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An introduction to Swap Events

Snail Mail Friends' Swap Events provide an opportunity for members of our platform to connect through the exchange of hand-crafted items through the mail. These swap events are a fun and engaging way to connect with new people online and form friendships worldwide. Whether you are a seasoned swapper or new to the activity, it is a fun and enjoyable way to share your creative talents.

To host a successful event, choose a theme and category that appeals to you and your target audience. One way to participate is through the Standard Swap, or you can try the Random Swap. As the event organizer, you'll need to set a sign-up deadline and decide if the event will be international or regional. This will help you customize the event to your desired audience and ensure all participants are within a reasonable distance for shipping.

The event will open for member sign-ups within the designated swap area once it is created. Members who have chosen to consider joining the event will receive an email reminder two days before the closing date. After the sign-up deadline has passed, all participants will be paired with each other using either the Standard or Random swap method, as chosen by the member.

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In a Standard Swap event, participants are matched with a partner and exchange their swaps with each other. It is essential to have an even number of participants for this option, as everyone needs a partner for the exchange. If the number of registered participants is not even on the closing date, the last person to sign up will be removed from the event.

Snail Mail Friend A Snail Mail Friend B
Snail Mail Friend A Snail Mail Friend B
Snail Mail Friend C Snail Mail Friend D
Snail Mail Friend C Snail Mail Friend D


In a Random Swap event, participants are assigned a partner to send their event swap to, but they will receive a swap from someone else. This creates an element of surprise and excitement, as participants don't know who they will be receiving a swap from.

Snail Mail Friend A Snail Mail Friend C
Snail Mail Friend C Snail Mail Friend B
Snail Mail Friend B Snail Mail Friend D
Snail Mail Friend D Snail Mail Friend A


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