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Long Time Pen Pals

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Long Time Pen Pals
Swap Coordinator:USAFwife (contact)
Swap categories: Promotional  Letters & Writing  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:February 23, 2011
Date items must be sent by:March 18, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I saw a swap recently where someone set up a swap to promote their new group. I started my group "Long Time Pen Pals" a month ago, and don't have many takers, so I thought I'd try this idea.

The idea of the swap/group is for people who have been pen palling for a few years - letters, not email only - at least, who are regularly swapping FB's, assorted 'bags', and such, to get together. I've been pen palling for 23 years (yikes, that makes me feel old!), and remember paying pen pal services for addresses of pen pals, and finding pen pals in the Tiger Beat type teen mags! If you remember such things, this swap/group is certainly for you!

So, for the swap, you will have one partner, and send your partner a letter. Since this is for people who are familiar with pen palling, I don't think I need to put requirements on the length of letter. Would be nice to introduce yourself, family, hobbies, and maybe how you got involved with pen palling. You don't need to include anything else, just the letter is the requirement.

You do not need to do the swap to join the group, or vice versa. I will check profiles for the swap and the group - you do need to have a comment somewhere on your profile about pen palling, because, after all, that is the idea! :)

I"m going to set this swap up as International. If you would rather do a USA only or USA/Canada swap, please let me know. I"m willing to set up another swap!

Questions or comments, please PM me. :)

(Swap-bot newbies are welcome to join, newbies to pen palling are not, sorry.)

Discussion

USAFwife 02/14/2011 #

You can start writing your letter when you sign up! Please, don't be late with this swap. I don't want people to be disappointed in the swap. In a regular pen palling partnership, you can explain if letters are late, but for this swap, you really can't.

Also, you REALLY need to have it clear on your profile that you pen pal, how long, etc... As it says in the swap, newbies to pen palling are not welcome.

Megbomb 02/14/2011 #

i love this because i dont think i have found even 1 long term penpal from any penpal swaps here on SB so maybe this will work better!

USAFwife 02/16/2011 #

It does seem to be difficult to find 'true' long letter/long term pals. I think it's too easy to send an email or call or text now days!

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