For those of you who have followed my blog for some time, you may remember that I launched a massive *Snail Mail Trade* back in March with great success! It was so wonderful to see people making friends through the project and put such sweet thought into purchasing gifts for their partners. You can take a little peek at what people sent on my magical Inspiration Board here. Fab right! Since then I’ve had lots of you contact me to say you’d love to get involved in the next round …. and I’m thrilled to bits to share that now’s your chance!!
I’ve posted below all the information about what to do to get involved. If you’d like to take part, all you need to do is comment on this blog post by 29th November 7 pm GMT
Read through the following information to find out what the project is all about and what your deadline date for posting is…
Interested in swapping post?
This project is open to people based in the UK and USA… if you’re in another country and are interested, please let me know by commenting below – should enough people want to get involved we might be able to hit your country too… I can’t make any promises yet, but you never know!
If you’re interested in getting involved, please place a comment with your email address on this post by the 29th November, 7 pm GMT.
I will email everyone on the 30th November check you still want to be involved. Remember, it’s OK if you change your mind, but it’s NOT OK to flake – if you get involved please follow through, this project is all about good karma!
If you’re participating, I will need your name, your postal address and any links to your blogs or pinterest account etc in response to the email I send you by the 1st December. This information will only be shared with who you are partnered with – under no circumstances will it be shared with anyone else (by agreeing to participate, you agree to this rule too – no sharing peoples info, it’s mean!)
How does it work?
The deadline date for sending your items to your partner will be the 15th December. That will give you 2 weeks to shop, wrap and send your package of happiness.
There will be a £10 budget (American friends a $16 budget; same difference) to spend on your snail mail project. Over spending is fine as long as you do not expect the same in return. Please do not spend less – we’d like to keep it as fair as possible!
You cannot include the price of postage in the budget. This is to cover surprises only!
Your partner may be in the same country as you … but they might not be. I will try my best to organise it so no one is stuck with a hefty postage bill! Your partner will be paired with you at random – it might not be who you’re sending your post to (it depends how many people want to get involved). If there is a random number of people involved, I will trade more than once – no one shall be left behind!
*SUGGESTIONS* perhaps you would rather swap with a partner in another country? Should enough people apply, I will be asking what you all think. I know this means it’ll cost more to send, but it will mean surprises from somewhere new!
What to send?
This is a surprise project so you can send pretty much anything! Once you have your partners information, you’ll be able to stalk visit their blogs and pinterest accounts to discover more about them and what they love the most 🙂 The aim is to tailor your package to their interests and hobbies etc.
Please do not send any used items, any dirty items or any items that may get stopped by the postage system (UK see here) For instance, no liquids – there is special rules about nail varnish etc so please do not send any as it might not get through. Gifts from Poundland / Tiger / dollar stores etc are discouraged – it’s better to get 3 great things than 10 not so great things, you know?!
Possible sends could be: washi tape, stickers, notecards, lip balm, brooches, necklaces, something handmade, tote bags, cute socks, sprinkles, sanrio toys, sweets / candy, stationery… Please add any suggestions into your comments below 😀
Please include a handwritten note to your partner too – it can be as long or as short as you like, but remember to say that you’re swapping from the **MissVickyViola.com Snail Mail Trade** so your partner know’s that it’s from you! You’re also encouraged to dress up your package with doodles and stickers etc. The brighter the better!
Dont fret! I will ask you if you have any allergies or really dislike anything when you confirm you’re getting involved in the project to make sure you don’t get something that you can’t play with. This information will only be passed onto your partner.
Once you’ve made up your package and posted it out, please email me to let me know you’ve done your bit… then wait for your surprise to arrive!
Once you get your package, email me to let me know. . . We’ll be keeping this project anonymous but I’d love it if you take a picture of what you got and I’ll do a big blog post to show off everyones trades (no one will be named, it’ll just be an inspiration board for the next *snail mail trade* round 3!)