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March Diary Postcards

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Swap Coordinator:beckra (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:21
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 5, 2010
Date items must be sent by:March 15, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap you will have 1 partner, and you will send that partner 7 postcards. On each postcard you should write a diary-type entry.

Write your first card on Sunday 3/7 and then write one a day until your last one on Saturday 3/13. At the end of each day, give yourself some time to record the day's events. What did you do that day? What did you think about? Did something make you especially happy or especially unhappy? You can write anything along these lines, as long as you're giving some sort of view of your day. The next morning, pop that postcard in the mail, and write the next card that evening. Repeat until the week is out!

If you don't have access to a mailbox every day, you can still join: write a card a day and mail them in batches when you visit the post--just be sure that all 7 cards are mailed by Monday 3/15.

And here's an option in case your partner isn't in your country (or even if they are): feel free to send groups of your postcards together in an envelope to cut down on postage costs. (Just be sure to put adequate postage on the envelope if it gets heavy.) Of course, you don't have to use the envelope method; you can still choose to send each postcard separately. It's up to the sender to decide how they want to send their cards.

Types of postcards sent are also the sender's choice. Both commercially produced cards and hand-made cards are fine.

Other details: 1) No unrated swappers for this one; sorry. 2) Swappers with a rating below 4.98 or a profile that may cause concern will be dropped before partners are assigned. If there's something on your profile that you think might raise eyebrows, please PM me in advance.


roosje 02/21/2010 #

The first round was so much fun!So here we go again!(ps:I love handmade cards and photographs or recycled cards).

beckra 02/21/2010 #

Great, roosje; glad you're back for more!

lexieforever 02/23/2010 #

this is such a great idea, cant wait to start :)

beckra 02/27/2010 #

Hi, lexieforever--I hope you'll join in!

ilove2smile 02/28/2010 #

The dates aren't good for me, but I'll be looking for a swap like this again in the future! :]

Jenzeestyle 03/ 3/2010 #

I just joined and am looking forward to it, got my 7 postcards laid out for the lucky partner of mine =]

beckra 03/ 3/2010 #

Thanks for signing up, Jenzeestyle!

And ilove2smile--I'll definitely be running another one again, so maybe we'll see you then....

17Papergoddess 03/ 4/2010 #

I used to write long letters to people until a chronic illness got me out of the groove. I discovered this diary postcard swap idea & now have adopted it as my regular method of correspondence :) I make my hm pc's into a weekly 'booklet' & my recipients enjoy the variety as well as the news. So thank you host for doing these swaps :) sign me up!

slamophile 03/ 4/2010 #

As much as I'd love to join, and, to get to know people and get post cards from overseas, the postage is prohibitive for me. I wish this could also be a domestic swap, too. sigh. Have a great time, all - sounds like real fun!

beckra 03/ 5/2010 #

Hi there, 17Papergoddess--I'm glad to hear the diary-postcard-method works for you, too! I've been writing to friends & family this way myself.

Too bad you can't join in, slamophile, but I understand that postage costs add up. Every now & then I've run a US-only round, so maybe we'll see you in one of those.

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