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Postmark deadline is: April 19
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Military Culture Swap
Hostess: Anna Rivera
Theme: Military Culture (Hail & Farewells (welcome/goodbye) Good Luck on your move, My Hero, Miss you, etc. If you’re not sure of your theme, please pm me. Try not to get too Branch specific here please.)
Quantity: 10 (this may vary slightly depending on interest)
No Recipe required, but please list the name of the stamps you used. No Labels on Cards Please!!
Place cards in Large Ziplock.
Label bag with Name of Swap, your Real Name, SCS Name and email address. Include a Priority Stamp postage ($4.60) in your baggie. I will pick up the envelope from the Post Office.
*OCONUS gals; Your Postmark Deadline is ONE WEEK EARLIER; MARCH 21, 2008. Your postage would be to include a SASE with same postage that was required for you to send your cards + place extra postage in your ziplock if needed. U.S. addresses only please (FPO / APO are ok!).
Please join us!
The "IN" crowd!
1. StampFan ~ Anna *DONE*
2. SnowCountry3111 ~ Gayla **NO SHOW**
3. **Carol** ~ Carol *RECEIVED*
4. Lake Mama ~ *TDY*
5. MindyKid ~ Mindy
5. lteague ~ Lisa *RECEIVED*
6. groovyjerseychick ~ Tia *RECEIVED*
7. seaqueen ~ Annette Cipra *RECEIVED*
8. KiraRenee ~ Kira Keller *RECEIVED*
9. Craftin'Fool ~ Nancy *RECEIVED*
10. Str8Fan ~ Rebecca *RECEIVED*
* Thanks Lisa, glad you could join us! Mindy - Hope all is well. Thanks for letting me know!
Hope you can join us! This is a different kind of swap, if you have any questions about the theme or what kind of card to make, please PM me! THIS IS NOT A CARD FOR THE TROOPS SWAP, but more for those of us left behind! Here is a bit of background of why I wanted to create this swap, if it helps;
I am the "welcome wagon/social organizer/checking in on wives/hail&farewell/congrats on the new dependent" gal of our military wives group so I always need cards! I was looking for a Military related swap, with themes such as (this may be branch specific?) ; Hail & Farewell, general welcome aboard!, welcome to the neighborhood, Fair winds & Following seas, Good luck on your PCS! You'll be missed, how you hanging? (for those long deployments!? etc etc all dealing with the events in our lives, our military culture.) I am a Navy Wife, so the jargon may be different between other branches? But you get the idea!
So how 'bout it all you Military Families ? Up for a swap?
BTW if you are OCONUS and interested in this swap - that would be fine too, I would just request an earlier deadline date from you to ensure we stay on schedule. Thanks!
Yes, this are cards for US to use! For example, when a new spouse joins our command, we send them a welcome to the area card, along with a local area map, a list of the other spouses' phone numbers, and a command newsletter, etc. Or when a family moves, a Hail & Farewell card or good luck on your move or stay in touch, etc. So military Culture themese could be;
Hail & Farewell
Keep in touch
Congrats on the new dependent (civilians call these babies )
Good luck on your move
Congrats on your promotion (for the AD person)
Heard the good news! (promotion card for the family)
So no, these will not be sent to the troops, these would be for our own personal use.
NO labels means no recipes on labels stuck onto the cards. These are full cards and they should be ready to use. So sticking a label on them as some do with cardfronts would ruin them. No recipe is needed, but a list of the names of the stamps you used would be appreciated. These can be posted online here or placed on a post-it or simply printed out on paper and slipped into each card. However is easier for you.
Kevnjenn just PM'd me to let me know about the Military Culture Swap, and I would love to join (and I would mail early), but I am concerned about the stipulation "U.S. addresses only please." I have an APO address, and would be happy to enclose a premade customs form, would that be okay?
Pax et bonum,
Carol @ Osan Air Base, S. Korea
Pax et bonum,
Carol near Baltimore
Hi Carol - Welcome! Yes APO is a US address, that'd be fine. It doesn't have to be a physical CONUS US address, any address that would rely on US mail and not require foreign postage. I'll add you to the list and if you could add the premade custom form that would be helpful at the PO. Thanks and welcome!
sounds like fun. sign me up. not sure what theme i will do.
could you please send me your address. Do we have to send priority postage? can it be sent reqular mail with the same amount of postage for return with two extra stamps?
Hi Lisa, thanks for checking in. But at this point I would have to say we are indeed full. I don't know how many people have started or have finished and I am actually out of the country on vacation and won't be able to poll or monitor this thread for awhile. ButcCan I keep your name in mind for the next swap or as a Swap Angel if needed?
1. How are you Military affiliated? Spouse, mom, girlfriend, etc?
As stated in my signature, I am a PROUD Army wife. We have been part of the Army family for more than 20 years. I used to be an Army Mom, but our older son finished his tour of duty almost a year ago after his tour in Iraq. Carol--we left Osan in Jan. 2007. We enjoyed being there. I understand many things have changed since we left!
2. Where are you stationed? Where do you live?
As stated under my avatar, we are out in the desert--the Mojave desert to be exact. We are stationed at Fort Irwin and live here on post!!
3. What Military theme did you choose?
I really haven't decided what message my cards will have, I just know what the design will look like.
4. Please post when you are done with your swap and it has gone postal!
Ana--you'll know when I'm finished!
*Bonus* My name is also in my signature!
*~*~ Proud Army Wife *~*~
MY GALLERY. SoCal Stamp Mania V--I was there!!!