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Swap Coordinator:BassetMama10 (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:143
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 2, 2009
Date items must be sent by:November 30, 2009
Number of swap partners:1

It is always fun to get a surprise in the mail, but nothing makes it more special than to get one during the holiday season. So all of you Secret Santas here is your chance to make someones day. This will be a Profile or Wishlist based swap with a value of $10.00. Homemade items are fine, just keep in mine the value set. You might want to get one or two items . Don't send if you would not like to receive it.... I am giving plenty of time for this swap so you can get just the right gift. Swappers, if you want to get something for your child, please note this on your profile and in the comment section below. All "Swap Laws" apply. No flakers as I can not angel this. Must have 5 mail swaps done and a rating of 4.8 to join.

This can be a very special swap. Be sure your gift is wrapped and pakaged well.

Thanks for joining and PM if you have questions.


violin21 09/ 2/2009 #

This sounds great :)

Zion 09/ 9/2009 #

I would liketo do this for my mother- she loves surprise and need soem cheering up she lives at the same address as me and I will add her to my profile thank you

BassetMama10 09/24/2009 #

I am so excited that so many are joining this swap. I hope it really turns out special! Thank you all for signing up. I hope more of the 61 watchers will sign up!

anjinho 10/ 2/2009 #

This sounds wonderful! :) I am watching this swap, because I can not join more than 5 at once. I will join for sure!! :) I would like to know, if I would be allowed to spent more than 10$?

Starberrie 10/ 2/2009 #

Haha of course you are allowed to spend more than $10 @anjinho , but that means your partner might spend less than you are, that is all!

vampiremyself 10/ 4/2009 #

hi, it´s to say that the last link on my profile is my amazon-wishlist, and i´m trying to do a hot-topic wishlist but i can´t....( i love everything of twilight.hottopic).....hope this list be helpfull for my partner¡¡¡¡¡

Krazychef 10/ 4/2009 #

I would Like To Do This For My Daughter. She's Almost 2 Years Old

papercaper 10/ 4/2009 #

Even though this is called 'Secret Santa' we do say in our package who we are, right? I mean, how else do we get rated for such a cool swap? Just checkinggg...!

Mesha 10/ 6/2009 #

It would be kinda cool to just add a little note with "this is your secret santa, hope you like it" or something, and since there will only be one partner they'll know who to rate straight away, right ?

BassetMama10 10/ 6/2009 #

By all means put a note in your gift. I think part of the fun of this swap is waiting to see just what your partner sends... Don't for get to update your profile wishlist or if you want this gift for someone else, be sure to put that on your profile too.... Thanks everyone for signing up... I will be sure to check profiles before list assigning partners... So far we have a really good list of swappers!

Bobbi076 10/11/2009 #

This sounds like fun!!

mlookyloo1 10/11/2009 #

sounds like fun

KizzyMama 10/11/2009 #

I will have to see if I can get to the proper rating and level of mail swaps by then. While I understand the need for such rules it really sucks for us newbies. I have been looking at swaps for a while now, deciding if I am ready to sign up for one or two and a lot of them are off limits to me. bummer

bettflow09 10/12/2009 #

I will be back before the signup deadline. Moving to watch temporarily:))

CrowsFox 10/12/2009 #

will you be checking profiles before assigning partners?

glo71 10/13/2009 #

Hi, I am not sure how this works, and where to send the gifts to, I cant find a PM site, thanks Gloria

MOMMA2FOUR 10/13/2009 #

I am brand new to the site so I can't join I do not have the right ratings. I will watch it for now and see what happens!

texasgal143 10/15/2009 #

I agree KizzyMama. i have just joined also and have only completed one swap. when i clicked on this one, i was so hopping it wasnt limited to veteran swappers :o(

bookwormleah 10/16/2009 #

I'm in agreement with KizzyMamo too - the swaps I really want to join aren't open to me...I guess I just have to be patient and put in my time, but some of these just look like so much fun!

CandyGirl 10/19/2009 #

Watching for now, sounds like fun. Hope to be able to join in.

debi42171 10/20/2009 #

i am a newbie to and would love to join in this one, i have done several of these over the years in other groups and totally enjoyed it, i have gotten some nice stuff and its fun to shop for other people

celticblue 10/21/2009 #

I would also like to do this for my mother...she loves all things sparkly, Birds, but especially hummingbirds, butterflies, flowers (especially orchids because she raises them) and nature both plants and animals.

janeengland 10/22/2009 #

i would like to do this for my son theres some info on my profile, if you have any questions please contact me.

grandmaroro 10/23/2009 #

A note for the newbies - We were all new once and we all had to pay our dues (so to speak) before we could join some of the swaps. Once you have been "flaked" on as many times as I have, you really appreciate the swap coordinators who lay down strict rules and hold all swappers to those rules.

On flakers, for example, I was flaked on last year in a Secret Santa swap, a filled stocking swap, a filled Pringles can swap, plus a few others. I love Swap-bot and keep trying, but you gotta know that anytime of the year is a good time for those low-lifes who want something for nothing. So for the stricter rules, I appaud!!! Way to go, BassetMama.

Amorina 10/24/2009 #

To all the newbies: there is a Newbies group with plenty of great newbie friendly swaps and nice people ready to give you good advice. Look for it and join!

Evka 10/26/2009 #

I think I´ll join the swap, but I am not sure about the mail delivery...it may take three weeks from Europe to US or Australia...I wouldn´t want to disappoint my SP if the package will come after Christmas Eve..

Ajinka 10/26/2009 #

I have in my profile section what i like...it is something like whis list so please look on it:)

grandmaroro 10/26/2009 #

On Oct. 23, one of my groups received the following message from a member in the UK.

"The postal strike in uk is continuing and escalating. There are still deliveries and collections on some days but the backlog is getting worse and there is talk that it could go on until Christmas."

We must keep this in mind as we make plans for mailing our packages.

katehawk 10/27/2009 #

I have to agree with some of the comments I'm reading. Getting a newbie doesn't always mean they're going to be less generous, but that's not always the case. Speaking from personal experience now I can say it's VERY disheartening to give it your all in a gift exchange swap and have a newbie give to craps just so they can get (what they hope to be) a good rating.

The good news is you won't be on the bottom of the totem pole forever and as you gain more ratings the good swappers will be appreciated for the kindness and extra thought and the crappy swappers will be left behind.

But there's also the misc. swappers who are always generous with goodies and in the end it all balances out. A bad swap will be over shadowed by the great ones any day. It's an excellent swap idea and partner who goes with it that makes the swap, new or old to the site.

WestMichiganGuy 10/27/2009 #

What about us Newbies? I do hope we wont be left out in the cold. I'd love to join and will fulfill all needs.

scalpelplease05 10/27/2009 #

I started a swap!!


OpheliaQuilts 10/27/2009 #

I wanted to be number 100, lol. :-D

BassetMama10 10/29/2009 #

This swap is going to be awesome. Just a few more days and partners will be assigned. I am sorry about the Newbies feeling left out and happy to see someone started a swap for them I continue to read profiles and will block anyone that has a poor rating or a recent one. I will be e-mailing a few that just got a recent 3... so you can tell me what happened. I know everyone is going to do a really special job on this swap. I am so looking forward to hearing some of the items received. Remember to wrap your gift/gifts and just add those special touches you are all known for. Thanks for signing up!

roosje 11/ 2/2009 #

I am so excited about this swap!Please,if you are my partner,I would love your help to make this swap for a person very special to me!You can read more about it if you check my profile.Feel free to pm me with any questions!

CrowsFox 11/ 2/2009 #

Congrats On the Number one spot!! Thats ALOT of profiles to read thru!!

needlewings 11/ 3/2009 #

Wow!!! Hope you earn lots of stars Bassett Momma! HEY, I was even tickled when I got your name!!! I will have to come up with something special for you:)

Homerof2 11/ 3/2009 #

I am thrilled with the name I got. Her profile gave me so many ideas it's going to be hard to decide which ones to send :-)

needlewings 11/ 4/2009 #

Wow!!! Hope you earn lots of stars Bassett Momma! HEY, I was even tickled when I got your name!!! I will have to come up with something special for you:)

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