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Old 12-05-2014, 06:52 AM
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Default Inmate Birthday Swap 2015

Howdy all ...

Just wanted to remind & inform, those who are new to the forum, of the birthday swap for 2015. I (Tx_Angel) am currently hosting this swap & would love to continue to send birthday cheer to those who need it most. A master list is kept, so you can send me your birthdays at anytime during the year but I do need all January birthdays as soon as possible.

If you don't have anyone to add to the list (at this time) but would like to send out cards each month (or even just some months) please let me know how many cards you can send.

For each name you submit, we do ask you send at least 3 cards... this is extremely helpful to the swap & wonderful for our recipients.

The list will be sent about the 15th of the prior month, this gives you time to get your cards out. Ex. January birthday list will be sent December 15th. If there are any January birthdays...

Personally .... the birthday swap is my favorite. It's great to be remembered on holidays but I've heard so many recipients tell me that their birthday is just any other day "in here". Many have written me to say, "If it wasn't for the birthday cards from PTO I wouldn't have gotten ANY cards at all." My LO had not received a birthday card (any card for that matter) in over 8 years before I entered him in the swaps. He now looks forward to the swaps ... when at first he was skeptical...

I truly believe a card (the gesture) makes such a difference in these lives... I only wish I could make more people understand this ...

Thanks everyone!! Those of you who made the 2014 birthday swap a success ... you are massively appreciated!!

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i have no names all my friends birthdays have all passed already but i can do 3, sign me up for 3 every months thanks angel
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I have no names to add right now, but you can sign me up for 3 for January, I will have to go month by month after that.
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Im In for 3 Cards,No Name As Of Yet! Thanks For Hosting Angel
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The birthday sticky states:

"For each name you submit, we ask you send 3 cards ... "

As clarification, it is asked that a CV (card volunteer) sends cards when submitting a name to the birthday swap, however it is not required. Anyone who is able to send cards is massively appreciated, but if you are unable to send cards ...& would like your LO (loved one) to receive birthday cheer, please send in his/her name.

Currently we have SIX amazing CV's signed up to send birthday cheer each month. This means.... each name submitted will receive a minimum of 6 cards!! This could mean the difference between a good birthday & a GREAT birthday, for someone inside.

Thanks for your patience, together we can make the birthday swap successful again in 2015.
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I have a couple questions, so if I submit my fiancé's name this year, would it be kept for next year? Or would I have to resend his name in 2016?
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I have a couple questions, so if I submit my fiancé's name this year, would it be kept for next year? Or would I have to resend his name in 2016?
Each new year we begin with a clean slate, birthdays should be resubmitted yearly. We start a new master list every year so birthdays can be submitted at anytime throughout the year.

The answer to your question: yes, a birthday submitted this year would need to be resent for 2016.

This is in attempt to avoid cards being returned due to the wrong address, or perhaps even, the recipient having been released.
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I have another January birthday. I'll send the information in a few minutes.
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I can send 3 cards each month. I'll PM you the names and 2015 birthdays of my pals soon. Thank you for hosting!
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Can you tell me how many cards this would be every month (I mean on average)? Would be great to know since postage is a bit more expensive overseas.
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Can you tell me how many cards this would be every month (I mean on average)? Would be great to know since postage is a bit more expensive overseas.
The great thing about this swap is you decide how many cards you send. You can send monthly (ex. 2 per month) OR you can tell me which months you would like to send & how many. There are some CVs who only send one month out of the year ... some ladies send to all birthdays, the entire year.

The largest list I've encountered personally, was 8 birthdays. It does vary by month, currently, we have 2 January & 2 February birthdays.

January list will be sent by the 15th...

Thanks to all ...
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I'm in. I love birthdays, I think they are the best holiday to celebrate. I will send to all on the list for 2015. My LO should be out by his birthday, so no names to send in right now.
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I am in, you can send me up to 10 bdays a month. I will mail you my bdays
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Last call for January birthdays .. list will go out tonight (or tomorrow). Send me your LOs January birthdays.. so they can receive birthday cheer!!

Currently we have 3 birthdays for January .. which means each birthday boy should receive (drumroll please) ...

13 cards each!!!

If that isn't a HAPPY birthday!?!?!
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Last call for January birthdays .. list will go out tonight (or tomorrow). Send me your LOs January birthdays.. so they can receive birthday cheer!!

Currently we have 3 birthdays for January .. which means each birthday boy should receive (drumroll please) ...

13 cards each!!!

If that isn't a HAPPY birthday!?!?!

That is amazing, one of the bday boys should be Matt, he hasn´t been my pal for long yet and has never been in a swap before (but knows the rules) I think he will have a huge smile on his face recieving so many cards
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That is amazing, one of the bday boys should be Matt, he hasn´t been my pal for long yet and has never been in a swap before (but knows the rules) I think he will have a huge smile on his face recieving so many cards
Yep! Matt is one of the birthday boys in January... it will be a superb intro to swapping ... "PTO" style ...
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January birthday swap list have been sent. If you would like to send birthday cheer & I missed you, please know this was not intentional. If you will send me a PM, I will get the list to you immediately...

I can't say thank you enough to those of you who send light into such a dark place ...
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Sorry in advance if this is out of place, I am very new here But, I have someone I would very much like to add to birthday list for cards- for January 20th 2015. Whom should I send info to please? And am happy to do the same for others as well.
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