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Adventures of the Traveling Postcard R5

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Swap Coordinator:AnnieMaxine (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards 
Number of people in swap:101
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:February 15, 2013
Date items must be sent by:February 26, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

Wouldn't it be great to send a postcard and see where it had been all around the world? Then get it returned back to you after its adventures were over? Let's do it!


Choose a card. A card that you think people would enjoy seeing (the bigger, the better). Put your name and address on the right hand side of the card. Put the title of the swap (Adventures of the Traveling Postcard) at the top of the left hand side. PUT IT IN AN ENVELOPE and send it off to your partner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Write your name, username, city, state/country, on the left hand side of the postcard you received in the previous round. Put it in an envelope and send it to your partner!


Twice a month, we will have another round. (Sign up when you receive yours from the previous round, start another one in rotation, or contact me, as I may have a postcard that needs to be put back into rotation as well!) When the left side of the postcard is filled up with the names and cities of those that have received the postcard, the last person will stamp your actual postcard and send it back to you.

Only join if you are awesome and a non-flaker. Well-established folks ONLY (20 or more Type 2/Type 3 swaps) and I will ban if I feel that you may be a questionable swapper. I want to do my best to ensure that everyone receives their postcard back! So don't join if you don't think you can commit to it for the long haul, K? I will be checking EVERYONE'S profile. Additionally, if you haven't logged in in over a week, I will be forced to ban you, as well. Thanks and happy swapping!


SFreer 02/ 3/2013 #

I'd love to know where my postcard is now if anyone who has it is still in the swaps... (hopefully).. :)

kerrydwynn 02/ 7/2013 #

This is so fun Annie!!! I'm so looking forward to the next round!

deaconessjane 02/ 7/2013 #

A little fuzzy on the details . . . so you keep re-joining the swap twice a month until you receive your original postcard back?

pne 02/ 7/2013 #

@deaconessjane : or for as long as you like :) Your postcard should get sent back to you as soon as it's full, regardless of whether you have been moving other people's cards along in the mean time or not.

However, if you want to take a break from re-joining the swap, you should probably send your card to the host so that she can put it back into rotation herself, rather than having somebody else's card gather dust on your shelf, only half-full of names.

AnnieMaxine 02/ 7/2013 #

Thanks Philip. That's exactly right. You keep re-joining the swap until you receive yours back...and even after that, you can re-join and put a new one with your address back into rotation.

And if you do take a break from the swap, you should DEFINITELY send the postcard that you would have sent for the next round to me, so that I can get it back into rotation. DEFINITELY!

earthnk 02/ 9/2013 #

I would like to make a photo postcard of where I live. Is that okay?

AnnieMaxine 02/ 9/2013 #

Yep, that's perfectly fine! :)

danushaj 02/11/2013 #

I still haven't had the previous card turn up yet. A few days to go until the swap deadline.

AnnieMaxine 02/11/2013 #

All postcards were sent. Please contact your partner. If they are overseas, it may take longer than a couple of weeks.

pne 02/13/2013 #

92 participants already! Wow!

inthewild 02/13/2013 #

My postcards were also sent in every round and so far not received R4, but will just keep sending out a new one each time and hopefully one of these days I'll have one of my original's returned after travelling far and wide.

racheledj 02/13/2013 #

Yay! I just got the postcard from round 4. Thanks for hosting this fun swap idea!

pne 02/14/2013 #


mamarochat 02/15/2013 #

I have not received my card from round 4. Should I start another card with my name if the card doesn't show up by the send date?

AnnieMaxine 02/15/2013 #

Yes, you may absolutely do that!

inthewild 02/17/2013 #

Received R4 today - thank you! We're taking a weeks' vacation in Cape Town; taking my swaps with and will mail from there by end of week.

AnnieMaxine 02/17/2013 #

very cool! :)

siouxx05 02/21/2013 #

Still haven't received the postcard from the last round..

AnnieMaxine 02/21/2013 #

Please contact your partner fron Round 4. All people clicked "sent" for that round...and I will never list another round until that happens.

EvetteOgden 02/22/2013 #

My PC from R2 arrived today all the way from DECEMBER! I missed this deadline but will send it along in the next one.


Deeno1105 02/22/2013 #

I had an idea today when I received the PC from my partner. This is my first round but I thought it would be fun to include the stamp that comes on the envie. Everyone would get their PC back with cancelled stamps from other countries maybe. The only thing that doesn't work is that the PC is mailed with stamp to the original swapper without the envy. Any ideas?

AnnieMaxine 02/24/2013 #

Maybe you could send it separately? It's not required in the swap description, but if you would like to do so, I think it's OK!

mamarochat 02/25/2013 #

Got my R4 pc in the mail today ! All set for R5.

earthnk 02/25/2013 #

FYI I recd round #3 pc originally mailed from Indonesia by Fatimatuzzahro. I will mail to next partner for the next swap. Round #6.

Fun swap this traveling postcard deal ;)

inthewild 02/27/2013 #

I mailed to my partner Sat 25th of last week - only realized when I received the reminder today I had not marked 'sent' - we were away for a week and it was kind of hectic upon our return. So, it's well on truly on it's way and should land there soon.....

ladydy5 02/28/2013 #

I wish participants would send the postcard out the very next day they received. Seems like I am waiting as I am sure all of the others for it to arrive when it is overseas. It is only your name and address you need to put on it .

ladydy5 03/ 6/2013 #

International mail sucks!

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