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Hello and Welcome to The Weekly Postcard Swap 2015!



This is a weekly swap to help our inmates receive regular mail. The expectation is that for each name you submit, you agree to send one postcard to one individual. A postcard is less expensive and time consuming way to let our loved ones know that they aren't forgotten. No special themes, just a simple reminder for an inmate that they are special to us and there is people out here who care.

If your loved one can't receive postcards, you can still participate. Just let me know and we have volunteers willing to send a short letter or greeting card instead.

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 Card Forum Guidelines ~ 2015 ~ Please Read and Sign

You will not be able to participate if this is not done! 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 submitted to me by Saturday evening are participating for that week's swap. You lists of addresses will be distributed no later than on Sunday. We would like you to send out your cards during the next week. Please remember, it is required that you send one postcard or greeting card for every name you submit.

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

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Inmate’s name and number
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A short message to your loved one

EXAMPLE:
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Tony the Tiger #1
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Calaboose Rd. 7
Rockville, Tx 12345
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Msg: Always and ONLY! Hugs and kisses, Mrs.Tiger


Also, if your loved one has some specific restrictions regarding mail, like no postcards allowed, write that information right under your personal message every time you submit names. This is to make sure they will actually receive mail from our amazing card volunteers!

If you need an address to use as your return address please ask me to send you one.

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

*Write a return address on your postcard/envelope. Some prisons don't deliver mail without return address.

*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
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I have extra postcards & want to get more. Also ... depending on the size of the postcard, postage is even less expensive.

All that to say ... I'm def in!!!
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I would love to do this. Will send address later tonight...
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Just reminding you, that names for this weeks swap are to be sent to me today, Saturday 8/15 and if you want to participate next week too, just let me know and I'll add you to next week too without you needing to send me two pm for it.

I'm sending out addresses tomorrow!
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Sent PM.. Thanks Sunflow. . Can I do both weeks?
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Sent PM.. Thanks Sunflow. . Can I do both weeks?
Sure, I'll add you to next week too.
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I have this weeks lists ready and waiting for to be sent out to all participants. I'm just waiting for confirmation about some additional information I requested, so that we don't have any mix-ups.

Number or cards our volunteers are sending for this week's swap is 6.

Some of you lovely ladies wanted to send more cards than you submitted names, but there wasn't possibility for that this week or some inmates would receive two cards and some only one. It wouldn't be fair but by all means keep offering if you feel like doing so, as some weeks we might not have even numbers and then your offer is needed.

I also think that because we do this now on weekly bases, if you submit their names every week or often, they will get more mail flowing in anyway Isn't that great?


NOW YOU CAN START SENDING NAMES FOR WEEK 34!
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I've sent out name lists for this week. Thank you all for participating! See you next week!
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Hi everyone I just sent out lists for this week and 7 inmates are getting mail this time.

You have till next Saturday night, 8/29, to submit me names for the next week.

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Sent my info today Sunflow and Sending out my postcards today
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We are very popular this week but don't be shy, there's still plenty of room for more participants!
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I even participated myself! This is how much fun this is But please, keep it as a secret Lol! I love postcards!
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Howdy everyone, I hope you're having a great Saturday! Just reminding you, that it's time to send out your list of names for this week. We have already more names submitted this week than in previous weeks, so it will be super fun!
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I have just sent out names for this week. We had
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Amazing, you ladies rock!

I need to remind you folks of one thing, though... It might seem insignificant to you, but it's making me spend quite a lot of time for PMing people and finding all requiered information and fixing your lists... I added an example for instructions, so hopefully it's more clear now

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

Subject Box:
Weekly Postcard/Card Swap 2015 (week #)

Message Box:
Your screen-name and relationship to inmate
Inmate’s name and number
Prison/Jail address
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Sunflow/husband
Tony the Tiger #1
Country Club Unit
Calaboose Rd. 7
Rockville, Tx 12345
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Msg: Always and ONLY! Hugs and kisses, Mrs.Tiger

Also, if your loved one has some specific restrictions regarding mail, like no postcards allowed, write that information right under your personal message every time you submit names. This is to make sure they will actually receive mail from our amazing card volunteers!

Thanks folks Have a great week and start submitting your names for next week.... juuuust about noooow!
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I sent a holgraphic post card and I guess at one place it is NOT OK! As I received a letter from the warden! oops
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I sent a holgraphic post card and I guess at one place it is NOT OK! As I received a letter from the warden! oops
Oooh you naughty naughty girl.....they've probably spent all week trying to see if it had any hidden messages in the picture bahahaha

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I finally got addresses out, sorry for being late for a day. There was 6 names submitted this week.
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I finally got addresses out, sorry for being late for a day. There was 6 names submitted this week.
No worries! No mail today anyways ...

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Hi Y'all...
Can someone please tell me what week the post card swap is on right now ?
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