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Lunar New Year Swap - USA

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Lunar New Year Swap - USA
Swap Coordinator:alittledabble (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal  Themed 
Number of people in swap:7
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 17, 2021
Date items must be sent by:February 1, 2021
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Please note I've updated this swap to make it US only given the timeline and to change it to Type 3 for a package.

This swap will celebrate the Lunar New Year, also known to many as Chinese New Year.

The holiday is more broadly known as the Lunar New Year since it is also celebrated in Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Tibet, Cambodia and other eastern asian countries. Please note that the Japanese do not celebrate this holiday for the most part.

Every year has an animal theme, and 2021 is the Year of the Ox.

The 2021 Lunar New Year celebration begins on New Year's Eve, February 11th, and goes to the Lantern Festival, February 26th.

You can visit an Asian market or depending on your local situation, allow time to order online.

Part of this swap will be about learning the meaning behind the holiday to inspire what you send. Common themes are red and gold and symbols of good luck such as flowers, certain animals or fruits. Red envelopes, coins and lanterns as well.

Please include at least three items plus a short letter/note mentioning what you learned about the holiday. A little decoration on the envelope or package would be a nice extra but not required.

Examples of swap items inspired by the Lunar New Year are below:

  • A notecard, post card, paper or other ephemera
  • Red envelopes
  • New year coins
  • Lantern-themed items
  • New Year flower images or other good luck items
  • Lunar New Year stamps
  • Decor
  • Illustrations related to the holiday
  • Lunar New Year themed washi
  • Factory sealed food, candy, drink packets or other themed snacks
  • Anything else you find that is appropriate

This is sender's choice, so that you have time to prepare your swap in advance, but please do keep your partner's profile in mind.

Must have a 4.9 rating with no recent unexplained 1s or 3s. I will angel. Don’t forget to add the name of the swap and your name to the card/outside of the package.

Happy swapping!

Discussion

Ashzaller 01/16/2021 #

I just ordered the lunar new year stamps! So excited

alittledabble 01/16/2021 #

Yes, I’m finding so many interesting things for this swap!

knitterofhats 02/ 7/2021 #

My partner @xSparkChildx sent me a message on Feb 1 indicating her family was awaiting COVID test results before she shipped. As yet, she has not marked this swap as sent. I haven’t received further communication.

knitterofhats 02/10/2021 #

Contacted my partner @xSparkChildx to check status. She was last on SB Feb 7. Swap has not been marked as sent. I have received no communication since Feb 1. Lunar New Year is tomorrow.

knitterofhats 02/15/2021 #

While @xSparkChildx read my Feb 10 message and was on SB Feb 14, she has not communicated with me to provide an update. I see she marked the swap as sent on Feb 14. I am rating her a 1 today. I will update if I receive something. Her dashboard indicated she was on SB Feb 7, 10 and 14, since her original message to me on Feb 1. She could have updated me or responded but has not communicated with me.

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