Saturday, July 16, 2011

Guest Bloggers

I am searching for guest bloggers who would like to write about Friendship Books or otherwise known as FB's. Just leave me a blog comment bellow or email me and I will give you the permission to post on the blog. You can talk about anything that has to deal with FB's - show your own designs, etc. ~Maxine

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pen Pal Interviews at Sandbook Net

Pen Pal Interviews (c) 2011
Would you like to be interviewed and share your penpalling experience with over 2500 people world-wide? We would like to question you about your penpalling experience and get to know you a bit better! The interviews will be published in the penpal magazine and of course here on our website.

How to participate?

Copy the questions and answer them! Then select several photos of you, your friends or country and then send us all of the information back to us at raiasandbook(at) (just change the (at) with @).

Interview Questions:

1. Hello there! How are you doing? Tell us more about yourself, your hobbies, personal life, interests.
2. If you have to describe yourself in only 5 words what would they be?
3. Tell us something about your town, city or country.
4. How did you start penpalling? When was that? And why did you decide to start Penpalling?
5. What do you like / dislike about Penpalling/correspondence?
6. How do your friends react when they discover you are into Penpalling? Are they also into it or they give you the “strange” faces?
7. Do you still stay in touch with your first penpal? Tell us about your first penpal even if you have lost touch with them. We might be able to help you locate him/her.  
8.  How many Penpals do you have? Where are they from?
9.  Are you searching for new Penpals? If yes, please give us some contact information that we can publish in the magazine so that people can write to you back.  
10.  What are you looking for in a penpal?
11. Where do you find new Penpals from? Do you rely on FBs or Facebook or other websites/blogs.
12. Tell us a funny/interesting story from your Penpalling experience? 
13. How do you keep track of your mail? Share your tip on how to organize ourselves.
14. Do you swap things? Do you like sending gifts to friends? If yes, what is the most funny gift you have ever sent/received?15. Have you met a penpal? If so, let us know how the meeting went.
16. What do you usually like writing/reading about in the letters?
17. When it comes to making cute and personal letters, everyone has his/her own style. Tell us your trick how to make a letter/envelope unique? Do you decorate it? If yes, how. Give us some tips on how to make the letters more interesting.
18. Where do you buy your stationery supplies from? Do you prefer traditional shops or e-shops? If so, give us some links. 

1) Send us a photo(s) of yourself so we can print it with the article and show that you are a real person! You can also include other photos of your friends and you, your mail and mailbox, etc. anything that you would like to share with us will be more than welcome!

2) Write us a message in your own handwriting (sample handwriting), decorate the message if you like and finally snap a photo of the handwriting/message sample and email it to us so we can print it on the magazine’s pages and of course on our website and blog.

Your contact information:
1) Your Email
2) Facebook user
3) Twitter
4) Blog/website, etc
5) Any other profile or way you want people to contact you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tips about FriendshipBooks - via SandBook.Net

Tips for FB swappers from the Team of Sandbook.Net

  • Use a steady address – Most FB's take 1-3 years to fill, so sign in with a constant address (use a parent’s address or a friend’s address if you are moving constantly). Leave an email for contact – that way people can track you even after years!
  • Use readable prints styles on your address labels – make it clear and readable, so people don’t squint.
  • Less pages of one FB, faster home
  • Make your entry beautiful, show some creativity, show your own touch and personality – that way people with same interests would be attracted to your add.
  • Be fair and remember – “What goes around, comes around” – so please return Fbs to their owners and be fair – do not add or remove pages of FB's.
  • Get familiar with abbreviations in FB's.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New 2011 Year!

Yes, again, it's this time of year, when we wish each other lots of success, happiness, health and of course love! I would go on and wish you all a wonderful 2011 filled with many big envelopes and packages of FB's swaps coming your way. Treasure your friends and family. And make every moment count. Enjoy penpalling and swapping, but above all make regular visits to this blog! Hope I made you laugh! Ho-ho-ho! New 2011, what do you have in store for us?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Label Bag Templates

Label bags are another form of FB's. They are envelopes that contain labels of penpals. You only need to place your label address inside and make the label bags according to the instructions. Then sign at the back and you are ready to pass it to a friend. The rules of Label Bags make them more or less a chain game. Here are some Label Bag Templates from the Sandbook.Net Site. More templates are available on their website.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Other forms of Friendship books

Other forms of Friendship books


Friendship sheets are like friendship books - only difference is a sheet of paper is used, not a book.

Slams – They are a little like an interview. You have the first sign in page, where you get a number (and/or place a symbol for your entery) and then you place your address/label. Then you just answer the “slam” questions on the following pages against your own number. The questions vary but some of the common ones include "what's your favorite color?" while other Slams are more specific, based on TV series, animals, plants, and so on.

Crams – Their aim is to "cram" as many addresses on there as possible, which means that you place only your name and address inside them, so the information about you doesn’t take all that much space. Some crams are even that “space” saving that they require address labels only.

Label bags – They are little envelopes containing labels (see our templates) with some instructions so all together they are like a little game. You have to take out some labels for each person to make them either fbs or label bags and then add yours. Finally you sign off on the back of the label bag and pass it to your friends. Once there is no place to sign, the bag is returned to the owner.

Sticker bags - Just like Label bags, Sticker bags are small envelopes in which you take some stickers out of the bag (usually the number is specified on the front of the sticker bag as instructions) and then you put the same number of stickers inside the bag (small envelope) before you pass to your friends. The idea is that the stickers will constantly change during the travel of the sticker bag. Everyone sign on the back of the sticker/label bag. Once there is no place to sign, the bag is returned to the owner.

Craft bags - Just like Label and Sticker bags, Craft bags are small envelopes in which you place crafty materials (craft items - ribbons, papers, stickers, etc).

Decos – They are the Fbs ,where you can show your style and creativity. You have to decorate one page with whatever you like. There are some specific DECOs, that state a topic – like Christmas Deco, or Blue Deco, Jean Deco, Flower Deco - they are simply a thematic type of decoration that you should do. Just read the theme (if there is one) and start your page expressing your own decoration views. Note: DECOs might get too heavy so note that when you sign up for DECO exchanges.

Friday, December 24, 2010

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