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Recycled Food Packaging Postcards #2

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Swap Coordinator:takinghearts (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:25
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:July 7, 2010
Date items must be sent by:July 21, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Recycle cardboard food boxes into postcards for your partners. Postcards must have a note (could be a quick note) about yourself to receive a 5 rating. You will have two (2) partners to send to. Postcards must be sent naked (without envelope) and stamped.

Postcards can be altered but your partner should be able to know what the original package was for.

Must have atleast a 4.9 rating. Newbies allowed with well-filled profiles. I will check profiles before assigning partners.

USA only for this one. I will be setting up an international version in the next few days.

Discussion

pennyblack 07/ 4/2010 #

Fun! Will definitely be in if you do an international version (o:

erisgrrrl 07/ 5/2010 #

Is there a particular dimension and/or thickness for it to be a post card?

takinghearts 07/ 5/2010 #

Usually postcards are 4x6 or 5x7, I'm not sure about the thickness as I've actually sent real photographs as postcard also. Please check with your post office if you have any questions about your postcard.

aprettykitty84 07/ 7/2010 #

As per the USPS regulations:

Postcards - $0.28

Size limits:

  • Minimum: 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long by 0.007 inch thick
  • Maximum: 6 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high
  • Additional postage required for larger postcards

They also must have square corners, rounded corners and shaped postcards, require additional postage (letter rate of $0.44).

erisgrrrl 07/ 8/2010 #

Thanks for guides! I was mostly curious about whether or not something thin like a cereal box would need to be mounted onto something else to be use-able. Thanks again! :D

BetsyPreston 07/ 8/2010 #

I send cereal box cards a lot and they are perfectly fine without being attached to anything. They're way thicker than regular postcard paper.

takinghearts 07/11/2010 #

Swap #3 is: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/67097

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