A few months ago, I started the 2017 round of The Notebook & Pen Swap – which is quite literal in its name – and I think now we’re in pretty good shape to be able to show off our wares!
Over 80 people all over the globe signed up to be matched with someone to send each other a notebook and pen. With a little form filling out of preferences, they were good to go. I then matched everyone and sat back to enjoy seeing what they would make of it! It was so fun to scroll through the hashtags #notebookpenswap and #notebookandpenswap (yes I forgot my own hashtag and told people to use the wrong one) to see the gorgeous wrapping jobs and how above and beyond people go for their partners.
Check after the jump to see all the pretty photos of swaps!
This is what I put together for my partner Yas:
And this is the amazing package she gave me:
Amazing, right? And that’s just one! Check out what others did:
Hello September! The Fall is coming, I can feel it in the air! Tell me, how do you organise your photos, please? I suck at it! Thank you! #nespressomoment #mujolympus #plannermom #notebookpenswap #plannernerd #materska #dnespijem #paperoamo #morningstories #jeduvpapiru #websterspages #kikkik #igerscz #iglifecz #lokokocz #plannergirl
My beautiful and thoughtful package from @coperti as part of @papertraildiary 's #notebookandpenswap … The pen has a Greek talisman of 'the eye' to protect against evil& bad thoughts, while the journal has a replica of an old school book on the cover (totally my catnip!). Also included was a postcard with the skyline of Athens and a beautiful magnet of Santorini. Now I want to visit Greece and write about it in my journal! Thank you so much!!
This impatient girl had to wait 12 whole hours for sunlight to photograph the wrapping before I could to unwrap my #notebookandpenswap gifts from @lilsho65. Thank you for the gorg floral notebook and the metallic gels pens plus the extra goodies! I will be using everything, girl! Thanks for hosting, @papertraildiary! I can't wait for the next round… #stationeryaddict #notebook #travelersnotebook #collagejournal #creativewomen #creativehappylife #swap #snailmail #snailmaillove #writemoreletters #sendmoremail #lwa #gelpen
While every swap inevitably has its flakes, I also received plenty of angel sign-ups, so thank you angels for extending your kindness when others can’t follow through.
I’m so happy to run this swap, though for now it’ll remain as a yearly thing, so make sure to stay tuned next summer for the next round 😉 But coming up soon will be the next round of the Book Lover Postcard Swap!