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Old 11-07-2017, 02:50 PM
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Hello and Welcome to The Christmas Swap 2017 !

Nominations close for this swap on the 5th December 2017 this is to allow overseas volunteers time to send there cards.
When the swap closes late applications will not be accepted but a latecomers thread will be opened for extra nominations.




Before you may participate in this swap, or any for that matter, you must first read and acknowledge the Card Forum Guidelines which can be found here. You will not be able to participate until this is done. I recommend, printing out the Card Swap Flyer and sending it to your loved ones, if you have not already done so.


Please read this message in its entirety, as it will thoroughly explain what you need to do and hopefully answer most, if not all, of your questions. At the end there are some helpful tips to ensure that our loved ones are getting mail!


Please start sending me your loved ones info now! Do not post their info in the public forum! All names need to be submitted to me (via PM) by 3rd December 2017. Your lists will be distributed no later than 5th December 2017. That gives you approximately 2 weeks to get your cards to our family and friends. Please remember, it is required that you send one card for every name you submit. Please let the host know if you are able to send more cards then the required amount.

When you send your PM, please do so in the following format:

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Title of swap you are participating in

Message Box:
Number of cards you are sending

Your screen-name and relationship to inmate
Inmate’s name and ID number
Prison/Jail address
Message: Personal message you would like to include for your loved one
Note - If there are special instructions for your LOs facility (ex. white envelopes only) please include this in your PM

If you need an address to use as your return address please ask the host. Some members do allow us to use their PO Box although this may not available in every swap.

Yes, all of the information needs to be in your PM. It makes it a whole lot easier on the host if the format is followed. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or a forum staff member.

Thanks for Participating and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
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*If and when you receive a thank you letter from a person, and they wish to have further correspondence with you, one of the following two options are preferred:

~If you are unable to write that person back, let the OP (original poster) know so their loved one is not waiting for your reply.
~If you are able to write that person back, again, let the OP know and make sure it is okay for you to respond.

THIS IS NOT BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY, IT IS OUT OF RESPECT TO OUR FELLOW CVs


Attention: For Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma & Indiana:

Inmates in these states are no longer allowed to advertise on a pen-pal website. When sending to these states, please do not mention receiving their info online.
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Just a reminder to everyone who would like to take part to pm me your loved ones info and how many cards you are able to send. The minimum is one card for every name you submit. Thank you
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Thanks to all those you have already sent in nominations. Looking forward to lots more x
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We have lots of nominations coming in which is great. There is still plenty of time to take part so please send in your names and spread some Christmas cheer. Remember you don’t need to submit a name to take part and send cards. Just read the guidelines above sign up and send me your details and how many cards you are able to send.
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We are getting lots of interest nominations and volunteers but still room for more. Please help us spread some Christmas joy to inmates.
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Still plenty of time to join the card swap
Hoping to send plenty of Christmas cheer this year
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Still a week to get in your Christmas Swap names Thank you for taking part
I appreciate we have some overseas volunteers so if you need an early list please let me know. We also have some overseas inmates on the list so please let me know if you are willing to send USA only. The overseas inmates are in Canada, Thailand, and the Uk.

Just a reminder you do not have to submit a name to take part you can just volunteer to card send.

Also if anyone has a PO box they are willing to let other volunteers use please let me know.
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I will be sending out lists as soon as I can . Last date for posting from the uk to the USA for Christmas is the 14th December. So we should be fine
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Hello and Welcome to The Christmas Swap 2017 !

Nominations close for this swap on the 5th December 2017 this is to allow overseas volunteers time to send there cards.
When the swap closes late applications will not be accepted but a latecomers thread will be opened for extra nominations.




Before you may participate in this swap, or any for that matter, you must first read and acknowledge the Card Forum Guidelines which can be found here. You will not be able to participate until this is done. I recommend, printing out the Card Swap Flyer and sending it to your loved ones, if you have not already done so.


Please read this message in its entirety, as it will thoroughly explain what you need to do and hopefully answer most, if not all, of your questions. At the end there are some helpful tips to ensure that our loved ones are getting mail!


Please start sending me your loved ones info now! Do not post their info in the public forum! All names need to be submitted to me (via PM) by 3rd December 2017. Your lists will be distributed no later than 5th December 2017. That gives you approximately 2 weeks to get your cards to our family and friends. Please remember, it is required that you send one card for every name you submit. Please let the host know if you are able to send more cards then the required amount.

When you send your PM, please do so in the following format:

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Message Box:
Number of cards you are sending

Your screen-name and relationship to inmate
Inmate’s name and ID number
Prison/Jail address
Message: Personal message you would like to include for your loved one
Note - If there are special instructions for your LOs facility (ex. white envelopes only) please include this in your PM

If you need an address to use as your return address please ask the host. Some members do allow us to use their PO Box although this may not available in every swap.

Yes, all of the information needs to be in your PM. It makes it a whole lot easier on the host if the format is followed. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or a forum staff member.

Thanks for Participating and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
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*If and when you receive a thank you letter from a person, and they wish to have further correspondence with you, one of the following two options are preferred:

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~If you are able to write that person back, again, let the OP know and make sure it is okay for you to respond.

THIS IS NOT BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY, IT IS OUT OF RESPECT TO OUR FELLOW CVs


Attention: For Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma & Indiana:

Inmates in these states are no longer allowed to advertise on a pen-pal website. When sending to these states, please do not mention receiving their info online.
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To everyone asking when they will get their lists. The swap closes tomorrow 5th December and lists will go out the same day. So look out for your list tomorrow.
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The lists have gone out so if you havent recieved your list let me know and I will resend.
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We have 65 inmates and 20 card volunteers sending 228 cards
That is approximately 3 cards per inmate

Thank you so much for sending Christmas cheer.
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The lists have gone out so if you havent recieved your list let me know and I will resend.
I didn't get my iist...starting to wonder if I'm not meant to send cards. First you didn't get my list and now I didn't get yours.
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Thank you for your email I will resend your list when I get home from work.
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If anyone has a PO Box that they are willing to allow other CV's to put as their return address please let me know. Unfortunately we do not have a shared PO box to use at present.
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Due to the kindness of one of our members we now have a PO box that other members can use if they do not wish to use their own address.

Please PM if you would like the details.

However due to the cost the PO box own cannot forward any mail recieved but will PM members if mail is recieved to let them know.

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The lists have gone out so if you havent recieved your list let me know and I will resend.
I have not recieved a list?
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