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Happy Mail For Someone Else

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Happy Mail For Someone Else
Swap Coordinator:milamilamura (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 18, 2014
Date items must be sent by:November 3, 2014
Number of swap partners:2

My building's doorman, Mr. Javier (Don Javier in Spanish), loves receiving my mail. He gets so excited when there's something new in my mailbox and sometimes he says he's not going to give me my mail because I get so many pretty things and he gets nothing. Then I have to convince him to give me my stuff....it's a little game we have. And even though he loves trying to get me mad, he's a sweetheart and definitely deserves some happy mail.

So this is for all of those who want to bring happiness to their loved ones, or even to themselves. It's all allowed!!

For this swap you'll have 2 partners and will send each an envelope. The minimum size should be A7 (13,3 x 18,4 cm / 5.25" x 7.25"). And the minimum spend should be USD 3.00 (on each envie, before postage). I'll leave the weight up to you.

Add in the comments below, who's the swap for, and the things he/she likes. Maybe you have a friend's upcoming birthday, want to get some Christmas presents for your family, pet, friends, or simply want something for yourself.

Please be thoughtful and try to make this easy for your partners by listing things that are not too specific or imposible to find. I feel that choosing things for picky people takes away all the fun and I don't want to give a hard time to any of the participants.

If you have any doubts about the person you were paired with, feel free to contact your partner to get more info. You can also contact your partner if you want for the envie to be sent to that other person's address. Or receive the package yourself and save the presents to include them in your own gift, that's up to you.

If I see more than a few participants, I'll host a second and probably a third round before Christmas. And if you want to do this at any time of the year, feel free to copy the idea.


  • Rating 4.98
  • No recent or unexplained 1's or 3's.
  • Minimum 10 completed and rated type 3 swaps.

I'll be looking through everyone's profiles and ban anyone who seems shady, to avoid the risk of having any flakers.

¡Happy Swapping!

Edited to add:

Since you'll get two partners, if you choose two loved ones on the comment section, that's ok too. Once partners are assigned, I'll pair people up alphabetically and will send a message to let partners know who they're sending their gifts to.


milamilamura 10/ 8/2014 #

Don Javier is a very nice guy (he's 50 something), he loves black tea (flavored and unflavored), candy, chocolate, coffee. And I'm sure he'll be happy with any souvenirs such as postcards from your city, keychains, fridge magnets, anything!

I'll save his presents until Christmas and put them all together in a box, with some of my own presents and will make a pretty box for him. So there's no need for you to wrap the gifts. And since it's for Christmas, you can also include include something Christmassy if you want, such as a Christmas tree ornament, or Christmas card (handmade of store-bought). These are just some ideas, feel free to send anything you want from those categories, I'll always be happy to clear out any doubts.

Oh and if you're going to include a note for him, I can translate it for you since he only speaks spanish. This is optional of course and not really necessary, but thought it might be some useful info :)

Thanks to those joining my swap!!

fawnscrafts 10/ 8/2014 #

What a great idea!

AliCrafter 10/ 8/2014 #

Since it's international I can't join due to the potential cost but I'd love to send something for Don but I need your address. Thanks for such a sweet swap and caring so much about him!

elvenfire 10/ 9/2014 #

My partners can choose to send something either for my husband or my best friend:

My husband, Antti, is 26 years old. He loves everything related to electronics, ham radio items and old cars. So, if you have something related to those things, please send. :) But he also likes nice touristy things from all over the world: key chains, playing cards... Black tea and vegan treats would also be appreciated. His sock size is 43 and clothes size European L. If you'd like to send socks or other clothes with cat patterns, that would be perfect. :P

My best friend, Anni, is 23 years old. She is writing a master's degree thesis on gothic literature and vampires (how cool is that!), so she would love anything related to them. She likes all beautiful, gothic items in colors of black and light blue. Other suitable themes are Jane Austen, The Sims, Harry Potter and Great Britain.

I'll give what you send to my husband and BFF as soon as possible. I can't wait for Christmas to see their faces! :) Please ask by PM or email if you have any questions. Email is probably the fastest way.

elvenfire 10/ 9/2014 #

Oh! I forgot something about my best friend: She is a Christian, so no upside down crosses, pentagram symbols or anything else offensive in items for her. Blood, vampires and Bible verses are suitable themes! :P

elvenfire 10/ 9/2014 #

Another addition: My best friend loves wolves.

milamilamura 10/ 9/2014 #

@AliCrafter thanks for being so sweet! I'll pm you my address :)

mag 10/10/2014 #

Awesome idea! But before I join, I'd like to clarify what do you mean by pairing people up alphabetically? The way partners are assigned is done by the system. So does that mean we will have more than 2 partners?

milamilamura 10/10/2014 #

Hi @mag ! What I mean by that is that if you choose two loved ones like @elvenfire did, if you and I get to send something to her (because she will have two partners), one of us will send to her husband and the other one will send to her friend. Because she chose two people and you can so the same. Hope this helps and you can join :)

ILoVeCoWs 10/16/2014 #

what a great idea :) My hubby and kids are always getting jealous when i receive mail, so id like this to go to them please.

HUBBY: Michael 26, loves trucks especially ken worth, tractors, old fashioned cars, gummie bears and legos

KIDS: 2 boys, 1 Girl - something they can all share, like stickers, craft items, funky colour pencils or crayons.

thanks :)

Sara76 10/16/2014 #

TOBY: 11 years old. Loves superheroes, candy, hot chocolate, hats, key chains, cookies.

GEORGE: 13 years old. Love anything movies, Ariana Grande, Tim Burton, coffee, plain black tea, popcorn.

Also, if you PM me your address I'd like to send you a little package to put towards Don's gift :)

Cosima 10/17/2014 #

Due to family issues, I have to give up this swap.

So Germany is free again

Cosima 10/17/2014 #

Sorry I have mistaken the swaps.

splashofjoy 10/18/2014 #

Aloha! Mine are both for my husband, Dan (same last name and address as me) and there is a good bit of info about him on my profile :D

Littleheartsx3 10/19/2014 #

Hello! This will be for: My mom. she likes tea, history-related books or magazines, anything related to cooking or baking. My 3 girls to share. They are 12, 11, and 9. They are girly girls and like stickers, lip gloss, music, movies, TMNT, tea, any treats or candy as long a factory-sealed, nail polish, art. The usual stuff for girls that age. My partner can PM me for my mom's address. I would like hers to be a surprise.

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