What’s a pen pal club without a steady flow of geeky and adorable stationery!?
|Sign ups open||June 1|
|Sign ups end||June 7|
|Matches announced||June 10|
|Mail packages by||June 15|
In order to sign up, please read through this page and find the sign-up form at the bottom of this page!
Let’s swap stationery! Stationery is an important foundation of the club… it can come in so many shapes, sizes, colors and fandoms! We want to swap stationery and stationery related items with our fellow community members this month!
How the swap works
- When sign ups are open, fill out the form below.
- Your matches will be announced by the deadline above. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with your partner’s email address and name, so you can reach out to them to exchange addresses.
- Mail out your stationery swap by the date listed above! Please keep in mind that sending a package internationally can take up to 3 weeks.
What to send in your package
We are swapping stationery and stationery related items. This can include stationery, note cards, postcards, envelopes, stickers, washi tape, and more. Suggested spending amount: $10, but you can talk to your partner about how much to spend and change the amount if you like. Just be aware that many people may spend $10 or less. Handmade items are absolutely encouraged, especially a handwritten letter. You can send goodies with a geeky twist, or just use this opportunity to shower your recipient with random, fun goodies.
Occasionally, a swap package is lost in the mail, or someone has to drop out of the swap. To remedy this situation, we ask for iggles to volunteer to be “swap angels”! Swap angels are wonderfully kind iggles who go the extra mile and send an extra package to the person who never received theirs. Keep in mind: this is a random act of kindness and you will not receive a package in return.
Becoming a swap angel is OPTIONAL. If you would like to be an angel for this swap, click the check box on the sign up form that says you are interested. If an angel is needed, you will be contacted with more information on how to complete your assignment.
Share pictures of your swaps!
We encourage everyone to share images of their swaps! Tweet, Instagram, and Snapchat pictures of your haul to @iggleswaps / @geekgirlpenpals, and using #IGGPPC / #IggleSwaps!
There will be an international swap option in the sign up form and I will try my best to match you with someone in your country but this may not be possible. There is a chance you may have an international partner even if you select no to international shipping. If you are 100% against shipping international then please do not sign up for this swap. If you have a country preference, please let me know.
If you mail internationally, allowing 2 weeks for package arrival is highly recommended. The sooner you get it on its way, the better!
Attention those ages 13-17, aka House Granger
People who want to sign up who are ages 13-17 (aka House Grangers): you must get permission from your parents before signing up!
Requested mailing check in
You are REQUIRED to notify us as soon as you have mailed and received your package. Use this form to do so! The check in is part of our accountability system.
Signed up, but can’t swap anymore?
If something comes up and you cannot finish this swap email me ASAP. If you do not finish this swap without letting me and your partner know, you will not be allowed to participate in the next official package swap.
Everything sound good? Ready to sign up?
If rules work for you then you can sign up now
Questions, concerns, complaints?
This swap is managed by the lovely Swap Prefect, Michelle! You can reach her via email. Reasons for contacting include: you never hear back from your partner, you receive an inappropriate swap, your package doesn’t arrive, you can’t complete a swap, etc. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions at all!