Swap-bot Time: June 2, 2023 6:29 pm

Just to say hello...

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Swap Coordinator:gramsbuttonbox (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:204
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 28, 2015
Date items must be sent by:December 19, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

If you've ever been in my FAST swap, you have some nice blank notecards. If not, then I invite you to Check It Out!

This is an international swap, and open to newbies, as long as your profile is filled out, and complete. (A good rule of thumb: when I open your profile page, I should have to scroll down to read it.)

This is an "I'm gonna use a notecard"swap, if you have one, Or you can use some pretty stationery, if necessary.

As the title of this swap suggests, I want you to write a little note, "Just to Say Hello..." Tell your partner a couple little things about you, or things you enjoy.

Include your return address, and ask your partner to write back. Hopefully, you will find a great penpal, maybe from the other side of the world, perhaps!

And that's it. You will have one partner, with time from now, to think about what to write, and maybe even write it, then another week to please be sure to get it in the mail on time.

If you have any questions, please just ask, or message me.


cletellier 10/ 8/2015 #

I would love to exchange letters or postcards from the USA and UK, i am from France. I am interested in cats, stickers, postcards from the US, glitters , kawai, girly stuff. What about you? write you soon :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/ 8/2015 #

Thank you very much for your comment. I have run this swap several times, with really great feedback and comments from the swappers who sign up for it.

Would anyone want this swap to have MORE partners in the future? I will run it again, and hope that anyone who has already been in it, will join us again!

Happy Swapping! And thank you for joining my swap!

gramsbuttonbox 10/ 8/2015 #

NEWBIES: Please note that MOST of my swaps are open to newbies, with only ONE rule: you MUST have a well thought-out and completed profile!

Your partners want to get to know you!

since it is my ONLY rule, I am quite strict about it, and must require you to get yours filled out, or I will not be able to keep y in the swap.

The deadline for that, is the same as the deadline for signing up.

And as I wrote in the swap-rules, a good rule of thumb, is that when I open your profile page, I should have to scroll down to read it!

Please take care of this, right away.


gner0 10/ 8/2015 #

Not sure if mine would be considered well filled out. I hope it is as I am pretty excited about this swap

gramsbuttonbox 10/ 8/2015 #

Yes, gner0, it's a great profile! Thank you for checking in, and I hope you have a great time in this swap? Most of my swaps are "newbie-friendly"...I hope you might check them out!

Happy swapping! Gramsbuttonbox

MsKuky 10/ 8/2015 #

My profile is extensive :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/ 9/2015 #

MsKuky, it is great! And thank you.

javinini 10/12/2015 #

Can you check my profile? I'm not sure if it's well filled out for you. I would really like to sing up for this swap.

Umdragon 10/12/2015 #

I'm a newbie and I want to participate. Please feel free to scroll trough my profile :)

Hollyjay5 10/12/2015 #

I'm very new and would love to join in. I hope my profile is ok :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/12/2015 #

tHank you to those who have contacted me, about joining, worried about things from the past...

I do NOT have a minimum rating score, on my swaps,for a reason...I never start a project, (or a swap!), with NOT trusting people...if someone flakes in one of my swaps, THEN they have damaged my trust... If others have issue with that, and wish to, they can leave my swaps...and I wish them well...requiring a minimum score in the swap rules, does NOT keep flakers away! They can be banned, drop from the site, and come back with a new ID!

Life is about second chances...also, I've had teenagers! Even if they leave a room, and slam a door closed, we never LOCK it!

Happy swapping to everyone...and YES, that includes newbies...you are welcome in most of my swaps! ..you can also check out my other swaps, as I wrote, I do not lock the door to anyone who is trying hard to return!

And good luck to you! Gramsbuttonbox (Mary)

gramsbuttonbox 10/12/2015 #

Javini, Umdragon, and HollyJay5, yes, your profiles are fine.

I would be happy to welcome you to the swap!

As I wrote in my last comment, most of my swaps are newbie-friendly, with yes, this one rule! And now, you've completed that rule! 😀

I hope you might join us "over there" in those swaps as well!

gramsbuttonbox 10/12/2015 #

I have moved the deadline dates ahead a bit, due to a family emergency...I hope that does not pose a problem for anyone.

josefi 10/14/2015 #

Hi! Im a newbie, and I hope I can participate! A lot of regards! :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/15/2015 #

Hello Josefi, and welcome to the swap. Your profile is nicely. Filled out, which is my ONLY rule, for newbies to sign up.

Most of my swaps are newbie-friendly, I invite you to check out some of them.

Happy Swapping, Gramsbuttonbox h

usagi 10/17/2015 #

Is it ok to use a regular greeting card if I don't have a notecard? :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/17/2015 #

I just don't think There would be much room, for you to write you note, and the sentiment of the words, might not be so conducive to what you want to say...

I think it would be better to cut a pretty piece of one-sided scrapbook paper, to fit into an envelope, would be better.

Also, since the swap already says to use a blank notecard, you might risk a lower rating, by changing it.

Hope that helps, good luck...


harrylime 10/20/2015 #

I haven't been on for ages but feel it's time to rejoin the fun! Can I join this?? Hope so...:)

gramsbuttonbox 10/20/2015 #

Oh yes,I would be very happy to have you joints...and welcome back! I hope you have FUN with it!

harrylime 10/21/2015 #

Cool! Thank you..;)

topekagal66601 10/22/2015 #

I think you could easily make this with a few more partners in the future :) wow there are many in here! I hope one day to have such a popular swap! :)

Cha13 10/23/2015 #

Just to be clear... You send a note to your partner...and you receive a note from somebody else??

simplyswappin 10/23/2015 #

Dropping this for now, to free myself up for the Pocket letter ABCs streamlined parts 2 & 3. I'll come back to this one if the timing still works out!

gramsbuttonbox 10/25/2015 #

Thank you for the great comments, everyone, I have run this swap several times, and I hope that people who want to join, will get to read all of these great ideas.

Yes, you will have a partner assigned by swapbot, to write TO, and hopefully ask that person to respond, and somebody different, will get YOUR name as a partner, and will write to you, asking you to write back.

So you would get two different partners.

Thank you joining in one of my other swaps, which also promises to be a lot of fun! I hope you can come back and join us. This swap will be run again, it usually is quite popular.

Happy swapping, everyone!


Hejdi 10/29/2015 #


I´m a newbie too and pretty excited about this swap! Just completed my profile and I hope it is good enough to enter. :)

gramsbuttonbox 10/30/2015 #

It's a great prof, and I'm happy to welcome you.

Have a good weekend, everyone, thank you for joining ,u swap. It is because of great swappers like you, that have made it a number one swap!


Geektarts 11/ 7/2015 #

I hope my profile has enough information in it and I am excited to be joining my first on swap bot :)

gramsbuttonbox 11/ 7/2015 #

It's a wonderful profile...welcome to swapping, I hope you have lots of wonderful swapping experiences, and make many swap friends.

I hope you might check out some of my other swaps, most of them are newbie-friendly

Happy swapping!


JackSpades 11/11/2015 #

This might be a dumb question... but, what actually is a notecard? Can I make it myself?

gramsbuttonbox 11/11/2015 #

You certainly can! "Notecard" Is often how they are packaged in a store, maybe in packs of 8 or 10. The card should be blank, with no "greeting" on it, like happy birthday, or anything.

And yes, you can make it, I often have found that a one-sided scrapbook page, folded, and then cut to fit an envie, works great!

Thanks for asking, and happy swapping!


k4kookiez 11/22/2015 #

Sounds exciting to get to know someone new! I'm joining<3 :)

gramsbuttonbox 11/22/2015 #

I am so happy to welcome you to the swap. I hope you're have fun with it, and invite you to check out some of my other swaps...

I'll try really hard to make them fun too! Heehee

cletellier 11/22/2015 #

when will i get the address to send my notecard?? i can't wait :)

gramsbuttonbox 11/23/2015 #

Partners are randomly assigned by swapbot, the day AFTER the swap closes, so in this case, the 29th...

Thank you to everyone, for making this the number one swap, in swap-bot. I have run it often, and am happy to say that it has always been popular.

Have a good week, partners will be assigned SOON!

ica1986 11/27/2015 #

If I dont have enough of notepapers comes I use my cute stationary.

gramsbuttonbox 11/27/2015 #

Yeah certainly can, and have FUN!

sacredcatofburma 11/29/2015 #

this is all quite new to me and i hope my profile is extensive enough! i'm excited!

gramsbuttonbox 11/30/2015 #

Your profile is great! I hope you're enjoy this, and thank you for joining my swap!

Inger71 12/13/2015 #

Sorry for asking, but exactly what is a notecard? Is it like a A4 sheet??

gramsbuttonbox 12/14/2015 #

Notecards are folded, to somewhere about 4x5 or so, to fit into an envelope.

There is NO message/greeting on it, so using a folded piece of one-sided scrapbook paper, cut to fit into a card envie, works great.

Inger71 12/15/2015 #

Ok. So kind ofte a greeting card without the greeting? ? Thank You! ! 😊

TC 01/ 1/2016 #

Terrible host. Ignores warnings about double profilers and bad swappers in her swaps.

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