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Month long letter journal

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Month long letter journal
Swap Coordinator:USAFwife (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Journals 
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 21, 2017
Date items must be sent by:August 7, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Years back, I had a pen pal who introduced me to letter journals. We would write a few pages every day or every few days in a notebook, and at the end of the month send it off to each other. We would then reply to the letter over the next month in another notebook, etc. Composition books work GREAT for this - no spiral! - and aren't terribly expensive. We would sometimes decorate the pages or add bits to the pages - like a journal - but mail it off.

For this swap, you will have 1 (ONE) partner, use a notebook (no smaller than 5x7 please) and write to your partner over the course of a month. This is a letter, so introduce yourself, tell about your life. It isn't a requirement for you to reply (I have no control over that, after all), BUT, if you would like to continue the process, please communicate that with your partner. Of course life can get busy, but aim to write at least a page each day. You need to include 20 dated entries, Each entry should be at least a page long (like a letter). So your finished 'letter' should be at least 20 pages long. You will write over the course of one month then send if off to your partner. Decoration isn't a requirement, but if you wish to personalize your notebook, please feel free to do so. If you wish, you may create your own journal for the month.

Edit 6/8: You may begin to write your letter when you sign up! Just make sure you write in the journal over the course of 30 days. If you wish to start your introduction when you sign up, you may do that. After 25 entries, you may then mail your journal letter to your partner. (Doesn't have to be July 1-July31)

Established swappers with no 1's or 3's w/in the last 6 months with a rating of 4.8 or higher are welcomed to join.

NO 1's or 3's since December! if you have a 1 or 3 rating since December, PM me before you sign up, state your case, and I will make a decision. If you do not contact me before signing up, I will ban you from the swap.

This is USA only (due to postage), but if you are interested in an International exchange, please PM me or feel free to create your own swap. I am open to doing an International swap privately.

You MUST sign in to swap-bot at least 3 days before I assign partners. I need to see that you are still active. I cannot angel for this swap.

I DO check profiles! I want to be sure you are ready for the time to complete and cost of mailing this swap. No one wants to be flaked on.

IF you are a newbie and are interested, please PM me. At this time I am not opening this to newbies.

Recap One partner. Journal, purchase or make your own, no smaller than 5x7. Write a letter over the course of a month (30 days),20 entries each at least a page.
Introduce yourself - this is a letter. Start writing no later than July 1st, wrap it up by August 1st. 4.8 or higher, and NO 1's or 3's in since December If you have a 1 or a 3 since December, you must send me a PM before signing up, explain what happened, and I'll make a decision. If not do not PM me first, I will ban you from the swap.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please ask!!

Discussion

jandmterry 06/ 1/2017 #

Great idea!!

secretterrabite 06/ 1/2017 #

Would anyone like to do this with someone in England? I would love to do it :-)

USAFwife 06/ 1/2017 #

@secretterrabite if no one else offers, I will :) thinking about setting up an international one later, too. :)

sweettems 06/ 1/2017 #

@secretterrabite I'm in the US and would also be willing to swap with you. =0)

smurphy51816 06/14/2017 #

I would love to do an international version of this as well! Keep us posted if you add one!

smurphy51816 06/14/2017 #

@secretterrabite I'm available if you'd like to do this!

USAFwife 06/14/2017 #

**If your children came home with several partially used notebooks from school after the last day, consider using one of those for this swap!

kgeslab 07/ 7/2017 #

This sure is a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting!

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