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Topic: Love always, Charlie -secret letter swap- (sign up CLOSED mail Nov. 1 05)  (Read 3717 times)
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« on: October 12, 2005 02:05:58 PM »

UPDATE
ok guys, it's been 2 weeks since the send-out date, and so far i have down that only half of you have received.  please, please, please pm either puppy_girl or me when you receive, AND post a comment on the gallery so whoever sent to you knows you got their letter.  thanks!

once you have received, pm whoever sent you your info and let them know.  then go here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60977.0 and post a short response-just something like people have been doing for the post secret swaps.  it's just not practical to have everyone post all the letters.
Swap name:  Love always, Charlie --secret letter swap--
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'determinedimprovisation') and co-organizer puppy_girl
Sign-up date range: October 12-26 2005
Date to send item by: first date--November 1 2005, and then the 1st of every month.

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): nope.

Non-U.S. participants allowed? yes.

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES

Details of swap:  I got the idea for this from the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and the post secret swaps.  So here's the gist:  you write an anonymous letter and send it off, and someone different will send you one.  sounds pretty fun, right?  right.  the rules:  start every letter with "Dear Friend"  and end with "Love always, Charlie"  write whatever you want in between, but do try to make it at least about a page long.  you can type it or handwrite.  by all means, feel free to write for multiple dates, but send everything for the month together.  this is a 12 MONTH swap, with one letter sent per month.  i know that sounds like a lot, but really, you're just writing one letter a month, so it's not much work. 

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If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  Love always, Charlie --secret letter swap--
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address (if you go home for the summer or something, please list which months are to be sent to which address.  if you don't know where you'll be living next year (i.e. college people), say so and send me your new address as soon as you know it):
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:
List the usernames of other craftsters you know (so you won't be sending/receiving to/from them):
Age:
Random fact/belief/tid-bit about yourself:


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.  please send it to me, preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'determinedimprovisation.')  i'll send what needs to be sent to my co-organizer for you.

Final list:
16candles
Sammiedora
Puppy_girl
got2b4him247
CatyX
emmafair
disaster308
honorablemention
shoegirl
smilenjoy
mjadams
nushybum
webdreamy
craft_t_chic
leafy_lane
semicharm86
peroxsym
stellato_escuro
preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'determinedimprovisation') (would be good if i didn't forget myself, wouldn't it?)
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005 06:56:01 PM »

yay i sent my info.  *is excited*  mine will probably be pretty long, since i get pretty bored in school...
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2005 11:31:38 PM »

This will be so fun!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005 10:01:37 AM »

EEP! I'm excited about this!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005 10:11:05 AM »

Hm. I know it's only one letter, but I'l gonna wait till RIGHT the last minute...

OK. STOP PROCRASTINATING, NUSHY, AND GO MAKE THAT SWAP PACKAGE....

(sorry)
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2005 12:23:48 PM »

Do we write about ourselves or just anything?  Random thoughts... or a story of fictitious person through letter form...?
Either way, I really want to do this.  I'll send my info soon....
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2005 02:36:30 PM »

i was thinking just write about whatever's going on in your life or anything you need to talk about.  or it could be a completely made up person.  whatever you want, just as long as it's something you put a little effort into and it sticks to the letter format.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2005 02:44:07 PM »

yay!!! i love charlie. and you are the funnest girl for thinking of this m'love.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2005 02:25:07 PM »

Im in!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2005 07:14:39 PM »

i am in! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2005 09:07:08 PM »

i'm excited for this to start!! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2005 04:21:24 PM »

This is AMAZING!
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2005 05:44:56 PM »

Okay, so I had to leave work the other day so I could buy and read this book. Halfway through it, I decided for sure that I wanted to do this swap. What a great book! I grew up not to far from Pittsburgh, and even though i moved to another big city, it is EXACTLY how he described when you drive through the Fort Pitt tunnel into the city. Amazing. I still get that feeling whenever I drive into Pittsburgh. Anyways, I just wanted to share...LOL
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2005 06:29:03 PM »

now i must drive to pittsburgh!
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2005 01:05:36 AM »

Question: Does the swap end on the 1st October 2006 or 1st November 2006? Huh Can't wait though!
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« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2005 08:24:59 AM »

I WANT TO DRIVE TO PITTSBURGH!!!! me=jealous.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2005 08:40:11 AM »

let's road trip this summer!

the last letter will be sent out November of 2006.
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2005 08:38:13 AM »

I want to join this but I'm worried about commiting to something that lasts so lonog...it's such a great idea though! Undecided
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2005 08:50:00 AM »

yeah, i know it's a long time, and several people are in college so addresses are going to get a bit messy.  maybe you could start a shorter round 2?

in other news, about half of you that have already signed up live in the UK and the other half live in america (with one canadian and one australian)  i think one or two of you said you didn't want to send outside of your country, but would the rest of you be interested in making it an international swap?  or would it be easier to receive from your own country because you'd be more familiar with the terms, politics, places, etc. referenced?
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2005 09:06:09 AM »

International would be interesting and I suppose quite fun, but within the region (e.g. UK) would be easy.

I'm really not that fussed.
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2005 09:21:12 AM »

I want to join this but I'm worried about commiting to something that lasts so lonog...it's such a great idea though! Undecided

I know, that's why I hesitated, but it's only one letter a month after all.

Mind you....after sneaking a peak at your profile, I don't blame you...You've **so many** swaps going on!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2005 10:35:05 AM »

in or out of the country is fine with me... although we would receive them faster if they were within our countries.
whatever works best for everyone else is fine Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2005 03:28:50 PM »

i want cool forgien friends!
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2005 06:41:16 PM »

sending out of country would be cool...but keeping it in country would be faster...but it's only a letter a month, so i guess speed isn't that vital...
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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2005 03:01:45 PM »

I can't wait to get my partner and get started Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2005 03:39:16 PM »

you can start writing now of course, but i should have sent to addresses out by late tonight or early tomorrow morning.
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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2005 06:36:12 PM »

hey all, i'm helping co-organize this swap, so those of you whose info got sent to me to match up, i plan on matching everyone up tomorrow during my study hall, so i should be able to PM everyone the info by tomorrow evening.   Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2005 02:58:11 PM »

those of you who got PMs from me, make sure you let me know when you send/recieve your letters. 

i, in the meantime will try to come up with an organized way to keep track of this information...  Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2005 02:32:42 PM »

*pokes*  ok, it's been a week since the send out date and i have 4 people who haven't pmed me saying if they sent yet.  in order to make sure everyone gets their letter (w/out return addresses, it'd be easier for these to get lost in the mail...) i would really appreciate if it everyone who got their info from me PMed me saying when they send and receive.   
 *end nagging*
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2005 08:44:55 AM »

~UPDATE~
the send out date for the next letter (you're sending to the same person) is THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1.  i'll be sending out reminder pms tomorrow as well.
however, i still have that these people have not received a letter for november:
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if your forgot to tell me, that's fine, just please let me know!  i'll be pming those on the list later tonight.
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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2006 11:20:58 AM »

everyone should have sent out their january letters by now.  please let puppy_girl or me know when you send and receive!

also, don't forget about the gallery!!!  it's here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60977.msg675462;topicseen#msg675462
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« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2006 05:47:10 PM »

alright guys, remember to send out tomorrow!  and please please please let us know about the sending and receiving!
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« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2006 06:25:49 PM »

alright guys, remember to send out tomorrow!  and please please please let us know about the sending and receiving!

ah ya beat me to it.  i was gonna post something similar earlier, but craftster was down  Undecided

but yeah, what she said. 
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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2006 11:42:24 AM »

Today's the send out for June!  I only heard from one or two people last month, so please remember to let me know when you send/receive!  thanks!
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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2006 02:44:19 PM »

Today's the send out for June!  I only heard from one or two people last month, so please remember to let me know when you send/receive!  thanks!

yeah, i only heard from about 3 people saying they recieved.   Undecided
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