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Valentine's Day Swap

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Valentine's Day Swap
Swap Coordinator:user4231 (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Miscellaneous  Accessories 
Number of people in swap:130
Last day to signup/drop:January 18, 2007
Date items must be sent by:February 1, 2007
Number of swap partners:1

Ever since I was a little kid, I have always adored Valentine's Day paraphernalia-- particularly the combination of hearts and the pink, red, and white color scheme. I wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day with a themed swap!

Buy approximately $10 U.S.-worth of Valentine's themed goodies to send to your partner. The package can consist of anything and everything Valentine's Day-themed. [If you are having trouble finding Valentine's things to send, you could interpret the theme a little more loosely and just send items that are pink, red, and white, or items that are just heart-shaped.]

Some suggestions of items to include in your package: * Hand-made or store-bought Valentines * Confetti, glitter * Chocolates [Please take melting into account, though... Depending on you and your partner's climate and how far the package needs to travel, you may want to avoid chocolate altogether] * Candies (conversation hearts, marshmallows, etc.) * Games (those goofy games for couples are kind of fun... like Love Lotto cards you can find in the drugstore where you scratch off and win a foot massage or whatever...) * Stickers * Decorations for cakes/cupcakes/cookies (tubes of icing, sprinkles, colored sugar, cupcake liners) * Soap, lip gloss, nail decals * Red/white/pink ribbons, lace, buttons, sequins * Anything heart-shaped or with Valentine's colors!

Open to international and new swappers, but please no swappers with bad ratings!! (I am relatively new on Swap-Bot, so please let me know if there is anyone who has a poor history.)

Hopefully the February 1st send deadline will mean that most swappers will receive their items by Valentine's Day!

Please feel free to post to let your swap partner know your favorite types of items to receive.


Sharlzie 12/15/2006 #

oh what a gorgeous idea!! I can't wait for this. To my swap partner, i prefer RED as I'm not much of a pink girl ;-) Pls check out my profile to see my likes & dislikes. Thanks!

user4401 12/25/2006 #

i prefer red or white me either not a pink girl ......cant wait to start .

user5407 12/26/2006 #

Hey! I think we should bring forward the send-out date, as since this is an International swap, I'm afraid some larger packages might not reach the recipient in time.

user4231 12/26/2006 #

I could change it to a week earlier, which would be January 25th. Would that be okay with everyone?

user4231 12/27/2006 #

Okay... I'm just going to leave the dates as is for now.

user5014 12/29/2006 #

this sounds like fun i like red not pink lol i also like this to Stickers * Decorations for cakes/cupcakes/cookies (tubes of icing, sprinkles, colored sugar, cupcake liners) * Soap, lip gloss, nail decals * Red/white/pink ribbons, lace, buttons, sequins * Anything nice thanks holly

Rebekah 12/31/2006 #

Just want to say that my birthday is on Valentine's day, so if you're my partner you could send Valentine b-day stuff if you find it:) I love anything Valentine's day...

sburki 01/ 1/2007 #

My daughter is a valentine girl, love it,......


user5486 01/ 1/2007 #

I just joined swap-bot today. I am really excited about this swap! Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday! I love all the hearts and the colors!

WillowTree21 01/ 1/2007 #

Kimme, LOL and I quote: "This is just a small note: I have a severe latex allergy." end quote. That's not a small note, it's a BIG one! Thank for stating that :)

Willow Tree

user4231 01/ 2/2007 #

hey everyone! if your swap rating is below 4, please send me a message by the end of this week explaining your low ratings, otherwise i'll have to drop you from the swap. [obviously this does not apply to new swappers, who don't have any ratings yet.] i don't want to be mean, i just don't want any swappers to be disappointed. thanks!

ThatTorontoGirl 01/ 2/2007 #

I love love love pink and those really retro like valentines. I love stickers, buttons, anything "quirky" - my only request is no actual food type substances, but recipes are more than welcome.

Thanks!!! I can't wait to get my little collection going for my swap buddy!


user5564 01/ 5/2007 #

Just joined swap-bot and am super excited about my first swap! I can't wait to send out some goodies!

whimsicalone 01/ 6/2007 #

This is my first swap too. Can't wait to send somes goodies.

user5568 01/ 6/2007 #

Hi! I just joined this swap!! Sounds like its so much fun! I love mixed media, atc's altered books..scrapbooking..I live in Upstate, NY!!

Hope to get to know a bunch of you! Cheryl

Gayle 01/ 6/2007 #

Another first timer here. This looks like a really great swap for my first one! I look forward to getting involved!

Bluelily 01/ 6/2007 #

I am really excited about this cool swap! I am disappointed however to see that some swappers have a 1 rating or poor ratings of never or having sent items or been super late in sending items. I surely hope I don't get them because I wouldn't treat another swapper that way. Just a thought.

butterflykisses 01/ 6/2007 #

I've already started picking up a few things for this swap and I'm really eager to get my partners name so I can get a few more 'personal' things to add to the package.

I'm new to this site and this was the first swap I signed up for!

As for things I'd like to be included in my swap, just check out my profile! It's full of ideas!

sweetsugartree 01/ 6/2007 #

Hello All! I just signed up and this will be my first swap. I am soooo excited - can't wait! My wedding anniversary is 2-14-04 so I LOVE Valentine's....can't wait to find out who my partner is!

wishcake 01/ 8/2007 #

This is my first swap, so I'm rather giddy. I can't wait to go out and buy some goodies for my partner. I love Valentines Day - and I'm sure I'll enjoy anything I receive!

(And I'm a pink girl, so I don't mind it. Heehee.)

starrypurplehaze 01/ 8/2007 #

i agree with Blueglass Stamper about the people with 1 ratings...I'm excited about this swap, but I don't want to end up with someone who doesn't swap!!

user5070 01/ 8/2007 #

I'm having way too much fun with this swap already - I find myself picking up Valentine's themed stuff everywhere I go! :-) I agree with the other commenters, I hope I don't end up with someone that doesn't send their items out, that would be highly disppointing!

user4231 01/ 8/2007 #

hi everyone, as of today, there was only one person signed up who had a rating of 1, and they have just been dropped from the swap.

i will be going through other profiles and contacting users with several recent no-sends. thanks.

shazzam 01/ 8/2007 #

Hi -

I'm psyched about this swap ... I've been collecting V-day stuff for a few years now as we always have a valentines day themed birthday party at our house

user5257 01/ 9/2007 #

Hello, I'm new to swapping, and I love it! I would like to say, I can't stand those conversation hearts. I love candy, and chocolate. Vintage, and quirkey items are my favorite. I also love handmade! Happy Valentines Day!

user4231 01/ 9/2007 #

REMINDER: Please fill out your profile or I will have to drop you from the swap! Sorry :(

Also, it's helpful to have at least something in your profile that will help people send things that you will like. Or, as I said, please feel free to post here with more information about your likes and dislikes. Thanks!

user5650 01/10/2007 #


I've just signed up for this swap, I'm really excited...really!

Can't wait to find out who I'm swapping with.

Oh just to let my swap partner know, I don't do chocolate. I love hand made stuff and original/quirky items. Thanks

Chinita 01/11/2007 #

It's been awhile since I joined a swap group. This is a new site for me. Looking forward to playing.

user5641 01/11/2007 #

We are new at this - my daughter and I are doing it together. She's 9; it was her idea - but I think it will be fun too!

todsahonchik 01/11/2007 #

I'm happy to receive anything. No allergies.... I LOVE Valentine's day! No political or religious overtones, just pure affection!

Chinita 01/12/2007 #

I got so excited, I bought my stuff today....now just waiting for my partner.

user2955 01/13/2007 #


I just looked at the list of swappers and there are so many unrated swappers. I am all for new people joining but is there anything to make sure these are reliable and responsible swappers? I may drop from the swap without a little reassurance. This would be kind of a sad one to be stiffed on. Know what I mean? Thank you.

kim 01/14/2007 #

this is my first swap here on swap-bot. i like both red and pink, stickers, scrapbooking items and so much more. please do not send me candy or chocolates. gracias!

VelveteenRabbit 01/15/2007 #

Okay, I haven't done a "big" swap for a while. I'm jumping in here. :) I prefer not to receive edibles, too. Thanks!

user5056 01/16/2007 #

I do not want any type of food items...no candy. I have severe allergies and can not have anything with a scent or perfume. Please read my profile about my allergies.

Thank You so Much.

I am excited about this swap and have been buying things to send to my swap partner.

user4231 01/16/2007 #


I have banned anyone with a rating below 4, and I've asked everyone to fill out their profiles, or be blocked. I am new to Swap-bot myself (this is the first swap I've run), and I feel like I have to give new swappers a chance, especially since I didn't specify in the Swap info that newbies wouldn't be accepted. If you have specific info about someone who you have heard is unreliable, please let me know. Thanks!

MAT 01/16/2007 #

Can't wait for this swap love Valentines Day. Hope everyone will get as good a partners as I have had in my 3 previous swaps. Happy Valentines Day to All

na 01/16/2007 #

not my first swap, but i don't have any feedback yet .. so im new! :) but ive already started shopping, this sounds fun!!

lamazon 01/16/2007 #

my package is almost ready to go !! I'm counting down to know who my swappartner is :o)

Tip :If you have to send a package to Europe please wright the 7 with an extra line in the middle . Offently postmen take the overseas 7 for a 1 !

Little question : If possible can you put real stamps on the packages ? Not those ugly white postoffice things :o))) I know many stamp collectors overhere and real stamps are very rarely this days .



user4231 01/16/2007 #

hi lamazon,

in the u.s., i believe any package over 1 lb. has to be taken to the post office to be mailed, for security reasons. so most people just have it weighed there and have the printed post office sticker put on it. i imagine that you could have it weighed and then ask to have stamps put on it, though. something for your swap partner to keep in mind. :)

DaCraftyLady 01/17/2007 #

Hello Group, I just signed up and awaiting my partner. I am new to this swapping site and I am so excited to be a part of it. I already am getting my Valentine Stuff together. I have several ideas and want to be sure to be ready to mail. My favorite colors are Burgundy and pink. Perfect Valentine colors. :)

Crochetoholic Debb

WillowTree21 01/17/2007 #

Hello everyone, I am new - yes, however I have sent out 3 swaps, one swap I had two partners. I have other swaps ready to go when I get the information. So, I a trustworthy I promise! My profile will send you to my flickr page to see one of the swaps sent. The others are not posted yet! I am just waiting to get the ratings. Thanks and I hope we all have a great time! :)

flouncypenguin 01/18/2007 #

Hi swap partner! I am so excited about this one! I love pink, red and teal.

I am addicted to YARN and fabric.

I would LOVE to recieve some sexy underwear (size 7/Ladies large).

I would love anything sexy to suprise my boyfriend with...

So EXCITED! can't wait!!

user5654 01/18/2007 #

I love mostly everything, I think it is so much fun to swap and have fun doing this, I love candy and anything related to valentine day.Victorian is a plus with me.

DaCraftyLady 01/18/2007 #

Oh I forgot to mention I am a crochet nut so yarn would be welcomed ...

lalouja 01/18/2007 #

This is my first swap so I don't have a rating but I absolutely wouldn't dream of not sending something (see Aly's comment above). I don't want to be too specific about what I would like to receive because I think the fun of it will be the surprise. I'm really looking forward to joining in the swapping fun!

wolfmom2ac 01/19/2007 #

I have just about everything for this swap!! I could almost send out my package today!! Been getting ready for this swap for awhile!!

user5654 01/19/2007 #

Would love some help on how to ship to england, I dont have a zip on the address given to me, anyone that will help I thank you very much.

1CrazyQuilter 01/19/2007 #

Hi Cece i sent your package out today, i hope you like.


user5654 01/19/2007 #

Hi Pam, Thank you I have a kate ross as a partner from england but trying to figure how to ship to england, do you know what they use for zip codes? Thanks CECE 1/19/07

user5654 01/19/2007 #

Hi, Rose I am off to the P.O. today to get your package off, I will come back tonight and post it as sent. BEE/CECE

user5654 01/19/2007 #

sorry about that Kate, I put in the last comment ROSE lol! that message was ment for you "KATE" anyway I mailed your package today 1/19/07 hope you enjoy cece

DaCraftyLady 01/20/2007 #

Hello Barbara, I am putting your package together and should get it mailed out tomorrow. I do hope you like the items and be sure to let me know when you get it. Happy Valentines Day....:)

na 01/20/2007 #

wow, this swap is huge! great idea victoriafee! it looks like it was a success! and HEY, you're my swap partner! well, i looked at your profile, and i will be sure to get together a really nice package for you!

is there any way of you telling us who our partner is? im a newbie as well and i'm a bit scared that the person i may have gotten is new .. therefore, perhaps no package will be sent? :(


butterflykisses 01/20/2007 #

I picked up the last items for my swap partners package today and I should have it mailed out by the middle of next week. Not gonna mention who it's for, but a sneak peek can be seen at the first URL on my profile ;)

BTW - Wonderful swap victoriafee! It was a pleasure to participate!

user5407 01/20/2007 #

Any colour's fine with me (: I have already gotten the things for my partner. Will be sending it out soon!

user5056 01/20/2007 #

Hi Michi,

I mailed your box for the Valentine's Day Swap this morning. Let me know when you get it.


firstborn 01/20/2007 #

hi, i just mailed my swap package to my swap buddy today (priority)...so hopefully, she'll get it but mid-next week!

cheers, mary ann :)

user5070 01/20/2007 #

I mailed mine via Priority Mail today. :-)

DaCraftyLady 01/21/2007 #

Hello Barbara, I mailed out your package today. I hope it gets there ok and you like what I sent. I had fun putting it together. Do let me know when it arrives..I mailed it 2-3 day mail so you should have next week.

ellawitch 01/21/2007 #

i am just waiting for something to come in that i ordered but it should be here in a few days and then i can mail. i am one of the new swappers but i promise i am reliable. i already did one swap, not rated on it yet though, and got everything out on time..... this is a fun swap. i hope down the road that there are swaps for some of the other holidays!

Winnie 01/21/2007 #

Hi! I'm a new swaper and i'm so excited! i have some things to send, but im still searching for. i hope i could finish a hand made surprise for my partner. Anyway, be sure that my package will be sent. happy valentine's day!

user4231 01/21/2007 #

glad everyone is enjoying the swap! :)

thriftylady: i can see who people's swap partners are... maybe you want to wait until after february 1st (the last day to send out packages) to check, though? (btw, that is funny that i ended up being your partner.)

grandmaroro 01/22/2007 #

Awww shucks! I thought I posted that I am diabetic, so no edibles. But is I get any, I have a DH who will help me out there.

I have today mailed my items. They have a long trip so I wanted to get them out as soon as possible.

Enjoy, Joan

user5689 01/23/2007 #

Hi, this is my first swap as well. so, I am really excited but also a little nervous about if my partner will like what I send. Can someone tell me how I can check my partners likes and dislikes.

craftsty 01/23/2007 #

crochetoholic debb I received your package today! Thanks everything was lovely. The bookmark was beautiful. My husband was kinda disappointed that there was no chocolate though haha! Thanks bunches :)

user4231 01/23/2007 #

PJKat- If you go to "View Complete List of Swap Participants" under the Valentine's Day Swap, you will be able to see everyone who is in the swap-- then you can find your partner's name and click on it to view their profile. This should give you a better idea of their likes and dislikes. If you feel like their profile doesn't give you enough information, just drop them an email. :)

user5747 01/24/2007 #

This swap sounds really good, first time swapping but love valentine day and everything associated with it. Love to cook and like new recipes. Dixie

WillowTree21 01/25/2007 #

I have half of my box ready .. I would have been done already but I just got out of a long Jury duty trial, at 8 this evening, that I didn't ask to be there for. I don't think I will watch Law and Order for sometime now! They don't show the people sitting there for hours and hours and hours .......... LOL! So, I should be getting back on track tomorrow and the next. Happy Swapping evryone. :)

Cnvingltlbtch 01/25/2007 #

i know some people like to be surprised but since my partner has already expressed concern I wanted to let her know it was on the way. So Thiftylady have no fear your stuff is headed your way.

Sharlzie 01/25/2007 #

I'm sending my package off tomorrow to my partner in the US :-)

1CrazyQuilter 01/25/2007 #

Courtney, I received your Valentine box today. Wow, Such nice thing thanks so much. If I could give you a 10 I would. I am going to have a fight on my hands for the lovely valentine blanket, My daughter came home for lunch today and saw it and already wants it. lol Thanks again, Pam

wigglywourms 01/26/2007 #

Oh I just hope my partner likes what I just mailed off today...I had a tough time with this one as I seem to be a totally different person (taste-wise) than my partner...LOL. Although...my 19 year old son thinks she sounds like the coolest person...they love the same music and the same bands, etc. He said what I sent was nice...soooo....I'm hoping she thinks so, too. Couldn't send a large box of stuff, though because the postage overseas would've put me in the poor house!!! They say that nice things come in small packages though...so I hope she thinks that way, too ;o)


VelveteenRabbit 01/26/2007 #

Victoriafee....... :D Thanks! What sad box?? I was quite happy to receive it. :) Right down to the Valentine's confetti (I intend to dig out every last one), all the goodies were just perfect. :)

user5721 01/27/2007 #

I had fun with mine, it went postal yesterday! Enjoy, Camille!

user5654 01/27/2007 #

Hi Pam I am new to swap but as soon as I receive your item I will leave rateing for you. Thankyou cece

bethne 01/28/2007 #

Just sent my package out today. Hope my partner likes it! :) Bethany

DaCraftyLady 01/28/2007 #

Hi Craftsty, Your Welcome....I am glad you liked everything. Tell hubby sorry no chocolate...I was afraid it might melt....

user5654 01/29/2007 #

Pam, THANK YOU!!! HOW CUTE I LOVE THE MONKEY "PINK MONKEY" JUST LO9VE HIM!! Every thing is so nice you outdid yourself, how sweet, again thank you cece soon as I can I will leave good rateing not sure how to do that yet ha! Think I have to wait until after the feb first anyway I will rate you. cece

pumpkinvine 01/30/2007 #


I received my most wonderful package today! Thank you so much!


user5641 01/30/2007 #

Teri - Tessa and I mailed our package to you today. I hope you like it - it's our first time - but we tried to come up with stuff you might like. Let us know how we did? Tessa's mom - and Tessa

na 01/30/2007 #

victoriafee, have you received my box yet? hope you liked everything!! :)

sleepingrover2010 01/30/2007 #

Hello Everyone, I just want to let you know that you will receive a written thank you note from me via snail mail. I will do the rating on the site as soon as I can, but please be patient. Thanks

sleepingrover2010 01/30/2007 #

Tod, your Valentine box will be going out tomorrow. Be looking for it. I had fun putting it together. Barb

Panda 01/30/2007 #

Bren from Cali. I'll be sending out your package today. Should be there by the end of the week!

ellawitch 01/30/2007 #

i got my package from velveteen rabbit today and it was lovely. thank you! i will be posting pictures here in the gallery and on flickr later today

user4231 01/30/2007 #

thriftylady: i haven't received your package yet, but i'll let you know when i do!

user5630 01/30/2007 #

Amanda N - Ontario Canada - I placed your package in the mail this afternoon. I hope you like your goodies.

WillowTree21 01/31/2007 #

To the person whom gets my box: (can't say yet) I had to reopen it to add a item I left on the table. Thus, explains the tape on tape .. in case you are wondering. :) It will be there within te next week.

user3754 01/31/2007 #

Sioux: Received your valentine package. Wow luv everything can't wait to wear the socks. LOL the wooden heart box and gems inside. great. heart shaped frame. i will be sure and make that. Thank you so much Jackie kenny

vintageprincess 01/31/2007 #

Hi - Received my valentine package from Erica today...love the handmade cards and notecards-they are WONDERFUL...the vintage jar is just beautiful...everything was so thoughtful...heart candles, heart rubber stamp, brads and heart scrapbook embellishments...thank you so very much...a really nice swap...Lana

user4231 01/31/2007 #

REMINDER: Tomorrow, February 1st, 2007, is the deadline to send out your Valentine's Day Swap package!

If you are running a little bit late, PLEASE be polite and send your swap partner an email letting them know their package will be late. Thanks!!

DaCraftyLady 01/31/2007 #

I still have not received my Valentine swap???? Does anyone know how long it is suppose to take??? Thanks Debb This is my 1st swap....

user4177 01/31/2007 #

Pam, glad you liked everything, I was nervous! I had to go back and get a valentine blanket for myself, too. It was just too soft to pass up! ;)

Sharlzie 02/ 1/2007 #

JOAN! thanks so much I received your package today....the items were very sweet... he purple hippo, well I LOVE HIM! (I have a "thing" about hippos, so it was a wonderful choice) happy valentines day to you too! from Sharlzie in Australia :-)

Retromama 02/ 1/2007 #

Firstborn, your package is on it's way! Enjoy!

user4231 02/ 1/2007 #

crochetoholic debb: the deadline to mail out packages is today, february 1st. so, depending on where your package is coming from, it might not arrive until a few weeks from now. (that's why you don't have the option to rate your swap partner until a couple of weeks after the swap ends-- it's to give the package time to arrive).

WillowTree21 02/ 1/2007 #

I sent my box out to Paisley Babe on the 31st. :)

whimsicalone 02/ 1/2007 #

Tamara (aka Tangee). I mailed your parcel today. It should arrive in 10 business days (possbily right on Valentine's Day). I hope you like it!

wolfmom2ac 02/ 1/2007 #

sending out tomorrow. Pay Day!! Will ship the fastest wya to make sure it gets there on time!! Time just ran away from me before I knew it! Sorry!

simplysarah 02/ 2/2007 #


I sent yours out on weds. you should have it pretty quick! I hope you like the goodies... sarah.

user4896 02/ 2/2007 #

Mine was sent out 2/1/07 - en route via priority down to South Carolina. The person to whom I'm sending hasn't posted here at all, so I hope she likes everything.

user4896 02/ 2/2007 #

Ugh. Actually, I just went to her profile and she's got a 1 now. I hope she came through for this swap - it was such fun.

user5689 02/ 2/2007 #

Hey, I sent my swap yesterday and they promised it would be there by Valentine's Day. Enjoy!!! Also, thank you to Wilma for my valentine package. Absolutely, loved everything. Happy Valentine's Day!!! This was loads of fun.

lalouja 02/ 2/2007 #

Hi Lorena, Just to say I received your package. You did such a brilliant job and went to so much trouble. Thank you very much. I like all the sweet things you sent. I particularly like the handmade bits and pieces and the little B button. Also it was thrilling to think it came all the way from Chile. I hope your other partner sent you as nice a package as you sent me! Bernadette

texasbouchers 02/ 2/2007 #

That Renee, I emailed you yesterday but I thought I'd post here, too. I mailed your package yesterday. I think it should take about a week. Cheers! Leigh Ann

PaisleyBabe 02/ 2/2007 #

I sent a package off to noel yesterday! I hope you like everything!

user4472 02/ 2/2007 #


OMGosh Your package came today it is so cool I absolutely LOVE everything!!! I didn't have anything like what you sent for me. THANK YOU!!!

DaCraftyLady 02/ 3/2007 #

Ok Victoriafee... I thought that they were all mailed out already. Since my partner had already received the package I sent and I saw how everyone was thanking I got a little worried, but I see now that some packages just went out and if they are from Europe then it still could be a couple weeks... However.. no one has posted that they mailed a package to me??? And no one has contacted me at all???? I know I emailed my partner right away and kept in contact...I will wait then...thanks for clarifying...

user5747 02/ 3/2007 #

I emailed my partner right away too that I had sent package but still haven't heard anything from whom got my name. Dixie

sheaux 02/ 3/2007 #

i'll be mailing my package out tmr - was down with high fever this whole week. SO SORRY! )):

Chinita 02/ 4/2007 #

I haven't heard/seen anything from whomever has me---

I hope Cecilia from MS received her package. I mailed it at least 2 weeks ago.

simplysarah 02/ 4/2007 #



user5257 02/ 4/2007 #

I was wondering if you guys could post pictures so we can all see what you got??

WillowTree21 02/ 4/2007 #

Confirmed, Paisley Babe got her package! Woohoo, I hope she liked it. :) biting nails

sweetsugartree 02/ 5/2007 #


Glad you got the swap and liked everything :)

todsahonchik 02/ 5/2007 #

Sleeping TRaveler! Thanks so much! Wow, what loot! Lots of cupcake goodies, little earrings, a bath and body kit! Yikes, I feel spoiled! Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness! ANd I was worried I wasn't going to receive anything....

kim 02/ 5/2007 #

thanks for the package simply sarah..i love it :)

user4231 02/ 5/2007 #

hey everyone, there have been problems with the gallery slideshow feature on swap-bot (i contacted them and they said they were looking into it). but everyone should feel free to post photos on flickr! (if you're not a member, you should join because it's free and tons of fun!) there is a group for swap-bot swaps (http://www.flickr.com/groups/swapbotswaps/pool/) so please post your photos there! you can tag them with "valentine's day swap."

user4231 02/ 5/2007 #

chinita-- your partner has posted on here already and said your package is on its way. it's coming from outside the u.s. ;)

user5070 02/ 5/2007 #

I received my package today from Satu in Finland, thank you! The card was especially beautiful!

It would be nice to hear something from the partner I sent to, as it was mailed weeks ago. I've uploaded (to Flickr) photos of what I sent & what I received.

bethne 02/ 5/2007 #

Wendy, I received your package today! WOW! Thank you so much! I love everything! Especially the stuffed animals. So cute! I took pictures of it and will post them on flickr soon.
Thanks again!

user4896 02/ 6/2007 #

I received a HUGE box of amazing goodies today - but I don't know who they are from! I looked for a note, but maybe I am missing it. I have the last name of course, but I don't just want to post it here. So, mystery man or woman THANK YOU for your amazing generosity in this swap. I'm floored by this package. I will be taking photos tomorrow :)

lamazon 02/ 6/2007 #

Nothing yet !!! There are so many swappers with "not sent " after there names : 13 !!! Please sent your packages people are waiting . I'm missing several swaps and it isn't funny at all .

Sp0z my package went out to you on 22 jan , did it arrive safely ?

Winnie 02/ 6/2007 #

There would not be a problem if the package only arrives late. There really are a problem if the package is not sent.I wish members of this swap will be all responsible, as the majority. Its my first swap and I would feel very desapointed if i see that there are members who plays unfair.

princessfiona 02/ 6/2007 #

mine went ages ago has it arrived yet? and i have recived mine over the weekend and its fab thank you so much to my swapper


grandmaroro 02/ 7/2007 #

IsleGirl in Hawaii - What a treat to come home from the dr. (getting injections in right eye) to find my wonderful Valentine box. Thank you so much. The little glass box is just beautiful. Everything else is just icing on the cake. It was a wonderful surprise and a great spirit booster. Many thanks. Joan

grandmaroro 02/ 7/2007 #

Sharlzie - Sooooooo glad to hear that the purple hippo was a hit. I almost kept it because it just seemed so "off-the-wall". (smiling broadly). I truly enjoyed gathering your items. Happy Valentine's Day. Joan

user5497 02/ 7/2007 #

Gayle, I sent your package (sorry it was so late!). I hope you like it. I had 2 other things to send but I couldn't fit them in the box.. I am considering mailing them seperatly.

I also recieved mine last week from someone in NJ? There was no name or anything so I am not quite sure...

wigglywourms 02/ 7/2007 #

Got a lovely box from Bethne in the mail today. Bethne I left you a comment on Flickr and your blog...thanks for a wonderful swap!

dimanche 02/ 7/2007 #

elle: I was your partner! I thought I put a note in, oops!

user5641 02/ 7/2007 #

We got our package this last weekend from Kara and it was really wonderful! Thank you so much. My daughter was thrilled!

Simsan 02/ 7/2007 #

I haven't heard from anything from whoever received me either... I know my partner has received hers :-)

user5630 02/ 7/2007 #

Tessa's Mom

I got your package today. OH MY!!!! Thank you so much for all the goodies. This is my first swap and you have made it very nice. I love it all and can't wait to dive in and enjoy it. I have a great idea for the yarn and the brownie mix. The candle smells yummy. The candy will go to work to share with everyone. Thanks again = I hope you have enjoyed your swap too.

bethne 02/ 8/2007 #

Wiggly, Thank you so much for the comments! I'm so glad you liked your package. :)

butterflykisses 02/ 8/2007 #

This was the very first swap that I signed up for here at Swap-Bot after joining and it ended in disappointment. My partner ( coffeequeen ) never sent me a thing! Come to find out she was a notorious no sender and after logging in to leave her feedback I found out her profile is now deleted. This hurts because I put alot of effort into the package I sent to my partner and I'm getting nothing in return. I was so eager to participate in this swap because this is my favorite holiday and then it ended like this. I'm ashamed that people would do this : (

Sharlzie 02/ 8/2007 #

Hi Butterfly Kisses

I totally understand how upset you must be, this has happened to me before too and it is just WRONG! I hope that the swap-bot administrators are still trying to do something about this as there are too many people out there who are just trying to scam "free stuff". I have noticed several profiles of previous partners who never sent me anything which have been deleted this week after I tried to get in touch with them. They obviously then go and create a new login to do it all over again. grrr

lamazon 02/ 8/2007 #

I think all swap coordinators have the obligation to ban all swappers with low ratings !!! It doesn't solve everything but its is a start . And if they take the risk to alow them well its there responsibility to forfill the missing swaps ! Butterfly Kisses I had this unpleasant experience myself 2 times . One was the swap coordinator herself , she never answered my mails . Indeed : GRRRRRR

Question to all swappers : please enter a little message when your package arrive . Its good to know it arrives safely ! Thank you !


butterflykisses 02/ 8/2007 #

I agree with you Sharlize and lamazon .

After learning that my first swap that I participated in would offer me nothing in return, I almost told myself that it wasn't worth doing anymore swaps. After I calmed down a bit I realized that it wasn't my fault I was paired up with a repeat 'no sender' who quickly deleted their profile after being given many 1 ratings.

It seems like there should be a way to ban repeat no senders from deleting their old profiles and creating new ones just to keep getting more free stuff without sending anything in return. Maybe an ISP address tracking system should be in order for such a thing. These systems seem to work well in messageboards and what not to ban people who create multiple accounts to harrass others.

As for it being the swap corordinator's responsiblity to forfill all the swaps that were never sent, it would be nice for them to do so, but depending on the swap it could get quite expensive. One swap I participated in had a spending limit of 10 dollars and it's now almost a week after the send date and 13 people still have not sent their swaps. All I have to say is what goes around comes around and I fully believe that people who abuse a place like this will get what is coming to them in the end!

user5654 02/ 8/2007 #

I think this is alful! I did receive mine and my partner received hers from me and this was my first swap, I did talk a friend of mine into joining and it was her first and she bought really!! nice items and sent and she hasnt recevied a thing or herd a word from whom ever got her name. How alful.:(

user4231 02/ 8/2007 #

hi everyone,

if you have not yet received your package, please do not leave your partner a bad rating yet. there is still a possibility that your package is in the mail. once it is two weeks past the last send date (february 15th), i will survey everyone to find out who has still not received their package. after that, i plan to email everyone to ask for kind volunteers to send out an extra replacement package to people who haven't received one. today i will also be emailing swappers who status is still "not sent."

i know that it really sucks to send out something and not get anything back, so i am trying to do my best to make sure that everyone ends up with a swap package. it is unfortunate that no-senders snuck in to this swap. remember, sometimes people's bad ratings don't show up until AFTER the swap has closed and partners have been assigned. at that point it is too late to do anything. i wanted to give new swappers an opportunity to join this swap, so i chose to allow in people who were not yet rated.

thanks for understanding. again, i will try to make sure that everyone receives a swap. thanks.

lamazon 02/ 8/2007 #

Victoriafee thank you for answering and explanation ! I do believe no-senders snuck in because I followed upthe list and there was no one with a very bad rate untill febr 1 ! I agree you cann't ban no ratedswappers . We all were new with no ratings . When I don't recieve my package and don't get a mail with an explanation why it is late ( life isn't always working out like we planned )I give a negative rate but always promise to change it when the package arrives later on .


lamazon 02/ 8/2007 #

Hi Sp0z ! thank you for rating me . I'm glad my package arrived safely and you liked the items I send you :o)


butterflykisses 02/ 9/2007 #

victoriafee - I also agree with lamazon about bad swappers sneeking in. I didn't see anything with a low rating until I checked the list yesterday to find my partners profile.

It is very nice of you to ask a few volunteers to help out by sending packages to people who didn't get one. I would be more than happy to volunteer for this since I personally know how it feels to get left out.

Gayle 02/ 9/2007 #


Not a problem at all! I know how it is to get behind. I'll let you know when the package gets here, thanks!

Victoriafee, I'd also be happy to volunteer to send a package off to someone who doesn't receive one. Let me know if you need me!

user4231 02/ 9/2007 #

butterfly kisses and gayle: thanks so much for volunteering to send out extra packages!! i will let you know when i have the final list of swappers who didn't receive packages.

lamazon 02/ 9/2007 #

Victoriafee here is an other volunteer !!!! You've got 3 swapangels so far :o)))


CarriePie 02/ 9/2007 #

i didn't get my package =(...but i'm trying to be patient & hoping it gets here before the 14th. =)

user4231 02/ 9/2007 #

thanks so much, lamazon! i also have 2 other volunteers who messaged me directly. thank you again to everyone who has volunteered to send an extra package for being so kind and generous.

roberta51503 02/ 9/2007 #

I too have been on the non receiving end, missed a Halloween swap like this one, so count me in to send a missed package. I just hope that this will work well. I have read someone's comment that she had sent her package and tracked it and knew it was received but the receiver said they hadn't received it!!! Another way to cheat!!! I have learned to track my bigger swap packages so at least I know and if someone says I didn't send I can send proof to the swap coordinator. Of course that only works on what I mail in the States. ok now I feel better.

user5564 02/10/2007 #

Hello, this was my first swap and I could not be happier with what I got! I had so much fun sending out my package too. Thanks victoriafee and please count me in as another volunteer to send a package to someone that doesn't get theirs. I'd love the chance to go shopping again!

DaCraftyLady 02/10/2007 #

hi I still have not received my package and hoping it will be here by the 14th...this was my 1st swap....But I am hoping by Valentines Day everyone will have theirs.. :)

Cnvingltlbtch 02/10/2007 #


I just received my package today. Thanks so much. It was lovely. That was really sweet of you to include things for my kids.


user5747 02/10/2007 #

thanks Katrina rec package

Gayle 02/10/2007 #


I got the package just a few minutes ago, and I love it! Thank you so much! There were so many sweet things in it, and you've really made my day. I can't thank you enough. My two year old absolutely loves hearts and was all excited to look through the package with me. Now I just have to keep her from swiping everything!


melissamgreen 02/12/2007 #

I still have not received my package. Perhaps whoever is my partner could post if it's been sent or not?

Thanks! Melissa

user4231 02/12/2007 #


your partner is outside of the u.s., so your package may still be on its way. i can contact your partner to ask, if you'd like.


maria 02/13/2007 #

I got a message from my partner over a week ago saying that the package was in the mail, but I am still waiting for it. This was the first swap I signed up for, and I am disappointed :(

user4231 02/13/2007 #

maria simon- i'm sure your package is on its way. i think this is a busy time for the post office.

DaCraftyLady 02/13/2007 #

I am leaving tonight for out of town for a couple day...But I have not heard from my partner, nor have I gottern my package. :(

Winnie 02/15/2007 #

Hi! I just received my package from Dancer Girl. I like it so much! She sent me chocolates, hand made cards, photo holders, stickers, potpourri,fabric, etc. I took a picture, so Ill post it as soon as possible. Thank you Eunice! PS: My sister is sewing me a handbag with the fabric, so Ill show you the result as soon as it is ready. =))

DaCraftyLady 02/17/2007 #

I have not gotten mine yet...:(

VelveteenRabbit 02/23/2007 #

I notice coffeequeen's profile has been deleted....

lamazon 02/23/2007 #

The same thing happened for my partner ! Alesha 's profile is gone and deleted !


WillowTree21 02/25/2007 #


if you want to, you can click for an invite, but send admins something that will help us see you have the 5 ratio. Perhaps copy and paste. :)

lamazon 03/ 1/2007 #

I don't know if somebody is still reading here but I absolute want to tell you what a fantastic swap coordinator victoriafee is ! She send me a replacement package filled with lovely items and candies ! THANK YOU . you are the best swapmum I ever had . I wish I could rate you !!!


user4231 03/ 5/2007 #

blush thanks, lamazon!

shazzam 03/ 6/2007 #

I enjoyed this swap ... got a lovely package which was fun ... but I have to say I was somewhat disappointed not to hear anything at all from the person I sent to

Retromama 03/10/2007 #

I heard from my partner telling me the package was on its way. However, many many days later no package! I have rated her with a 1, I will change if I get a package.

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