Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Postcard Swap

I am currently in the process of organizing a “Learn the States” postcard swap.  If your family would be interested in receiving a postcard from each of our 50 states (minus your own), and mailing out 49 postcards to the other participants, e-mail me and let me know which state you'd like to represent.  I’m figuring that each state would be assigned a specific week to send out, so the entire project would take almost a year to complete.  I’m so excited just thinking about receiving a postcard from a different state every week!

At my house, we plan on putting up a large map of the United States, and connecting each postcard that we receive to it’s corresponding state with a piece of yarn. (Michaels currently has large United States placements with a dry erase marker for only $1!)

The postcards will be somehow themed about the state that you live in (I know I see state postcards all of the time at places like Walgreens and gas stations, but you could feel free to make your own, as well!)  On the back of the postcards, I was thinking that your family could just write either a fun fact about your state or why you like living in your state.

If you are at all interested, keep in mind that you will be paying at least $14 worth of postage, as well as the cost of the postcards.  Your personal information, such as names and address will only be shared with the other participants of the swap.  Also, states are available at a first-come, first-served basis.  We are unable to accommodate more than 1 family per state, so if you are interested, be sure to get your name in right away! If you have any other questions, please let me know.  I plan on starting this as soon as we get a majority of the states assigned.  More details will be posted soon!


Poppy said...

We'd love to do New Mexico...sounds like fun. Let me know when you would like us to start. My email is poppythatcher@yahoo.com

lara said...

Do you still need one from Arkansas?

Brenda Emmett said...

I can do Wyoming! You can e-mail me at blemmet at gmail dot com.



jjarrell said...

I can do Florida. Let me know.

t. said...

i can do hawaii!
you can email me at
4tatou at gmail dot com


Tanya said...

I anyone is looking to participate in another swao I started one because everyone's was full! http://www.tanyapeila.com/2010/02/postcard-swap-join-us.html

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