Thursday, March 28, 2013

National Postcard Week 2013 - Postcard Swap (Exchange)

It's that time of year again!  The nationally recognized week that every postcard collector and enthusiast anxiously waits for; National Postcard Week aka NCPW.  May 5th - 11th is a nationally (and some internationally) celebrated week filled with blog posts, team activities, clubs and best of all many great postcard swaps (exchanges!)
Starting today I will be gathering a list of names and addresses from those who would like to participate in the Pacific Postcards Team Card Swap.  While I would love to have you become a member, it is not necessary to participate in the NCPW postcard swap.  Instructions on how to join in this fun even will follow shortly.  But first, Why is this so exciting for postcard lovers?  Well let me tell you ;)

from 2012
When you participate in a swap you potential will receive cards from all over the US and even other countries as well.  All it costs for you to participate is the actual cost of the cards and postage (one for each participant.)  Mine did add up a little last year but I received over 50 postcards in return!  Check out the posts that show some of the great cards I received:


1)  Very important!  Email me at ButterflyInTheAttic at yahoo dot com.  In the subject put either Postcard Swap or Postcard Exchange.  Include your name, Mailing address and let me know if you would like to be added to my email list to receive any future emails about the PPT team, promotions, and the Monthly News Letter that I am developing.

Handmade Postcards2)  Design or purchase already made cards, you can even use vintage cards that you would like to exchange if you want.  Personally I like the handmade cards but any will be great.  I also suggest that if you are purchasing already made cards get some that show something about where you live or have meaning to you

3)  Write on the back or have printed on the cards NPCW 2013 (you can see how others have done it in the past if you check out the ones I received last year)  Write on it your name and if  you designed it give a little description so we know what it is about.  Sign and numbering them is always nice.  Who knows maybe yours will end up in some collector magazine 50 years from now:)

Handmade Postcards
4)  By Friday, April 26th the list will close and I will email the completed list by April 29th to all of the participants (NOTE:  I will only use this list for the specific exchange and will not be distributing it anywhere else)

5)  Now it is up to everyone that signed up:  within 1 week send a postcard (or cards if you desire) to each participant on the list using their posted mailing address.

That's it!  Now just have fun!

 If you would like to take photographs of all the cards you receive and send them to me via email, I would love to post them on this blog.   Write a little blurb about your experience (I reserve editor's rights and may do grammar, spelling checks or trim down if needed.)

Any questions please email me. 

The more people participating the more fun it is so spread the word.

From 2012

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Postcard Blogger said...

I love this post!

woman in a man's world said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to participate :)

KC @ genxfinance said...

you got some awesome postcard collections...

Butterfly In The Attic said...

We would love to have you.

Butterfly In The Attic said...

Thank you very much

Butterfly In The Attic said...

Thank you :)

Unknown said...

Very interesting Colleen. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am happy to follow back.

debdenny said...

Sounds like fun! great post! Visiting by way of Meet and Greet - aka Espacularaiesa

Butterfly In The Attic said...

We would love to have you join in the fun. If you are interested in participated email me. Thank you for visiting the post
Have a very blessed day

2justByou said...

Wow! This sounds like so much fun. I love postcards, and I have a small collection (nothing big). I am bookmarking this page. =0)
New GFC follower, here from Meet & Greet. Will also follow with bloglovin. =0)

Heavenly Bodies said...

We homeschool and did this when my kids were younger. We put up a map and used a heart sticker to map where all of our post cards came from, yes it was around Valentine's Day.

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