Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2021 2:16 pm

Your State in a Box - USA - (1 Person Per State)

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Swap Coordinator:catlingmex (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Random Items  Themed 
Number of people in swap:16
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 23, 2021
Date items must be sent by:January 30, 2021
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap, you will be sending one partner a small USPS flat-rate priority box (the one that costs $8.30 to send) filled with items that represent your state.

To eliminate the possibility of getting paired with another person in your same state, only one person is allowed in this swap from each state. You must "claim" your state in the comments below as soon as you sign up. If you see your state´s name already listed in the comments, please do not join. (If there is enough interest, we may do more rounds of this swap in the future.)

Once you are signed up, get a small flat-rate priority box from your post office and fill it with small items that represent your state. Things like postcards, magnets or other souvenirs, snacks or non-perishable food items typical of your area, regional crafts, seeds for native plants, regional recipes, a figurine or tiny stuffy of a native animal or famous person, etc. There must be at least 5 different types of items in the box (so if you send 4 postcards, that counts as only one item), but send more if that is what it takes to completely FILL that little box. Be proud of your state and generous in representing it!

Try to be thoughtful of what you put in the box. Those small priority boxes fill up fast, but you will be spending a good 8 bucks to mail it, so strive to make the contents worth the postage. Send a nice mix of items that you would be happy to receive. (Items are sender´s choice, but please check your partner´s profile for any allergies, etc.)

Plan on being a gracious, fairly-rating recipient, and to re-gift any items you receive that you may not particularly care for or are unable to use.

Partners will be assigned on January 24th and boxes should be mailed soon after that, by January 30th. A minimum rating average of 4.98 is required to participate, and you should have at least eight completed and rated (as 5s) type-3 swaps under your belt. (If your rating is slightly below that and you still want to participate, p.m. me and we can talk.) I reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason. I will angel, if necessary, but please don´t make that necessary.

One last note: No political comments/content/controversy is allowed, without exception.


catlingmex 01/ 8/2021 #

I claim the state of Florida.

mariewilliams810 01/ 8/2021 #

What a neat idea! I claim Wisconsin!

mariewilliams810 01/ 8/2021 #

I could also alternatively do Minnesota if needed since I spend most of my day everyday there if that means someone else who wants to participate can.

LaughingVixen 01/ 8/2021 #

I claim Oregon 8)

krspellman 01/ 8/2021 #

I claim California

Jillemina 01/ 9/2021 #


charlottenc 01/ 9/2021 #

I claim North Carolina! ❤

denisedecker58 01/ 9/2021 #


lostinavalon 01/ 9/2021 #

I claim Arkansas! And...if my partner is short on ideas for my box, I love history so books, magazines, and pamphlets are great for me. I also homeschool my children so this would be fun to share with them!

Rosie2766 01/ 9/2021 #

I claim West Virginia!! I can also do Ohio if someone else wants to join and do WV. Just a few ideas for me....key chains, post cards, magnets, trains, state map postcards, LP postcards—typography, maps, flags, anything blue with the state name, t-shirt with state name on it...2XL, pretty much anything!!!

Jsereg001 01/ 9/2021 #

South Carolina!!

peach19 01/ 9/2021 #


tam2016 01/10/2021 #

I would like to claim Virginia (and/or Washington D.C. if needed) I already have so many little items that I can send along to represent both.

nancylee 01/11/2021 #

Can we use a plain box we the same size or bigger as long as we still send it priority mail? Those prie fixed boxes often cost more than a weighed box the same size. If yes I am in for New York city cause it will be all city but if not I yield to whoever is willing to do the postal box.

walla2kitty 01/11/2021 #

I am claiming Washington state.

catlingmex 01/12/2021 #

nancylee, thank you for your question. This time we will stick with the official USPS priority boxes, but that might change in future editions of this swap. I hope you´ll stay for this one, but if you´d rather not, I hope to see you in the next swap!

britschmeister 01/12/2021 #

I know I might not meet all the requirements but I’m going to send you a PM and if I’m allowed to participate I claim Texas :)

Inthe716 01/14/2021 #

If nancylee is out, I'd love to do the state of NY. I do not live in the City, which sometimes feels like its own state altogether to those of us in Western NY. I'm willing to do the postal box, and am grateful for the opportunity, however if nancylee decides to stay in, I'll graciously leave the swap & wait for the next one.

addieixmarie 01/15/2021 #

I live in Minnesota and would love to do this if mariewilliams810 has not claimed yet! I wanted to comment and find out before I signed up!

bringitb 01/15/2021 #


addieixmarie 01/15/2021 #

OO I claim Minnesota!! I just saw mariewilliams810 claimed Wisconsin!

LaughingVixen 01/17/2021 #

Having to drop out of this one so Oregon is up for grabs 8)

JaneBailey1 01/19/2021 #


aligurl75 01/21/2021 #

I Claim OHIO :)

4Friends 01/21/2021 #

I got Louisiana

Ashzaller 01/23/2021 #

I hope you do this again! I LOVE this but my state is claimed lol!

julesstewart 01/23/2021 #

Wanted to participate, but Texas is already taken. Maybe I will get here faster next time!

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