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Quotecard Postcard #37

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Swap Coordinator:spinjenny (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Newbie  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:101
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:June 15, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2010
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

This is one of a monthly series of quotecard postcard swaps held to share a little zinger of wisdom/humour/etc with your partners. It is a pretty basic postcard swap. The only catch is that it MUST contain one of your favourite quotes, but that can be either an old friend or a newly discovered favourite. The postcard can be handmade or commercial. If it is handmade, you can incorporate your quote into the design if you prefer; otherwise you must write it on the back of the card.

Please say where the quote is from or give the credit where it's due. You may use quotes in languages other than English, but if you do, please include a translation for your partner. Do not forget to include the swap name and your user name on the card!

You will send out 3 of these cards, one to each partner, possibly across the globe. They should be postmarked! Please DO NOT send in an envelope.

I will ban if I see multiple no-sends or have any other reason to believe you will not be a good swap partner. Newbies are welcome!! (but must have a filled out profile, more than just one or two lines.)

You must communicate with both me and your partner if you are late for any reason. If there are any problems, please try to work it out with your partner, but if that is not possible, contact me and I will try to help. Please do not give a 3 or 1 rating without giving your partner a chance to fix the situation.

Happy swapping to all! Please contact me if you have any questions or problems.

Note: This swap series was originated by @nicole who later handed it over to me.

Discussion

spinjenny 05/16/2010 #

This should be a fun, low-pressure swap, so don't feel you have to do a lot of research unless you want to do that.I have a Notepad file in which I save quotations that I like, so I don't usually need to search for them for my Quotecards, but when I want quotes on a particular theme, I put:

[theme keywords] quote OR quotation

into a search engine. I get links to some general quotation sites but also ones which only have quotes on that theme, which often have many more than the general sites.

Some general ones:

spinjenny 05/16/2010 #

I am also often asked about sources for nice or 'different' postcards. Museums and art galleries usually have them, and a lot of book shops and stationery stores/departments have nice ones. There are online sources, of course:

  • Amazon has books of postcards.
  • Pomegranate have lots of choice, and their "blowout" packs are a great 'pot luck' deal.
  • postcardstop.com have a good range.
  • VisionWorks is another good US online source, but I can also get some of the cards they stock from my local 'world store' here in the UK.
  • Syracuse Cultural Workers has interesting cards, many of them with quotes and most of them with a 'message'.
  • Zazzle has a lot of postcards too, and they have sites in other countries, including in the UK. (Check the shipping, though.)
  • The Film Store has film-related postcards, of course, but other subjects too. It is a UK site but you can opt to see the prices in US dollars.
  • some Etsy sellers have postcards too, and it is worth looking on eBay too.

If anyone has suggestions for other sources, please post them here.

TragicThreshold 06/15/2010 #

I would love to do this but I am going out of town in four days. Can I get addresses for partners by then?

spinjenny 06/16/2010 #

TragicThreshold, I try to assign partners on the first possible day, so I hope to do so later today when I have finished re-checking the participants.

spinjenny 06/16/2010 #

As sign-ups have ended for this swap, I have now created the next swap in the series, Quotecard Postcard #38. I hope to see some of you in that one too.

fortunebaby 06/17/2010 #

It's been a while since I used swap-bot. Where do I go to see who I'm sending to???

fortunebaby 06/17/2010 #

...never mind, I just found it. Time to get crafty!!!

spinjenny 07/16/2010 #

It is now more than 2 weeks since the Send deadline for this swap. I have contacted the 2 participants who have not marked Sent yet and also their partners.

If anyone else has not received after a reasonable time, bearing in mind where your partners live, please try to contact them. If you cannot resolve it between you, please PM me, as I will not be checking the comments for this swap any more.

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