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Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #86

Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #86
Swap Coordinator:mdkrouwel (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:61
Number of people watching:10
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2019
Date items must be sent by:March 9, 2019
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

PLEASE NOTE: Well-established folks ONLY (50 or more Type 2/Type 3 swaps completed). I changed the settings to an automatical rating of 4.96. If you wish to participate but your rating is too low, please contact me and I will check your profile and decide whether or not to let you in as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE TOO: do not ad a new card as long as you still have a card to send out that belongs to someone else. Lately I do receive envies with more then one card (that's okay), but then there is also a brand new card added to join this swap. I have also been contacted about this by other participants. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wouldn't it be great to send a postcard and see where it had been all around the world? Then get it returned back to you after its adventures were over? Let's do it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST ROUND:

Choose a card. A card that you think people would enjoy seeing (however, PLEASE DO NOT USE EXTRA LARGE POSTCARDS THAT WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE!). Put your name and address (including the country!) on the right hand side of the card. Put the title of the swap ("Adventures of the Traveling Postcard") and your screen name at the top of the left hand side. PUT IT IN AN ENVELOPE and send it off to your partner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE PREVIOUS ROUND(S):

Just write your name, username, city, state/country, on the left hand side of the postcard you received in the previous round. Put it in an envelope and send it to your partner! (DO NOT WRITE YOUR ENTIRE ADDRESS ON THE POSTCARD - THIS TAKES UP TOO MUCH SPACE!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hang on to the postcard(s) that you receive in each round. We will have another round each month. Sign up when you receive yours from the previous round, start another one in rotation, or contact me, as I may have a postcard that needs to be put back into rotation as well! When the left side of the postcard is filled up with the names and cities of those that have received the postcard, the last person will stamp your actual postcard and send it back to you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IMPORTANT:

1.) Please don't send more than 3 cards per round. Hang on to the extra ones and send them in following rounds. If you have too many, please contact me.

2.) Do not ad a new card as long as you still have a card to send out that belongs to someone else. If you do receive a newly started card as an 'extra' card, please let me know.

3.) Before sending out the cards to the next person, do check if the cards belongs to someone who is still participating. If they are not, please contact me about it.

4.) If you decide to stop the swap, please contact me so you can send your received cards to me and I can keep them in rotation.

5.) Do NOT send the postcard back to the original owner until the left side of the postcard is completely filled unless instructed otherwise. CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE NOT SENDING YOUR PARTNER'S CARD BACK TO THEM AS PART OF THE SWAP ROUND YOU'RE ON.

6.) Do not destroy, bend, write on the front of, or ANYTHING else that destroys the integrity of the postcard. Treat the postcard how you would want yours treated.

7.) Do not send huge cards! It requirers extra postage! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Well-established folks ONLY (50 or more Type 2/Type 3 swaps completed) and I will ban if I feel that you may be a questionable swapper. I want to do my best to ensure that everyone receives their postcards back. So don't join if you don't think you can commit to it for the long haul. I will be checking EVERYONE'S profile and will ban anyone that I feel like. Thanks and happy swapping!

Discussion

Tessssssa 02/ 2/2019 #

I no longer participate in this swap. I have first joined this swap in october 2015, and none of the cards came back to me.
So if you have any of the 5 maybe 6 cards traveling, please send them back :)

Tessssssa 02/ 2/2019 #

And that was Tessa Scheepers, from Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

Tessssssa 02/ 2/2019 #

And that was Tessa Scheepers, from Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

tichyleon 02/ 6/2019 #

I haven’t seen mine too... please let me know if you have one from me!

Frithsrah 02/ 9/2019 #

I have Favierau65's (Anastasia K,Greece) postcard, It is half way full!

institches 02/10/2019 #

I have Sue French of Australia for this round

Coss 02/11/2019 #

forwarding on Bonnie P from NC.

Juniebird 02/12/2019 #

I am so excited! I just got my first Traveling Postcard back! I sent it out in round 66 so about 20 months ago, and it really has been around the world. Thanks to everyone who signed it and passed it on. And thanks also to our host who makes it all possible. To everyone who reads this: have patience, you may see your postcard again some day!

biphobe 02/14/2019 #

Forwarding @LovelyLindaSwap (2/3 full) and @EmilyT (it is going to rotate for a while )

Also, I'd like to attract some attention to the 7th point of the swap rule: "Do not send huge cards! It requires extra postage!"

The last turn, I had to forward a super oversized postcard of @Jafferty
I know it is very tempting to start a huge card, more space on it, it can travel more, but it requires a lot of extra postage.
For instance for me, it was 20% more expensive (535HUF /1.90USD instead of 445HUF 1.54USD - lucky me it went to Europe, outisde of the continent it would have been 610HUF instead of 540HUF. Yes, the Post is very expensive in Hungary compared to the average net salary that is around 750-800USD/month ).
And it was also super difficult to find an envelope for it, it didn't fit into any envelopes sold in stationery shops around me, so I had to bend a bigger envelope that resulted in an ugly letter (I'm not too handy). Once in a while, it's fine, 0.35USD won't break me, it's just very annoying.
And some thoughts about it... Sum up these extra postage fees for the lifetime of a card rotating, and you can see how much extra cost you cause in the system. let's say one card might be forwarded 20 times, the extra postage might be somewhere between 0.2-0.3USD/instances -> 4-6 bucks? or more? or less?

NorthStar07 02/14/2019 #

I am passing on Mellisa Chesser's postcard in this round.

Has anyone seen my postcard? Vaishnavi from India.

thisismeAXiD 02/17/2019 #

@marhelene and @fbresnah moving on. Both about 3/4 full.

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