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💌 Mini Happy Mail #5!!! 💌 (USA)

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Swap Coordinator:LeaTheShark (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:24
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:June 12, 2021
Date items must be sent by:June 19, 2021
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

The series is back. Get ready to send some adorable little mail!

This is happy mail but in miniature form! Brittany McCowan on youtube has several mini mail videos for inspiration. There won't be strict size requirements, but keep "mini" in mind!

You will have 2 partners for this swap. Decorate your envelopes, write a sweet note for your partner, and include some goodies! It's sender's choice, but don't just do the minimum and call it a day. It's mini mail, but with extra love! This should include:

  • A decorated envelope
  • Letter/note for your partner
  • Some extras that fit in with the theme: be creative: (extras include, washi, stickers, ephemera, etc)

Be sure to include your username and the name of the swap somewhere! Newbies with a well-filled out profile are welcome.

Discussion

kcfroglady 06/ 1/2021 #

I am excited to get back into SwapBot - I have missed it :)

Begokschaf 06/ 3/2021 #

Hi all. I’ve never done the mini mail but I’m excited to start. About how many items do you all include? This says stick with the theme. The theme is “mini” or is there a theme within that. Thanks to whoever responds. I’ll make sure to pack my envelope once I make sure I’m doing it right. Lol

LeaTheShark 06/ 4/2021 #

Hi Begokschaf!

Simple answer, the theme is "mini" and the sky is the limit beyond that. I have sent regular sized stickers tucked in a mini envelope, but I haven't ever sent a full sized postcard if that makes any sense as an example! The best advice I can give is to check out some mini mail videos on youtube, so you can see a wiiiide variety of mini mail. That said, I think the basics are a little letter/note, and for goodies I have sent mini washi tape samples, tiny envelopes of super tiny stickers, made miniature envelopes, postcards, and letter writing sets... I have also made tiny flipbooks and just tucked regular-sized goodies inside of there that fit with my partner's interests/theme of the mini flipbook. Let me know if you have any more questions, I'm happy to help!

LoveCyn 06/10/2021 #

I'm from Canada - Can I please join?

LeaTheShark 06/11/2021 #

@LoveCyn normally I say no intl partners to keep postage down for this swap, but Canada isn't too bad with postage so that should be fine.

dalbright 06/13/2021 #

@leatheshark As plentiful as my life is I do know there are so many folks on here with fixed incomes that adding the potential additional $1.75 or more to a swap can be very impactful for them. Since the swap is classified as “USA only” (and folks are signed up with that classification assumption) can I suggest you email the whole participant group and make sure people have time to drop from the swap based on a change of classification prior to assigning partners? Or another option would be to suggest that @lovecyn host an international version. It’s important for us hosts to follow our designated swap classifications as changing them impacts everyone who signed up. Hope this is helpful!

LeaTheShark 06/13/2021 #

@dalbright brings up a good point! Given that, @lovecyn I will be dropping you and other intl swappers from this one since it does say USA only, but I will be making a Mini Mail #6.5 that will allow for intl swappers :) Hopefully that can make these swaps inclusive for everyone!

LeaTheShark 06/13/2021 #

Shoot well SB didn't save my changes when I tried to drop Int'l swappers so if you need me to angel for you since I messed that up, please let me know!!! Going forward I will make it more clear for my swaps and have separate USA and INTL ones! Message me if you have any questions or issues. Thanks everyone for your feedback and happy swapping!

LoveCyn 06/13/2021 #

Sorry for making everything so complicated! I’m new here and not 100% clear on the rules. I’ll make sure to only participate in the international swaps moving forward! Happy swapping everyone!

LeaTheShark 06/13/2021 #

No worries, we will make it work! Mail should be fun not stressful so if anyone ever needs help with anything message me and we can work it out :)

simplelittleblessings 06/15/2021 #

This is going to be one of my favorite swaps!! What a cute idea!! Thank you for doing this swap!! ❤️❤️❤️ Crystal

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