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Swap Coordinator:FeetInTheSoil (contact)
Swap categories: Nature  Newbie  Themed 
Number of people in swap:22
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.85 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:March 13, 2020
Date items must be sent by:March 19, 2020
Number of swap partners:1
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This is a simple but heartfelt swap for those who love teas! This is part three of my themed tea series that started with a 'botanical theme' swap in November :)

This time the theme is: sunrises and sunsets!)

This is an international flatmail swap so be mindful of postage - it's often cheaper to use a larger envelope (a5) so that you don't have to stack tea sachets on top of eachother and make the envelope too thick

Please check your partner's profile and avoid anything on their dislike list!

Include:

  • 3 fresh (not out of date) factory sealed tea bag envelopes at least one themed extra goodie (postcard, 5 sticker flakes, themed used stamps, washi samples, ATC, die cuts, sticker sheet, memo sheets, etc)
  • a letter which includes information about at least one of your favourite sunset/sunrise experiences, and why it's special to you
  • Sender's choice to include anything else. If you do mail art on the envelope please use the theme!
  • Don't forget to include your username and the swap name in your mail so that it is easier to rate you!

If you received 3 teas, a letter, and an extra you must rate your partner a 5.

Please don't make any issues, but I will angel if absolutely necessary.

You don't have to be a newbie to join, of course it's open to seasoned swappers as well! Just be mindful that unrated swappers are allowed and encouraged to join, so be kind and constructive in your ratings, and feel free to really go all out if you're partnered with a newbie to show them the quality that they should be aiming for!

Happy swapping!!!

Discussion

greenwindow 02/16/2020 #

by sealed, what to you mean? I have tea in tea bags that i can lock in a sealable bag, would that count? Its hard to find factory sealed tea here :/

FeetInTheSoil 02/16/2020 #

@greenwindow generally most people prefer factory sealed tea because of course there are hygene risks with passing around naked tea bags (imagine if it had been traded 3+ times and touched by all those people and opened by postal customs and sniffed by their dogs etc! Ew!) But if you contact your partner directly to explain the situation and guarantee that you have packaged then hygenically yourself and they are teas you bought new, I belive that would be acceptable. On the off chance that your partner is not comfortable with that, you can send your package to me instead and I will send a package to your partner using factory sealed tea bags, and instruct your partner to rate you based on what they received from me.

greenwindow 02/17/2020 #

@FeetInTheSoil thank you for your reply! I completely understand now , if i do join, ill try my best to find anything sealed and hope for the best!! <3

Hushlillad 02/17/2020 #

I noticed I'm being banned from swaps simply from being new and not having anything in my profile. Please look at my Instagram @hushlillad so you can see I'm reliable with my penpalling , swaps, post crossing and maybe you could consider allowing me to join. Thank you

FeetInTheSoil 02/18/2020 #

@hushlillad this is a newbie swap so you'll be allowed in it, though I'm not sure why you are approaching it in this way. Having a poorly filled out profile is something totally within your power to fix and there are many established swappers around you can look to for inspiration in that regard. Also, if you list a direct link to your instagram profile as your 'website' in your profile on here it will allow hosts and potential partners to view that platform without all the extra work of looking you up, which may help encourage the patience and generous treatment you are seeking.

FeetInTheSoil 02/18/2020 #

@hushlillad I've seen your comments around on other swaps and it seems that you are confusing 'filling out your profile' with completing numerous swaps / becoming a full member. These are two totally seperate issues. A full profile means at least 4 sections filled out including likes/favourites and dislikes/do not sends. Hosts want to need to scroll down your profile full of information. Hope this helps.

Hushlillad 02/19/2020 #

@feetinthesoil Yes thank you someone messaged me explaining it. I'm.still working it out thank you you πŸ˜… I've filled out my profile now :)

FeetInTheSoil 02/20/2020 #

@hushlillad great to hear you're working on your profile. Don't forget to include tube things that you do NOT want to be sent, as that really helps people get an idea of what to send to make you as happy as possible. And making our swap partner happy is the goal!

FeetInTheSoil 03/14/2020 #

Ok I'm assigning partners giving the benefit of the doubt to 5 unrated sweepers based on the fact that they have been online recently. Banned two users who have not been online and did not reply to messages. Please contact me if you have any issues with your swap partner. I will angel this swap but only after 1s have been rated.

FeetInTheSoil 03/19/2020 #

More than half of the participants have not sent and today is send-by. Please contact your partner immediately to determine what is happening with this mail. I understand that there is a global health crisis and we all need to be kind and patient. As such I will not angel any mail until 6 weeks past the send by date and only AFTER you have rated your partner a 1.

kirsten1987 03/20/2020 #

Whoops! I sent mine yesterday and forgot to hit send :O Updated now.

nikklee 03/20/2020 #

I sent mine early this morning. Tried to send it out while I was already out as I’m trying to limit the amount of time I spend outside my house with the quarantine happening.

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