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The Notebook Pal

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Swap Coordinator:chrissygee (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Handmade  Journals 
Number of people in swap:24
Location:Regional - US ONLY!
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 19, 2010
Date items must be sent by:July 3, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Back in High School, I shared a notebook with three of my friends that we passed around and wrote letters in. It was almost like a co-op journal in a way!

I've been thinking for a long time that it would be a neat idea to use the co-op journal with a penpal, so here goes.

Number one rule, you have to be willing to reply to your sender.

So, here's how it goes. Choose a notebook. I prefer the Lisa Frank ones myself. Something cheerful! But the choice is up to you. Write a letter to your partner and send the notebook to them. Introduce yourself, decorate it if you like, be creative.

Simple as that!

Upon receipt, your partner will respond and send the notebook back. Keep it going for as long as you like! Filling in a notebook with notes and decorations is so much fun!

I know sending notebooks can get rather expensive, so I'm going to keep this US only to keep shipping costs down.

No 1's in the last three months please. This is a pretty involved project and nobody likes a flaker!

Discussion

jogreene00 06/10/2010 #

I LOVE this idea!

chrissygee 06/10/2010 #

Thanks! :)

rubyhousesliprs 06/11/2010 #

So really you'd be writing in 2 notebooks, the one you recieve FROM a partner, and the one you SEND TO a partner. Correct?

chrissygee 06/11/2010 #

Yes, it would wind up being two all together. :)

Syn1226 06/11/2010 #

Fun idea! I'm in!

Serenity 06/11/2010 #

You did good with this swap sweetie. I've been doing this with several friends now for a year and it's the most amazing journals I have. It's so much fun to do. I hope it's very very successful. Namaste

chrissygee 06/12/2010 #

I'm glad you guys like the idea! :)

midwestkiwi 06/13/2010 #

I did this in high school, too! and later with long distance friends from the Army! How nice to have it brought back.

biscuitsandyarn 06/15/2010 #

What a fun swap. I'm not sure if I have enough time to dedicate to this right now, but I love the idea. On my watchlist while I think abot it. :)

RainyC 06/16/2010 #

I joined. When you say notebook, and you mentioned high school I'm thinking "spiral".. can they be composition type/ journal books? Thanks..

RainyC 06/16/2010 #

never mind. I just looked at the Lisa Frank noteboosk (spiral) .. thanks..

Robynmh4 06/16/2010 #

I have been doing this with my pal in MS. for 17 years, so much fun, so I am definitely wanting to participate!

PinkInk 06/16/2010 #

I really love this idea and think it would be great fun, right now I'm too busy But I'll keep watching to see how you all do.

cfalbro 06/17/2010 #

This sounds like SO much fun. I'd LOVE to get a partner who would like to do this "over the years" : ) Thanks for posting this, I'm looking forward to it.

chrissygee 06/18/2010 #

RainyC: It can be any type of notebook, whether spiral or composition/journal books. Whatever tickles your fancy!

RainyC 06/19/2010 #

thanks chryssygee.. already picked one up.. :)

chrissygee 06/19/2010 #

No problem! :) Thanks for joining!

midwestkiwi 06/25/2010 #

Just a hint for those of you who haven't sent yet. Check the weight of your journal. There is a priority mail "if it fits, it ships" envelope mailer at the post office that costs $4.90 to ship, and the mailer package is free. Instead of buying the large envelope plus shipping for considerably over the $4.90 because I was honest and said there was more than a book included.

chrissygee 07/ 3/2010 #

Thanks for the tip midwestkiwi!

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