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**Size Edited** Chunk of Cardboard Postcards

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Swap Coordinator:karenvanita (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.85
Last day to signup/drop:July 20, 2012
Date items must be sent by:July 31, 2012
Number of swap partners:5

This idea comes from @Happycrazylion in the forum for swap ideas. It’s really easy and sounds fun. You cut a piece of cardboard from a cereal box or box about that thickness. Sender’s choice. No waxed boxes or freezer containers. When you get it out of the recycling, please make sure it’s CLEAN cardboard. Include a note on the back of the cardboard. Tell something about the product, like who eats it or if you like it. It might also be nice to interpret what the product is. Just write on the cardboard or glue on a piece of paper. Make sure the glue or adhesive will hold up to post office handling. You will have 5 partners.

In the USA 32 cents sends a card up to 4 ¼” x 6” and 45 cents sends a card up to 6 1/8” x 11 ½”. I have been reminded that in the USA postage for international addresses is $1.05. I’m not familiar with foreign rates.


  • 1) A chunk of cardboard at least 3 1/2" x 5 1/2. CLEAN (Searching for boxes to cut I found that most of the boxes I have are 3 1/2" wide. I figured others could be in the same dilemma, so I changed the size.)
  • 2) Sender’s choice.
  • 3) Include a note on the back about the product.
  • 4) 5 partners.

    @Happycrazylion says, “Really fun seeing what types of products others use and logos from different parts of the world.”

Start saving those chunks of cardboard now.


Happycrazylion 07/ 4/2012 #

Great swap!!! Thanks for setting this up karenvanita!! :)

SDCarter 07/ 5/2012 #

International postcard postage is $1.05 now.

karenvanita 07/ 6/2012 #

Yes. I forgot about international. Thank you. I think I'll edit the swap.

Johkup 07/ 9/2012 #

Does it have to be a "food" box or is some other products ok too?

karenvanita 07/11/2012 #

It does not have to be a food box. Just remember if it's too stiff to go through the machines the post office charges more.

bettina763 07/15/2012 #

these are my faves to do....i have a bunch of them already made & ready to fly

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