Swap-bot Time: November 30, 2022 11:35 pm

Pagan/Witch Pen Pal Letter + Surprise

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Pagan/Witch Pen Pal Letter + Surprise
Group:The Wildwood
Swap Coordinator:Copperyn (contact)
Swap categories: Nature  Religious  Themed 
Number of people in swap:11
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:November 30, 2020
Date items must be sent by:December 14, 2020
Number of swap partners:1

Pagan/Witch Pen Pal Letter + Surprise

Sometimes we crave a sense of community and connection. The goal of this swap is to exchange a letter + a little surprise ( at least two different extras) with another witch or pagan and, hopefully, gain a new pen pal to start corresponding with. Writing back to your partner is not a requirement of this swap, it’s simply something to do if you want to do so.

This is a type 3 swap, you will be sending one partner a letter and two extras. Take a look at your partner’s profile to get an idea of what/what not to send. The extras can be something found in nature, hand-made or purchased, but they should be something somehow related to paganism/witchcraft - please include an explanation of the extras you send. There is no minimum limit on value, maximum should be around $5 and it's totally fine if you wish to spend nothing, as it is very much in the spirit of this swap to use what you have or can make. That said if you feel like spending a little bit, that's okay too! If the items are from a thrift-store or something you have previously used in ritual, please make sure they're clean and in like-new condition and consider including a cleansing ritual for your partner to perform.

Swap Requirements:

Write a letter to your partner (fill at least one side of one standard page) introducing yourself and saying something about your craft/path.

Make sure to include your swap-bot username and the name of this swap.

Include at least two different kinds of extras. This means something like two book of shadows pages would count as a single extra and you would still want to include something else to meet the “two extras” requirement. Your extras should be clean and good condition.

The swap can be sent as flat mail or a package depending on what extras you choose. Make sure they are packaged safely, and send something you would not be disappointed to receive.

Use good sense and judgement when choosing what to send your partner. Although extras do not need to be directly profile-based, do take a look at your partner’s profile to see what they like and don’t like to receive. i.e. If they clearly state that they aren’t a fan of spiders, then don’t send them something with spiders on it.

Make sure your profile is well filled out! If your profile is blank or contains very little information, you will be removed from the swap prior to partners being assigned. I will also remove people at my discretion, but hopefully I won't have to.

If you have not logged in during the final 3 days before partners are assigned you will be dropped from the swap when I go to assign partners.

For this swap, since it is type-3 and requires extras, there is a requirement that you meet the ratings criteria to be a group officer (over 30 combined type-2 & type-3 ratings.) If you don't have enough ratings yet, but want to participate, please contact me and I'll happily do a 1-on-1 swap with you instead!

Send your swap on time, and rate in a timely fashion according to the swap guidelines and swap-bot’s criteria, not how much you liked the swap (that's what hearts are for!) If you are unable to complete the swap on time for any reason, please drop out before the signup deadline, or if partners have already been assigned, contact your partner and host ASAP!

Some ideas: (This section is not part of the swap requirements, but rather is meant to help & inspire you with your swaps)

Your letter should introduce yourself to your partner and help them get to know you a little bit. You might write about where you live, how you came to your path, how long you have been practicing, what your craft or practice looks like for you in your day-to-day life, why it's meaningful to you, what goals you are working toward in your practice, some of the things you find rewarding and meaningful… whatever you want to talk about!

The surprise gifts could be a spell bottle or charm bag, an amulet or keychain charm, an altar decoration, some sticks of incense, a candle, a greeting card with pagan imagery, seeds or herbs, a matchbox or altoid tin shrine, a small crystal or stone, a piece of art depicting pagan imagery, something found from nature like a feather, acorns or small bones (make sure to properly clean your items!) Make sure to send two different kinds of things and that whatever you send is clean and in good condition, and double-check your partners profile before sending scented items or otherwise sensitive items.

That’s it! Happy swapping! If you have any questions feel free to post them below!

I will angel anyone whose partner flakes (after they have been rated 1) and am open to others willing to help angel, but hopefully we won’t need to!


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