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Penpals - Handwritten only

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Swap Coordinator:HOLDENV84 (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:47
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.75 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:December 13, 2015
Date items must be sent by:December 31, 2015
Number of swap partners:2

This is an easy swap where you will gain 2 new penpals. Write a letter at least 2 (A4) pages long and it must be handwritten. The A4 pages can be one sided, I do not mean it is 2 pages with writing on the back and front. This is for people who are looking for an ongoing penpal friendship. Ideas to help you write: Where you live? Who do you live with? Occupation/Studying? Hobbies? Favourite things? Actors, movies, books, music.... What you like to do on the weekend? Anything you want to write about is fine but it must be HANDWRITTEN! Newbies will be welcome with a well filled out profile and I will check before the sign up deadline I will angel if need be but I am hoping this won't happen


oblivionspin 12/ 5/2015 #

4.0 is a pretty low rating and will likely deter some more experienced swappers from wanting to join your swap. Here is a thread about low rating requirements that you may find helpful.
Good luck and happy swapping!

HOLDENV84 12/ 6/2015 #

Thanks for that oblivionspin. This is one of my first swaps I am hosting and found that thread really helpful :)

ica1986 12/ 6/2015 #

I love handwritten letters. Letters who is computer typed and mail is like email for me = boring even it is the text you read who is important. But for me I have some trubble to get computer written letters. So this swap is really great. I hope I get 2 long lasting friendship through letters. Because some of my penpals have stop and some of them I dont hear from.. So I will join.

HOLDENV84 12/ 6/2015 #

Ica1986 that is great to hear you will be joining. I have made some great long lasting friendships through penpals and even got to meet a few. I've been penpalling since 2012 and I love it. I even text my Australian penpals. Handwritten letters are great and like you if your going to type a letter it might as well be a email. If this swap works well I'm going to hold another one next year

ica1986 12/ 7/2015 #

That sounds great..

irishp 12/ 8/2015 #

I love writing and reading letters. I already have 2 snail mail penpals and I am very excited to have more!

HOLDENV84 12/ 8/2015 #

irishp welcome to the swap and I hope you gain a few more from this swap. Snail mail is the coolest thing and I am so glad that I have hosted this swap!

Crispycritter 12/11/2015 #

This sounds like it might be a good swap to try. I used to hand write all my letters but with age my hand writing is deteriorating and it gets harder and harder to hand write. Are any of the swapers over 50 - if so, could I have one of those as I am getting older and sometimes need my granddaughter to tell me what is going on in the modern world!! Chris crispycritter

mellyrose89 12/13/2015 #

Do you mean 2 A4 pages long? Or can they be smaller pages?

HOLDENV84 12/14/2015 #

@Crispycritter - swap bot actually randomly chooses the swap partners, we have no control over who you get partnered with...sorry @mellyrose89 I will update and make it 2 A4 pages,,,,thank you

mellyrose89 12/14/2015 #

Oh man, I can barely fill 1 A4 page when I write to penpals :/ I have no idea how I am going to fill 2 A4 pages.

HOLDENV84 12/14/2015 #

@mellyrose89 google for ideas lol you will be fine hun. My current penpals hear all about my Christmas shopping, uni problems, boy troubles and the rest of my life. Maybe you could write it over a few days and talk about what you did each day?

texasangel 12/14/2015 #

Can we write it on a spiral notebook size paper

HOLDENV84 12/14/2015 #

@texasangel I'm happy for you to write on any type of paper as long as it is A4 size, as I know the spiral notebooks can come in different sizes. I need to make it fair on everyone. Once the letters are written and you are penpals then I'm sure it won't matter what size paper or how long it is. But I think a good introduction letter needs to have a bit of detail

mellyrose89 12/14/2015 #

@HOLDENV84 I might have to hahaha

texasangel 12/17/2015 #

Oops I messed up on this swap I didn't know what a size was I wrote mine on stationery paper front and back and also added on to the 2 ND page.. sorry about that I'll make sure I get it right the next time..

HOLDENV84 12/22/2015 #

@texasangel that is totally fine and thank you for leaving a comment, the way you have written your letter sounds perfectly fine :)

irishp 01/ 1/2016 #

Whoops, I did send in my letters, I forgot to click send!

topekagal66601 01/ 2/2016 #

Sorry everyone. I dropped my letters in the mail as I was leaving town for our trip on the 31st and forgot to mark it sent.

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