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Friendship Books for Starters USA 3

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Swap Coordinator:billowing (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Card Making  Friendship Books 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:June 9, 2016
Date items must be sent by:June 16, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

We will be sending 5 friendship books to 1 person.

Newbies are welcome with well filled profile. New or Established FBS are welcome.

Happy Swapping :)


billowing 06/ 2/2016 #

~Friendbooks~ (fbs)

These can be new friendship books, or one that has traveled before(established)!

These are really simple. Friendbooks travel around the world from one penpal to another. It creates a little network of friends. In the end you get to see all the places its been and hopefully meet some new fbs lovers to talk to.

We're sending 5 fbs to one person so they have a better chance of coming back to you. Sometimes they may get lost in the mail, or someone may not know what to do with them and they never make it home. Sending 5 gives you a better chance of seeing one of the little guys again. Also they may take different paths, see different places, and help you make different friends.

What is a fbs?

They range from 3in x 3in to 5in x 5in depending on how much information you want people to put.

•Just take a piece of cardstock, or thick paper, cut it to be about 4inches by 4inches when folded. Put a little decoration on the front, a few sparkles or stickers. Get creative.

•Staple about 3 pieces of paper inside (The more room it has on the inside the more information people can put and the longer they'll be travelling the world ) So if you want it to come home faster use less paper. Also remember to use paper that people will be able to sign. Try using paper that isnt black and doesnt have much print on it.

•Next add your address on the inside of the cardstock with 'Return to: (your address) when full' inscribed.

~When you recieve your fbs~

•Sign your name and add your address, some people like to add interests for whoever it returns to.

•After you sign your name, send them out to someone else who is not already in the book. Try to send them to a penpal or someone that does fbs too.

•When it gets full the last person is supposed to send it back to the creator. Don't send the fbs back until all of the space is taken up and no one else can fit in. Do Not keep the full fbs for yourself, wouldn't you be sad if none of your fbs ever came home after that long hard journey around the world?

Commonly used abbreviations

A/A = Answers All

A/O = Answers Only

A/S = Answers Some

A/M - Answers Most

AVF = Answers Very Few

ICR = I Can Return (meaning this person can return the friendship book back to the owner)

LLP = Long Letter Pal (meaning this person is looking for pals that will send lengthy letters)

N&N FBS = Nice and Neat Friendship Books

NSW = New Swappers Wanted

NPW = New Pen Pals Wanted

SNNP = Sorry No New Pen Pals

BD - Birthday

DOB - Date of Birth

SAHM - Stay at home mom

WAHM - Work at home mom

WA - Wedding Anniversary

plushiecat 06/ 3/2016 #

i have never been involved with a friendship book, so i was hoping to clarify a few things. For a person who has never been in possession of one of these, am I to make 5 books and send them to my partner? O.o That seems a little odd, as they would all have the same info on them. What would she do with them when she got them? For that matter, what do i do with mine after i get the addresses?

billowing 06/ 5/2016 #

Yes, you would make 5 fbs for your partner with your info. They will get broken up and sent separately in future swaps, it's unlikely they will all travel together. I always break up fbs from the same maker into different swaps when I receive them.

When you get your fbs from this swap, you should add your info/address, date, sign, and send to someone interested in swapping fbs. I don't recommend sending your fbs to just anybody as I have seen snappers who dislike fbs and don't end up sending them to anyone or even throw them away. Sadly that is the fate for some of your fbs, which is why we make such a bulk of them at one time and send so many.

There are swaps available through Swap-bot, as well as groups on Facebook and Swap-bot dedicated to swapping fbs and lbs. If anyone is interested in these groups send me a PM and I will forward the links to you.

Herestweety 06/10/2016 #

Excitedly waiting to see who are my partners. Hope to mail them tomorrow.

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