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Stay-Cation Souvenirs

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Swap Homepage:http://tallysplace.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-hosting-swap.html
Swap Coordinator:tallysoma (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Newbie  Ephemera 
Number of people in swap:16
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 13, 2009
Date items must be sent by:July 17, 2009
Number of swap partners:3
Description:

Stay-Cations have become the biggest thing since the economy went south. Since many can't travel far from home for their vacations, many stay close to home and enjoy the local attractions.

This swap is geared to bring a little bit of faraway to each of us. You know there are things to do in your town/city and surrounding areas. The kind of places tourists come to see but are everyday sights to you are what I'm talking about.

Each swap partner will send a souvenir to 3 other people. It can be a postcard, a bookmark, or something that is unique to your area. Just make sure that it states the name of the attraction or city somewhere on the souvenir. For example, I live in northern California where one of our big attactions is the Avenue of the Giants; a scenic roadway through redwood forests. Everyone that i send to will get something significant to the redwood forests.

The souvenirs should be something smallish/inexpensive so that mailing them is not too costly.

Sound easy enough? Let's make this a great Stay-cation souvenir swap!

Discussion

Starsnow 06/30/2009 #

Would it count if the stay-cation was about an hour from home??

MamaDuck 06/30/2009 #

This is going to be my first swap and I'm so excited! This is a great idea.

Garrent 07/ 1/2009 #

This sounds like a fun swap! Being from Los Angeles, the hard part will be to decide on which attraction's souvenir to send...

jnolan05 07/ 1/2009 #

We'll actually be visiting one of our attractions this weekend so I'll see what I can pick up ;) I'm watching this for now.

SnackCake 07/ 3/2009 #

I love this idea..it will be so much fun!!!

SarahLover 07/11/2009 #

joined this swap

tallysoma 07/13/2009 #

i'm getting excited for this now that the sign up deadline is here! will be assigning partners within the next day

chknlegs 07/13/2009 #

This'll be my first swap. Just curious, are there any price ranges for this kind of thing? :) Thanks for the help!

CarolCarioca 07/13/2009 #

I'm starting a collection of refrigerator magnets from around the world, then I will be very very very happy if you send me one of where you live! Thanks.

tallysoma 07/13/2009 #

i didn't set a price range... i guess no more than say 10 dollars (usa) and no less than 3 dollars. i say three just because someone might be able to pick up some really cool things on the cheap depending where they live and the kind of things their partner likes.

StephanieFromTN 07/14/2009 #

Hey Tally, about the price range.. I was planning on sending PC's cause we have an annual event like no other and I was wanting to share that with my stay-cationers... But the PC's were .50 cents a piece.. meaning they don't meet the reqs.. do I need to go out and try to find something different last minute?

chknlegs 07/21/2009 #

I learned the hard way with shipping. :) I got to the post office and it costed a lot of money because it was a little larger than the letter post maximum sizes. lol Newbie mistake :)

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