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Quotecard Postcard #31

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Swap Coordinator:spinjenny (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Newbie  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:93
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:December 15, 2009
Date items must be sent by:December 31, 2009
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

This is one of a monthly series of quotecard postcard swaps held to share a little zinger of wisdom/humour/etc with your partners. It is a pretty basic postcard swap. The only catch is that it MUST contain one of your favourite quotes, but that can be either an old friend or a newly discovered favourite. The postcard can be handmade or commercial. If it is handmade, you can incorporate your quote into the design if you prefer; otherwise you must write it on the back of the card.

Please say where the quote is from or give the credit where it's due. You may use quotes in languages other than English, but if you do, please include a translation for your partner. Do not forget to include the swap name and your user name on the card!

You will send out 3 of these cards, one to each partner, possibly across the globe. They should be postmarked! Please DO NOT send in an envelope.

I will ban if I see multiple no-sends or have any other reason to believe you will not be a good swap partner. Newbies are welcome!! (but must have a filled out profile.)

You must communicate with both me and your partner if you are late for any reason. If there are any problems, please try to work it out with your partner, but if that is not possible, contact me and I will try to help. Please do not give a 3 or 1 rating without giving your partner a chance to fix the situation.

Happy swapping to all! Please contact me if you have any questions or problems.

Note: This swap series was originated by @nicole who later handed it over to me.

Discussion

spinjenny 11/16/2009 #

This should be a fun, low-pressure swap, so don't feel you have to do a lot of research unless you want to do that.I have a Notepad file in which I save quotations that I like, so I don't usually need to search for them for my Quotecards, but when I want quotes on a particular theme, I put:

[theme keywords] quote OR quotation

into a search engine. I get links to some general quotation sites but also ones which only have quotes on that theme, which often have many more than the general sites.

Some general ones:

The Quote Garden

Think exist

Quotations Book

Quotations Home Page

Quoteland

The Quotations Page

The Quotations Archive

TCPN Quotations

WikiQuote

spinjenny 11/16/2009 #

I am often asked about sources for nice postcards. Museums and art galleries usually have them, and a lot of book shops and stationery stores/departments have nice ones. There are online sources, of course. Pomegranate have lots of choice, and their "blowout" packs are a great 'pot luck' deal. VisionWorks is another good US online source, but I can also get some of the cards they stock from my local 'world store' here in the UK. Zazzle has a lot too, and they have sites in other countries, including in the UK. If anyone has suggestions for other sources, please post them here.

Blurg 11/24/2009 #

I have done these now and then, and wish I had done them all. It would be so nice to have a binder collection of JUST the quotecard swaps... On your suggestion, I got some Pomegranate blowout packs. Great deal! Another fun site for postcards, in the US, is Syracuse Cultural Workers (http://syracuseculturalworkers.com/) Enjoy!

spinjenny 11/25/2009 #

Thanks, Blurg! I've added that to my list of sources.

Missysmom 12/ 8/2009 #

Personally, I perfer to handcraft my cards and use my creativity- and some of my other junk too- haha.

Missysmom 12/ 8/2009 #

I always look through the packages of stuff in Value Village and sometimes find a bunch of unused postcards there. Try other secondhand stores or thrift shops too.

AndreaJ 12/15/2009 #

You guys are awesome with your sources! May I quote you on my upcoming swap new postcard swap? http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/50060 It's an opportunity to get some interesting unused postcards from other places.

spinjenny 12/15/2009 #

Certainly, Andrea!

spinjenny 12/16/2009 #

As sign-ups have ended for this swap, I have now created the next swap in the series, Quotecard Postcard #32.

Missysmom 12/21/2009 #

sure- can't see why not

spinjenny 01/16/2010 #

It now more than 2 weeks since the Send deadline for this swap. I am contacting the partners of the only participant who has not yet marked Sent. If others of you have not received after a reasonable time, bearing in mind where your partners live, please try to contact them. If you cannot resolve it between you, please PM me, as I will not be checking the comments for this swap any more

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