Received, Messages, Comments

Did you receive something wonderful in the mail and don't know how to thank the person who sent it?  Have a question?  Feel free to leave a message for that person below.  Comments will remain on this message board for about one month.
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  1. GLUE, GLUE, GLUE: Just a gentle reminder to make sure the layers of your mail art are strongly attached to each other before sending them in. I am presently re-gluing art from two swap participants and drying it under a weight, as they both had layers that peeled apart when I handled them. My choice of glue is often white glue. When using glossy paper like magazine pages, try lightly sanding both layers to be brought together, then apply glue, and dry overnight under a weight like a heavy book. I hope this works for you. Honi

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  2. CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY group art swap cards went into the mail last week. Thank you Beau for hosting this festive swap. Honi

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  3. FOR LESLIE: THIS MESSAGE JUST CAME IN Dear Leslie, I just saw your reply (on the Informal Swap page) and your story looks so familiar to me. I've also been involved in calligraphy nd lettering - not as long as you have, though, for almost ten years only - and I was wondering if you would be interested in swapping a calligraphy card every now and then. You can find some of the things I made on my blog notabeneletters.blogspot.com. If you're interested in an international swap, please email me on notabene_letters@outlook.com Nele from Belgium

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  4. MESSAGE FOR CHRISTINE E: "I sent an envelope to you - Hope you got it!" from Leslie

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  5. The 2018 Informal Exchange page has been cleared out. If you want to exchange mail art informally in 2019, please enter your name and address and/or email address on the new page (tab at top of Home Page), plus any special art interests you might have. Honi

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  6. FOR VALERIE: "Hi Valerie, Would you like to swap some cancelled stamps and especially art with Austria? My details are in the [Informal Swap Page] post below yours. For details contact me on andreaf@facettenreich.at Warm wishes from Vienna, Andrea

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  7. FOR DEE: "Hello Dee, Good to see you here again. I would love to swap more regularly with you again. Are you up to more swaps with Austria? Warm wishes, Andrea Farthofer andreaf@facettenreich.at

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  8. KATHY D: Sure, I'll swap ATC's with you. How many? Email me or you go first, not sure I have your current mailing/emailing address. Honi

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  9. GRUNGE Group Swap cards were launched in today's mail (Thursday). Honi

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  10. Message for Iryna B.
    Thank you for the lovely mail-art.
    Best wishes for 2019.
    Kind regards - Inta

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  11. DECORATED ENVELOPE SWAP: I just found a wonderful blogsite with cool information regarding decorating/mailing out artful envelopes and I added the link to the orignal listing for our swap. Here's the link (not activated, of course). https://thepostmansknock.com/how-to-make-deliverable-mail-art/

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  12. Received a Grunge card in today's mail from Deb Houlihan. No way to get in touch with her so I hope she sees this. She needs to know that I like the card, and that I appreciate that she put in the swap.

    JoyceB.

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    1. Joyce, I will let her know. It was her first time in a swap. Sandie

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    2. Thank you, Sandie, that's really nice of you.

      JoyceB

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  13. For Mary B. Thank you for the beautiful snowman grunge card! I really like it. I cannot read the E-mail address at the bottom of the card so wanted to send this note.

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  14. WAVY STRIPES group swap cards are in the mail (Tuesday)! Honi

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  15. hey there!
    a long time ago I received some art from a person in Israel. beautiful card, beautiful envelope, and what is now literally my most prized possession -- an empty cigarette pack with poetry in hebrew written on it.

    i have since lost this person's address. I sent them back a letter a few months ago, but I'm not sure if they ever received it. if you're out there and see this, please don't hesitate to email me. I'd really love to continue swapping art.

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  16. WANNA TRADE? Page: There were some new messages posted this evening, so if you are listed there, please check to see if you had a response. Thanks. Honi

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  17. DATE OOPS: The Send-In Date for the CALENDAR BITS group swap is Monday, January 14th even though in one area of the write-up I put the 21st. Sorry about any confusion. So, that leaves four more days to get your art into the mail system. Anyone needing more time, please email me a.s.a.p. (see CONTACT ME tab on Home Page) so I can watch for your in-coming mail. Thank you. Honi P.S. Whoever reads each group swap description all the way through gets extra points :)

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  18. Thank you Marina and Robin for the postcard and ATC. Love them both! FYI. . . Please note my NEW address on the 2019 address list is:

    Valerie Kemp
    204 N. Plantation Place
    Anaheim, CA 92608
    USA

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  19. ALTERED TAGS group swap art is in the postal system today (Monday). Honi

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  20. DAMAGED ENVELOPE ALERT: Today I received an envelope from a group swapper. The flap was chewed up. The back of the envelope had a black scrape mark (from a machine) and it was empty except for a small note from the sender. The envelope was marked "HAND CANCEL" and had sufficient postage, but it was obviously put through the sorting machines. The contents- swap pieces and 92-cents in postage stamps- are probably on the floor of some processing facility somewhere. >>> I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TWO THINGS: If your contents are bulky/thick, reinforce the back side of your envelopes with 2"-wide clear packaging tape to protect them. AND, hand your mail over the counter to be hand-cancelled by a postal clerk and put in a bin marked "NONMACHINABLE/
    ALREADY CANCELLED." Those who throw their mail art into a drop box are taking their chances and stand to lose, sooner or later. It's us against the machines. Just sayin'......... Honi

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