Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PEP: Package Exchange Project

It's quite safe to say that I enjoy old school snail mail but with all the technological advancements and conveniences, snail mail is "slowly" dying (No pun intended!). Having said just that, my mailbox has been deprived of a good package lately. I'm sure other mailboxes out there are feeling the same way. My mailbox's diet has mostly been weekly flyers and credit card offers (Except for that lovely package I recently received from Brianna!). We all know that junk is bad for any diet so let's help each other out by signing-up in...

I just want to start a small group of people who are interested in exchanging packages and feeding mailboxes with awesome random goodies. Nothing big or fancy. Just something fun for everyone! Here are the details:

  1. Interested participants can sign-up below. Sign-up is open until August 15, 2010. Should you change your mind, please send me a note or leave a comment before the sign-up period ends.
  2. After the sign-up period, everyone will be randomly matched up with their P.E.P. partner. You will receive information about your P.E.P. partner on August 16, 2010. To keep things fair, please note that once you've been matched, you are "committed" to send out a package. No one wants an empty mailbox!
  3. The theme for this package exchange is... Old School Cool! This is definitely open to interpretation! You can send out actual vintage stuff or vintage-inspired items. You can also send out awesome things that remind you of your childhood. Retro candies, accessories, clothing, cartoon characters, paper ephemera, handmade crafts, kitschy knick-knacks... Anything! As long as it's old school cool!
  4. Packages should have at least 5 different items. Total dollar amount doesn't matter but please, as a courtesy to your partner, send things you yourself would want to receive!
  5. Packages should be sent out no later than August 31, 2010.
  6. Once you have received your package, take tons of photos to share with the rest of the group. You can email me your photos or links and they will be posted here. (This is optional but I think it would be fun to see what everyone got)
  7. Since this is the first Package Exchange Project I've organized, I want to do a test run first which means that this will be open to U.S. residents only (At least, for now!).
  8. Lastly, help spread the word by grabbing a banner here or by clicking the green "retweet" button below.

Those who are interested in joining can sign-up in the form below:

14 comments:

Taylor B. said...

Oh, I wish I could do this but I've already signed up for a gift ball exchange on another blog and also a pen pal program with bloggers. I hope this does well and you'll do it again in a few months.

Teresa said...

Hi Taylor! Yes, I hope it goes well too! Enjoy the gift call exchange and the penpal program! :)

thedemuremuse.com said...

darn! I wish i could join but i'm moving back to Canada the last week of August. :(

let me know if you end up opening the swap to international participants!!

Jenni said...

Yay! I'm so excited! I haven't done a swap in ages! This'll be super fun!

dotie said...

this is such a good idea!
and exchanging goodies is always a plus :)

eclectic du jour

alexkeller said...

all signed up! can't wait :)

Teresa said...

Thank you to everyone who have signed up! Thank you too for spreading the word! I'm very excited and I absolutely cannot wait! :)

Vanessa Mala/HeightofVintage said...

yay! yay! FUN!
I'm giddy like a school girl!

Stephanie said...

I have been wanting to do a package exchange like this for a while. I'm so excited!

Shannon Nicole said...

This is amazing! I tried to sign the form, but there wasn't a submit button on my end?

Nat said...

I wish I could join this but I don't live in the US! It sounds briliant though!

Nat x

Nat said...

*brilliant

The Vintage Mistress said...

Just signed up, how fun! I can't wait to go shopping for this!

Shauna said...

Let me know when you do the next one! I would like to join you.

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