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I just want stuff in an envelope

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Swap Coordinator:Kay (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items 
Number of people in swap:69
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 16, 2010
Date items must be sent by:March 23, 2010
Number of swap partners:2

Being a greedy type I just want some standard size envelopes full of goodies to arrive in my letterbox. If you want to join in newbies are welcome. (Plese fill out a profile if you are new).You will have two partners, and very little time to get things together. If possible don't go out of your way to buy anything, send on those things that you don't need from your stash. Nothing grubby or X rated.

Some of the things I like are: postcards (my son has a hankering for some military ones which we can't get here), note paper, stickers, book marks, cards, ribbons, lace, fabric scraps for that crazy quilt I will get around to one day. Really anything that will fit in an ordinary envelope. Go on, surprise me and your prospective partners. Suggestions welcomed.

Please be aware some countries have restrictions on plant and animal material.


patty 03/10/2010 #

I like post cards, greetings cards, pens(unique ) and most anything nice Patty

Kay 03/10/2010 #

I hadn't thought about pens, good thought, thank you. I also like Christmas cards and landscape photos.

charmpam 03/10/2010 #

some drink mixes? small candy? some cosmetic testers? Is it profile based? I mean, that the partner sends us things we mentioned on our wishlist.. or just anything random?

papercaper 03/10/2010 #

@Kay Do you prefer these to be standard paper envelopes, or standard-sized, but padded envelopes? I was thinking paper until you talked about sending pens which tear through paper envelopes. Even cardboard (CD/DVD-style) ones, I recently found. And that was within my own country!

mommy2dylan 03/10/2010 #

papercaper...you can use good strong clear or fun patterned packing tape on a paper envie to help secure it.

aixour 03/12/2010 #

i like pencils, stickers, ribbons, buttons, candies, postcards(unused), scrapbook materials, hair clippies, ATC, little wooden statues :)

kallie1978 03/13/2010 #

I love stickers! Cute paper, pads, bookmarks, magnets, coins, stamps, seed packets.

TristaLou 03/14/2010 #

Im very easy to please and will enjoy whatever I get, but some things I like are robbon,postcards, paper, tim burton characters, anything emo, goth or punk. Thanks!

Kay 03/14/2010 #

Sorry folks I have been sidetracked, so have not looked at your comments. Please note I have changed the swap to newbies welcome, but with a filled out profile.

I was thinking an ordinary envelope but as you have pointed out things like pens do gnaw through an ordinary envelope so if that is what you choose to send you may have to resort to a padded or card envelope.

I do tend to look at a partner's profile and try not to send them something they would loath, I mean not everybody is a neon pink freak, personally I can't use most food items(allergies)but I do like the idea of random goodies, that way I might get something which I had no idea existed, and a whole new addiction may form.

Irene 03/15/2010 #

I'd love bookmarks, stickers, loose memos, greeting cards, just about anything as long as it isn't old, obviously used or just crappy (can you believe I even have to put this out there, shouldn't it be common sense? LOL) but please no crafty items.

Kay 03/15/2010 #

Hi Irene,

I can see why you you wrote that, it is a fair comment. I know I am lacking common sense on a bad day, even on a good day. Some love old things and consider the patina of age to add charm while others like me are driven wild by the scent of new paper. You can have your Chanel No 5, give me that new stationery smell any day.

mrsrabbit 03/15/2010 #

I have two hair accessory loving little girlies so that would be lovely. I also have a helicopter obssessed little boy..I am new to this swapping game but would love anything unique to your country and cute stationary or crafty items would be great

much love aimee x,

lisajhoney 03/15/2010 #

So is this swap to be profile related? Because of the short turn around I may not be able to fulfill some of the above wishes

dangerine 03/16/2010 #

btw, i like grubby stuff that looks like it's been run over, rusted and old

oliviarrow 03/16/2010 #

Seems fun...watching til I am ready to commit. Is this sender's choice?

Jesscoot 03/16/2010 #

Is this profile based or sender's choice?

bizzles 03/16/2010 #

if mailing pens or pencils it is a good idea to tape them to the inside of the package. i think i have had three swaps that stated they were supposed to contain a pen or pencil and there is hold at the bottom of the package just big enough where the writing utensil most likely fell out in transit.

patty 03/16/2010 #

I have had pens, smashed, missing

LilyDeSade 03/16/2010 #

Quite simply, I love surprises. :)

Kay 03/17/2010 #

Okay I am about to assign partners, this swap is largely sender's choice with some consideration for your partners, try not to send them things they will loath, but it's not about rushing out to buy everything on their wish list. It is about surprise and a bit of fun. The pen issue is up to you, bizzles had a good suggestion.

This a chance for newbies, including me who hasn't been around very long, if you are having problems, delays etc, please let your partners know. Most of the folk on this site are forgiving if they know what is going on.

Best wishes, let's get this show on the road.

patty 03/17/2010 #

another thing that works well for pen are padded envies. Just a bit to added to my please do not send list. Perfume, perfumed items (allergic), craft or sewing supplies I do not so either. Thanks! Can't wait to see what I get!

Mom2Alex2008 03/18/2010 #

I would love FB's, SB, or an example of an X-slip etc.

Jaelle 03/20/2010 #

Oh, darn, missed it! Let me know if you plan on running another swap like this again, 'k?

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