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Pocket Letter Newbies # 8 Happy Holidays / Christm

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Pocket Letter Newbies # 8 Happy Holidays / Christm
Swap Coordinator:jakeandnicksmom (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Handmade  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:81
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.97
Last day to signup/drop:December 1, 2015
Date items must be sent by:December 10, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is for Pocket letter newbies, who want a chance to try out this new penpal craze, in a safe, judgment free swap. No stress, no worries. For this swap there is no wrong way of doing a Pocket Letter.

You will have one partner. Basically, you fill up a 9 pocket trading card sleeve with 2.5 X 3.5 scrapbook paper, decorated. Think quotes, stickers, ribbon, washi, And, inside the pockets you tuck in the back, little goodies. They might be washi tape samples , ribbon, stickers, buttons, embellishments, tea bag, sequins ( in a sealed package please) etc, The first pocket holds a nice letter from you, about a 1/2 page, include a little about how you celebrate your holidays.

This pocket letter has a Happy Holidays / Christmas theme.
TIt can say either Merry Christmas and be all about Santa ect, or you can do a Happy Holidays theme, which ever is good for you. Please remember, these are senders choice, and your pocket letter may include religious theme for this swap, so if those type of things bother you, you might want to skip this one.
Get creative! you can do it!! You do not have to decorate the back of the pocket, only the front.

Make sure the swap name and your Swapbot name is on there somewhere.

Remember: this swap is for people who are new at pocket letters, so if your picky, this may not be the swap for you

Try to keep things relatively flat, when you fold this letter into thirds, you can mail it in a long envelope. Open to swappers with at least a rating of 4.97, and has at least 5 type 3 swaps. I will be checking profiles carefully. If you have recent or unexplained 1's or 3's please Pm me.

Send your swap on time, and don't forget to rate your partner. Think of your rating as a thank you note, its very nice to thank the person who took time to create something for you. Rate a 5 if it was sent on time ,even if you didn't like it. If you don't receive your swap please let me and your partner know before rating a 1 or 3.

I have had interest in a series of pocket letter newbie swaps , so Im setting up a monthly swap for at least through September: Here are the themes
* July - Red, White and Blue
* August- Make it Sparkle
* September- Fall Leaves/ Colors
* October- Halloween * November - Thanksgiving
* December- Christmas
So join one or join all, If anyone has ideas for future pocket letters or themes, I'm open to suggestions. There is lots of Youtube videos and Pintrest boards out there if you need ideas.

Feel free to look at my instagram page for samples of my work : ohhowfun2012

This is a US swap only, but if anyone is interested in hosting an international one, please PM me.

Before partners are assigned, I will check profiles, and ban if you dont meet the requirements of the swap.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my swap, I hope you join in!


lightdl 08/26/2015 #

Hi I am getting back on swap bot, but have a problem. i received a 1 on a swap dates Aug 21, 2011. i resent a postcard and never heard back from this person. A little disappointed. Do not know how to get this changed. Please advise

lightdl 08/26/2015 #

i would like to participate in this swap

Donna Light

Dodebunz 09/ 4/2015 #

How do you join in on a first swap? I have never swapped on swap bot.

cbr 09/10/2015 #

Click join swap to participate in swap.

SherylKay 09/27/2015 #

I would love to join but am a new be just love Christmas Let me know if I can it says its for new bee but says you have to be a rating 4.75 let me know Sheryl-Kay

SherylKay 10/ 1/2015 #

I am not sure why I was turned down can you explain thank you sheryl-kay

SherylKay 10/ 1/2015 #

Thank you for the info I went back and tried to do a better job now I just need to find a swap that will take me :)

TerryF 10/14/2015 #

Anyone who is new to Swap-bot should really take the time to read all of the info provided via the various links at the bottom of this page.

jakeandnicksmom 10/16/2015 #

Hi everyone, I don't always check the messages on here, if you have a question, please PM me. For all newbies with not enough swaps, the best place to start is the group Newbie Helpers.

madhunter 11/ 5/2015 #

Hi my name Melissa new here like to recycle craft can't wait to do a swap

PrincessAllie 11/ 9/2015 #


VivaLaDiane 11/13/2015 #

User @PrincessAllie is in this swap and has an old profile here. This account will be suspended soon by admin. Any questions, just message me.

PrincessAllie 11/14/2015 #

Just a FYI the old profile is not me! If you want to chat about this please contact me directly! Thank you!!

Ps.. The person above is only saying this because she was upset that I gave her friend a one rating.. I have taking that rating down since then because I am not into DRAMA and some people on this site clearly have no lives and have to pick on others and or make up lies.. BUT in the end it just makes then look bad. The person above has also gone in told all the groups I was in these lies too.. this is just not ok...

user2637 11/16/2015 #

No, PrincessAllie. @VivaLaDiane is not vindictive; she it stating this based on actual information that you have another profile. She's been here for many years and is a trusted and valued member of Swap-Bot.

LahDeeDah 11/16/2015 #

@PrincessAllie - @VivaLaDiane knows exactly how to dig up double-profilers and flakers. Those of us who have been around for a few Christmas swap-lifting seasons trust her implicitly and appreciate her diligence in ferreting out problem swappers. Thank goodness she does have a life and has made this site an important part of it! VLD looks marvelous.

BTW - It always amazes me how liars love to say they're not into DRAMA even though they're the only ones here who create it, and anyone who confronts them has no life. Such a predictable schtick.

nellswell 11/16/2015 #

^What @LahDeeDah said!

VivaLaDiane 11/16/2015 #

@princessallie = @aliciaamy = @bostongirl79 YOU check out the similarities and shitty ratings yourself.

ReadMoreBooks33 11/18/2015 #

Just FYI: @PrincessAllie is partially suspended.

jakeandnicksmom 11/18/2015 #

Yikes, I havent checked this in a couples of days, I didnt know there was so much going on, lol.
Please, if there is a questionable swapper, send me a PM. I dont always check the messages here.

jakeandnicksmom 11/18/2015 #

Just a reminder
you must have at least 5 type 3 swaps completed and rated
I will remove you from the swap if you do not have the right numbers, please dont send me a nasty email if you are removed. The rules are CLEARLY stated
If you have any questions please send me a PM since I dont check here daily.

captshar1885 11/26/2015 #

Can you do one where Canadians can join as well? I just watched videos on how to do this and I'd like to try it. 😊

jakeandnicksmom 11/30/2015 #

@capshar1885 right now Im just doing US because the cost can be quite high to ship international. If anyone would like to host an international version please message me

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