|Swap Coordinator:||USAFwife (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Friendship Books Newbie|
|Number of people in swap:||15|
|Location:||Regional - USA only|
|Type:||Type 2: Flat mail|
|Rating requirement:||4.80 (unrated swappers allowed)|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 15, 2011|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 22, 2011|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
FB is an abbreviation for "Friendship Book". A FB originated before the days of the internet, and was made for pen pal by another pen pal. The book is to be nicely made, and contains the name and address (and possibly some information about) a person, made by another, with name, address and possibly some information. The booklet is passed along through the mail from one pal to another, each adding their information. When the booklet is full, it is sent home for the person it was made for. Then, that person has a list of new people to write to. It was started as a way to get 'free' pen pals. Back in those days when people actually had to pay for a pen pal's name and address. These days, FB's aren't as necessary for a way to find a pen pal, but many of us still find it fun to see them, make them, and pass them on. There are now several different types of FB's, and many variations to the idea. I've swapped FB's for over 20 years, and 'met' one of my best friends this way and have written to her for 22 years!
This swap is for anyone interested in swapping FB's. New to FB's, new to swap-bot, or established. Many have asked to join in FB swaps - so here ya go!
You will each have 2 partners, and make 2 FB's, send one FB to each partner. The FB will be made for you, with your name and address and information on it. Your partners will sign your books with their name/address/info, and you will sign their books. Then you will pass them on to other FB swappers. The books will not be sent back to the person it was made for until there is no room left for more information. Most signers will use address labels for this info, but it is not necessary. You might want to include an email address as well, but it is not necessary.
If you have questions about how to make the FB's, check these sites (sorry, I don't know how to make the 'clicky links'):
If you still have questions after looking at these sites, please feel free to ask me. Wikipedia.org also has a description and there's one on squidoo too.
Established swappers need at least a 4.8 rating, with no ratings of a "1" since January. Unrated swappers are welcome to join. Your profile MUST be filled out!! (Minimum of 3 categories, info about yourself, your likes/dislikes, what you swap, etc...)
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