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Poetry on a Postcard - the original...#18

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Swap Coordinator:gramsbuttonbox (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Newbie  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:104
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 15, 2018
Date items must be sent by:March 31, 2018
Number of swap partners:2

The first time I was in this swap, in 2007, when it was hosted by a dear friend, who Is no longer in swap-bot. I've seen lots of variations of if over the years, but I am returning to the simple.

You will have two partners, (that means you will get two ratings.)

You will send each one of them a postcard, with a stanza, or a few lines of a poem that has touched your life in some way.

Please credit the author, unless you've written it yourself.

Do not put your postcard in an envelope to mail. These are to be addressed, to your partner, with a stamp attached and then mailed.

It is VERY important that you write, maybe along the margins, your own name, the name of the swap, and the date you are mailing it. Be sure to also click the SENT button on this page, so you won't get marked down, just because the postal serice might be slow.

Please use a picture postcard. (Sender's choice!)

this is an international swap, open to everyone, including newbies, who have a complete and well thought-out profile.(Most of my swaps are newbie-friendly, with only ONE rule. You must have a complete profile. Since it is my only rule, I am quite strict about it.

Your swap partners want to get to know you! So be sure to take care of iright away, before partners are assigne, in order to remain in the swap.
I hope you have FUN with these!

Any questions, or concerns, please just ask, or message me.


gramsbuttonbox 01/25/2018 #

i moved the dates ahead - i was in the hospital, and finding it's a little slower getting back ....hoping this doesn't cause anyone any problems

PukiCat 01/29/2018 #

What is a picture postcard?

Net3811 01/31/2018 #

Would it be alright to use one of those colouring post-cards, coloured in?

gramsbuttonbox 02/ 3/2018 #

yes, you can certainly send a coloring PC - you can either color it yourself, or send it to your partner to have some fun with it!

a "picture PC" just means it it NOT one of those blah plain beige-colored PCs, with NO picture anywhere - -

if you can find on that shows off your own corner of the world, that would be wonderful!

raskolnikov 02/ 3/2018 #

Hello, everybody! I was looking for a website to find an international penpal and I found this lovely site! I have just registered and joined my first swap. I love postcards!

gramsbuttonbox 02/ 6/2018 #

welcome and I hope you have a lot of fun with this, and make lots of wonderful swapping friends..

I am honored that you have chosen this swap, as your initiation to swapping, and thank you for joining my swap.

I also see you have signed up for the "Just to Say Hello swap - that one is hopefully designed to attract some international swappers, and I hope you will receive a swap partner that you will enjoy for many years. There are many swappers who have signed up for both of these, several times - they are both quite popular swaps, and I do run them frequently, and yes, you certainly would be welcome to sign up again and again, as they run.

happy days, and thank you for joining my swaps... gramsbuttonbox (mary)

mothermarge 02/ 9/2018 #

Hi there - just signes up and this will be my first time! Off to town to get a gorgeous card to send Thank you!!

gramsbuttonbox 02/ 9/2018 #

Hello and welcome to swapbot! I am honored that you picked this swap as your first, and hope you have lots of fun with it.

If you have any questions, you can ask here, or click on my Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd, and Wsend a message from my profile page.

Happy days, Gramsbuttonbox (mary)

kyleekat96 02/24/2018 #

Hi! I'm brand new to this swap bot website and i was wondering how i pick partners? how exactly does it work?

gramsbuttonbox 02/27/2018 #

partners are randomly assigned, by swapbot - the day after the signup deadline, the host (me) will have a link to click, that will assign them- I do not actually assign the partners, it is donerandomly, as I wrote.

after I check people's profiles (to make sure you have one), and then you will have a link in your "yellow box" - at the top right corner of your swap page. to see who you send to...a link will also appear, about two weeks after the mailing deadline, for you to rate your partners.

Zarfy17 03/ 6/2018 #

Are we allowed to make homemade postcards with images on them? Or should they be store-bought?

Te4133 03/ 9/2018 #

all waiting and ready to go

gramsbuttonbox 03/10/2018 #

Zarfy, if they can be mailed in the "normal" post office, with a postcard stamp.

You must check with your local post office, or postal carrier, to find out. If you cannot get an answer, then use a "purchased" postcard, with a picture on it...maybe a scene from your own corner of the world, perhaps?

seashellseeker66 03/16/2018 #


Are our partners assigned? I can't see who I am to send to, but maybe I'm not looking in the right place. Can you let me know?

Thanks, Seashellseeker66

gramsbuttonbox 03/16/2018 #

partners are randomly assigned the day AFTER the swap deadline, or soon thereafter - - I have been busy checking profiles, so that prtners can be assigned right away.

Newbies - make sure your profiles are complete and filled in! I am checking, and yes, in order to stay in the swap, this must be done!

I have always said, "when I open your profile page, I should have to scroll down to read it" - -

So please take care this RIGHT AWAY!


Te4133 03/18/2018 #

ok, I can not find swap partners, I'm I missing something? or is It not ready yet?

Marybean 03/18/2018 #

Te4133 not assigned yet

gramsbuttonbox 03/18/2018 #

I always check on profiles, (to make sure you HAVE one, mostly) before assigning partners. it is being done today - thanks for your patience, and have FUN!

paraxparaxnoia 03/18/2018 #

I'm so angry you let @Capricorngal22 in! I sent you a message telling you she's trouble and yet she's in, I pity her partner's 'cos I tell you, she's gonna flake the s*** out of this swap!!!

Also I just read your message to me about her behaviour, aren't I glad I'll never be joining your swaps again if this is how you "check" people. Shame on you, shame on you!

She has swaps due since January, her profile has nothing in it, she doesn't reply to messages which she has read but deletes profile comments asking if she's ok and if she could kindly rate people for swaps she's received.

Unbelievable. You're one of the worst hosts I've had in a long while and I've been here for years. Shame on you.

evsmom03 03/19/2018 #

I messaged about Capricorngal22. Seeing as I will not be sending to her, I will send a second postcard to my other swap partner instead. I cannot send to the other one since she has no address, and is not participating on swap-bot for months.

gramsbuttonbox 03/20/2018 #

This terrible thing is my fault, yes...I accept the hurt and bad thoughts I seem to have generated. Please, is Capricorngal is your partner, do NOT sent to her...and I am sure you will not receive anything from her.

While I am very happy to angel the swap, and will send you a card from my beautiful part of the world, I know it does not make up for anything.

I tried to reach out to her, and did receive a response, that she had been thru some terrible life event...I did not realize it was likely untrue.

I am so very sorry this happened, and that it has caused such a painful backlash.

I had two huge swaps going, and also ended up in the hospital last week, that lasted until this week...that is no excuse, and I'm not trying to use it, but I have tried very hard to not miss some important details...unfortunately, her response bought her just enough time to remain in the swap,...

for that, I accept the responsibility, and offer my extreme apology...

I realize that you may never join another of my swaps, and for that I am sorry, but I do hope this has not soured you completely about this wonderful hobby...

please be well, all of you, take care, and keep warm, if you live in "snow-country" like me

gramsbuttonbox (mary)

mdrywater 03/24/2018 #

Hey Iโ€™m having a hard time finding who my swap partners are. Where do I find that?

tees 03/25/2018 #

@mdrywater If you're on the page of the swap, in the right corner you'll find a linkt to the adresses of the partners you send to. Just click 'see the partners you send to', under 'swap member options'

mdrywater 03/27/2018 #

@tees THANK YOU SO MUCH โ™ฅ๏ธ

RakkaS 03/28/2018 #

Hi I just sent my postcards today!

Katsura 04/ 5/2018 #

I love this swap! I didn't expect to be so in love with the postcards and the poetry I received. This is really an amazing idea for a swap and I hope you continue hosting it.

Shine 04/ 6/2018 #

Hey guys, sorry I was late in sending your postcards. My exam just started from the 5th. So I'm a little bit tied up here. I also have an exam tomorrow. Hope you like the postcards.

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