I know you're going to ask what the hell Swap-Bot even is, so let me quickly explain. Essentially, Swap-Bot is a pen pal website that specializes in crafting swaps. Users create swaps that their peers can join with a sign-up deadlineand a swap deadline. The sign-up deadline is the date you have to sign up by and the swap deadline is the date the item must be sent out by. Each and every partner gives you a rating for the swaps you send them. (If you'd like to learn more about this site, please visit Swap-Bot). Anyway, sometime in the past few months I've been swapping I feel in love with it. There are so many reasons to love Swap-Bot, but these are my top three:
I get to make/receive awesome shit. I could explain to you in a few sentences about all the awesome shit I've gotten/made. But instead, I'm just going to show you two pictures that highlight the best of what I've made and the best of what I've received. Also, I mainly swap for Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) which is what the following two pictures are of.
What I've Made:
What I've Received:
You can create/join a swap for virtually anything. The diversity around the site is wonderful. Each swap is user created so there really isn't a limit to what kinds of swaps there are. I love logging on each day to see what new and exciting swaps have been created since my last visit. I'm currently in a Rocky Horror Picture Show Swap, Harry Potter Swap, and Dr. Suess Swap just to name a few. In the past, I've participated in a Dexter Swap, Post Secret Swap, etc. They're a blast to join and so much fun to create.
It brightens my day. I no longer live with my parents, although I still have my mail delivered to my dad's house. I only get to check my mail about once a week, but it always brightens my day when I do because I normally have between 5-10 pieces of mail to open.
I wouldn't give up the amazing and beautiful works of art I've received for anything in the world. I don't know what else to say about the site other than it's awesome! If you love getting mail then you should definitely check out Swap-Bot. It's worth it; I swear.
This is a picture of the Assemblage Shrine I made. My swap partner said she loved zombies, so I created a Zombie House for her. Complete with dolls.