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2010 Calendar Envelopes - EDITED

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Swap Coordinator:nativegan (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade  Paper Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:4.50 (unrated swappers allowed)
Last day to signup/drop:January 3, 2011
Date items must be sent by:January 17, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

What shall I do with my 2010 Calendar??

Recycle it, of course!!

If you're like me, you look for fun calendars to mark the days of the year. What I learned last year is old calendars make for great envelopes!!

So, for this swap, take your 2010 Calendar and turn them all into envelopes.

  • 12 Envelopes PLUS use the cover to mail them in as the cover is usually a bit more sturdy = 13 Envelopes

  • Minimum Size: 3"x5"-ish

  • Maximum Size: 4"x9"-ish

  • Perfect Size?? 4"x6"-ish - the perfect size for sending blank postcards!!

  • Basically, envelopes that will go through the postal service without requiring additional postage due to being "non-machinable."

Senders choice since the purpose of this swap is to recycle your calendar. However, if you don't have a 2010 calendar and can pick them up for a reasonable fee, feel free to use them. :o)

Everyone is welcome with a well filled out profile.

Have fun and happy swapping!!

Discussion

ColeCreations 12/13/2010 #

great idea! If only I had a 2010 calendar :(

bruxbaby 12/13/2010 #

How many envies do we make? I assume it is 12, but I think you should at least specify a minimum. Thanks!

Leashah 12/13/2010 #

Aw, I would LOVE to do this, AND get some fun envies! But, my calender this year was handmade by my daughter in kindergarten, so no go!

funkhoup 12/13/2010 #

MIcheals has their 2010 calendars on sale for 50 cents. Great pictures too.

nativegan 12/13/2010 #
  • I have edited the swap to include the option of buying a calendar. (Thank you, funkhoup!)

  • I have included a quantity for the swap. (Thank you, bruxbaby!)

*I hope everyone has a great time with this swap!

TryshaH81 12/14/2010 #

Does it have to be a 2010 calendar or can it be a 2011?? I can't find any 2010 around here :(

lvbabyboomer 12/15/2010 #

I might have to go with a 2011 calendar, but will search at Michaels for a 2010 first.

nativegan 12/15/2010 #

Worst case, yes, you can use a 2011 Calendar. Just remember to save one for next year!! I hope to run the swap again. :o)

NYRCupcake 12/29/2010 #

I'm concerned about using the cover to mail it. My mail lady glared at me and sighed the last time I used a non traditional envelope. I have sinced changed post offices, but can they refuse to mail it?

lorepuckett 01/ 1/2011 #

@NYRCupcake I don't think they can refuse it. Here is what I found at the USPS website:

Unusual Shapes and Sizes Guidelines
Once a piece of mail exceeds the maximum length, height or thickness of one shape, it automatically gets classified as the next largest shape. In addition, a piece of mail requires more postage when it is a certain shape or size that is difficult to process on mail sorting machines.

The examples below could require additional postage:
• Square envelopes.
• Packages larger than 34 inches long, 17 inches wide or 17 inches high.
• Envelopes on which the address is written parallel to the shorter edge.
• Packages weighing more than 35 pounds.
• Books or printed material weighing more than 25 pounds.
• Tubes and rolls.

The link gives you more info. Hope it helps. ;)

nativegan 01/ 2/2011 #

@NYRCupcake - Thank you so much for posting the guidelines!

@NYRCupcake - My past dealings with grumpy USPS workers has only encouraged me to think outside the box. Please don't let them sway you from enjoying Swap-Bot.

I find the best way to is to use a blank label or piece of paper to use for the sending address. That way there is no question whether it will make it through the postal system.

bruxbaby 01/ 3/2011 #

My envelopes are made!!! c:

NYRCupcake 01/ 9/2011 #

I've never used so much tape in my life! I feel bad for my partner who has to somehow find a way to open this envelope!

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