun! It says I do not meet the requirements for this swap but hopefully next time around I can participate in it!!!

WicKeDGlitTEr 05/ 8/2019 #

@drea3nvy you will have more luck joining swaps if you fill out your profile with some information about yourself. Take a few moments to look around at other swappers profiles to help you figure out what kind of information is helpful.

Artistic 05/14/2019 #

A message in a bottle went out to my partner today via USPS with tracking #9500 1102 5873 9134 2157 50. Enjoy!

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