The purpose of this swap is to make someone's day a little brighter,
without needing to spend a great deal of money--
just the cost of a single postage stamp.
It's really the thought that counts in this one.
I'm hoping that everyone will enjoy this
and I plan to do future single stamp surprise swaps
if I get a positive response!
Anyone with no ratings or at least a 4.95 rating
is welcome to participate--if you do have negative ratings
and would like to contact me for a private swap
to get your ratings up, I'd be happy to swap with you.
I will angel this swap if necessary.
Here are the rules:
You must have a well filled-out profile!
You must read your partner's profile!
Please try to send something related to her/his interests
that will make him/her smile :)
You will send your partner 1 envelope of goodies
that only takes 1 stamp to send
(USPS guidelines are posted below).
Items can be used, new, or handmade, but should be
in like-new condition.
Please send something of a quality that you would like to receive.
In order to receive a 5, your items should meet the criteria
of being related to your partner's profile interests and be
thoughtfully put together
(only sending a post-it or a quick "hello" note does
not qualify as being particularly thoughtful).
Please rate anyone a 5 as long as they meet these criteria.
Hearts are of course at your own discretion.
Some ideas for items that will be under the weight limit and machinable for the
USPS single-stamp rate:
special mailing labels for your partner
personalized swap cards for your partner
special papers for scrapbooking/crafting
poems/stories/photos or images you think they'd like
a nice letter
This is a quick turn-around swap in order to help people get good ratings.
Please do not sign up if you can't get your envelope ready to send out
by the send date.
Here are the USPS criteria for a single stamp:
First-Class letter dimensions:
Rectangular (NOT SQUARE)
At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X .007 inch thick
No more than 6-1/8 inches high X 11-1/2 inches long X 1/4 inch thick
Maximum weight is 1 ounce for a 44 cent stamp.
Letters that are considered nonmachinable are subject to a surcharge.
Length is the dimension parallel to the address.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Have fun swapping!