|Swap Coordinator:||mandigutterrose (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Miscellaneous Newbie|
|Number of people in swap:||17|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 30, 2017|
|Date items must be sent by:||October 11, 2017|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I've seen a lot of newbies trying to join my swaps who are just under the minimum requirement for rated Type 3 swaps. I figured I'd try to help them out and host a newbie friendly Type 3 swap series so they can continue to build up those ratings. Of course, if you're already an established swapper, you can join too.
To make this easy, all items will be sender's choice (which includes handmade items):
1 factory sealed teabag
1 sticker sheet
10 post-its (small sticky note pages)
1 touristy postcard (blank)
1 non-touristy postcard (blank)
1 notecard with envelope
Include a note with your username and the swap name. Try to package all of your items so that they won't increase the chances of the envelope ripping in transit. Extras are an option but are not required. Send on time, rate quickly and kindly. I will NOT be banning anyone but I will NOT be angeling this swap, either. Let's build trust in one another, realize that sometimes we'll have to resend when the post office sends things astray, and have fun! Your ratings depend on it!
Tips for newbies: Join the Newbie Helpers group! All types of swaps are open to newbies there to help build ratings, plus the forums are a great place to ask questions and learn the ropes. Also, have a descriptive profile that's fun to read. Not all swaps are sender's choice, so give your partner something that makes them feel like they have a good grasp of who you are. A good rule of thumb is that you have to scroll down to read the whole thing. But don't make it a giant laundry list of dislikes! It's ok to include your allergies and list some items that you really don't have a use for, but when your whole profile is just things you don't like or want, it's kind of a downer. On the flip side, don't be too specific! It's fine to collect vintage postcards, but if you only collect the one from 1922, you're going to put some very difficult restrictions on your partners. Be open to new things and remember you can always give unwanted things away in future swaps!
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