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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments Is anyone interested in doing exchanges?

For example, in one of the groups I belong, we have a secret penpal exchange. One person organized it - collected the names of the people who wanted to participate and "drew" a name for each person. I was given the name and address of my secret penpal by private message and I am now in the process of writing her a letter. When she gets the letter, she will reply. The letter must be hand written. Someone will have my name, and when I receive that letter, I will reply to it.

We could do something like that. Or, we could exchange home made bookmarks, recipes, postcards.

Anyone interested?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I think it sounds really interesting... I would participate!


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments Any others?


message 4: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) Sorry. Sounds like fun, but I'm already over-extended.


message 5: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 2596 comments Sounds good.


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments I really like this idea. Postcards really sound great! They are colorful and don't take much time.


message 7: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments I like the postcard idea!


message 8: by Sam (new)

Sam | 3 comments That sounds awesome!


message 9: by Almeta (last edited Dec 13, 2012 03:05PM) (new)

Almeta (MenFromMarrs) | 5935 comments Postcards would be fun.


message 10: by Roz (new)

Roz | 1376 comments I'm in. Postcards are great. Using postcards from where you live (city, state, province), or if you're on vacation, that would be cool.


message 11: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments Does anyone want to take on the task of organizing the exchange?


message 12: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments I could do it.


message 13: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments Thanks Beth - I'll leave this in your hands to organize!


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments Ok, anyone who wants to participate needs to send me (via private message) their name that you use for this group and your snail mail address. We'll set the deadline as 12/31/12 midnight eastern time. After that I will match people up and send messages with the addresses to the relevant parties. The exchange will consist of postcards so it isn't expensive, but will give the flavor of where we are from and/or where we are visiting in the New Year. Let's say the deadline to send cards will be 1/15/13. Unless there are objections, we'll go with this plan.


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments Thank you, Beth, for getting everything organized! I am really excited about this! Snail mail is fun! ; )


message 16: by AmyK (new)

AmyK (Yakyma) | 1013 comments Anyone know if there were enough people interested in this?


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments Don't know, but I was in.


message 18: by Pragya (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) | 2596 comments Oops, just saw this. Can I participate now?


message 19: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments Pragya, shoot me a message with your address and then I will do the matches.


message 20: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (MenFromMarrs) | 5935 comments Sounds as though it is still going to happen!


message 21: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments I'm in.


message 22: by AmyK (new)

AmyK (Yakyma) | 1013 comments I was in too!!!


message 23: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments Ok, I messaged everyone I have an address for. If you didn't get a message, contact me quickly!


message 24: by April (new)

April | 970 comments When do we mail these? Now? Or is there a certain time?


message 25: by AmyK (new)

AmyK (Yakyma) | 1013 comments I think the original plan was by 1/15/13, but seeing as how that's like 2 days from now.....can we change it to maybe the 31st?


message 26: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments sure


message 27: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments That works for me.


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments good for me


message 29: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments If anyone else besides me missed this and wants to get involved at this late date, please let me know!


message 30: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Debra wrote: "If anyone else besides me missed this and wants to get involved at this late date, please let me know!"

Still interested...


message 31: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments Have you had any takers Debra? I'd be interested in sending out another postcard.

Has anyone received their postcard?


message 32: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Janice wrote: "Have you had any takers Debra? I'd be interested in sending out another postcard.

Has anyone received their postcard?"


No takers, but I came into the game late. Just thought I'd like to join in if anyone else is also late coming forward.


message 33: by Almeta (last edited Feb 13, 2013 09:15AM) (new)

Almeta (MenFromMarrs) | 5935 comments Janice wrote: "Have you had any takers Debra? I'd be interested in sending out another postcard.

Has anyone received their postcard?"


I haven't received a postcard...but I haven't sent one either!

I spent an unbelievable amount of time just trying to find postcards. Would you believe no one carries them, that I can find. Oh yes, you can get the generic postcard from the post office, but not picture postcards. I guess you have to live in a tourist area to find any. I’ve tried on-line, but those offered are basically of the “antique” variety, for which you pay a lot to be “a collector”.

Dear Sis has found a book of 32 postcards all with the Hindu god Ganesh in art. I guess I will use a few of those, however they really do not represent anything of me nor my life.

Will probably end up downloading a program and making my own!


message 34: by Roz (new)

Roz | 1376 comments I received a very nice postcard this week. I also sent one (late). Like you, Almeta, I had trouble finding one. I thought of making one and checked out instructions on how to make one. But I was in the local library one day and discovered a cabinet with library stuff for sale, including postcards (vintage looking). It took a while for someone to find the key. not big sellers, i guess. My city hall used to have postcards commemorating the city, but I'm not sure the still do that.

Debra, I'd love to send you a postcard if you're still interested. Just send me your address.


message 35: by Snoozie Suzie (new)

Snoozie Suzie (SnoozieSuzie) | 937 comments Ill join in. I live by the sea so postcards aplenty


message 36: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 8290 comments I have received two of them but I have not found one to send yet either. I might have to drive to the Portland Airport to find one. I have not been able to locate one in Hillsboro.


message 37: by Debra (last edited Feb 14, 2013 01:02AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments It seems our local Barnes and Noble bookstore may have some postcards. You might want to try that, if you have any where you live. I know you can order them online from them.


message 38: by Debra (last edited Feb 14, 2013 01:02AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Roz wrote: "Debra, I'd love to send you a postcard if you're still interested. Just send me your address. "

Wow! That would be awesome. I'll PM you my address.


message 39: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Snoozie Suzie wrote: "Ill join in. I live by the sea so postcards aplenty"

Shall we exchange postcards with each other?


message 40: by Snoozie Suzie (new)

Snoozie Suzie (SnoozieSuzie) | 937 comments Cool beans :-)


message 41: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments I finally found one at the post office. I used their pen since mine sprouted legs and walked away. Good grief! I struggled with that pen. LOL!


message 42: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 550 comments Glad I wasn't the only one having trouble finding one. I got one from our zoo, but was looking for a more representative one for the area, and found nothing out here in the burbs. So I ended up finally mailing the zoo one. Haven't received mine yet.


message 43: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Seems like post cards are a dying breed. Almeta and I are considering making our own.


message 44: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (JaMaSc) | 20495 comments I wonder if it's seasonal too. We don't get a lot of tourists coming through this area until the summer.


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments Debra, I will send a postcard again. I have received and sent postcards, but I will do it again.


message 46: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Connie wrote: "Debra, I will send a postcard again. I have received and sent postcards, but I will do it again."

Snoozie Suzie and I have agreed to partner up, but I would love to do the same with you, Connie.

Almeta and I were finally able to locate some post cards to send. I'm glad we didn't have to resort to making our own!


Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments Isn't that the truth! I have postcards.Does Almeta need a pc buddy? I can do both of you.


message 48: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments I'm pretty sure she has a buddy. Don't think she's received a card this year, tho. I think several people are having the same trouble we had finding post cards.


message 49: by Connie (Ava Catherine) (last edited Feb 19, 2013 11:26PM) (new)

Connie (Ava Catherine) | 3854 comments Ok. You and me. : )
Let me know if she needs a buddy later.


message 50: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 4143 comments Cool! I'm doubly-lucky!


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