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I HATE THESE CARDS!

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Swap Coordinator:lettergirl (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 11, 2013
Date items must be sent by:March 25, 2013
Number of swap partners:5
Description:

Do you have cards you hang on to because you can't bear to throw them away? But they're ugly? Or boring? Or for a holiday that isn't coming around again any time soon? This is your chance to use up these cards! If you have any stickers you can't stand, by all means, stick them all over it!

Here's the thing, though. WE DON'T WANT NEW OR UNUSED BUT UGLY CARDS YOU DIDN'T LIKE AS EXTRAS. OR STICKERS, EITHER. So, the "extras" you'd like to send for the hearts you'd like? Write a nice note inside instead. Let us know why you hate that particular card--tell us about yourself, your day, or your annoying job. We're good listeners! We would like to GET RID OF unwanted things in this swap, not acquire more. So please make your "extra" be because you tried harder on the note, or did the address cute, or something.

Note: I normally enjoy extras, don't get me wrong. I just think that by the nature of the swap, we may be tempted to send some ugly extras thinking, "Haha! Isn't this ugly, too?" and then we'd all have to do another swap like this, to get rid of THOSE things. So let's just say no extras for this. It's a win-win situation. We don't get stuff we don't like, we use up what we hate. We don't have to send good extras. And we get a chatty note from a complete stranger. Fun!

Now, if you DO get extras, don't rate down. And if you DON'T get extras, remember to be looking for reasons to give the person a heart anyway for extra effort, OK? Now we're all happy, and can use our good cards for another swap! :)

Let's say 5 partners for this one, because all it will cost is one stamp. No reason to flake, so no reason to exclude anyone. If I have to angel, I've got plenty of ugly cards to choose from! haha!

Discussion

lettergirl 03/ 4/2013 #

Oh, and should anyone international want to do this swap, be my guest. I'd really like to have it international, but the postage is getting too high for me.

AZmom875 03/ 4/2013 #

So basically we are writing a note on a card we really hate. We are not sending off a card we hate, to be reused by the partner later. It is not a purging of a card, but a note about why we hate this card we are sending. Is that right?

lettergirl 03/ 4/2013 #

Yeah just use up a card you hate. Heres an excuse to write on it and send it off. We don't want any blank cards because thenvwe are obligated to use it!

AZmom875 03/ 5/2013 #

I signed up right away and didnt even wait til it got closer to the sign up date, cause the idea is so fun, I knew I wouldnt want to miss this one.

TweetyBird75 03/ 7/2013 #

Is there a specific size card?? greeting card?? note card???

lettergirl 03/ 7/2013 #

I don't care what sized card it is. It must just be that you don't want it anymore and that you write on it and mail it out! It can be a holiday card that doesn't work for you, or something ugly, or something you're sick of or bored of. Use up those cards you've got hanging around for too long! (You COULD actually use a card you LIKE too, but that's not the purpose of this swap.)

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