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WIYM: **Personalized** Merry Mail 3 of 3 (USA+)

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WIYM: **Personalized** Merry Mail 3 of 3 (USA+)
Group:What's in your mailbox?
Swap Coordinator:CookieMomster78 (contact)
Swap categories: Card Making  Mail Art  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - 🇺🇸
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 30, 2022
Date items must be sent by:December 17, 2022
Number of swap partners:5

If you enjoy having fun cards to open and display for the holidays, then this is the swap for you!

This swap will be for:

  • Five partners, USA & Territories
  • Participants with 4.97+ rating (no unresolved ones within the current 6-month period)
  • Mail each partner a decorative envelope with a holiday card & flat surprise inside
  • Card may be handmade or manufactured and will include your partner’s name and your signature at the very least
  • Flat surprises are the sender’s choice, but please try to avoid overt dislikes (this is all about sharing merry via mail)
  • Label the outside of each envelope with your username and swap info
  • Rate promptly upon receipt of each envelope & please leave a comment of at least "thank you"
  • DUE TO HOLIDAY DELAYS: I’m urging every participant to verify their mailing address is in the standardized USPS format. That means use of the ZIP+4® to ensure automated machine processing. The basics are:

  • All capital letters

  • No punctuation
  • At least 10-point type
  • Two spaces between state and ZIP+4®
  • Black ink on white or light paper
  • Here are a couple of websites to explain why these standards help minimize delivery delays:



Flat surprises may be winter/holiday themed, but don’t have to be. Examples include a sheet of stickers, envelope seals, PDT address labels, or swap cards. Sticker flakes, new or used postage stamps, winter/seasonal ephemera, an Artist Trading Card, Altered Playing Card. A nice bookmark, postcard, letterset, or notecard with an envelope set.

Everything sent must be in good, clean condition. Nothing soiled, stained, smelly, torn, damaged, scrappy, or trashy.

If your partner enjoys them, you may send a factory-sealed packet of hot beverage mix (cocoa, cider, tea, etc). Remember that any envelope thicker than 1/4” will require package rate postage. Try to keep these flat and one-ounce, one-stamp envelopes.

Think of this like an inexpensive holiday gift swap among group swappers. Swap with confidence, as I always angel swaps that I coordinate.

Let’s start preparing our Merry mail envelopes!


CookieMomster78 10/29/2022 #

I’m editing this swap title to make sure participants remember to write their partner’s name and their signature inside each card (bullet point #4).

Two of my the five cards from the first round had to be resent and I’m hoping to avoid that in this and the final rounds of the merry mail swap.

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