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#1 of 98 Old 09-06-2011, 05:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I would like to organize a 50 states postcard swap...  Ideally, I'd like to start a webpage where everyone can make an "about my state" page and then just send out a postcard introducing yourself and sharing your webpage...  that way the kids can comment/ask questions if they want to past just sending postcards out (but minimum would be postcards).  Everyone would send out 49 postcards...

 

Anyone interested?  Or anyone have any good sites/ideas for organizing one?

 

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Once I get enough interest, I'll generate an address list and distribute via pm's...  Here's a list of states still needed:

 

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California

Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


 
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Hi~

My dd would be interested in this.  We live in WA and she is 10 years.

 


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We would be interested.  We're in NYC.

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My daughter & I will happily take California!


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woohoo!  i'm excited that other people are interested... im so not a geography person at all... but im really excited to do the states with my boys this year... although I'm not sure who's going to be learning the most - me or them! :) 

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I'd be interested in the postcards part.  DD1 is just in 1st grade, so I don't think we'd build a website.  That would be mostly me. ;)  We're in Kentucky.


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We would love this - postcards only for us, as well, as my kids are 7 and 5 :-)  Maybe each postcard could have a neat fact about that state, or something (state bird, state flower,etc.).  

 

We are in Florida :-)



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oh! We're in Missouri , this sounds awesome! we're doing states this year (my 5.5 yr old DD's request!) -since she is only 5 i'll help her put something together to participate..


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My boys would love to participate!!  We are in Wisconsin.

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My daughter would love to do this!  She is 8 and we live in CT.

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Me too!! You can cross off SD! ;-)

 

Once you have enough participants, would we send out cards in staggered mailings so we don't have to do all of them at once?

 

There was this cool group that doesn't do the projects anymore - but you can still check out the site if you want: http://www.creativepostcardclub.com/home.html It wasn't geared to kids, but it was still a similar concept.

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Please put us down for New Mexico! 


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Since California's taken (where we live) we'd love to take Massachusetts, where we spend a wonderful chunk of our summertime and the most of our family lives there.  Alternatively, we could do Nevada (family lives there too...) if you need/want us to cover that!   Just let me know either way!  Fun! And, thank you!!!

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My child can do Arizona postcards.... Please let me know if this is actually going to happen or not, so I can start stocking up on postcards. (and when you think we will be mailing them)


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mamaupupup- which would you rather have?  let me know and ill mark that one off...

 

zebra15 - i definitely want this to happen.  I'm going to try and post a few more places to see if i can get some more people to join...  but im thinking we'll send in october... ;)

 

Everyone -- if you want to start pm'img me mailing addresses, I'll start to get the list ready... 

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We can be an Alaska postcard!  :) 

 

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This sounds fun.  We live in North Carolina!
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Either Nevada or Mass is fine--let's see who else picks one of those first and I'll choose the runner-up!  I'm flexible!

 

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We can do Utah!

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my 5 & 6 year olds will take Virginia, please.

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We can do Georgia. My first grader has been working on this for a geography project, this was a timely post!
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Ok...  I'm going to get address lists out by the weekend...  we don't have all the states, but I don't know how many more we'll get...  staggered postcards might actually be nice...  Let's plan to send them out before Thanksgiving, k?

 

If anyone else wants to join, please chime in.  If your state is already taken, feel free to choose one that interests you...

 

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Thank you for organizing this!


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We can also do OHIO but the card will be send from Arizona.

The Ohio postcard will be send out a bit later than our Arizona card.


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Has anyone heard when the swap will start?


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this sounds great and my daughter would love this.  her grandparents are currently on a cross-country trip and have been sending her postcards along the way.  she just loves receiving them in the mail.

 

sadly, our state (california) has already been taken, but i have family/friends in several states (MA, NH, FL, RI, TX, DE, ME, VT, WY) who might be able to help.  maybe i'll just wait and see what states are needed.  how fun!


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samstress--I too am in CA, but happy1nluv was flexible with me too...I chose another state.  I figure I'll have family send me the postcards, I'll prep the postcards and then mail them out...they will not have the right postmark, but at least great pics and a sweet note!

 

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