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A Letter to Someone else...

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Swap Coordinator:Halogen (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.70 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:December 15, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 31, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Everyone has thought of things they wanted to say to someone but never did. In this swap, you will say them... to your partner.

Write a letter addressed to someone in your life you cannot or did not say something important to. Examples: a secret love, a goodbye you never said, a secret you couldn't tell, a rant at someone you hated but had to pretend to get along with, an explanation you just couldn't find words for at the time, etc. This will be the letter you would send them if there would be no consequences, or if you could have back an opportunity to speak which you missed.

Please make this at least two full size pages (hand written or typed) This means one page front and back. If you want to use smaller letter paper you can use more pages. Including messages to two different people is an option if you need help filling the space.

Include a note or write on the envelope which swap it is for and your user name because this will not be part of the actual letter.

The point of this is to let go of some of the things trapped in our heads but in order to respect the privacy of your partners don't write anything publicly on their profile that refers specifically to the contents of the letter, just send a pm to discuss.

Edit: Although this could take the form of a kind of confession, we do have to be careful of offending people. If your idea for this letter includes anything explicitly violent or sexual please hold off on writing it until partners are assigned so you can message them and ask if that's ok, and have another idea ready just in case.

As a general guideline: rants are fine, swearing is fine, racism, sexism and hatred directly towards any religion or group of people is not.

If this goes well I'll consider having an 'uncensored' version, but for now let's play it safe. If you really want to write something now and your partner is more sensitive you can go ahead and write it and I'm open to doing a private swap.

This is open to newbies with a decent profile and anyone else with 4.7+

Discussion

Apollo 12/ 3/2010 #

This is definitely a swap that I'm interested in. However, I don't want to have to worry about offending whoever's going to read the letter. I mean...I'd probably be mentioning some of the things that have happened to me, and they are violent and sexual in nature, so would that not be able to be included?

MorgenSter 12/ 3/2010 #

@Apollo maybe you would have someone else to address a letter to, so you could participate ... or when partners are assigned, you can ask your partner if she/he is ok with this kind of letter too, if not, stick with the someone else you wanted to write to ;)

naturenerd3 12/ 3/2010 #

Two full size pages is a lot, especially around the holidays. (Does one page front and back count?) This one is on my watchlist. :)

50DaysOfSummer 12/ 3/2010 #

I like this swap a lot, I did one myself and joined a few similar ones a few months ago. It is so good to get these things out and righ now, exactly what I need! :)

Halogen 12/ 3/2010 #

@Apollo I've tried to make the sensitive-topics section a bit clearer. keep asking if it doesn't make sense.

@naturenerd3 Yes, front and back counts, and if you write it as a kind of rant it can be more like free writing and hopefully shouldn't take too long. Hope you can join :)

savannahjan 12/ 3/2010 #

@naturenerd3 In my experience, once you get started on these letters, you could go forever. You will most likely have more than enough to say!

AmazonLife 12/ 3/2010 #

Now this is something I really, really need to do. There are just so many things I need to let out... Thank you for creating this swap.

AmazonLife 12/ 3/2010 #

@Apollo If your assigned partner is not ok with what you plan on writing... I was thinking we could do a private swap, since I'd say some of the things I have to say might be similar to what you want to talk about.

AmazonLife 12/ 4/2010 #

Btw, 'user1441' is me, now back with my actual username. :)

caseyjade88 12/ 4/2010 #

I think this is a great idea for a swap.. I'll definitely be doing this one!

snarkystitches 12/15/2010 #

Thank you for being open to newbies!!! I do love this idea! Only wish I could join this twice, as I have ALOT of things to get off my chest :) Not all bad, just need to let some things go. And how exciting to share the good, the bad and the ugly with (hopefully) no consequences!

Jesshens1125 12/15/2010 #

If you get me as your partner, you dont have to worry about filitering what you write about. I dont offend easily!

Cityclicker 12/16/2010 #

The only thing that will offend me is if you censor yourself. Racism, violence, sexism, anything is fine.

mooki 12/16/2010 #

i got started 3 days ago and just do little by little... the pages do fill quickly

mooki 12/16/2010 #

by swap time you will be ready!!

Halogen 12/16/2010 #

I've assigned partners!

I'm happy to see so much interest in this; I also feel like I have more than one letter that needs writing so if this goes well I'll probably have a round two up when it's finished.

I know this is the holidays and I'm allowing nebwies but this is no excuse to flake! If you must send late please keep in contact with both me and your partner about it and I'm sure we'll both understand. If you don't receive something please let me know. I will angel if necessary.

50DaysOfSummer 12/19/2010 #

I had to drop because of time issues but I hope this swap will be hosted again! :)

Halogen 12/20/2010 #

Yup, I enjoyed doing it and there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm so I'll post a round two when this one is done!

AmazonLife 12/29/2010 #

Oh, I would LOVE to take part on other rounds of this Swap! I certainly have more than one letter I'd like to send to people.

Halogen 01/ 3/2011 #

Round two is up!!!!

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