|Swap Coordinator:||HausOfImps (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Artist Trading Card (ATC) Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||7|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||May 9, 2022|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 31, 2022|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
One of the most fun ways to use mail, I've found, is to share culture and learn about the culture of others. For this swap, we will share a bit about the folk tales passed down in our families via art and writing.
You will create one ATC for one partner featuring a creature or tale passed down through your family. Maybe it's from a story in your culture, maybe it's from the culture of an area you moved to (or the old country!), or maybe your family has their own personal ghost (or other such being who isn't documented in widely known stories) based on experiences they've had -- something that watches over them, or something that is... a bit more sinister. This is pretty open-ended, and I encourage you to share whatever you like with no worry about being judged.
Then, write a short letter about what you've depicted. What is it called, what does it do, where did the story originate, etc etc. Please write at least 4 - 5 sentences, but more than that is certainly welcome. Because your partner is going to be someone interested in folk tales and culture, feel free to include other stories, superstitions, etc -- anything you'd like to learn about someone else! Be sure to include relevant details about your family if necessary.
Swap is international and I'd love if people from multiple countries participated! If you send extras, please make sure your envelope is still under an ounce and won't need any kind of customs form -- some countries require the recipient pay again for something that has gone through customs even if it was sent with appropriate postage, and that's not really the fun surprise we're going for here. BUT, if you're in the US and like this swap, check out Monsters, Myths, & Legends -- US ATC Swappers! for more swaps and forum fun!
Big thanks to @teacupsandcandlesticks for the swap idea! Swap picture is Domovoi in her honor. :)
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