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Secret Santa Holiday Swap

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Swap Coordinator:Chrisondra (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:84
Location:Regional - United States
Last day to signup/drop:November 20, 2008
Date items must be sent by:December 8, 2008
Number of swap partners:2

Hey, everyone. Since time is short, and I want to make sure everyone has time to shop and send and get their packages, I'm redoing this swap now. Slynn91 seems to be MIA, and so I volunteered to throw in this swap. If Slynn comes back and actually assigns partners, I'll probably keep this swap up anyway! More Merry, the better!

Also, as time is short, there is a short signup date. I extended the send out date to the 8th to help make up for lost time. With that, everything else remains the same, so I will copy and paste.

I love Christmas and sending surprises so I thought this would be fun. My boyfriend and I will be celebrating Christmas alone so it will be nice to have a few extra things under our tree.

Now, I know that you can view who sends to you before you receive, but this time, please don't peek and see who's sending, it'll be more fun that way.

You'll have 2 partners in which you'll send a small gift about $3-7 dollars. Anything cute such as earrings, stationary, christmas ornament, socks, etc. is great.

Extras are encouraged but never necessary. Remember to wrap these presents nicely and include a gift tag that reads "Do not open until Christmas" or something cute. We want these to be gifts we can put under the tree.

Send only nice items, nothing used or junky.

Only participants with a 4.7 rating or higher. Newbies only with a well filled out profile. No no-sends without messaging me first to explain why. This is U.S. only because I really cannot afford to send overseas.

Note: This will be my definition of a filled out profile. If I have some reason to suspect that you'll flake, I will ban.

Feel free to post a small wishlist in the comment section. Senders, check the recipients' profiles to see their likes and dislikes. Remember, it's the holidays so be generous!


mammatot 11/17/2008 #

Count me in this one!! :)

kimmiecupcaxxx 11/17/2008 #

Thanks for making another swap!

IslandBroad 11/17/2008 #

@Chrisondra ... Thanks for the heads up. I did a wishlist there I will do one here :)

  1. Funky socks

  2. Laffy Taffy or Starburst candy

  3. An assortment of loose memo paper. I love these now :)

  4. Mix cd of my partner's favorite songs

  5. Something from my partner's town that they are "famous" for... If it is food, please don't let it be a parishable. {laughs} A picture of it would be nice or post card

  6. Arm warmers. (knit or crochet one if you can!)

  7. Fingerless gloves. (knit or crochet one if you can!)

ladydy5 11/17/2008 #

I dropped her swap but here I am in yours.

GabiesMom 11/17/2008 #

Thanks for starting this swap, dropped the other! I have a Christmas wish list on my profile. :)

pattyb0625 11/17/2008 #

Thanks for starting this swap! Kinda sad that she hasnt been on, so I've dropped hers. As for what I want, its all in my profile! Happy Swapping everyone! :-)

andpate 11/17/2008 #

Chrisondra- Thanks for doing this swap! I dropped the other one as well! Check my profile for my wish list. Thanks!!

rjziggy 11/17/2008 #

Thanks so much for picking up the SWAP. My daughter was really excited to complete the SWAP with me. She will be very excited that it is still happening. Thanks agian!

pmking11 11/17/2008 #

Thanks for doing this - I'm excited to get going on it!! I dropped the other one, too!

cgoltz 11/17/2008 #

I went ahead and dropped the other one so I am definitely in this one. Thanks for starting this one up. I was disappointed the other one seemed to fall through. My wishlists, like/dislikes are on my profile as well. Happy Holidays ALL!

ShannonB 11/17/2008 #

I've never done a swap before, but I a so excited! I love buying presents.

valleychic 11/17/2008 #

I dropped the other one too and have joined this one. Thanks for hosting it :) Here are some suggestions but frankly I am not picky and will be happy with whatever my partners send.

Yarn or crochet thread Mixed CD bookmarks blank CDs for my music swaps :) you can also take a look at my profile for other likes and dislikes.

Everyone have fun!

LavenderLizard 11/18/2008 #

You can look at my profile for ideas...I especially love handmade items! For you non-crafters, I also love soy/palm/beeswax candles, socks with funny designs on them (kind of my trademark--I'm a children's librarian), stone and ceramic beads and other supplies for crafting, fairly traded items, artsy fairy tale stuff...I probably can't use any food, as my diet has to be very strict for health reasons. This is going to be so much fun!!!

LavenderLizard 11/18/2008 #

You can look at my profile for ideas...I especially love handmade items! For you non-crafters, I also love soy/palm/beeswax candles, socks with funny designs on them (kind of my trademark--I'm a children's librarian), stone and ceramic beads and other supplies for crafting, fairly traded items, artsy fairy tale stuff...I probably can't use any food, as my diet has to be very strict for health reasons. This is going to be so much fun!!!

ruthann46 11/18/2008 #

Thanks for doing this. I was looking forward to this fun swap. I have a small profile for my partner to look at but if I can pick out a few favorites they would be, jewelry..I love it and wear it to work every day, unique icicle ornaments for the tree...I have hundreds already and I do like the music of the 40's through the 60's the best. Anything would be fun to open on Christmas day.

sherrykadan 11/18/2008 #

I will be doing this for my son James who will be 10 on 12/23 or myself. Just please put c/o James if you shop for him.. His likes are in my profile as well as mine.

redchuckstress 11/18/2008 #

Can't wait to do this one thanks for relisting it

razmatazz 11/19/2008 #

I hope it's ok for me to join in on this swap ..... i just love Christmas time. You can take a look at my profile to get an idea of what i like. But here is a small list of what i would like: A small handmade doll,cool ornaments, notepaper, candy lots of candy. Like i said you can look at my likes on my profile to get more ideas.

tannermom 11/20/2008 #

THANKS FOR PICKING UP THIS SWAP...I was really looking forward to doing a "Secret Santa". My birthday is Dec. 13th, so please check my profile if I am assigned as your partner. Happy Holidays!!

pooky11 11/20/2008 #

I dropped the other swap, just in the nick of time. My profile has some items I would like. I always look forward to sending more than receiving.

BtrflyMoominLvr87 11/20/2008 #

I like anything snowman items

i prefer not to receive food items

ChuckInNY 11/20/2008 #


I would enjoy anything but if you are looking for suggestions ...

Cool socks in funky patterns and/or colors Love dangly earrings collect magnets could use a new key ring

But really anything!! Thanks!

SkippyMom 11/20/2008 #

I, too, would love anything sent, but for suggestions?

warm socks, gloves, a hat, a stocking, dog/cockatiel treats, snowman, an ornament, a book from the bargain bin? My profile lists my two dislikes...not picky! :D

I really like the giving part tho' and sometimes forget that I get back and it is such a special surprise to receive something in the mail.


AGypsyDreaming 11/20/2008 #

Anything for me! I have likes and dislikes in the profile. I don't like vanilla scented anything, or white chocolate.

I prefer non food items, or a mixture. I'm diabetic but do indulge in chocolate now and then.

I love anything sparkly, shiny, glittery! Love dragonflies. I like to write lots of letters so any kind of stationary is good. I make dolls, from 1" to 24" as well as stuffed animals. So anything to do with doll making is great! I collect tiny perfume bottles, and I LOVE anything that has to do with the holidays!

Actually just anything at all would be awesome. Speaking of birthdays, mine is on the 29th of December. Ugh! :o)


itsmecheri 11/21/2008 #

Hey Y'all!

I love anything and everything!!!! I am not picky! Check out my profile if you want to get to know me more!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Blessings!!!!! Cheri

courtneyg 11/21/2008 #

I love soy/ beeswax cendels, handmade soaps, wax tarts, I love anything with fairies, gnomes, elves (Not the christmas kind). I collect crosses for my wall. Christmas ornaments in gold or silver. And handmade ornaments for a different tree (No santa's though please), Fingerless gloves or knucks, knit or crochet hats, scarfs. You can also see my profile for my likes and dislikes.

pooky11 11/21/2008 #

I am in to collecting really unique marbles....and I love primitive stuff for my living room.

nicolekrystyn 11/21/2008 #

Oh I can't wait! I really am open to getting anything. I love surprises! Check out my profile if you want some ideas though.

Happy holidays!

wokeupmissing 11/21/2008 #

I will appreciate anything with thought put into it. For some suggestions, though, here are a few things I'm wishing for, this year...a thin cloth wristband (something kind of stretchy that will cover, but won't get caught on, my anchors). indie pop/electro rock music (something from your local scene would be AMAZING). industrial/steampunk bracelet (something I can wear every day, even in water, and with other bracelets). A long pair of toe socks (always wanted to try these). ANYTHING handmade, by you, that you think I'd <3. Individual packs of hot cocoa (pref. milk or white chocolate). Photocopier stationary or any other kind of neat/unusual/strange paper. ANYTHING I can use in my journal: stickers, decorated notecards/journal blocks, pens, rubber stamps (nothing overly girly or cute). A waterproof/resistant envelope, or other slim sturdy contaner/folder, to put some of my journalling supplies in and take along with me. ANYTHING from, or inspired by, my Etsy Favorite (see profile for link). Other ideas on my profile.

redchuckstress 11/21/2008 #

I love anything too. Anything unique strange or fun! This is so fun!

sherrykadan 11/22/2008 #

When will we get partners to mail to ?

sherrykadan 11/22/2008 #

oops. i got it to show.

Kimberly3 11/23/2008 #

I love vintage photos, ephemera, anything vintage. I don't have pierced ears so earrings may not be a good choice. I also don't like kiddie stickers or papers. I don't want to sound picky I don't want you to second guess yourself on what to send. Thanks in advance.

TapeDispenser 11/24/2008 #

Warm fuzzy socks would be nice. :)

meggert 12/ 1/2008 #

I love warm fuzzy socks! I love pink anything. I love soy candles and also fairies.

sherrykadan 12/ 6/2008 #

I just started a new swap. My first one if anyone wants to check it out.


nichole2203 12/ 8/2008 #

Mine are on the way! :o)

LaLaLove 12/10/2008 #

I sent my packages out on Monday (December 8th), but I forgot to hit the "I sent my items" button. For my partners, don't fear, I sent them on time, so sorry.

ilovetubby 12/11/2008 #

When do we rate our partners? After Christmas?

pooky11 12/12/2008 #

I am wondering the same thing? When do we open the prizes and when do we rate our partners?

Chrisondra 12/16/2008 #

Sorry guys! I forget that this place has a message board!

What I'm doing is waiting until after Christmas. Open your presents then (if you can wait that long) and then rate them. If you get both, you can even rate your partners a 5 and say you haven't opened it yet and then change it accordingly after you open the package.

Hope this helps!

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