Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Snail Mail Collective Partner Reveal!

It's time! It's time! I know I speak for both Melyssa and myself when I say that I am so excited to get started! We had a total of 130 participants from over 30 countries sign up! I'd say that's a pretty good first month! I just want to say a huge thank you to all of you who signed up, tweeted, and spread the word about this project. You make my heart feel so incredibly full! I'm so glad that so many of you are just as excited as we are about this! Connecting with others is one of my favorite things about blogging and I mean come on, who can say no to some god ol' fashioned snail mail?!

All right, enough of the mushy stuff, let's get started! Click on the page at the bottom of the page to see who your partner is!

Pairings are at the bottom of this post. Please take a moment to read the rules of this program and to figure out what to do next: 

1. The theme for this month is to introduce where you live - what's special about it?

2. You have 72 hours to communicate with your partner. If your partner does NOT respond within 72 hours, please e-mail Melyssa at info@thenectarcollective.com to be re-paired by 11pm PST on July 12th. Re-pairing requests will not be taken after this time.

3. You have about two weeks to get to know your partner. After that, your package MUST be sent by July 22nd. 

4. Your gift(s) should total no more than $5. Think small, but meaningful. Also, all packages must include a postcard (preferable) or a letter to your partner. Motivate them, tell them all the beautiful things you learned about them this month, and make them feel special!

5. Once you receive your gifts, we highly encourage you to write a blog post about your experience. Share what you gave, received, and learned through participating in the Snail Mail Collective and meeting your new buddy. At the beginning of each month, we will hold a link-up on our blogs (The Nectar Collective & Lost in Travels) where you can share and link-up your SMC blog posts. This way, you can see how people around the world interpreted the theme, learn about other cultures, and meet even more new friends!!

6. We did our best to pair you with someone from a different country. If your partner is from the same country as you, then we tried to put you with someone from a different state or region. If you didn't get an international partner, we hope you understand and still have a blast building a friendship with someone new! That's what this is all about, right? 

Snail Mail Partners

If you didn't sign-up for this round, but want to participate next month, look out for next month's sign-up form which will be posted on The Nectar Collective and Lost in Travels on August 1st. We'd love for you to join us!