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Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #86

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Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #86
Swap Coordinator:mdkrouwel (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:75
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.96
Last day to signup/drop:March 1, 2019
Date items must be sent by:March 9, 2019
Number of swap partners:1

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! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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!


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.

moxsapphir 02/19/2019 #

Yes, I plan to stay a little over a year and then stop. I finally got to send one home to someone last month. I should have used postcards I didn't care about (that weren't special to me). Lesson learned after i sent though.

thisismeAXiD 02/23/2019 #

I just got a postcard back! Thank you.

vickysounio 02/25/2019 #

Hello. Anyone seen my postcard???

mcovey 02/26/2019 #

I have @theaterfan23 started round 67 (2 or 3 more after me and it should be home !) zand @user4532 started R 84 to send on

mdkrouwel 02/27/2019 #

I have 4 cards here: 2 of @PoetaMisteriosa 1 of @Jess and 1 of @Kacka The card of Kacka will be going home as she has many ones lately. Do check your cards if you have any of Kacka (Katka - Czech Republic).

KarenFife 03/ 1/2019 #

I have Dana French's and Vicky Englert's. Each one needing just 2 more names.

mdkrouwel 03/ 2/2019 #

Round 87 can be found here:


spinjenny 03/ 2/2019 #

I will be sending a card from @porpie5 in this round.

I agree with @biphobe about over-sized postcards. Having to buy a larger envelope or make one usually pushes the total weight to over 20g, particularly as there is usually also a second postcard to pass on in that round. That pushes the cost to send outside Europe from here in the UK from 1.45 GBP (US $1.92) to 2.25 GBP (US $2.97), and both will probably go up when the new postage rates come into force later this month.

That's irritating when the swap rules specify not to send big cards, and yet it would feel mean to refuse to send it in the next round. Perhaps the problem is how some people interpret "huge" … ?

ReLigt 03/ 3/2019 #

I sent on a card belonging to @dartha !

NatashaMay 03/ 4/2019 #

@Tessssssa I got one of yours from round #81. I'll be sending it back to you.

earthnk 03/ 6/2019 #

I have @jayneblonde002 and @kydestar postcards. Will send them both on on this round.

spinjenny 03/ 6/2019 #

I am stepping away from swap-bot for a while so I am dropping out of this swap series after I have sent my envelope for this round. If anyone has any of my postcards which are still circulating, please send them home.

Jafferty 03/10/2019 #

I am sending a full card HOME to @Vickyen in Illinois. It was started in round 75.

preslarb 03/10/2019 #

Sending along PC's for Martha H. And Michelle B.

TexyDeb 04/ 8/2019 #

I'm here to apologize to my partner for this round. I wrote the wrong address. I had my return address on the envelope so I will send it back to her. :(

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