Swap-bot Time: July 10, 2020 8:49 am

Decorated Snail Mail

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Swap Coordinator:smelltheroses (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:58
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.00 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:April 16, 2020
Date items must be sent by:April 30, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

Hi Swappers! It's the perfect time to stay indoors and create some mail, let's spread some creativity and positivity around! I've been on Swapbot since November last year and I love it! If you love art & craft, homemade things and sending letters, this swap is for you! I am really excited about this swap, I hope you are too.


This is a Snail Mail Swap. Participants will send the following; 1. A Decorated envelope or small package 2. 1-2 Sheets of writing to their partner 3. 3 items from the list below;

  • Handmade bookmark
  • 2 teabags or drink sachets
  • A postcard from your area (unused)
  • A page containing your favourite recipe
  • A page containing a music playlist of your favourite songs
  • Washi tape samples
  • 5 postal stamps from your area
  • 1 Artwork (small drawing or doodle)
  • 6 sticker flakes (Individual stickers) or 1 sticker sheet

The size of the envelope and its contents are up to you but it is recommended to not exceed an A4 page folded in half.


This swap is for newbies with a well filled out profile and users with a rating of 4. Please message me a day before the deadline for sending the mail if you are unable to send. Dependent on the reason for not being able to send (compassionate grounds accepted), withdrawing this late may result in users not being able to participate in further swaps by me.


We love to hear your feedback, so please rate your partner and co-ordinator promptly after the mail has been received! Here are the rating guidelines below; 1- I have contacted my partner and still, no mail has been received 2 months after the deadline. 3- I received the mail but my partner did not send 3 things from the list or did not make contact to inform me that it would be coming late. 5- I received the decorated envelope (or small package), 1-2 pages of writing and 3 items from the swap's list.

You are welcome to give a heart out if it was an extra special package or the coordinator went above and beyond expectation.


Sign up below and once you have; send us a comment stating where you are from and when you joined Swap-bot. Happy Mailing! xoxo


AblueJaysNest 04/10/2020 #

Hi, I’m James. I’m from Cambridge UK. I joined Swap bot today, but I have been swapping decorated mail for about a month with friends and classmates during the coronavirus lockdown.

megandmc 04/12/2020 #

Hi there. My name is Megan I'm from the U.S. I joined Swap bot today! I have been trying to find new ways to stay creative and do my best to be social during the lockdown. I think this will give me a spark and something to look forward to. I'm not entirely new to this, when I was younger I moved out of state and I would send "care packages" and letters to my best friends back at home.

Nuisant 04/12/2020 #

Hi my name is Courtney, and I am from London, UK. So many of my penpals use swap bot, so a year ago I decided to check it out and it is a great place to meet new penpals and make swaps specific to my interests :)

ThreadsofJoy 04/13/2020 #

Hi my name is Jane, I live in England’s smallest county Rutland, our motto is Multum in Parvo, much in little, which describes perfectly the pleasure of decorated mail. I joined swap bot today! Haven’t filled out my profile yet but plan to complete today.

LavenderSprinkles 04/13/2020 #

Hello! I am from Kentucky. I joined in 2011. I used to have a group for swapping on Facebook and then someone told me about this website. So I started using it and it has been pretty exciting.

jcgypsy292 04/13/2020 #

Hey! I’m Jenn from Ontario Canada and I just joined today. I’m excited to have found this site. There is so much to explore and see which swaps fit me and which don’t. I’ve filled out some of my profile and will likely add more to it as I decide on more of what I want to share. I’m looking forward to exchanging all sorts of things from letters to stickers to coffees :)

jillybeanie 04/14/2020 #

hello! i'm jill from kansas. i am a retired teacher, and i'm so excited to do this swap. i often draw or design on letters i send through the mail, even when it's not a swap. i have just joined swapbot, but have heard about friends using it for years and everything they have to share is positive. can't wait to get to work on this project!

dakotadee 04/14/2020 #

Hi, I am Dee from South Dakota, USA. I am a retired lab tech/wastewater operator.I like being creative and using the cute things that catch my eye in the mail for other uses. I have been on swapbot a long time...didn't ck my profile to see how long. This site is fun

Alivia0asthetics 04/14/2020 #

My name is Alivia I am from Ohio, USA. I am a freshman in college. I haven’t been active on swap - bot until last month. I love drawing, painting, decorating, and creating art.I can’t wait to start this swap.

Melovespaper 04/14/2020 #

Hi I’m Tashya and I live in Douglasville Ga. currently I am a case manager and going threw a mini midlife crisis. I joined swapbot with my friend over eight years ago but took a pause due to some personal issues.

teddygirl 04/14/2020 #

Hi I'm Lisa from Australia :) I have been a member of swapbot for 10yrs but just came back after 4 yrs absence. I love to swap all kinds of pretty snail mail 🐌 ✉ I have been in this hobby for over 30yrs ❤😊

CourtneyS18 04/15/2020 #

Hi! My name is Courtney and I am from New York, USA. I joined Swapbot yesterday and I'm still trying to learn the ropes. I love to be creative and being able to share it with others!

Mirran 04/15/2020 #

Hi! My name is Miranda and I'm from Sweden. I joined Swap-bot just last month, but I've been in the snail mailing community for a year :)

ManitoulinGirl 04/15/2020 #

Hi! My name is Carmen and I am from Manitoulin island, Ontario, Canada. I was an active member of SwapBot for several years, but stopped swapping about 4 years ago due to personal circumstances. I love snail mail though and am looking forward to getting back into it gradually.

bpl76 04/15/2020 #

Just joined today I am in Texas Love snail mail and have several friends !!! due to finances at this time i can only send to US THank you look forward to this swap !!

menareeni 04/16/2020 #

Hey! My name is Mareen and I am from germany. Joined swapbot today and just filled out my profile. So excited for this :) I already had snailmail penpals in the past and would love to get this thing going again.

megan1230 04/16/2020 #

I'm Megan and I'm from Southern California. I'm dying for socialization so I'm happy to be here on Swap bot!

Cindymt 04/16/2020 #

Hi! I am Cindy from South Florida! I signed up for swapbot in May of 2018, but did not really get into it until December of 2019!

spacebuns 04/16/2020 #

Hi Im Lillian from North carolina! i really hope i get a penpal! im new and sign up today if anybody messages me i have no idea how to send a message just to anyone they wants to know

smelltheroses 04/17/2020 #

I love reading through all the comments, thanks to everyone for signing up! I have assigned partners, so get to swapping! I have given everyone a chance so please do not flake and message me if you have any issues! Kaitlin x

MSKcat 04/17/2020 #

Hi! I'm Meredith- I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but I live in Busan, South Korea now. I just signed up for swap bot starting in March. I enjoy sending and receiving letters and postcards. I am sending a lot now, because of the corona virus situation.

Chantiemaya 04/17/2020 #

Since so many people have left messages here, I thought I’d join in! I’m Chantal from the Netherlands and I’ve been on swap bot since November 2019. I’ve just had a couple of months where I didn’t swap at all because I was busy, and now I’m excited to get back into it. I want to thank the host for the clear explanation of this swap and for including the expectations when it comes to rating - that really puzzled me when I just started out. If anyone here is looking for a new penpals, regardless if we’re swap partners for this swap or not, let me know. Check out my profile to see if you think we’d be a match and drop me a message :)

Hsspater 04/17/2020 #

I am from Massachusetts. I just joined swap boy recently and it seems super cool! This is my first swap.

smelltheroses 05/27/2020 #

Hi Everyone, Thank you for joining the swap. It is well past the deadline for sending and receiving letters. If you have not received a letter please contact your partner, if there is no communication there is not much else I can do. Stay safe everyone, and have a good day! :)

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