For this third swap, we'll each have 3 partners! :D
This means weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have a bit more time to prepare, too.
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 continue doing single stamp surprise swaps
if I get a positive response!
Anyone with a 4.9 rating or higher (or no ratings)
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 partners' profile!
Please try to send them things related to their interests
that will make them smile :)
You will send each 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 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 postcard or a quick "hello" note does
not qualify as being particularly thoughtful).
You should be able to send at least a few nice items, no problem.
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
swap cards created for your partner
special papers for scrapbooking/crafting
poems/stories/photos or images you think they'd like
a nice letter
This is still a fairly 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!