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Swap-bot's 10th Anniversary Mail Art Swap

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Swap-bot's 10th Anniversary Mail Art Swap
Swap Coordinator:racheljohnson (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Art  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:144
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:October 2, 2015
Date items must be sent by:October 15, 2015
Number of swap partners:1

October 2015 will be Swap-bot's 10-year anniversary. Woah. I am truly astounded. @travisj and I created this website on a whim a decade ago and have worked hard to keep it running ever since. It is a big job, but we think this is a pretty rad, little corner of the internet! (Check out our very first swap.)

Over the past 10 years Swap-bot has gained more than 65,000 accounts, facilitated more than 200,000 swaps, and received 280 MILLION pageviews! It blows my mind.

For this swap: You will have just one partner to whom you will send one piece of Swap-bot-themed mail art. It can be a postcard, letter, or parcel, but it MUST be decorated externally with a Swap-bot theme. Think blue and orange, postal mail images, Ernie the Envie, swap terms, etc. Put some time into making something that will delight our mail carriers! It is not required, but it'd be fun to include a note or goodies with your mail art for your partner.

New swappers and experienced members with a 4.9 rating, or higher, are welcome to join this international swap. As always, I will check over participants and remove anyone questionable.

Please take a photo of your mail art and email it (or a link to it) to me at rachel -at- swap-bot.com. I'd LOVE to share your creations on the Swap-bot blog!

I've made this a very easy and inclusive swap so that everyone will feel comfortable joining and celebrating Swap-bot. Also, I WILL ANGEL THIS SWAP. Please let me know after the send deadline if you have not received a swap item. Once you rate your partner honestly with a 1, I will send a fun piece of mail right out!

Swap-bot's awesomeness comes from our amazing community of swappers. Thank you all for swapping with us and supporting us for the last ten years!!


racheljohnson 08/28/2015 #


Feel free to grab this graphic to use on your blogs, twitter, instagram, etc to spread the word about this swap!

wolfeagle 08/28/2015 #

Congratulations on ten years! I am thankful that you two created Swap-bot, and grateful for all the work you both do.

julianapena 08/28/2015 #

Congratulations!! I am proud to be part of swapbot 7 years ago. :)

luluvision 08/28/2015 #

Congratulations! So happy to have been a part of this site from the start! Thank you to you and Travis for starting it and for all the work you do for it!

grandmaroro 08/28/2015 #

You know what just crossed my mind? In the years that I have played with you all, I wonder how many times I have said, "I love SWAP-BOT?" Thank you for a gift that just keeps on giving, and for allowing me to be one of your ambassadors. OH, and btw, I LOVE SWAP-BOT

TurtleLove 08/28/2015 #

Super excited for this swap...it means I will be able to use an Ernie stamp that I hand carved just to help promote the site when I am shipping to my partners! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary and thank you for creating a wonderful site!

Momskii 08/28/2015 #

I thank you every day for creating this wonderful place. I have only been a member for five years, but hope to be here for many, many more.

racheljohnson 09/ 2/2015 #

Thank you all for your kind words and for joining my swap!

reauk 09/ 3/2015 #

love to join no crafter .

winniethepooh 09/ 5/2015 #

Congratulations on 10 years! I love swap-bot, thankyou.

reauk 09/ 5/2015 #

thanks Rachel and Travis for bringing so much fun and excitement in to my life.

MsKuky 09/ 5/2015 #

Congratulations on 10 amazing and fun years! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our crafting skills with other wonderful swappers. Many blessings to you @racheljohnson & Travis for all your hard work.

MsKuky 09/ 5/2015 #

Congratulations on 10 amazing and fun years! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our crafting skills with other wonderful swappers. Many blessings to you @racheljohnson & travis for all your hard work.

MsKuky 09/ 5/2015 #

Congratulations on 10 amazing and fun years! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our crafting skills with other wonderful swappers. Many blessings to you @racheljohnson & Travis for all your hard work.

armadillogal 09/ 5/2015 #

Congrats! I love this site...

Ajijic 09/ 6/2015 #

Congratulations to 10 fabulous years! I truly love swap-bot. Thank you so much!

racheljohnson 09/ 7/2015 #

Thanks guys!! We love Swap-bot and just hope to keep making it better... can't believe it has been 10 years... but here's to 10 more!!

bluecrayons 09/ 8/2015 #

big congrats to rachel and travis. 10 years is awesome.

Thraxan 09/ 9/2015 #

yay I adore this site I am so in!!

Sternenfee 09/11/2015 #

Thank you for the creation of this site. But I would also take the chance to thank all those who make their contribution to make this site an awesome place by being awesome hosts and swappers - and to those who work hard to make this site a little safer for everyone. I think you know who you are. So also a big thanks to those awesome ladies.

hollycm6 09/11/2015 #

I'm in I'm in I'm in!!! :-)

DeBovine 09/12/2015 #

Started with the 200,000th swap, so it is with pleasure I'm joining the 10 year anniversary swap! Having SO MUCH FUN with this swapping community. Thanks for all your hard work!

Rabbitfreedom 09/12/2015 #

Thank you for creating this site! Thanks to all fellow crafters/swappers for sharing your talent and cool junk with me! I can't imagine being a part of this site and not signing up for this swap! I'm soo excited for it! Happy crafting everyone!

thebragal 09/14/2015 #

Took a a while longer than your last swap but congrats on the top spot.

TamiTam55 09/14/2015 #

I think the only thing that could make swap-bot better is a mobile friendly site. :)

art3osb 09/15/2015 #

I love swap-bot. Congratulations on 10 yrs. And I hope there are many more. A mobile friendly site would be very nice. We need an app for that.

thebragal 09/17/2015 #

I find the current platform to be fine on my iPhone. I only like mobile platforms if I have to option to opt out!

slat333 09/19/2015 #

Thank you so much for starting Swap-bot!!! I was lost without any means to send snail mail out to random people!!! ALL MY LOVE! Wishing you many more years of success!

RachH 09/23/2015 #

Only been in Swap-bot a year now, but it's great fun. I've hosted 20 swaps and my latest is number two in the Top Swaps, behind yours. It's also interesting to participate in some swaps, you can never be quite sure what you'll receive. Thank you for starting Swap-bot, I love it!

capi 09/23/2015 #

Happy 10th!!! Looking forward to many more.

RachH 09/24/2015 #

Hi, I'm hosting a swap and wanted people's opinions. There's nothing wrong with me asking newbies to fill out their profile is there, if they haven't written much about themselves? Thank you.

mcovey 09/25/2015 #

Congrats on 10 years love Swap-bot Thanks for all you do to make this a fun and safe place to swap ! Not a crafty person either but just wanted congrat you for 10 years and going strong!!!

racheljohnson 09/29/2015 #

Thank you all!! I am excited that this swap has grown so large. I just extended the sign up deadline to Friday, October 2nd, so hopefully we can get in as many participants as possible.

03Scarlett 09/30/2015 #

Rachel and Travis - thank you so much for all you do to keep Swap-bot going, we so appreciate it and the both of you. You are awesome, awesome people! (Hugs)

lovesreward 10/ 1/2015 #

Thank you for creating this fun and addictive site. I have swapped with over 650 people in the last year and a half and I am having the best time!

Blurg 10/ 1/2015 #

any gallery images from the 5 year anniversary swap? Would love some inspiration.

racheljohnson 10/ 2/2015 #

It is not all mail art, but if you visit this blog link you will see lots of awesome Swap-bot-themed art from previous swaps. I love it all so much!

racheljohnson 10/ 3/2015 #

Thank you all for signing up!!! I will check over participants and get partners assigned asap. Thank you for your patience. I can't wait to see what's created for this swap! xoxo

racheljohnson 10/ 3/2015 #

Partners are assigned! Let's start swapping!!

druideye 10/ 6/2015 #

I am in Columbia SC and we have been devastated by flood. I do not know when I will get home as roads have been destroyed bridges washed out. It is a disaster. I will attempt to send on time if i am at all possible. Please pray for us. Pam

Crazipurplelady 10/ 8/2015 #

Congrats to you Rachel and SB and to all of us too! PAM/Druideye, be safe and dry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crazipurplelady 10/ 8/2015 #

Rachel, are ATC's considered mail art??

auntmaymay1221 10/ 9/2015 #

Great idea. Congratulations on ten years!

anrtist 10/13/2015 #

THANX for S~B...All the great friends it has brought my way!!!! & this fun swap too ☺
Blessings. cc

racheljohnson 10/15/2015 #

Today is the final day to mail your swap!

@druideye - contact your partner and let them know your situation. I am sure they will understand. And stay safe!!

@Crazipurplelady - An ATC mailed inside an envelope wouldn't really count as mail art. Decorate the outside of the envelope or postcard that you send.

Artistic 10/15/2015 #

Mail art envelope went out to my partner today. Enjoy!

Emailing you pics now @racheljohnson


Lindor1770 10/16/2015 #

I just realized this 10th anniversary swap is also my 100th swap!! thanks for making this possible, Rachel!!! <3 <3

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