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National Postcard Week May 6-12,2018

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National Postcard Week May 6-12,2018
Swap Homepage:www.nationalpostcardweek.com
Swap Coordinator:ezredax (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:May 1, 2018
Date items must be sent by:May 12, 2018
Number of swap partners:20
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Read below. If you would like to send to more than 20 please let me know. I have a larger off swap-bot list of those making cards. email me here or at ezrestexas@aol.com if you are interested in this list.

Promote your hobby! Now! Is the time to begin planning your postcard for National Postcard Week,May 6-12, 2018. 2018 will be the Thirty-fifth year celebration of our own special holiday. Promote your holiday! Let people know you collect postcards.

National Postcard Week was the brain child of: John H. McClintock; DeeDee Parker; Roy Cox and Richard Novick and others. It began in 1984 as a way to promote our hobby. In the early years most of the postcards were made by the many clubs around the country and few individuals. Today, more are made by individuals than clubs. Although many clubs still make postcards.

What you need to know to get started: Pick a design! Any design! Do you like animals, vegetables or people? Maybe your favorite is something else!!!!! Whatever your favorite is take a photo, draw a picture, use stickers, lettering or rubber stamps to design your NPCW postcard. Many people use postcard programs on their computer to design a postcard. Others make them by hand. If you would like someone else to design your postcard, Rick Geary is the best. His address is: PO Box 869, Carrizozo NM 88301 or you can email him at rickdeborahgeary@tularosa.net check out his website: www,rickgeary.com

Here are some guidelines courtesy of The Tucson Post Card Exchange Club

National Post Card Week and the date May 6-12.2018.must be on the postcard, preferably on the front. 20187 is the 35th NPCW. Your name or the club and mailing address should be on the postcard, preferably on the front. but can be on the back. Minimum size 3-1/2x5-1/2 inches –This is postal regulations Maximum 4-1/4x6 inches anything over is first class letter postage.

Minimum thickness is 90# card stock unless having printed by a printing company. 110 lb card stock can be used in most home printers.

All postcards printed should be of the same design. You can design more than one. If you use commercial postcards you must add National Postcard Week and the Date May 6-12, 2018. somewhere on the postcard.

A minimum of 100 copies is recommended to give other traders a chance to receive a copy. For this swap you need only 5 to send.

To give card an extra worth, numbering them is an excellent idea. /100 on the back is okay.

Be sure to autograph your postcard. A first name is okay, especially if it is odd like mine.:) Postcards should be mailed during NPCW week, especially those that are stamped. But if the recipient prefers your using an envelope, you can mail early.

Printing your NPCW postcard can be as easy as using your home computer or a printing company. Check your local yellow pages for printers in your area. There are many online printing companies. I can recommend a few if you are interested. If you are interested in trading with many people, please send your name and address to ezrestexas@aol.com If you are online or drop me a note at the address below.

You should send your postcard or postcards to: Demaris Swint PO Box 746 Alamo, TX 78516

They will be included in the National Postcard Week Directory, a printed booklet. As well as on the Website.

www.nationalpostcardweek.com

For inclusion in the printed year book of National Postcard Week postcards with addresses of those who will trade with you. I will not be printing the directory until July to allow for those who are late making their cards.

Check out ideas at www.nationalpostcardweek.com there you will find many examples of work done in past years.

You should also send your postcard/postcards to: Barr’s Post Card News National Postcard Week PO Box 720 Vinton IA 52349-0720 They will publish your postcard in their magazine in their May issues.

If you use rubber stamping in your design please submit your postcard to RSM Postcard Week PO Box 610 Corvallis OR 97339 or Http://rubberstampmadness.com

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