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Pocket Letter - 9 Facts About Me

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Swap Coordinator:SheWolf (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Letters & Writing  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:37
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2015
Date items must be sent by:October 14, 2015
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Update 9/24/15: As I received some concern for the price of international shipping and how much decorating to do on these PLS I wanted to make this update and clear things up. To keep low cost of shipping anywhere your pocket letter should by less than 1/4 inch thick in the envelope and weigh as little as possible. Per the US Postal Service if its more than 1/4 inch thick than it is considered a package, which is more expensive and than obviously the more it weighs the more it costs as well. But with that being said you do not have to be excessive with decorating (you can if you are okay with paying more) Gifts are not required for this exact reason. Keep the bulk down = less costly to ship. For example, I might cut out a map of the area where I live to use as a background and make little notes on it. Like I live here and circle it, and circle the place I go eat , or go swimming. Maybe add a sticker or two, but that's it for one card. Thin and light.

I think this a unique swap to get to know others around the world. I may do more swaps like this depending on the feedback, which is always appreciated. So for this pocket letter swap you will be creating and telling 9 facts about yourself. Here's the details:

{If you are still concerned / hesitant to do international shipping I am also hosting a USA only version. It is exactly the same and you can find it in my profile under swaps I am hosting. If you are from the US feel free to sign up for both, but don't take on too much as if you are in both swaps you will have to create a total of 4 PLs.}

  • Each pocket must be individually designed around a fact about you. {Some examples are: your favorite color, favorite hobby, favorite animal or pet, did you recently get married or have a baby, what state/country do you live in, do you live by anything interesting, your favorite drink, when is your birthday, favorite holiday, favorite season, favorite food, etc.}

  • Only the front of each pocket must be decorated (less bulk = less shipping) and on the back you will write the fact about you that corresponds with the card front. For example: you would write "My favorite color is ___________." on the back of the card you decorated with your favorite color. All 9 pockets have to have a different fact.

  • You must include at least a note with the swap name & your username. You do not have to write a letter as the pockets are like your letter. However feel free to write a letter if you like.

  • No goodies are required for this swap to keep shipping cost down, but it's always thoughtful ;)

  • You will get TWO partners and this is an international swap as these PLs should relatively light and not costly. (Tip: you can make two of the exact same pocket letters about you to send as they will be going to two different places; so don't feel stressed about creating 18 different facts about you)

I will be checking profiles. Newbies are welcome with a filled out profile as this is a simple swap. However, no recent or unexplained 1s or 3s. Please let your partner know before rating 1 or 3 as a courtesy since international shipping takes longer. All profiles must be filled out and I reserve the right to ban anyone from the swap that I do not feel is a good match.

Feel free to msg me or comment with any questions. Check out my profile for additional creative pocket letter swaps I may be hosting. Be really creative with this swap and most of all have fun. Happy Swapping! :)

Discussion

JustMeCreating 08/15/2015 #

This sounds like a fun idea! Count me in!
Thank you very much for hosting an international pocket letter swap. There's so few of them. :)

happiermomma 08/26/2015 #

If I join this would be my first pocket letter and would be amateurish so I'm just wondering if it would be a good idea for me to join or are these swaps for more experienced pocket letter swappers?

SheWolf 09/ 9/2015 #

@JustMeCreating - You're welcome! Glad to have you! @happiermomma - As long as you feel you can produce a pocket letter with quality that you would be happy to receive then you will be fine. These do not have to have elaborate decorations as the point is to keep them relatively light / flat to keep the price down when shipping over seas.

slamophile 09/10/2015 #

Oh wow.. Sure wish this was USA only... Good luck with this swap - Sounds really fun.

MCGalaxy 09/14/2015 #

@slamophile I thought the same thing. I have so many problems with international shipping that I dceided not to do them anymore.
But PM me if you'd like to do a pvt swap

SheWolf 09/15/2015 #

@slamophile and @MCGalaxy I just created a USA only version for any of you who are hesitant about international shipping. Please visit my profile to view / sign up for the USA only version. It is exactly the same as this swap, just USA only! Thanks for the feedback! :)

Helen56 09/16/2015 #

This is my very first swap, and am truly excited to be a part of this one if possible!

SheWolf 09/17/2015 #

@Helen56 - I would love to have you in my swap, however your profile is empty. Please fill out your profile with a little bit about you, your likes, and dislikes. Almost all swaps (even newbie ones) will not let you participate with a blank profile. Feel free to join the newbie group for help or message me and I will try to help as much as possible.

NorthStar07 09/24/2015 #

Hi there :) this is so cool! This is my first swap... Count me in :)

user2637 09/26/2015 #

Probably want to ban @aprilhite012 as she's got a bunch of late swaps and hasn't been logging in for awhile.

SheWolf 09/27/2015 #

@user2637 Thank you for letting me know. She also is currently hosting a lot of swaps and one in particular that has very little description, but it seems she copied this swap. If anyone else has had a bad experience or other comments about participants listed in this swap feel free to message me. I will use my judgement and thoroughly go through swappers before assigning partners, so it may be a day or two.

SheWolf 10/ 1/2015 #

Just a reminder that I may take a day or two, so I can thoroughly go through all participants before assigning partners to assure the best possible outcome. :]

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