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Leap Day / February 29th handmde postcard

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Leap Day / February 29th handmde postcard
Swap Coordinator:nancylee (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 23, 2024
Date items must be sent by:February 28, 2024
Number of swap partners:1
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Leap Day / February 29th only comes around once every 4 years so let's celebrate with some art. Please create one handmade postcard for one partner and have it in the mailbox by the evening of 2/28, if all goes well a carrier will pick it up and it will be canceled that date :).

Don't be shy draw, paint, sketch, stamp, collage, add stickers ,washie, decoupage or use it all. Pencils, pens , markers paints or crayons are all great and some ideas might be leaping lemurs, lizards, or frogs. Creative calander or date book pages, excited 29's etc. I am sure you all have some great ideas.

I will allow newbies/ unrated swappers with a well filled out profile , everyone has to start somewhere

Discussion

VAgardengirlgirl 02/23/2024 #

I’ve never done it, but have read that one can go to the PO & ask for a postcard or letter to be hand cancelled that day? Anyone know?or, is hand cancelling different from postmarking on a particular? Maybe I’ll see what I can find on usps or just ask at the PO

nancylee 02/23/2024 #

They do have hand stamps at some windows here, once I had an official document and the receipt hand stamped with the date but never a crafted item. Please share your experience if you do.

KoalaMuffin 02/24/2024 #

I found this article that gave some tips and tricks. https://loveincmag.com/4-secrets-the-post-office-wont-tell-you-about-hand-canceling-envelopes/

UKrebel85 02/25/2024 #

I just wanted to let you know that in order for the postcard to be cancelled on the 29th I will need to post it on the 29th. The reason for this is because I am posting abroad I need to weigh it in the post office ( I also get proof of postage ). If I take it in to be put in post box on the 28th it will get cancelled on the 28th. I know the swap date is the 28th so I just wanted to let you know. Obviously I can post on 28th if required but it won’t have the 29th as the date on it. I have let my partner know.

Victoriavida 02/25/2024 #

Here in South Korea, I have the same situation as UKrebel85. The postman usually stamps it right in front of me on that same day, and I take a photo for records.

So my postmark will have the day I go to the post office written on it. But I might be able to be sneaky and do it on the 29th Korean time, because the Swap Bot time zone is California I think, which is 17 hours behind Seoul.

Victoriavida 02/25/2024 #

So I will still meet the 28th Swap Bot deadline. But if not possible, then we'll if will have to say the 28th.

Victoriavida 02/25/2024 #

then well it*

Victoriavida 02/25/2024 #

Also, we technically don't have mail boxes in Korea. International outgoing mail just all be done at the post office.

captainschlumpy 02/28/2024 #

My PO is going to hand cancel mine tomorrow. So I'm marking mine sent but I'll take it to work with me in the morning (I'm a mail carrier).

VAgardengirlgirl 02/29/2024 #

I took mine to the PO & asked to have it hand stamped. The employee did it right there in front of me. . I didn’t need the non-machinable postage stamp after all. Good to know for future reference.

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