January 19, 2010

the 2010 valentine card swap is here!


Earlier this month, I posted an offhand tweet about the idea of organizing a Valentine card swap. I was a bit surprised when I received a good amount of replies from bloggers and tweeters that were game. I quite love the idea of turning an occasion that many people dread, into something that fills our mailboxes with paper goodness!
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+ If you'd like to participate please leave a comment and email the following information to info(at)crowandcanary(dot)com by Friday, January 29th at midnight PST:
- name

- mailing address
- email address
- blog/website (not required)

+ You'll be notified of your swap partners on Monday, February 1st via email - depending on the turnout, you may have as many as 3 people to send cards to.

+ Cards should be mailed no later than Monday, February 8th.

+ I would love to see a focus on sending handmade paper goods, but don't want to exclude any non-crafty types. Let me just say, I'm in the business of supporting and spreading the word about amazing indie designers. So, if you have the choice between a Hallmark card or a card from your local letterpress printer I humbly encourage you to choose the latter! If you need help finding great shops near you, that sell cards from talented independent designers - please feel free to email me. There's always Etsy too!

+ Swap is open to US & Canadian residents only, as I'm afraid we're cutting it a bit too close for our friends abroad.

76 comments:

  1. okay this sounds like fun...i'm going to email you NOW!

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  2. count me in, I love valentines!

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  3. I sent you an email. Thanks so much for arranging this.

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  4. sending you email now :) of course i'm in carina!!! xo

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  5. I am so in! I've already blogged about it. :D

    http://dontyouwish.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/did-you-know-blog-world-edition/

    I love how you're encouraging handmade paper goods. I've been having a lot of fun crafting lately. :)

    Sending you an email now!

    hugs, sandra

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  6. I'm in! One of my goals this year is to send at least 1 handwritten letter/card per month. I love online social media, but I miss fun mail. And, I want to keep the postal service in business!
    --Maija

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  7. I'd love to participate... emailing you now!

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  8. so i found this through Micaela's blog and i absolutely adore this idea! and i am so excited to join the swap!!

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  9. I'm in. Found it via the BPS blog and I love the idea of more mail!

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  10. I'm in. Also via the BPS blog. can't wait!

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  11. What a great idea! I'm in, emailing you now.

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  12. Oooh I want in! Here comes my email!

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  13. oohh!! emailing you right now!

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  14. emailed you all the info!!! its my first swap!!
    so excited :]

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  15. I'd like to join the party! Just emailed you my email. Fun!!

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  16. But airmail to Australia only takes 7 days! Come on, I promise to send mine early and if my cards arrive to me late I won't say a peep. Fingers crossed!

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  17. I'm so excited to join in! xoxo, Marianne

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  18. This will be so much fun! I would absolutely love to participate.

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  19. I love the idea! How fabulous. I'm emailing you right now!

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  20. If our friend Krissy's in, then we are too! Smooches!

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  21. Emailing you right now! What an awesome idea!

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  22. Ohh, I'm in :: emailing now... you might regret this! fab idea.

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  23. found this through benevolent postcard society. i'm in, too! emailing you with info....heather roberts, salt lake city, ut, usa.

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  24. I don't hate the big day like I used to, but I think we all could use some love from all sorts of places...all year, but especially in February. I'm in!

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  25. yay, sending you an Email in a few minutes, cant wait! -amy

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  26. I'm in! What a fun idea!! Bringing back snail mail one card at a time.

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  27. Oh so fun! I'll send you an e-mail now :)

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  28. I'm so excited!! Just emailed you my info.

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  29. sounds wonderful! looking forward to it!

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  30. one can never get enough valentines! yay!

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  31. I'm hosting a Valentine's Making Party for all my girlfriends. A night of wine, chocolate and handmade cards....would love to be a part of the swap! A handmade card is a lost art and Valentine's Day is a perfect time to bring it back!

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  32. Ooooh, fun! I'd love to participate! Emailing you my info NOW!

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  33. Hi! I am so sad I just saw this blog post and it is past the 1/29 deadline. I will e-mail you my info just in case you can/need to add a person. I would LOVE to be involved! Thank you so much, Stephanie

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  34. I just received my first valentine and it was so exciting! I posted about it here...

    http://mommyinthemaking.tumblr.com/post/384921904/2010valenineswap

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  39. Um...fun. I'm emailing you now!

    Leigha

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  40. Darn! So bummed I missed out on this. How about a round 2 for March? ;) haha just kidding but I'm definitely participating next year if you by chance do it again!

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  41. I love the idea! How fabulous. I'm emailing you right now!

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  42. I will e-mail you my info just in case you can/need to add a person. I would LOVE to be involved!

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  43. found this through benevolent postcard society. i'm in, too! emailing you with info....heather roberts, salt lake city, ut, usa.

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