This month’s Bring Back Paper activity is a Stationery Swap. With back to school stationery all over the place at the moment, September strikes me as a new stationery month!
It’s usually the stationery swaps that are the most popular of all of the activities I run (aside from pen pal sign ups – you love those!). I think they are popular because so many of us love the idea of a package containing gorgeous stationery arriving at our doors and want to rummage about in our own stationery collections and shops to choose gifts for others. The stationery swap is a chance for you to spread some happiness with happy mail as you can enjoy putting together a parcel full of pretty papery goodies for your swap partner and then you get to unwrap their offerings as a treat for yourself.
It is an easy activity to get involved with. All you need to do is pop a package of stationery bits and bobs together and send them out into the world to your swap partner so that they have received them by the end of September. You can include whatever you like, from notepaper to jotters to stickers to pens to clips to washi to postcards – it really can be whatever suits you. We’re not talking huge amounts of stuff here, just a pretty little parcel to brighten someone’s day, spending around £5.
The swap is open to everyone worldwide, aged 18 and over. If you would like to share details, do post a photo of your stationery bundle with the #BringBackPaper hash tag or pop it in the Bring Back Paper Facebook group and we can all ooh and aah over it with you!
Get Involved in the Stationery Swap
To get involved, email me with your name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will then pair you up and get back to you with your swap partner’s details as soon as I have done so. It’d be really helpful if you could let me know whether you’d be willing to or would prefer to post internationally, please.
It’s open until 27th September 2019.
Is this something you like the sound of? Would you like to receive a bundle full of surprise stationery this month?
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