Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Snail Mail Love Package Swap

If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook you've heard about our little Valentine Snail Mail swap! We all enjoy getting a little snail mail love......am I right?

I thought hosting a Snail Mail Love package swap would be a great way to meet new friends, a good excuse to get my craft on, and fun way send a little love via good ol' snail mail.

All the info you need to join is below! 

Step 1. Register:  Let me know you want in through one of the options below. Be sure to include your email address if you register via social media. Once registration closes I'll be in touch to get your address.
Ways to register:
-Shoot me an email at: domesticprincessintraining@gmail.com
-Leave a comment under this post (include your email address)
-Let me know via Instagram or Facebook (include your email address)

Sign up closes at Midnight on January 20th. That's just one week from today. :o)

Step 2. Spread the Word: Blog, Instagram, Tweet, Facebook, Chi-Chat with your gal pals. However you choose to help us spread the word! This is our 1st year doing this so we need all the help we can get to get the word out about the Snail Mail Love package exchange! The more people that join in the more fun it will be! When sharing via Instagram or Twitter be sure to use #snailmaillove so we can find each other!

Step 3. Who's Your Buddy: On Tuesday, January 22nd I will email you the name and address of your Snail Mail Love exchange buddy. You will not actually be swapping back and forth with the same person you're assigned. You'll be sending to the person you're assigned and a different person will be sending you a package. This is great because you'll be able to meet to 2 new friends instead of one. Once you have your buddies info get started on your card and love package!

Step 4: Document The Journey: Share pictures of you getting your craft on, shopping for items for your package, shoot even share a photo of you waiting in line to mail your package. Get creative and share the journey with us! Seeing the process is all part of the fun and a great way to connect with others that are participating! I will pull some of my favorite photos to share on a later blog post. Don't forget to use the hashtag #snailmaillove!   

Step 5. Send Your Snail Mail Love: On or before Saturday February 2nd mail your package. This means your package should be on its way NO LATER THAN Saturday, February 2nd!

Step 6. Receive & Document: Blog, Instagram, Tweet, Fcebook about your Snail Mail Love package and your adventure with the exchange. Sharing about what you received and your experience participating in the Snail Mail Love swap is part of the fun. Be sure and use #snailmaillove on Instagram and Twitter so we can all find each other!

Step 7. Link up! For those that blog I'll be hosting a Linky Party on February 19th so bloggers can link up their Snail Mail Love blog post. Yet another great way to connect with other participants. Even f you're not a blogger be sure to keep sharing photos and hash tagging #snailmaillove! I'll pull a few of my favorites and share them during our Linky Party!

Snail Mail Love FAQs:

1. Do I need to have a blog to participate?
Nope everyone within the US blogger or not is invited to join in! If you live outside of the US read below

**I don't live within the US can I  still join?**
To keep shipping fair to everyone it's best if you live within he US. With that being said I really hate leaving folks out. Here's the fix! If you outside of the US but would like to participate shoot me an e-mail to let me know you want in and where you live. If we have another buddy enter that lives in your area I will match you up. I know there are several followers in Australia as well as UK and Canada sooooo it's worth a try! If I'm able to find a match for you I will be in touch to let you know!

2. How much should I spend?
You can spend any amount you're comfortable with but I would not spend more than $20-$25 which includes cost of shipping. If you get creative your can put together an awesome package for very little.  

3. What should I Include in my Snail Mail Love package?
Welllll this is up to you! The only thing that's required is a crafted or purchased Valentine card and a few goodies to complete your Snail Mail Love package. You can stalk (friendly stalk not cray-cray scary stalk) your buddy and see if they're into anything in particular. Ideas:  chocolate, crafting supplies if your buddy is a crafter, a small candle, funky Valentines socks,coffee/tea/hot chocolate mix, funky mug, dish towel, vintage coolness, handcrafted goods, stationary, accessories, some of your favorite inexpensive items like chapstick or a small bottle of your favorite hand lotion. The possibilities are endless BUT be sure to keep shipping cost in mind!  Have fun with your Valentine card and putting together your Snail Mail Love package. I'm giving you plenty of time to get creative (if you choose) so be sure to start ASAP so it's a fun experience for you! 

4. Is it a secret?
Yes! We want to make sure your buddy is surprised when they receive they receive their Snail Mail Love package. You can share, document, hashtag pics and talk allllllllll about your journey. You just might not want to directly tag your buddy with a picture of their Snail Mail Love package saying something like "Hey So-and-So this is your gift."  :)

5. What if I don't receive my assignment.
When you email/comment/Instagram/Facebook me to let me know you want in I will reply confirming you're in and asking for your mailing address.

If you do not hear back from me by 1/22 that means I did NOT receive your email,comment, or you did not include an email address for me to reach you at. Be sure to follow up. I wan to make sure that everyone that wants to participate gets in before the deadline! 

Eeekkkk I know that's a lot of info but aren't you excited! I know I am! 

Here's the Cliffs Notes Version: 
Sign Up by 1/20
 Spread the word Blog, Fb, Instagram, Tweet, don't forget to hashtag: #snailmaillove
Get your Assignment on 1/22
Start gathering your goodies for your package and working on your card.
Have FUN and document the process!
Send your Snail Mail Love Package on or before 2/2
Instagram, Blog, Fb, Tweet, About your Journey
Come Back Here and Link Up On 2/19

Please share this button on your blog and social media accounts.
Be sure to link back here so others  can find the swap!

Big big  THANK YOU to Katie from Building a House of Love for creating our super cute button!

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  1. Love love love the idea.... so cute.

  2. Hi, I would really love to take part in the Snail mail! I have email you ;) Fingers crossed! xxx


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