|Swap Coordinator:||Wildchild (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Letters & Writing Journals|
|Number of people in swap:||5|
|Location:||Regional - Canada|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 23, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 28, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Edit: I just realized that the 24th is a holiday Monday so I'm changing the due date.
I got this idea from Miditron who is running a US only version of this swap. I asked and got permission to run my own for us Canadians. This is my first public swap so please go easy on me. :)
Include at least ten different types of tea, taped to the pages of the journal. Try sending some of the following categories of tea:
1 Morning tea
2 Afternoon pick-me-up tea
3 Dinner tea
4 Bedtime tea
5 "When you need to relax" tea
6 "When you need to be awake or focused" tea
7 "When you're sick" tea
8 A weird or unusual tea
9 A tea you want to try but haven't yet
10 A tea you don't like but can't seem to get rid of
11 A friend or partner's favorite tea
12 Your absolute favorite tea
Your teas do not have to match the above categories, these are just a suggestion! You can also include multiple types of tea per category. If you wish to include loose leaf tea, please measure it into a filter bag and seal it so that the recipient can use it like any other tea bag.
For each tea you include, write the following information:
Please use a 5x7" journal or composition notebook for this swap. Decorate your journal front and back with either a tea theme or ideas from your partner's profile. Look to their profile for color preferences. You will probably need to tie a ribbon or something around your journal to keep it shut once you are done. Make sure you stick the tea in with an adhesive that allows the tea to be removed and used, like scotch tape. Feel free to decorate your journal pages as well, make them fun!
Also include a page with a short letter to your partner - introduce yourself! Feel free to include extra pages of artwork, tea, or writing if you wish.
I suggest staggering the positioning of the tea bags so that page 1 has the bag at the top of the page, page 2 has it in the middle, page 3 has it on the bottom, and repeat until the end. This will help your journal be less bulky and close easier.
All tea is sender's choice! However, please check your partner's profile for food allergies. It's one thing to send a tea someone might not like - it's another to send one that could be dangerous!
Apologies for making this Canadian only, I'm worried that shipping will be prohibitive.
As journal swaps are quite intensive, I'm requiring at least ten non-electronic swaps, a well filled out profile and no recent unexplained 1s or 3s. If you have questions or want to request special permission to participate, please PM me and we'll try to work something out. The signup deadline is a long way away, so you should have no trouble completing 10 swaps by then.
I can't angel this swap if someone gets flaked on, but you have over a month to do this swap, so it shouldn't be a problem! :)
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