ATCs and Swap-Bot

Besides Couchsurfing and Postcrossing, I found a new postal site where you can exchange almost anything you can ‘snail mail’ with other people. It’s called Swap-Bot. This is the description on the site,

“Do you like sending and receiving snail mail? Do you like writing letters, making crafts, or putting together fun packages? You should try swapping! Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps, and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!”

It’s genius actually. And this is where I get most of my postcards. You get to choose what kind of mail you want to receive/send. And if you want something in particular and you can’t find it, you can just create your own ‘swap’. Pretty neat, huh?

I’ve tried a couple of swaps and among them are ATC (Art Trading Card) and coin swaps.



Making my own greeting cards made out of the mini postcards that I bought from Bee Happy Crafts. I used my old typewriter to type in my greetings.


Philippine Peso coins for the swap.

Tell me if you know other postal exchange related sites!

© Patricia Milanes 2013 All Rights Reserved



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