|Swap Coordinator:||bombardiette (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing|
|Number of people in swap:||12|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||January 5, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||February 17, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This swap is also being hosted by @WritingRoach as a public swap, but I thought that it would be a wonderful challenge for us long letter lovers in this group - especially since some of us may not meet the public swap requirements (which are absolutely perfect for a public swap, IMO). Since we're all friends here (or will be), I asked @WritingRoach if I could do this for the group and she was pleased to say yes. So for that, thank you!
Anyway, here it is...
Each swapper will have one partner to whom they will write 31 letters - a letter a day. The letters must be a minimum of 1 page A4 or US Letter Sized paper (so the front page of a sheet of paper) or 2 pages (1 sheet, front and back) of letterset sized stationery.
The first letter should be a basic introductory letter in which you tell your partner about who you are. Each subsequent letter has no topic required, but when you're done, you should essentially have taken your partner on a 30-Day journey through your life (not 31 because day 1 is a Getting to Know You Day :) ).
Each letter will be placed into it's own envelope, and the date will be written on the envie. In this version of the swap, the envie will be either a) decorated or b) handmade (magazine pages, scrap paper, ephemera, whatever).
Finally, include something small in each envelope. Photographs, stickers, ATCs (your own or others - as many have noted, they are meant to be traded!)...you need not buy your partner anything or include whole sheets of stickers in each envelope, but do take your partner's interests into consideration when thinking of what you might enclose. It may even be ephemera from the day!
These should be gathered together and mailed in one mailer - a box, bubble envie or whatever so long as it's sturdy enough to protect your bundle!
When the pakcage is complete, your partner will have a letter a day to read for the entire month of March!
The send-by date is in the middle of February to ensure that partners overseas have their package in time for March, but you'll have 6 weeks to prepare this swap (and you can get started on the envies early if you're interested!)
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