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Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on August 21, 2022 - 3:33 PM
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Location: Netherlands

On Snail Mail Friends events can be created that come with goodies or none.

Often people are not sure what to send to a swap partner. Store bought or self made goodies and how many? If this makes you uncomfortable "not knowing what to send" the best way is just to mesage your partner and talk about your swap.

But what if you are in a random swap? You know nothing about the other swapper except for the swap details and they have not listed anything about what kind of goodies. What would you normally send along with a swap?


Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on February 24, 2023 - 9:57 PM
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Location: United States

I like to send blank postcards or stickers


Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on March 08, 2023 - 1:20 PM
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Total posts: 4
Location: United Kingdom

For me I tend to tuck in some small art prints, maybe stickers, post notes, various ephemera. As a Uk swapper though its all about keeping that postage under 20g or 50g depending on the swap.

I think its also important to say that printing out things you've found on the internet is a bit of a dodgey practice unless you have permission from the artist whose work it is. There are some great places to buy extras if you are stuck.



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Re: Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on March 09, 2023 - 9:55 AM
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Location: Netherlands
Trinkety wrote:

For me I tend to tuck in some small art prints, maybe stickers, post notes, various ephemera. As a Uk swapper though its all about keeping that postage under 20g or 50g depending on the swap.

I think its also important to say that printing out things you've found on the internet is a bit of a dodgey practice unless you have permission from the artist whose work it is. There are some great places to buy extras if you are stuck.

Shipping heavier items can result in high costs, but sending flat items such as stickers and ephemera through flat mail is an excellent alternative indeed!

Did you know Snail Mail Friends swap allows you to set a weight limit for your package? This might be a helpful option to use when making a swap 🤗

It is crucial to give credit where it's due and obtain permission before using someone else's work. Even if my life depended on it, I couldn't draw to save myself! 🤣  There are indeed, as you mention, great places to buy extras, Creative Fabrica is an affordable option that occasionally offers fantastic discounts.



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Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on April 12, 2023 - 5:49 PM
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Location: Netherlands

I like to make bookmarks of scraps of paper, they make great gifts!



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Re: Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on April 30, 2023 - 7:44 PM
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Location: Netherlands
HanneCrafts wrote:

I like to make bookmarks of scraps of paper, they make great gifts!

Come and join the laminated bookmark swap. It's perfect for you! 🤗 



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Re: Oh my Goodies!? What to send?
by <Hidden> on December 31, 2023 - 1:26 AM
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Location: United States

Could I expand this question a little bit? 

Since I am in the USA, I would be interested in knowing if there are certain brands, or just general KINDS of goodies,  that I can get in America that my European swapping friends cannot.




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