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We love writing, conversation, coffee, food and all things paper! Come join us for afternoons of writing letters in cozy coffee shops, stationary exchanges, making paper crafts, and lots of conversation!

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Happy Mail Swap!

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Most of us joined this group because we love good old-fashioned mail. But what if you don't have anyone to write, or writing just your relatives or that one college friend is not enough, or maybe you wish you had a pen pal but never found one, or maybe you have one and they are super slow about writing you back. No matter the reason, you need/want someone to write! This happy mail swap is for you!

So how does this lil' swap work? You RSVP, send me your address, and then on the date of this meetup I will send you the name and address of the person you will be sending your happy mail to! Woohoo! You will then send your happy mail out by July 31, 2022.

What does your happy mail include? Why a handwritten note for sure! Your letter can be long or short, you can buy a card or make one, you can be creative with washi or stickers, you can draw a picture or color an existing one...whatever your heart desires! If you want to include a few little pen pal-esque treats like sheets of stationary, postcards, washi samples, stickers, or stamps - that's up to you - but you are under no obligation to buy anything for this swap. Be creative, have fun, and in return you will be rewarded with mail!

Please note: This is not an actual meetup. This is a mail swap only.

Bookmark Swap!

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I know we have quite a few avid readers in our group. In looking over our past swaps I noticed we've never done a good old-fashioned bookmark swap! This is one of the few swaps we do that may require you to go out a buy a bookmark if you don't have something already swap-worthy in your stash.

Bookmarks should be in brand new, unused condition. They should be something you'd want to receive in a swap - like not a random freebie you got from Barnes & Noble, not an advertisement, and not handmade for this swap.

So how does this lil' swap work? You RSVP, send me your address, and then on the date of this meetup I will send you the name and address of the person you will be sending your Bookmark Swap to! You will then send your Bookmark Swap out by August 31, 2022. In return, you get a lovely bookmark, too!

Please note: This is not an actual meetup. This is a mail swap only.

Travel Themed Swap!

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Traveling is one of my favorite things! It might rank #2, right behind my love of mail. :) This swap is all things travel themed. Your swap can include stationery, stickers, washi, notecards, pens, used tickets, air mail stamps, etc. Anything related to travel is fair game!

Let's each send at least 3 items for this swap. What counts as an item?

  • a couple sheets of stationery
  • a folded note card with envelope
  • a flat card with envelope
  • a postcard
  • a writing instrument (pen, pencil, marker, etc.)
  • a few stickers
  • a sticker sheet
  • washi sample
  • decorative paperclip
  • a couple sheets of themed scrapbook paper
  • at least 58 cents worth of stamps
  • feel free to go off of the list and include other travel themed items!

So how does this swap work? You RSVP, send me your address, and then on the date of this meetup I will send you the name and address of the person you will be sending your Travel Themed Swap to! That's it! You will then send your Travel Themed Swap out by September 30, 2022. In return, you will receive brand new travel themed items from someone else!

Please note: This is not an actual meetup. This is a mail swap only.

Halloween Card Swap!

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Pumpkins and Ghosts and Bats...oh, my! It's that time of year when we celebrate the spooky, the creepy, the CANDY! Join me in celebrating this year by sending a Halloween card to a fellow Snail Mailer.

So how does this swap work? You RSVP, send me your address, and then on the date of this meetup I will send you the name and address of the person you will be sending your Halloween card to! That's it! You will then send your card out by October 31, 2022. In return, you will receive a Halloween card from someone else! Yay!

Please note: This is not an actual meetup. This is a mail swap only.

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National Postcard Week / Homemade Postcard Swap!

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