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Old 11-10-2015, 08:35 AM
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Hello and welcome to the 2015 Christmas Card Swap Let's make this swap huge and send our loved ones a lot of love

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Before you may participate in this swap, or any for that matter, you must first read and acknowledge the updated policies thread which can be found here. You will not be able to participate if this is not done! (I'm making a list and checking it twice!!!! Well not quite, but I will be checking to make sure you've recently signed it) I would also 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 Nomes via PM by November 30th. Your lists will be distributed no later than December 2nd, sooner if I can. That gives you approximately 2 weeks to get your cards to our family and friends. Please remember, it is required that you send a minimum of 3 cards for every 1 name you submit. If you can send more than the required amount, let me know in your pm.

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

Subject Box:
Title of swap you are participating in: 2015 Christmas Card Swap

Message Box:
  • Number of cards you are sending
  • Your screen-name and Your relationship to inmate
  • Inmate’s name and number
  • Prison/Jail address
  • Brief message to your loved one
  • Let me know if any of your recipients have special needs with regards to cards, ie only white envelopes (Sorry Angela!)
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 is not available in every swap. OR if you are willing to let people use your address as a return address for others, please let me know in your PM.

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

Thanks for Participating and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

Helpful Tips

*Do not send any stickers on cards or envelopes. Some prisons do allow it but most do not.

*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 sitting around waiting for your reply.
~If you are able to write that person back, again, let the OP know and make sure if it is okay for you to respond.

THIS IS NOT BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY, IT IS JUST OUT OF RESPECT


For Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma & Indiana (State, not Fed) Inmates.

Inmates in these states are no longer allowed to advertise on a pen-pal website:

If you have a loved one in any of these states please contact me (Nomes) via private message.
Thank you all in advance for participating !!!

Hugs and it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas...with cards for all our gals and boys!

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:48 AM
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Congrat's at being the first person AFTER me!!!!

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I'm in
Thank you gals for hosting the mega swap of the year !!!
Yay ...

Btw ... Will take last minute Lilly's ! LOL
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Y'all know I'm in ... this thread already has me laughing ... you ladies are a riot ... what a way to begin the day!!
Thanks for sticking up the decorations...I mean making the post a sticky!!!

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OHH.. I'm in... I'm excited for this one...
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Count me in. Dunno how many names I'll submit so I don't know how many cards I'm going to send...
Will have to think about that a bit longer...
Anyway, I just hope to remember to mention that PA DOC does NO LONGER allow COLORED envelopes! Only white ones....
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If it's not too late, count me in! I was a prison inmate for 5 years so I know how lonely that gets. I'd be happy to send a little happiness to another convict
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Awesome, welcome to the swaps. What a way to make a positive from something negative
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Count me in. I have one LO name to submit. I can send 5 or so cards. Thanks for putting this together.
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Hi guys! Can you post the card swap flyer link? I can't find it. Thank you !
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Hi guys! Can you post the card swap flyer link? I can't find it. Thank you !
I tried to edit my post, but apparently I can't edit it again, so here's the link for it, but here's also a revised actual printable document which includes information about PTO as well as Elsa's Inmate Card Project.

Ok, so I can't actually upload the file again as I've uploaded it elsewhere and I can't work out how to edit that post so I can upload it in here...and linking to that post won't work for everyone as it's in the private forum! Perhaps if anyone wants the printable pdf card swap flyer, y'all can pm me and I'll send it to you ok?

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OHH.. I'm in... I'm excited for this one...
I'm sooooo excited about it too, my first Christmas at PTO. I've been buying cards for weeks now!

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Hi welcome to the coolest area (IMO) of the PTO. Oh you're not too late...I only posted it less than 24 hours ago! Just follow the instructions as listed in the original post and you'll be good to go!

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Count me in. I have one LO name to submit. I can send 5 or so cards. Thanks for putting this together.
Just remind me when you pm details the amount you can send to please.

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Count me in. Dunno how many names I'll submit so I don't know how many cards I'm going to send...
Will have to think about that a bit longer...
Anyway, I just hope to remember to mention that PA DOC does NO LONGER allow COLORED envelopes! Only white ones....
I'l also try and remember, but thanks for putting it in red so hopefully everyone remembers and they remind me haha

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Before you may participate in this swap, or any for that matter, you must first read and acknowledge the updated policies thread which can be found here. You will not be able to participate if this is not done! (I'm making a list and checking it twice!!!! Well not quite, but I will be checking to make sure you've recently signed it) I would also 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 Nomes via PM by November 30th. Your lists will be distributed no later than December 2nd, sooner if I can. That gives you approximately 2 weeks to get your cards to our family and friends. Please remember, it is required that you send a minimum of 3 cards for every 1 name you submit. If you can send more than the required amount, let me know in your pm.

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

Subject Box:
Title of swap you are participating in: 2015 Christmas Card Swap

Message Box:
  • Number of cards you are sending
  • Your screen-name and Your relationship to inmate
  • Inmate’s name and number
  • Prison/Jail address
  • Brief message to your loved one
  • Let me know if any of your recipients have special needs with regards to cards, ie only white envelopes (Sorry Angela!)
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 is not available in every swap. OR if you are willing to let people use your address as a return address for others, please let me know in your PM.

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

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

THIS IS NOT BECAUSE OF JEALOUSY, IT IS JUST OUT OF RESPECT


For Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma & Indiana (State, not Fed) Inmates.

Inmates in these states are no longer allowed to advertise on a pen-pal website:

If you have a loved one in any of these states please contact me (Nomes) via private message.
Thank you all in advance for participating !!!

Hugs and it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas...with cards for all our gals and boys!

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I'm always in for the Christmas swap, so count me in!! Thanks for taking this on, Nomes!! It's usually our biggest swap here as you can imagine! (If you need anything, let us know.) I'm excited to see how many people end up participating!! I'll PM my names in a bit!
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Yay Christmas I am excited already , I am in and will be looking forward to it.
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