When will the next postcard swap happen?

When I hosted the postcard swap last year it was so much fun. You can see the lovely postcards that were created and swapped HERE . And many asked right away, when the next postcard swap would happen. Back then I said I would host the next one in summer 2016. And that was my plan.

No, you didn’t miss that one. I have to apologize cause that swap never happened. I do feel bad that I wasn’t able to host it. But I do hope that you’ll understand …

If you’re not really that interested in my longish explanation why I couldn’t host it yet just skip to the end of this post and you’ll find when the next postcard swap actually will happen. :-)lovebird-ursula-markgraf284

It all turned out a bit differently. For one, summer school holidays this year were a full month earlier for us than usually. So in order to do it before the school holidays it would have been a spring postcard challenge. However, during that time I simply was struggling quite a bit with other things – health problems, family stuff, personal challenges – it all came together. In addition I had gone back to being a full-time mom in fall 2015 – no new baby ;-), just took my son out of kindergarten – so I had no regular work time. To be honest, I struggled to at least keep my business running a little. When you check back on my blog you will notice that before the blogpost two weeks ago – there was a LONG pause. I didn’t have time to write posts, or newsletters or create new products. I also didn’t create that mixed-media online-course yet, that I’m so itching to do.

(So if you have signed up to my free mixed-media workshop and were hoping for more … there certainly will be more. It just might take a bit of more time. But it’s one of my big goals to create more mixed media resources for you.)

But why wasn’t I telling you this earlier?

I was kinda hoping that once both my kids are in school I would be able to host the challenge in the fall. But now my kids have been in school for four weeks and I just have to admit to myself – and to you – that doing the challenge now isn’t possible. There is simply way too much work to catch up to.

So, long story short – I can’t host the swap in fall. I don’t thinks it’s a good idea to do it during Christmas time.  People will be very busy during that time anyway. I don’t wanna give up the swap completely though. And I don’t wanna make you wait until next summer. So …

The next postcard swap will be in February 2017.

What do you think?

Doesn’t it sound nice to have some cozy creative time after the holiday craze is over? Create some mail art – receive lovely mail? I hope you find that as enticing as me. :-)

If you are, stick around or sign up to my newsletter if you haven’t already. I will post updates about the postcard swap in January 2017.

And please leave me a comment with your thoughts about the postcard swap!

Does February sound good? Or do you have other ideas? Should there be a theme?

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4 Responses to When will the next postcard swap happen?

  1. Maria says:

    Looking forward to this in February! It will be my first time ever to participate in a creative swap. I’ve just recently become a mother-of-two, I don’t know how I’ll find the time to improve/work on my creative self but I would like to push and challenge myself. I’m very excited. #mummyartbox

  2. Vanessa says:

    I want to do the postcard swap! I think Feb 2017 is a great idea!! Keep us posted!!

  3. Martina says:

    Ich finde den Februar schon okay – aber das Thema sollte dann schon gleich nach den Weihnachtsferien bekannt gegeben werden – wir haben alle im Februar Geburtstag (große) und da ist genügend vorzubereiten – – nicht, dass es dann in Stress ausartet ;)
    Thema – nun, das finde ich gut.
    Liebe Grüße und schon vorab DANKE für Deine Organisation !! Martina

    • Liebe Martina,

      ich werde versuchen den Tausch möglichst früh anzukündigen. :-) Es soll ja auch nicht in Stress ausarten.
      Ich freu mich schon total drauf!
      Ganz liebe Grüße,

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