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Re: Stuff for sale?
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #974744 by A Okay
Apr 30, 2019 1:26pm
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I think you contacted me by text! I'll keep you posted as I organize!
Re: Stuff for sale?
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #974748 by Phoenix Rizing
Apr 30, 2019 1:27pm
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Please text me and I'll keep you posted!
Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Jun 24, 2019 2:00pm
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I’m thinking the best way to mail 25 LTCs is a padded envelope 6x9
Anyone know of a cheaper way ? Or how much you think it will cost to mail them in the. Padded envelope
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976643 by brailleboxer
Jun 24, 2019 2:34pm
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I'd mail that many cards in a padded envelope. The cost varies, depending on where the cards are going. It's kind of a pain that it's no longer a flat fee.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976646 by Rocklun
Jun 24, 2019 4:31pm
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The cost varies, depending on where the cards are going.

The padded mailers are now considered a "first class package" which means the postage is based on both weight and "zone" (referring to how far away the destination is from the sending location). Those charts are online at USPS. It's likely to be $4.50 - $5.50, but probably still the better option. That many cards are most likely too thick, even when spread out, to work in a "flat" mailer.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976649 by Wise Wanderer
Jun 24, 2019 6:08pm
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Ya kinda what I thought
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976643 by brailleboxer
Jun 25, 2019 5:56am
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It would probably be cheaper to mail two sets of 12/13. Then they will fit in a flat mailer at $1.50 x2, $3 not $4+
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976670 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 6:50am
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It would probably be cheaper to mail two sets of 12/13. Then they will fit in a flat mailer at $1.50 x2, $3 not $4+

I'm sure it would save a couple of bucks, but as a host (though not of this tracker), I'd be annoyed if I had to prepare multiple return envelopes for each participant.

It would also be harder for the host to keep track of incoming packages (using my system, at least).
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976670 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 8:00am
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I thought about that too !
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976676 by brailleboxer
Jun 25, 2019 8:24am
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I thought about that too !

Please don't.

Sincerely,
A Host Who Would Be Bummed to Have to Prepare 50 Envelopes for a 25-Card Swap Just So Participants Can Save $3 or So
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976678 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 9:42am
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Honestly, when's the last time there has been a normal swap with more than 10 people actually sending their cards?

If you don't want to deal with the possibility of multiple envelopes, you can limit your swaps to 10-12 people.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976682 by RIclimber
Jun 25, 2019 9:55am
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If you don't want to deal with the possibility of multiple envelopes, you can limit your swaps to 10-12 people.

I do! And I have no idea what swap brailleboxer is in that has 25 cards. But I suspect most hosts wouldn't want to receive 2 envelopes from their participants and wanted to say why.
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976683 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 12:35pm
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Agree. My swaps are normally 9 participants. No way would I accept two envelopes from one participant. If you are so broke that you need to save $3...well maybe you shouldn't join the swap. :-/
Re: Mailing 25 LTCs
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #976678 by Rocklun
Jun 25, 2019 1:53pm
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I actually had a crazy idea in mind that would only really be 5 cards , but I was wondering about the 25 as I was thinking of paying it for each of the participants , it’s detailed and won’t work
25 cards is WAY too many for a swap in my opinion !
My swaps are 12 max and yes folks don’t generally sign up and fill a swap these days ....
me and my midnight hair brain ideas just get the best of me sometimes 😂
As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Aug 12, 2019 9:07am
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*trail name on the mailer
*tracker title on the mailer
*dog-eared tape corners
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978286 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Aug 12, 2019 12:27pm
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Yes and SAME! Please and thank you!
LTC retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Aug 12, 2019 2:51pm
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Hey ltc ladies. I had a last minute drop from an Ltc retreat that I'm hosting here in Wisconsin. It's August 22-25...seriously next week. Does anyone want to fill the spot?...message me on AQ and I will give you all the info!

Linsey
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978286 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Aug 12, 2019 2:53pm
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Sorry. I don't do two of those things on a regular basis. I'll try to remember.

I appreciate an equal amount of cards for the number of participants. Don't hold one back for yourself. ...hmmm...something I am trying not to do anymore for hosts...again, sorry.
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978286 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Aug 12, 2019 4:17pm
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I have 2 out of 3. I hardly ever put the tracker it's for on the outside. I forget that people do more than one at a time.
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978286 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Aug 12, 2019 5:24pm
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I never think to put the title on the mailer...I will have to try to remember that!
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978286 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Aug 12, 2019 7:00pm
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My #1 pet peeve as a host are those packets arriving with me having no clue where the tabs are to pull off the stamps, address label and where to open the envelope. I hate to have to resort to an exacto knife to take the old stuff off but I often do. Please folks, make life simple for the host and mark where the pull tabs are.

Thanks!
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978311 by Jaybirders
Aug 12, 2019 7:46pm
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I TOTALLY agree! 👍😀
Re: As a LTC tracker hostess, I appreciate...
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978311 by Jaybirders
Aug 12, 2019 9:01pm
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Oops! Sorry... (you are talking to me😯)
Thanks for the heads up 👍
Re: LTC retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978301 by Linden Leaf
Aug 13, 2019 5:40pm
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If only I lived closer!
Re: LTC retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978334 by condo
Aug 13, 2019 10:17pm
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That's why I'm hosting one here :-) ...traveling is too hard for me right now.
Retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Aug 29, 2019 12:22pm
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Okay folks... time to brain storm with me.

I hosted an LTC Retreat here in Wisconsin this month. I'm owning the 4th weekend in August for a Wisconsin retreat. ;-) The house only hold 7 people...small fun group. I'm contemplating on hosting a second retreat in Wisconsin. At the same place because it's so inexpensive - Wednesday through Sunday is a little over $50 per person for the whole 4 days.

I want to know what are good times of the year for people...specifically you LTCers that would like to come? I'm kind of contemplating the middle of October.
Re: Retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978897 by Linden Leaf
Aug 29, 2019 5:29pm
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I would be interested! Oct. or Nov. would be nice. My college student has odd holidays, but she could always visit her dad that weekend, if it conflicts.
Re: Retreat
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978897 by Linden Leaf
Aug 29, 2019 5:38pm
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I'm interested too! October would be fine with me...but I'm open to other times of the year as well.
Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Aug 29, 2019 6:11pm
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First, please pardon me, Linden Leaf-I just posted about this topic on the Facebook page for LTC-ers, then jumped on AQ and saw your post-and I'm sorry! But, while I am super-excited to hear about smaller, local retreats being planned, I would like to put it out there for an effort to be made for someone to host next year's annual Craft Retreat an event that was started by Linden LEaf, LROSEM, and aMAZEing adventure frog 4 years ago....Patty and I hosted this year in Colorado, and we have had past events in Minnesota, Ohio, and Indiana. It has really been fun and exciting to meet in new places and craft, have wonderful social time and educational sessions, and even do some letterboxing and sight-seeing together and we would really like to see this type of event continue. Please consider picking up the torch here, as we pass it along, or at least report in to suggest other locations for next year! So far, Maude has found a few potential places in Iowa that would primarily focus on just the crafting-not really much for letterboxing or sights to see(but Iowa is still very beautiful!), and AAFrog has mentioned a really cool crafting condo in St. Louis(very close to her house, actually!). I'm sure there must be plenty more places and possibilities out there, so please help to keep this alive! We are open-minded and ready for new adventures!
Re: Annual Crafting/LTC retreat options
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #978907 by Gypsy Fiddler
Aug 29, 2019 8:32pm
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Maude’s IA suggestions both looked interesting to me. Lots of beds/baths and crafting room. Small town looked interesting to explore. We don’t need to box near retreat ... we plant our own :)