|Swap Coordinator:||Carrii (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing Postcards|
|Number of people in swap:||9|
|Number of people watching:||6|
|Location:||Regional - USA|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Last day to signup/drop:||June 9, 2022|
|Date items must be sent by:||June 16, 2022|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This might be a terrible idea but I want to give it a shot anyway. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions. 😃 This swap will be a little reminiscent of old fashioned chain mail.
Round #10 It is possible that some PCs might begin to make their way home at this point. Please comment if you received your PC back and also comment if you are sending or have received a Pen Pal correspondence related to this swap.#
IMPORTANT: I am trying to determine if this swap is working, and if it should continue. I am concerned that the multiple addresses on the PC will confuse the mail sorting machines and the PCs will not make it home. PLEASE send me a private message if you have received your card home, or if you have started up any pen pal friendships through this swap. Anyone who signed up for the first couple of rounds should have received their cards back by now, and if not, I will retire this swap, so please let me know!
This swap is a combination of a traveling postcard swap and a Pen Pal exchange swap.
The Traveling PC Part: Please pick out any postcard of your choosing (one that will fit in a regular size envelope, please). PC can be home made, ugly, freebie, etc because you will eventually get it back so no restrictions here, just so long as it is sturdy enough to eventually be sent home later. Write your name and address on the "to" side of the PC and add appropriate postage. On the message side please write the FULL name of the swap and the date you started your card. Put it in an envelope and send it to your partner. Please add a little extra note with the swap name, round number, your name, etc so there is no confusion when rating.
When you receive your PC from your partner you will neatly write your name and address in the message part, or put on an address label (please see example in swap image) and hold it until the next round of the swap, where you will pass it along to your next partner. For each of the following rounds, you will continue to add your address to each of the cards you receive before sending them along to your next partner. Whoever is the last to fit in their address on the message side mails the PC home to its original sender without an envelope.
The Pen Pal Part Once you have received your postcard home, it should have 4-5 addresses on it to which you can reply with a PC or letter and start a Pen Pal exchange. Also because you will be sending and receiving a new PC each round, you can also send a reply to anyone who's name/address you saw on the message side of someone else's PC if you so wish. Anytime you send a reply please make a note that it is a reply related to this swap and not part of the actual swap itself. For example: "Hi Matilda, I got your address from the Traveling Pen Pal Postcard Swap and I wanted to say Hi. Here's a little bit about me...if you'd like to be pen pals, you can send me a note at Name, Address, State Zip."
Other Details Make sure to write in your swap-bot name with your address label so that your partners can look you up on the swap-bot site to read your profile if they choose.
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