Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2018 9:49 am

Big Pen Pal swap - Europe

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Swap Coordinator:FairyLady (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:Regional - Europe
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:February 9, 2018
Date items must be sent by:March 16, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

In this swap you'll send a letter to your partner. I've added some writing ideas in the list below, please try to incorporate at least 20 of them. (You can use all of them too, but it's not a requirement) The letter has to be at least 3 A4 pages long, filled front and back, but it can be longer. Please use a normal size font(for typed letters) and don't write too big for handwritten letters. No one likes to receive a letter with only a few sentences because the fonts are enormous.

It can be handwritten or typed, but when it's handwritten please make sure it's readable for your swap partner. You can decorate, add pictures, use special paper, etc. But this is not a requirement. But of course it fun to receive a beautiful letter. If you're aiming for a five rating with heart you'll probably have got a higher chance with some pretty paper and a beautiful font/handwriting. But don't rate down if your swappartner doesn't do this.

Add five profile based wishlist gifts for your swappartner. Please send something you like to receive yourself, so nothing broken, torn, dirty or past it's due date. Don't send anything from your partner's dislike/hate list. Some ideas of what you can send could be: a stationary set, hot drinks sachets, chocolate bars(around 50g or 1.76 ounces), a pair of socks, a book, a dvd, an A5 sized notebook ... At least two of them have to be a bit bigger, like a notebook. So not only flat items. I will not set a price on this swap, but please stick to guidelines described previously. I will allow secondhand or repurposed, but not for clothes, anything that has a due date or any cosmetics . So a secondhand book is fine, but a used lip gloss is just gross To make sure you get something nice, you need a well filled profile.

It is not required to write back. Of course it would be fun if you could and if you get a real penpal from this swap. But sometimes some personalities don't match and that's ok, but be nice to each other. You don't have to give a reason why you don't write back.

What is required though giving your partner a rating when you receive your swap. As we all put time, energy and some of our hard earned money into this swap, it is a sign of respect a appreciation for your swap partner. Please rate fairly.

So short recap:

  • At least 3 A4 pages written front and back, handwritten or typed, including at least 20 questions of the list.
  • Include 5 profile based wishlist gifts with at least 2 of them who are a bit bigger
  • Rate your partner when you receive your swap.

Other swap requirements

You must have a minimum of a 4.98 rating . You must have done a minimum of 10 type 3 'real' package swaps(so that doesn't include ATC's) and 25 type 2 swaps. No recent or unexplained 1s or 3s. No Newbies or unrated swappers. I will check profiles thoroughly, if anything looks suspicious then I will remove you from the swap. Please no flakers! I know for some, these requirements seem strict, but I want to make sure everyone in this swap is safe for flakers and that everyone receives something nice. I will angel if necessary, but I'm hoping it won't come to that.

If you have questions, you can always pm me or leave a comment below. ^_^

List of topics/questions

  1. Introduce yourself: Name,age,...
  2. What do you look like? (eye and hair color, height, freckles, etc.)
  3. What was going on in the world the year you were born
  4. Your favorite color
  5. Whether you have a pet
  6. What is your house/apartment like?
  7. Describe your neighborhood
  8. Talk about the nearest city (or countryside area)
  9. The seasons of the year you prefer or dislike
  10. Quotes you find inspirational and why
  11. Websites you visit often
  12. Adventurous things you have done
  13. Risky things you’d like to do, but are afraid of doing
  14. How you typically get around (car, Uber, bus, subway)
  15. A sporting event you never miss
  16. Describe your local shopping center or grocery store
  17. How you dress/your style
  18. Your pet peeves
  19. Your fears or things that creep you out
  20. How you’ve changed since you were younger
  21. Something silly or embarrassing you have done
  22. Which friend you’ve known the longest
  23. Which sibling you are most like
  24. Which of your parents was a bigger influence on you
  25. Who was your favorite teacher
  26. Any nicknames you have (and the story behind them!)
  27. Your typical daily schedule/routines
  28. Things you love
  29. Foods you don’t like
  30. Your strengths
  31. Your weaknesses
  32. The size and makeup of your family
  33. How long it takes you to get ready in the morning
  34. Favorite books, movies, and music
  35. Meals you enjoy eating
  36. Things that make you unique
  37. Your duties at school or at work
  38. What your surroundings are like
  39. Anything you collect
  40. Goals you’ve set for yourself
  41. Awards you’ve earned
  42. Fitness routines
  43. The best day/trip/experience you ever had
  44. Describe your group of friends
  45. Describe your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse
  46. Describe any family parties, weddings, or showers you attend
  47. Some places you hope to visit
  48. A hobby you would like to pick up
  49. A skill you’d like to acquire
  50. A language you’d like to learn
  51. Any instruments you play
  52. What you dream about when you sleep
  53. A nice thing someone did for you recently
  54. Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert
  55. Any nervous habits you’ve picked up
  56. Fads/trends you totally avoid
  57. Favorite fictional or cartoon character
  58. Favorite scents for candles or lotion
  59. Favorite flavors of ice cream, candy, etc.
  60. Favorite places to go in your region
  61. Whether you like to shop
  62. What social media networks you’re on
  63. What people in your community like to do
  64. Yearly events put on in your town
  65. Your favorite board or group game
  66. Whether you are a planner or procrastinator
  67. Whether you’re a morning person or a night person
  68. What type of phone you own or use
  69. The most challenging part of your current schedule/tasks
  70. Other jobs you’d like to hold one day
  71. Your family heritage
  72. What your diet is like (junk food, healthy, etc.)
  73. Whether you’re an indoor or outdoor person
  74. Whether you like animals
  75. Whether you listen to the radio or other music often
  76. The chores you hate to do
  77. Describe famous places you have been to
  78. Explain the history of your country/region
  79. Talk about a local college or university 81.Describe your perfect day
  80. For what in your life do you feel most grateful
  81. What did you want to be when you grew up? 
  82. What is your favorite memory?
  83. What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do? 
  84. Have you ever moved? 
  85. If you could be any Disney character what would you be? 
  86. What is something you are grateful your parents taught you? 
  87. What about you, makes you the most proud?
  88. What do you do for work, and do you enjoy it?
  89. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  90. If you won £1 million, what would be the first thing you bought?
  91. If you could choose one super power, what would it be, and why?
  92. Have you ever met a celebrity?
  93. If you could afford to volunteer full time for a charity, which would it be?
  94. What was your first ever job?
  95. Who is/are your favourite YouTuber(s)?
  96. If your house was on fire, which three items would you save?
  97. What was your favourite toy as a child?
  98. Do you like to cook?


missechan87 01/26/2018 #

This sounds like a interesting swap and I would have loved to join but sadly I have only 2 type 3 swaps.!

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