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December Birthday Cards 2009

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December Birthday Cards 2009
Swap Homepage:http://nzuri-sana.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-swap-bot-swaps-im-hosting.html
Swap Coordinator:sparklingsights (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Goods  Letters & Writing  Card Making 
Number of people in swap:46
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:November 16, 2009
Date items must be sent by:November 20, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

There are an awful lot of swaps for Christmas cards and presents, but what about us folks with December birthdays?! I love Christmas but I love my birthday too. My birthday is on December 24th, which means being majorly overshadowed by Christmas! I'm sure a lot of you with December birthdays experience this too.

So let's celebrate each other! The premise of this swap is simple: Send one birthday card to someone else, somewhere in the world, who also has their birthday in December!

Rules:
- Your birthday must be in the month of December!
- Users with good ratings, please.
- Newbies are welcome, but must have a complete profile and make some attempt at not looking flakey.
- Cards can be store-bought, printed from your own photographs, or handmade. Sender's choice!
- No Christmas cards, please.
- Please note this is a swap for birthday cards, not postcards. Usually these will be roughly the same size, but folded and sent in an envelope.
- It's your partner's birthday, after all - check their profile to get a feel for the kinds of things they like and what they might appreciate in a card. Send something nice, of quality that you would like to receive yourself. What you write is up to you!

The swap starts a bit early to accommodate those who may have early-December birthdays, given that this is an international swap, and Christmas post will soon be taking over!

Someone suggested adding a gift to the swap - a gift is not a requirement of this swap. If you would like to include one with your card, however, I'm certain it would be welcomed by your partner. That part is completely up to you!

Update 18.11.09: I have extended the send-by deadline by one day, as many members have not yet sent. (I didn't give you guys much time in the first place, and that was my error.) You now have until Friday, 20 November to send your card! I am hesitant to extend the date any further as some participants have birthdays on the 1st of December. :)

Discussion

Nickel 11/ 2/2009 #

My husbands Bday is the 25th and he really "hates" it. The whole season his hard on him (and me).. I have been the only one to even do any thing for his bday for the 12 years with been together. Can i join and my partner send the card to him. If not itis fine, i understand that that could get complecaited.. Thank you for a great swap idea!!

sparklingsights 11/ 2/2009 #

Yes, of course @Nickel It sounds like he would really benefit from the swap :) We'll find a way to let your partner know, or hopefully when they're assigned s/he'll see your message above.

I'm sorry he hates his birthday! I'm on the 24th and I love it, but I think that's because when I was young, my parents always made sure to keep it separate and make me feel very special. :)

htmljenn 11/ 2/2009 #

My birthday is the 16th, which is 10 days before xmas, but I can't tell you how many years I got combo presents. No one else except December birthdays get combo xmas and birthday presents!

sparklingsights 11/ 2/2009 #

I know right! I think the worst is birthday gifts wrapped in Christmas paper though...

kathyp 11/ 2/2009 #

What a wicked swap!! MY big 30th is on the 1st of december!! old.... lol. xx

Momwithahook 11/ 2/2009 #

Can I sign up for my big sis Dec. 11th?

sparklingsights 11/ 3/2009 #

Sure @Momwithahook As with @Nickel you'll have to find a way to let your partner know the name of the person it's going to!

Nickel 11/ 3/2009 #

Thank you so much! He will really appricate this. And as soon as the partners are up I'll PM mine and put it on my profile to, just in case!!

Momwithahook 11/ 3/2009 #

I'll Post it on my Profile - This is for my Big Sis' December 11th

chocolatnoisette 11/ 4/2009 #

I join ! My birthday is on December 22nd (and my husband on Dec. 20th)

grethekristin 11/ 6/2009 #

I have my birthday on 21 december :)

sparklingsights 11/ 6/2009 #

Awesome, lots of December birthdays! I wasn't sure what to expect when I set up this swap but I'm glad people are interested!

Emzycal 11/ 6/2009 #

Mine is the 11th - it's rubbish being so close to Christmas. AND in such a cold month,meaning I can't wear a dress if I go out to celebrate or I freeze!

principeta 11/ 6/2009 #

Could you include some little present in your swap rules,it would be so lovely.

sparklingsights 11/ 6/2009 #

@principeta - I'm not going to make it a requirement of the swap because I would like to keep costs down, but if you (or anyone!) would like to include a small present with your card I am sure it would be much appreciated. :)

Batmamma 11/ 6/2009 #

My birthday is on the 18th and my son will be 7 on the 13th, feel free to send him a card instead as he feels a bit forgotten when everybody´s just talking about christmas.

Jelika909 11/ 8/2009 #

My b-day is Dec. 5th. I really don't like that my family will wait until X-mas to give me a gift. That's a whole what 20 days late. lol. My hubby always gives me a gift that day though.

sparklingsights 11/ 8/2009 #

@Jelika909 I'm not big on gifts but I think it's kind of silly that people usually brush us off until Christmas! If someones birthday is in July you wouldn't wait until December... it can be a little insulting sometimes.

NicoleM 11/10/2009 #

My birthday is December 9th.

bizzles 11/12/2009 #

if i am allowed to participate in this swap, please send a card for my daughter who will be one year old december 30th. thankyou.

hppyjessa 11/13/2009 #

Can we change it to more than one swap partner? It's so easy to write a nice note and send a birthday card... and that way, we receive even more as well! :) Just a suggestion... Happy swapping!

VaGrammy66 11/13/2009 #

My birthday is Dec. 1 & my grandson's is Dec. 17th. So we just celebrate the whole month & cap it off with Christmas.

druideye 11/14/2009 #

Nice swap, especially since my birthday is December 4th! :)

pickledprincess 11/14/2009 #

My Birthday is December 24th and I hate it. I am so joining this swap.

sparklingsights 11/14/2009 #

@hppyjessa I thought about making it more than one partner, but at the time I wasn't sure how many people to expect to join not to mention because it was international I wanted to keep costs down. If you're really feeling the birthday love, maybe just make an extra-special card or include a gift for your partner? :)

@pickledprincess Mine too; I love it though!

justj 11/14/2009 #

Wish i'd have seen this one! Mines Dec. 23rd. =-) I always got separate birthday presents and wrapped in birthday paper from my mom. Now that she's gone i don't get anything! =( I hope you all had fun with this one! Maybe next year. Happy Birthday to you all!!! HUGS

sparklingsights 11/14/2009 #

@justj You can still join! Sign-ups go until Monday :)

mlookyloo1 11/15/2009 #

my birthday is Dec 2th

DarbyFlats 11/16/2009 #

Hi. My daughter, Elizabeth, will be 7 on the 29th! This is a great swap. Everyone always gyps her! :(

Like your parents, @sparklingsights , we try to make it really special.

hppyjessa 11/16/2009 #

Hey, all you December birthdays! Check out the 5-card, USA version here: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/49275

Thanks for your blessing and the great idea, @sparklingsights :) And happy birthday, everyone!

papercaper 11/16/2009 #

I was born on 3rd December. I love it! December feels exciting for me the whole month long, but maybe because it's the first month of summer here so it always coincided with breaking up from school for two months of holidays. ;)

lheureuxart 11/16/2009 #

My birthday is the 27th. I have an older brother who's the 29th, so we usually got one cake and one present each on the 28th. I'm in, and ready to send!

Airine 11/16/2009 #

My b-day's on Dec. 4th

@papercaper I would LOVE to be in a place where Summer is on my birthday's month, AND Christmas... I am so jealous!!!!

sparklingsights 11/16/2009 #

^ and @papercaper - Agreed, summer birthday?! I always considering celebrating my half-birthday in June instead, during the summer, so I could actually do something outdoors for my birthday...

Airine 11/17/2009 #

^ ooooh, me too! I always wanted to do my non-birthday on the beach!!!

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