Sep 25, 2009

international Christmas card swap

I'm planning on hosting an international handmade Christmas card swap. I'm in Japan and I hope to have people from all over the world.

If you are interested please leave a comment on this entry with your e-mail address, or e-mail me: dropper (at) zn (dot) hacca (dot) jp


In this swap you will make 3 or more Christmas cards (or season's greeting cards) and send them to me.
(Size: preferably 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Each card can be the same or different, your choice.
You will receive as many cards as you make, for example if you send me 5 cards then you will receive 5 different
cards back.

**about the cards**
Cards must have an envelope to go with it. Just make sure they are a size to fit in an already assembled envelope or you will need to make your own envelope too.
Inside of each card please write or type sentiment, or you can draw, paint, place photos instead.
Quality work only, please. Make something you would be delighted to receive.

**mailing instructions**
Please place your Christmas cards in a plastic bag for waterproof purposes.
Include a self addressed return envelope.
Please stick a Post-it on each card with your name on the post-it, or put each card with its own envelope in a separate baggie with your name.

**return postage**
For the return postage you can paypal me or send me US$ in cash.
To those who will pay via paypal I will send an invoice after sorting the cards, so please let me know your paypal account.
Those who will pay in cash, please include the same amount as it cost to ship plus $3. (if it cost $10, please send me $13. extras will be returned.)

**due date**
All the cards must be in my hand on or before Novemver 15th.
I will sort the cards and send them to you on November 20th,
so please make sure to be in time, otherwise your cards will be returned.
Usually it takes 5 to 10 days from the US to Japan. From Europe it takes 7 to 12 days.
Sometimes it takes longer because of the customs.


  1. Hi, Aki-san!
    I'm interested :0)
    Let me know details when you have a chance!

  2. I would love to participate in your international card swap! I am originally from Germany, but have lived in the USA since I was 6 years old-German mother, American father. I have been to Japan twice and love it so much-I would live there if I could. Thanks so much,

  3. I'm interested. Let me know the details and I'll look at my calendar and make a final decision. If I can't make your deadline, I promise I won't sign up and let people down.

  4. What a great idea! I'm in Kentucky, and would love to do this.

  5. The Shy one from two peasSep 26, 2009, 1:05:00 AM

    I am interested I can do five.
    I am from Canada.

  6. Hi! this sounds fun!
    I can make 4 cards- maybe more depending on how it goes.
    Ontario, Canada

  7. Sounds like fun! I can do 10 or more! Email me with info!

  8. I will sign up to do ... 10 I think!
    My email is different, but I was in your international flowers/birds swap.
    Bye! Renee D.

  9. I'll do at least the three minimum. My goal is to mail them by mid-October. We'll see if that happens, but at least if I am delayed, I'll still make the real deadline.

  10. I would love to do this. I am in Australia. However I do not understand about the greeting inside the card. Do I sign my name or are these cards for others to send to others? Thank you.