|Swap Coordinator:||Morgaine (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Religious|
|Number of people in swap:||5|
|Location:||Regional - Europe|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 30, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||November 15, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
I don't know what it's like in other countries, but here in Denmark we grow up with the countdown to christmas calendar. When I was a child it was just a simple calendar with a small piece of chocolate in it every day, so children would have a little treat in the long wait. They make these calendars more and more elaborate these day, with toys for the kids and some make them with bath and beauty products that you can buy to treat that special woman in your life.
I thought it would be nice to do a simple pagan version. Nothing big and fancy or demanding a lot of money. Just something special and from the heart.
You will have one partner for this and you will gather and/or make for them 21 little gifts, one for each day until we reach Yule. You will wrap all the gifts and hang a little giftcard with a number on it on the gifts. Make gift number 21 extra special, whatever special means to you. It can be more expensive, something you spent extra crafting time on, or you can even wrap up several small items in the same package. Just make number 21 stand out.
The gifts should be pagan themed, but I will allow 5 of them to be non pagan related if you wish. They must however still be profile related. So say your partner loves chocolates (as I do for instance... hint, hint, nudge, nudge ;-)), you may choose to wrap up a chocolate bar for them as one of your gifts. Or your partner may be into stickers, ribbons, beads, embellisments, whatever... You can still gift them these items as long as you stick to the 5 gift limit in the non-pagan section. This is optional, you can choose to go pagan all the way if you want ;-)
Some ideas for what you might choose to gift:
Tealightcandles, spellcandles, herbs, incense, crystals, your favorite yule recipies, spells for yule, rituals for yule, decorated matchboxes, paper goddess dolls, small pagan stuffies, pendants and so on and so on. Use your imagination, and feel free to read your partners profile for inspiration.
This is not profile related, but I do ask that you at least read your partners profile and try to respect dislikes. For instance if their profile says they can't stand the colors red and green, please don't wrap all the gifts in red wrapping paper and tie it with a green ribbon ;-) Also, if anyone has allergies please list them so people can work around it.
I don't expect everyone to find 21 different types of items. I would say up to 3 of the same type is okay. So 3 different crystals, 3 different spells, 3 different pendants and so on. If you can manage to find 21 different types of items, well good for you. But 3 is the limit for any given type if you can't.
If you gift recipies, spells and rituals, please don't just print them on white paper and let that be it. Please decorate the pages so it is a special treat for the eye when the gift is opened.
Please send all your items in a BOX and make sure it's secure in there so there can be no sliding around and no breakage.
So to recap:
21 gifts all wrapped and numbered
Gift number 21 must be extra special
Gifts must be pagan themed, but you have the option of making 5 gifts non-pagan themed, as long as they are profile related.
A maximum of 3 gifts of the same general type. So max 3 different crystals, 3 different types of incense and so forth.
Paper gifts like spells, rituals and recipies should be decorated pages.
Items should be sent in a secure box.
Happy swapping everyone and please remember to list any allergies in the comment section.
EDIT: Please let your partner know once you recieve their package, but wait with the actual rating part until the 21th when you have opened everything. When you send your package you could include a note in gift number 21 where you write "remember to rate :-)"
Sending on time IS a swap requirement. A late send gives your partner the automatic right to rate you a 3 - so please do send on time!
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