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Pencils in your Mailbox
Swap Coordinator:QuietPlace (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Seasonal  Childrens Items 
Number of people in swap:20
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 14, 2009
Date items must be sent by:August 22, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

Having a fun array of pencils makes you want to pick one up and write with it. Writing with a unique pencil is magical. I'm 36 years old, but I still love the feel of a new pencils as I write a note, or a poem, or doodle.

With school starting soon and so many of us buying packs of pencils, I thought it would be perfect to divvy up our packs and swap a few. This way, we will all have a huge variety of interesting pencils to inspire us, and/or inspire our children.

So, we are swapping 10 individual, unique novelty writing pencils. Pencils may be of a similar theme (Hello Kitty, for example), but should each be different. You may add a pencil topper or unique eraser for extra "wow!", but it is not necessary so please do not expect to receive more than the pencils. Do not send colored pencils or art pencils, because we hope to use these in school..

You are welcome to post with your favorite color, if the pencils are for a boy or girl, or what you wish NOT to receive. But, please give your swap partner freedom to use their judgment and do not expect to receive an exact request.

This swap is open to anyone who has completed at least one mail swap (not email), has a score of 4.8 or higher, and has no recent "no sends".

We're going international, because my kids love international pencils and they do not weigh much. :)

Pencils mail best in rigid envelopes or tubes, and/or rubber banded together. This will help prevent breakage.

If you have any questions, post or message me.


lovetheearth 07/31/2009 #

Oh I would love to join but my kids cant use decorated pencils in school, just the plain old yellow ones :( Sounds so fun though! I have always collected pencils!

kctats 07/31/2009 #

I have 2 boys and a girl and all are in school now so basically anything goes. Surprise me!

tkoufus 08/ 2/2009 #

what is a number 2 pencil???? here in australia we have 2B, HB, 2H,etc. would it be a 2B? maybe i should stay out of this swap but it would be fun. my problemis if i joined and sent my pencils but they werent what you call number 2 then my contribution to the swap wouldnt be valid.

tkoufus 08/ 2/2009 #

would you mind if i borrowed your idea to use in an australia only swap with a group i belong too????

Neria 08/ 4/2009 #

I'm from Finland and also wondering, what a number 2 pencil is? I never even knew there were different kinds... :-)

DownsideUp 08/ 4/2009 #

I would love to join but I am new. My kids would love this.

QuietPlace 08/ 5/2009 #

"Number 2" is what grade the pencil is. "number 2" in the US is the same as HB worldwide, but I think most pencils are this grade unless they are intended for art use.

So, please come join us. If your pencil does not say it is something other than no. 2 or HB, then it will be fine.

DownsideUp 08/ 6/2009 #

Thanks for letting me join. My daughter is very excited. Her and her brother are already picking out "special" pencils to put in the package. It's nice to see them do something other then argue for a change :-)

rowann 08/10/2009 #

I haven't participated in a swap yet but I would so love to join this one, next time I guess... hope everyone enjoys their pencils :)

AgnesGR 08/10/2009 #

I don't have any special expectations - surprise me please:D

louise55 08/12/2009 #

I have a 11 year old grandson in sixth grade

NessaSue 08/14/2009 #

I, also, have no special requests. I'm an elementary music teacher and am very excited to see what kind of special pencils I'll be sent! :)

CarolCarioca 08/15/2009 #

Surprise me too ;)

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