Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 8:51 pm

Advent Countdown Envelope Calendar :)

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Advent Countdown Envelope Calendar :)
Swap Coordinator:aligurl75 (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing  Card Making 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - USA only
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:November 16, 2016
Date items must be sent by:November 23, 2016
Number of swap partners:1

This swap is for folks like me that LOVE advent calendars but don't have one of their own. Or they just want MORE. hahahaha

This will be a really quick turn around swap since we need to get it TO our partners by December 1st.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you know that you can not send on time. It wouldn't be fair to your partner if they miss part of the month because they don't have their advent to them on time.

All swaps must be mailed by November 23rd at the LATEST.

If you sign up for this swap, feel free to start making your envelopes now. This is not a profile based swap so if you are start now you can probably get it finished before partners are even assigned.

Now that I have that all out of the way, let's move to what this swap actually IS. HAHAHAHA

25 Days of Christmas -- Advent Calendar in Envelopes

  1. You will have one partner
  2. You will take or make 25 envelopes and number them 1 - 25
  3. Envelopes can be all different sizes and shapes or they can be all the same size and color. It is sender's choice.
  4. Decorate envelopes in holiday theme of your choice.
  5. Place a small flat surprise in each envelope. This doesn't need to be expensive. It can be something from your stash that you wish to share like washi tape samples, stickers, coloring pages, postcards, pieces of lace trim or ribbon (make sure they are large enough to be used)
  6. Seal each envelope so that the surprise is ...well a surprise.
  7. It may be a good idea to put your swap ID and name of swap "Advent calendar" on the back of each envelope so that in case the envelopes get out of order the partner will know what swap they are for and from whom. I know there are several christmas swaps out there right now.
  8. The surprises should fit in the envelopes. Please don't go overboard. This is meant to be an easy swap and no stress.
  9. DAY 25: CHRISTMAS DAY. YOUR ENVELOPE SHOULD INCLUDE A SHORT LETTER TELLING YOUR PARTNER ABOUT HOW YOU PLAN ON SPENDING YOUR HOLIDAY AND SHARING A FAMILY TRADITION THAT YOU HAVE. WISH THEM HAPPY HOLIDAYS. This is a requirement for this swap. The other days don't need notes or anything. Only the flat surprise. But day 25 MUST have a note, card or letter.
  10. All 25 letters SHOULD (hopefully) fit in a $6.45 priority express envelope.

Make sure you are aware of the cost of shipping prior to signing up for swap. It would be almost impossible for me to angel this swap.


aligurl75 11/14/2016 #

Another idea is you could make small crafting kits for your partner. I was thinking this because I subscribe to paper pumpkin and a have tons of new/unused kits that I've not completed. You could send your partner items to make a card from the kit. Example: 1 envelope, 1 card base, the items to decorate the card, the stamped sentiment etc.

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