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Pen Pal for a Month

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Pen Pal for a Month
Swap Coordinator:Nachtauge (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Letters & Writing  Miscellaneous 
Number of people in swap:18
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 16, 2018
Date items must be sent by:September 22, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Years ago I was in a similar swap, and until today it is one of my favourites. So I want to revive it. ^^

For this swap you will have one partner. Over the course of four weeks you will write your partner four letters, one for each week.

You can introduce yourself, tell your partner about the place where you live, your hobbies, your family, profession, whatever you want. Give your partner a glimpse into your life. Each letter should be at least two pages (not notebook size, I mean large pages). Letters can be handwritten or, what I prefer, typed.

You can send each letter individually, so your partner will get a letter from you every week. Or you can send them all at once at the end of the four weeks.

Along with the letters you will send little gifts, too. Don't worry about postage, it's absolutely okay to send flat items that fit into an envie.

For each week you will send the following:

WEEK 1: Something that represends you. This can be a pc from your hometown, your favourite beauty product or craft item, a picture of you, whatever you want. For this week's gift you don't need to check your partner's preferences, it's sender's choice.

WEEK 2: Send a drink sachet. Tea, coffee, hot cocoa, kool aid... Please check your partner's profile for preferences.

WEEK 3: This week you will craft something. You can make an ATC, a little cross stitch, a teeny tiny amigurumi, make a piece of jewelry, crocheted barefoot sandals... The possibilities are endless. ;) Please put all your effort into this craft. Send something you're proud of.

WEEK 4: The last gift to send is a profile based surprise.

Though you don't need to send big items nor spend a lot of money on it, please don't just send a sheet of cheap stickers or something. Send something you would love to receive.

When the four weeks have past and you have received your four letters, you might have found a new pen pal. Feel free to reply. ;)

Before signing up, keep in mind that this is a time consuming swap! I f you're unsure if you could do a swap over this long period, don't sign up!

I hope I didn't forget anything.

Newbies and unrated swappers are welcome. If you have any 1's or 3's I'll check your ratings and decide individually if you may join this swap or not. I want this to be a safe swap, but I also believe in second chances. If any questions occur feel free to contact me. :)

Discussion

GuineverePendragon 08/13/2018 #

This is a really cool idea, I am excited!

One question though, if we send weekly, should we mark sent after the fourth week?

elizaheyy 08/13/2018 #

This sounds amazing ^~^ I am new to swap-bot and I agree with Guineverependragon, really cool idea ! I dont have anything on my profile at the moment, but I will have something up soon :) I would love to join this swap !

Nachtauge 08/16/2018 #

Guinevere: Yes, you mark as sent after you've sent the fourth letter.

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