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Happy Mail, Yay! - Christmas

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Happy Mail, Yay! - Christmas
Swap Coordinator:milamilamura (contact)
Swap categories: Themed  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:20
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:October 13, 2016
Date items must be sent by:November 2, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

This is the Christmas themed version of my popular rounds of Happy Mail, Yay! (that you can see here).

Don't you just love getting home and finding awesome and colorful mail in your mailbox? If you do, then this is the swap for you.

This is a low cost swap, and I’ll be hosting the regular version on a monthly basis.

The requirements are:

Send a super cute envelope with a Christmas theme, using any medium you want, stickers, washi tape, rubber stamps, anything, just make sure it looks super cute. No sticker slapping, this is a mail art swap, you have to put your heart into it. There’s no need to be extra talented, but you need to do your best to make your partner happy.

Include the following flat items:

  • 1 Christmas sticker sheet
  • 5 washi tape samples (12 inch/30 centimeters each). If possible, send Christmas themed washi samples, if that’s not possible, choose Christmas colors like red, green, golden, or any other color suitable for the theme.
  • 1 Christmas postcard Store-bought or handmade.
  • 1 teabag If you can find a Christmas themed teabag, then great. If not, choose a flavor that reminds you of Christmas or a teabag with a red, green or golden wrapping (or any other wrapping that you think fits the theme). And if you’re feeling extra creative, make your own teabag wrapping (remember not to take the teabag off of its original wrapping).
  • 3 Christmas items of your choice Store-bought or handmade. Some ideas: bookmarks, tags, die cuts, stationery, blank notecards, handmade envelopes, confetti, postage stamps, ephemera, smash bits, project life cards, the list is endless.

Please also include a nice Christmas card or note or tag for your partner and don't forget to include your username and swap name.

This is a sender's choice swap, so you can get started on your swap as soon as you want. It's always nice to check your partner's profile, but ultimately this is sender's choice, so if you receive something you don't like, you can send it in another round of these swaps or any other swap.

The total weight of your envie should be no more than 40-50 grams, so that neither of us spends too much on postage. Use postage stamps if possible.

No newbies this time, sorry. I'm trying to keep this a free flake zone. Only people with a 4.95 rating. You must have at least 20 rated type 2 and 3 swaps (in total). No recent and unsolved 1's and 3's in the last year. I will be looking through everyone's profile and reserve the right to ban anyone who seems flaky or problematic.

Before joining, please check your if you meet the requirements. If you don’t, please DO NOT join this swap. As a host, I take my time checking all participants and making sure they don’t have late swaps on their dashboard, logged in during the past few days and have the amount of rated swaps I ask for. It takes you less than 2 minutes to check your own ratings and situation, but it takes me a long time to go over all swappers that don’t meet requirements and still joined my swap (and which I’ll have to ban anyway). So I’d really appreciate if you could keep that in mind.

Note to newbies: When I say I need for you to have 20 rated type 2 and 3 swaps (in total), it means that in your profile you must have at least 20 ratings for any type of swap (except for electronic swaps). It does not mean you must have sent 20 swaps, you must have been rated for all of them. I always run into participants who do not meet the requirements and still join my swaps and then complain when I ban them, please do not join if you do not meet the requirements. I am hosting the happy mail rounds on a monthly basis, so when you actually meet the requirements, you can feel free to join.

Note to participants: Please rate your partner promptly. If your swap is taking too long, get in touch with your partner to see if she forgot to rate / she’d like to wait a bit longer / she thinks it’s time to do a resend, and keep me posted. As you can see these rounds have become very popular and I’m hosting them on a monthly basis, along with other swaps, and checking if everything is ok with every single participant takes a lot of time. If you could help me by keeping an eye on your own swaps, staying in touch with your partners (letting both of us know if you’re sending a bit late), and overall keeping me posted about your envies, it would save me a lot of time and stress and I’d really appreciate it.

I will angel this swap in case someone flakes, but I'm trying to be as cautious as I can and really hope we can all have fun with this swap.

If you have any questions, suggestions or doubts, please don't hesitate to contact me or add a comment in this swap.

Happy swapping everyone!


mymymymy 10/15/2016 #

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