|Swap Coordinator:||smokeandmirrors (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Seasonal|
|Number of people in swap:||7|
|Location:||Regional - Australia|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||October 1, 2012|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 30, 2012|
|Number of swap partners:||3|
Be prepared for something different this year! After I got some suggestions and feedback from participants from last year I’ve decided to alter this swap. I hope you'll all still be interested in participating with the new rules and outline. The swap is still similar but with a few major changes so please make sure to read it before joining. :) Cheers!
This year around this swap is now the 12 Days of Christmas! Not 24! This means we can save a bit money, still have a fun countdown and with needing to buy less gifts for our partners it should guarantee that we can find enough ideas in their profile to make each and every gift profile based. (Yes, still last year i received feedback of people receiving non-profile based items!)
I will also be keeping it as multiple partners as this seemed to work really well last year! This means that you will now have THREE partners. To each of those three partners you will send FOUR small wrapped gifts. These items don't have to be expensive and some can be handmade if you'd rather. (Please make sure they are not all handmade unless your partners profile allows for it). You can choose to open them in any order you'd like. All of one person's at once or you could rotate through one from each person. It’s up to you!
So in summary you are sending 12 gifts in total; four small, wrapped gifts to each of your three partners.
Please check your partner’s profiles for ideas and please make sure not to send anything that their profile says they are allergic to or dislike. This is the section I really want to stress this year: READ YOUR PARTNERS PROFILE THOROUGHLY! All items you send to your partners MUST match their profile. DO NOT send things that they do not want or cannot use. E.g. If they are allergic to lavender, do not send them lavender soap; if they are diabetic do not send them sugary treats, etc. etc. Every single gift you send to a person MUST be on their profile. Don't just pick up something you think everyone would like and hope for the best.
This year Christmas items are not accepted unless this is what your partner asks for on their profile.
Each little present must be wrapped individually in Christmas paper and have a label saying who the gift is from; make sure to put your swap-bot username so your partners can rate the right people for the right gifts.
Of course there are some rules. You MUST have an overall rating of 5! No 1 ratings!! If you have 3 rating but it can be easily explained please PM me and I will assess these on a case by case basis. YOU MUST have completed a minimum of 35 swaps, preferably type 3 but I will review these depending on your swap history! (I know this may sound high but I really do want to protect the wonderful swappers who sign up for this. Due to the amount of work that goes into this swap I don't want anyone missing out. No newbie’s!!! I will also ban anyone who I believe is a dodgy swapper. And I will just repeat that this is AUSTRALIA only. To ensure that nobody forgets about this swap YOU MUST have signed into swap-bot within the five days before sign up ends. (If this is not possible due to travel etc. please PM me in advance). Anyone who hasn't signed in within those five days will be automatically banned. (And yes I certainly will be checking :-D)
Everyone must have a fully filled out profile before the sign up date otherwise I will ban you. A fully filled out profile will normally contain several sections including a wants/likes section and a dislikes section. I will be checking all profiles and ratings of participating swappers before assigning partners so if you do not match them, do not sign up. If anyone is flaked on let me know ASAP and I will attempt to find some angels for you.
Packages must be sent out by November 30th so that they arrive in time for December 13th and the unwrapping process! :-) It is advised to send in a box as no-one wants to received squished gifts! Australia Post can sometime be very rough on packages so let’s not let them get the better of us!
That's about all, any questions feel free to ask but otherwise have a great swap as always!
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