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Adventures of the Traveling Postcard R18

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Swap Coordinator:AnnieMaxine (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:122
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:December 2, 2013
Date items must be sent by:December 10, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

Wouldn't it be great to send a postcard and see where it had been all around the world? Then get it returned back to you after its adventures were over? Let's do it!


Choose a card. A card that you think people would enjoy seeing (however, PLEASE DO NOT USE EXTRA LARGE POSTCARDS THAT WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE!). Put your name and address (including the country!) on the right hand side of the card. Put the title of the swap ("Adventures of the Traveling Postcard") and your screenname at the top of the left hand side. PUT IT IN AN ENVELOPE and send it off to your partner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Just write your name, username, city, state/country, on the left hand side of the postcard you received in the previous round. Put it in an envelope and send it to your partner! (DO NOT WRITE YOUR ENTIRE ADDRESS ON THE POSTCARD - THIS TAKES UP TOO MUCH SPACE!)


Hang on to the postcard(s) that you receive in each round. We will have another round as soon as everyone has clicked "Sent" in the previous round. (Sign up when you receive yours from the previous round, start another one in rotation, or contact me, as I may have a postcard that needs to be put back into rotation as well!) When the left side of the postcard is filled up with the names and cities of those that have received the postcard, the last person will stamp your actual postcard and send it back to you.

Only join if you are awesome and a non-flaker. Well-established folks ONLY (50 or more Type 2/Type 3 swaps - although if you have already been in the swap, you will be allowed in even if you don't have 50) and I will ban if I feel that you may be a questionable swapper. I want to do my best to ensure that everyone receives their postcard back! So don't join if you don't think you can commit to it for the long haul, K? I will be checking EVERYONE'S profile and will ban anyone that I feel like. Thanks and happy swapping!

NOTE: Do NOT send the postcard back to the original owner until the left side of the postcard is completely filled unless instructed otherwise.

Additional Note: I'd love for you to post some "success stories" for this swap. If you've had yours returned to you, post in the comments about it. Maybe that will encourage others to continue to participate!

ALSO: Do not destroy, bend, write on the front of, or ANYTHING else that destroys the integrity of the postcard. Treat the postcard how you would want yours treated. That's just etiquette, folks!


wishfulkelly 11/25/2013 #

I am not sure whether I will receive the card from R17 before the send date on this one...

Jan218 11/25/2013 #

I will be sending on Stephanie Martin's card this round!

user6937 11/25/2013 #

I've got Rachel de Jager's card. Not sure where or why it got hung up - it was sent out Jan 12/13, but I'm only the 6th name on it.

Anybody have mine? Sandra Dowkes from Calgary

pne 11/25/2013 #

I have Betty Maxwell's card from R11; it's a bit over half full.

StarMouse 11/25/2013 #

I found this round and signed up! It's good to be home! I have Kelly Haag's card, which is only 1/3 filled. When I count my blessings, I count Swap-Bot!

inthewild 11/26/2013 #

Signed up in the hope a) R16 arrives in time & b)partners will be assigned by 6th Dec as I'm traveling from the 7th and don't want to miss out sending my partners' p/c - will keep watch.

inthewild 11/26/2013 #

Oh dear, slip of the finger not R16 above, should read R17....

Elisabeth 11/26/2013 #

Ill will send Katie de Rooys Card.

NatashaMay 11/26/2013 #

I'll be sending Wiji W.'s from Indonesia. It's almost full. There's space for 2-3 entries left. :)

Deeno1105 11/26/2013 #

I have a card from Down Under belonging to J. Tobler (No Swap bot name). Ready to go on to R17........only 3 signers so far.

Rhino44 11/26/2013 #

I'll be sending on three cards -- Gabriella Sainz, Mary Covey, and Julie Smith.

fawnscrafts 11/26/2013 #

Once again the swap is so exciting.

asmom 11/26/2013 #

I have Lucine's card, started in round 7.

EmilyT 11/26/2013 #

I'll be sending Susan H from WV this round.

sapphiregypsy 11/27/2013 #

Still waiting on the card from the last round. :)

qwerty2k 11/27/2013 #

I'll be sending on Jan218 's card from round 14.

AnnieMaxine 11/29/2013 #

@Jan218 I received a long lost postcard of yours from Round 4 that finally got returned to me by a swapper that is no longer participating in this swap. She has had it since Round 6! I'm getting it back into rotation this round!

flowerchild 11/30/2013 #

I sent Vickyen's card on last round since I had had it once and it had a chance to go to Europe! This round Sue S (round 6?) still has a bit of room! and vivaladiane (round 14) hoping it will get to go over seas!

twobluecrows 11/30/2013 #

I have Leslie Chapin's card to send out, it's about 2/3 full if everyone keeps writing small!

jburb 11/30/2013 #

I just received:

Sarala Kron (no username) which is headed home. Amanda Miles (no username) which has room for one more name. Sara @zasa which has for a few more. Danusha which has room for one more. Siobhan @shevvy which was just started.

joyhouse5 11/30/2013 #

I got my round 17 card today. I am mailing off Rachel Doyles of AZ to the next player.

Hollycarole92 12/ 1/2013 #

Has anyone seen mine? Haven't heard of anyone having it for the last several rounds and getting a bit discouraged. :/

AnnieMaxine 12/ 2/2013 #

I don't remember if it was last round or the round before, but someone posted your name semi-recently @hollycarole92

Happycrazylion 12/ 2/2013 #

@AnnieMaxine I can help you with any extras you have if you need help!! :) thanks for hosting this wonderful swap!!

mamalynn 12/ 2/2013 #

I have not received the card(s) from the previous round so I am not joining this one :( Hope they arrive later so I can join again the next round! Have fun you all!!

user6937 12/ 2/2013 #

I've never heard anyone say they have mine. Is it still on route home? Sandra Dowkes in Calgary

coolbeans 12/ 3/2013 #

I will be sending out Margie S from NC. no swap name

coolbeans 12/ 3/2013 #

I will be also sending out Rose D. from Pa. no swap name

cmdunderground 12/ 3/2013 #

I'm usually not one to complain but this is the 2nd round in a row I've had to make envelopes for these cards. They aren't regular size cards, not even 5x7 cards, but 6x8 or larger! I dont mind making the envelopes but it bothers me how people can't follow simple swap instructions...

cmdunderground 12/ 3/2013 #

Suzanne Uilenberg (hope I spelt that right) and Karen Barnett your cards are on their way to the United Kingdom :)

Mimi7 12/ 3/2013 #

I will be sending out Marcelle Daniels, and Philip Newton (pne)

AnnieMaxine 12/ 3/2013 #

I have the following postcards that will be put back into rotation by myself or someone else!

@flyingfox @ladeebug @Jan218 @newrule @vronica

Deeno1105 12/ 3/2013 #

Anyone seen my cards lately? I have 2 out.

inthewild 12/ 3/2013 #

Jan Rader's card is going out in this round tomorrow. Room for one more destination, then home.......

crmc 12/ 3/2013 #

I'm sending out @BluePoppy I'm the 4th on the list, still lots of room. My card seems to be mia (Carlyn Clark). May not have put my swap-bot id on it.

spinjenny 12/ 3/2013 #

@usacricket ~ in the early rounds, we were encouraged to send larger cards so they could visit more places, then (I think) @AnnieMaxine realised that could cause problems and changed the instructions. My own first card was a large one, but the second was a standard size. The people who sent those two cards may also have sent them before the change.

spinjenny 12/ 3/2013 #

This round I will be sending cards from @vickyen and Melanie Collyer (no username given).

cmdunderground 12/ 3/2013 #

@spinjenny Ive been around since the beginning (although I think my original card has long been lost lol), I dont remember being encouraged to send larger cards, but the ones I'm talking about are since round 8 and after. I know the rules have been this way since then.

spinjenny 12/ 3/2013 #

I started with round 3, and the instructions then said "A card that you think people would enjoy seeing (the bigger, the better)".. I agree that once the rules changed, people should not have sent larger ones. Someone cut the bottom off my first one. :-(

mcovey 12/ 3/2013 #

I have @latentsmile I think I was 2nd one to have it , also starting a new one because I don't have one out there , I have received all of mine back so far

cmdunderground 12/ 3/2013 #

OOoohhh I would never 'destroy' someones card no matter what!! Thats horrible!

AnnieMaxine 12/ 5/2013 #

Yes...I did change the rules about the size in about Round 3 or 4...could have been later. I don't know! LOL sometimes these rounds all mash together!

kim91262 12/ 5/2013 #

Hellocindi's card will be making it's way to Germany this round.

flyingfox 12/ 5/2013 #

@AnnieMaxine Oooo, it is nice to know my card is safe in your hands! (^^)

London13 12/ 6/2013 #

I will be sending out cubsforjennies card. I wonder if mine is still out there. I have not seen it listed in the last 2 rounds. =(

wishfulkelly 12/ 7/2013 #

I receive card too late, I will wait for next round. :)

AmookIslandCreations 12/ 7/2013 #

@AnnineMaxine You can send me ones to redistribute as well! It's fun to see where they have been and then to send them on to their new destinations!

I have not yet received the one from Round 17, but will be sending one from me, if it doesn't get here, by the "sent by" date. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

judee0624 12/ 8/2013 #

Got the card but can't get to the link to join.

Mimi7 12/ 9/2013 #

Happy Happy! I received my Angel Oak tree postcard back! :) Thanks Vronica Smit,Netherlands, Barbara Cummings, NV, Karen Rochat MA, Ina, Netherlands, Joy Hurley, TN, Emily Visnoskie, Canada, Cathy Stewart, NY got to see this twice, Wigi Widayah, Indonesia, Pat Locastro, USA thanks to all these folks for continuing in the swap and forwarding my postcard. It had some great adventures and came back in excellent shape! :)

cmdunderground 12/ 9/2013 #

Anyone seen my cards? I know one has been out since the beginning..i think that one is a lost cause, then thinking that I sent another one out later on. Anyone?? My username should be on it, if not my name is Cassie Davis.

Deeno1105 12/10/2013 #

I received 2 cards.

I was the first to sign on one of them. Should I send it on or sign it again?

I have a card belonging to @pne & the other (no swap bot name) Marcelle Daniels.

AnnieMaxine 12/10/2013 #

@usacricket - you actually started in Round 8. It's possible that it is still traveling.

@Deeno1105 - sign it again! :)

AnnieMaxine 12/10/2013 #

I received @EmilyT 's R2 PC from an inactive swapper today! Still has a bit more room to go, believe it or not!

Deeno1105 12/12/2013 #

@AnnieMaxine .........will sign again.

Vickyen 12/14/2013 #

Hi! Will be passing on Charlotte Huntley's pc - very cool by the way! It has been 8 places now (including me) and has 7 more lines after me - furthest place so far is Germany - how awesome! ;)

CindyST 12/18/2013 #

I have received @Kim91262 and @misscorina s postcards and I will be sending them on tomorrow.

CindyST 12/18/2013 #

Oops I meant when I get my new partner :P

NatashaMay 03/23/2015 #

I'm sorry to see this swap end. Thanks @AnnieMaxine for keeping it going for so long. Hope I get to see my postcards return to me. I have lost track of them a while ago. Nataša May, Slovenia

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