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Envelope Advent Calendar

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Envelope Advent Calendar
Swap Coordinator:ladywolfsong (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:October 5, 2018
Date items must be sent by:November 15, 2018
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I created an advent calendar swap a couple weeks ago, but there wasn't much interest, and I realized how expensive and hard it would be to do it the way I originally planned, so I deleted it. I have decided to replace it with this, which is similar to one I was in last year.

For this swap you need an assortment of 25 envelopes....different colors are fine, different sizes encouraged.Decorate them in a Christmas style using paint, stamps, washi, stickers, whatever, and label them 1-25. EDIT: if your gifts are too large for an envelope, it is ok to wrap them nicely, as long as you can't see through the wrapping...just be sure to number them so that the numbers are easily seen!

Into each envelope, insert 1 gift for your partner to open for the corresponding day, #1 to be opened December 1, etc. Gifts need not be expensive, though the sky is the limit, and are sender's choice...but please: look at your partner's profile and do not send anything on their do not want list, or anything under allergies of course. It will be fun to have bigger envelopes for bigger gifts. The biggest gift (major gift, though not necessarily biggest in size) should be in the #25 envelope, to be opened Christmas day.

Please be thoughtful and kind. You don't have to spend a ton of money, but please don't throw 5 or 6 loose stickers in an envelope and call it done. You can use items you already have on hand as long as they are in clean, like new condition. Don't use a bunch of dollar store stuff, put some thought and effort into this. A couple of handmade gifts are fine if of good quality, but the majority should be store bought.

Place all envelopes in a box, tin, stocking, bag, whatever in a holiday theme so they are kept together nicely and organized for your partner, then send the whole package by November 15th so that everyone receives in time for December 1st start. Please don't send late with this!

Ideas:

lip balms

stationery

sticker sheets of good quality stickers (more than 1 sheet per envelope and no dollar store sheets of 20 rainbows, for example)

makeup samples (at least 3 per envelope)

gift cards

puzzle books

books

journals

bath stuff (if sending something like a bath bomb, be sure your partner has a bathtub, I don't!)

pretty pens

washi (at least 2 rolls per envelope. It's Christmas guys, let's make this worthwhile!)

candy (something like a small package or candy bar, not 3 or 4 pieces)

adult coloring books

candles

craft kits (a small cross-stitch ready-kit for example)

I'm sure you get the idea, but if not, ask any questions. I try to check the swap daily until partners are assigned.

As this has the potential to be expensive, no newbies, and no 1's or 3's in the last 6 months. Rating of 4.98 with at least 75 type 3 swaps.

Discussion

HannahF 09/25/2018 #

Ooh, maybe next year! Looks like I'm still too new.

oneholypassion44 09/25/2018 #

can we wrap each item? or does it have to fit in an envelope?

kfaye 09/25/2018 #

I was wondering what happened to the advent calendar swap!

ladywolfsong 09/26/2018 #

@oneholypassion44 I guess if it is too big for an envelope, as long as it is numbered nicely and is in decorated wrapping it would be ok

Duckygirl 10/ 2/2018 #

How much should the swap cost be? An adult coloring book couldn't fit in a business sized envelope nor a bath bomb. I love advent calendars!

ladywolfsong 10/ 3/2018 #

@Duckygirl - the swap could get expensive, I'm guessing at least $20, though it all depends. Then there is the cost of shipping. As I edited above, and replied to @oneholypassion44 if it is too big for an envelope it can be wrapped nicely, as long as it isn't viewable through the wrapping and is numbered clearly. Plus, as I said, it would require a variety of sizes of envelopes if you did use all envelopes.

oneholypassion44 10/14/2018 #

@kfaye Here is your tracking number: 9534 6122 6561 8282 2681 14

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