Since signing up to Swap-bot and Postcrossing, my postman has really had to work hard! Here is some of my most recent post:
A postcard from Postcrossing (confusingly, it is from a sender in Germany but it is of Rome! Talk about a well travelled postcard!)
I also received my first ever handmade postcard from the USA in the QUICK Cute Animal Postcard swap #34. Sadly his nose got grazed in transit but I still love the card to pieces:
My postcard collection also had a massive boost when I received my package for the Postcard Scavenger Hunt #22. The point was to choose 6 postcards from the list of 12 to sent to a partner, and if you could find the challenge on (a whale) you sent seven. I was paired with the organiser though, who sent me one card for every category (including the challenge!) as well as an extra one, meaning that I got a generous 14 postcard in total! Here they are with the category they fulfil:
My postcard collection will continue to grow too as I am waiting for two more postcards to reach their destinations via Postcrossing so that I can receive two in return and I am also taking part in the Booklovers Postcard Swap and the Children’s Book Illustration Swap #3, which will bring even more postcards through my door!
It’s not just postcards that I have been receiving though…look at these parcels I have got too:
The first was some very yummy chocolate from the Netherlands as part of the Favourite Candies Swap…it’s safe to say none of this lasted long!
But as well as the chocolate she also made me a tea wheel and sent me some paper goodies and even a crochet book which has some adorable makes in it!
And the soiling goes on with the Kawaii Swap International…look at all of the cute goodies my partner sent me:
Look at this mountain of stuff! The parcel included various papers, stationery, pens, stickers and little goodies that are all adorable!
I also made my very first card ATC from the Shakespeare Series #1 Romeo and Juliet swap, then received two in return from the swap organiser! Here is what I received:
And, if you’re interested, here is the one that I sent:
I also signed up to a Lists and More Book Lovers Swap, where you sent lists of your favourite books and your ‘books to read’ (both of which had to be seriously shortened for the swap!) and sent those as well as some bookmarks to two partners. Here are the two parcels that I received in return:
One of the latest swaps that I took part in was the Ribbon Scavenger Hunt, and here are the lovely ribbons that I received:
I also took part in a Private Cross Stitch swap and my partner sent me these two lovely kits:
And I FINALLY received the parcel from the first swap that I ever signed up to…it was coming from Alaska and took a month to get here! It was for the Hello! I’m from… Round #4 and this was what my partner sent me:
This lovely pile of goodies included postcards (one of which showing the temperature at -44F! Far too cold for me!), two magnets, a city map, some bottle caps, the front page of the local newspaper, a pen, a flag, a recipe, a letter and a bookmark!
So, that is just about everything that has arrived at my door recently! Hopefully I will be able to do weekly updates of my post that I receive so I don’t have to bombard you with massive blog posts again!
20 thoughts on “Plenty of Post!”
The heart palpitations part is funny!! :)) Nice goodies. No better way of having a nice surprise when you find other unexpected stuff included in your package 🙂
That’s true! It is lovely when people go to the effort of putting something extra in just to make you smile 🙂
It just makes you go “awwww :’)”… It’s a very thoughtful and sweet gesture 😀 And sharing their deed to us makes us go awww as well 🙂 There’s still kindness in the world. you’re spreading the love 🙂
There is indeed! I do hope so 🙂
What a happy mailbox you got there, I’m sure. 🙂
I have indeed! I’m not sure the postman agrees though…hehe
All those goodies are fantastic! Love the postcards and especially the favorite candies swap, how delicious.
Mmm it was delicious! I thoroughly enjoyed that one!
OMG… I love love all your wonderful postcards and post.. Great swaps you have.. I’m so happy you are having so much fun with this.. 😀
Haha I am! You’ve got me hooked on it!
Anyway, if you happen to orgainise any swaps over swap bot.. Do let me know.. I will join.. just send me the link.. 😀
I will do! I’m working up the nerve to organise one!
Wow! You are a busy girl! Your post card collection is really growing. I LOVE, LOVE the chimp card. It is my favorite. So adorable. So glad you are having a great time with all of you swaps.
Aww I know, it is cute! It really surprised me because they normally terrify me! It is a lot of fun! Really addictive!
How lovely. How do you find the swaps to take part in?!
I am a member of a website called swap-bot (http://swap-bot.com/) they are all organised through that…do check it out if the idea interests you…it is really addictive!
No way, there is such thing as candy swap?! That is simply genious 🙂
I love the idea of postcrossing. I think if i didnt have so many friends and family all over the world i would take part in it. Told a few collegues about it and they are happy users of that site for the pst year now 🙂
Great swaps & cards dear.
Haha there is indeed! I like to take advantage of those ones although the postage can be expensive! I love the concept of Postcrossing too, it is so simple and yet brilliant!
Def that guy from Portugal who came up with the idea was brilliant 😉