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Container of Hope, Encouragement and Inspiration

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Swap Coordinator:Net3811 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:19
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:January 10, 2011
Date items must be sent by:February 5, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I did this swap a couple of years ago and think it's time for a refresh.

We all need encouragement from time to time -- positive affirmations, reminders that we're loved, affirming words, encouragement to keep going. So we're going to swap some!! Please be as creative as possible. Don't just scribble out some phrases on paper (a few of these are okay but a max of 3).

The container you choose is up to you. Try to decorate it or use one that's already decorative. Containers to consider are draw string pouches, a bottle, box etc. Go for at least 15 encouragements, affirmations, you're-worth-it's!

Try paying a few of them forward by leaving them in unexpected places like library books or bathroom stalls! Leave them for yourself in places where you might need them as well, like your desk or your creative space for those blocked times.

Remember, this swap is about encouragement, hope, and promoting inner strength when times get icky or even mildly icky. Please read your partners profiles before including encouragement of a religious nature. For people who aren't religious and are having a day where they feel discouraged, pulling a "god loves you" note out of their package might emphasize a feeling of disconnection or alienation. And that's pretty much the opposite of what we're going for here.

Discussion

ColeCreations 12/26/2010 #

what a wonderful idea

yourkitty 01/ 5/2011 #

I agree with ColeCreations, this is such a beautiful gesture! Thanks for creating this swap! :D

Net3811 01/ 6/2011 #

Thanks! I am checking profiles and will do my utmost to make sure it is a good swap.

AngelKay 01/ 7/2011 #

.. Are newbies allowed in this swap?

kimphilipsvanburen 01/ 9/2011 #

what a great idea, I'm joining now!

Net3811 01/11/2011 #

Hi everyone I'm holding off assigning partners til the am of 12th (Aust Time) to give Angelkay a chance to join. Apologies for the delay but you can still start your swap as it is not profile specific.

hoosiergirl 01/29/2011 #

So sorry I missed seeing this one before the deadline - sure hope you run another. What a fantastic idea :0)

Net3811 02/ 8/2011 #

There are more participants than I would like running late with this swap. Be aware that a failure to communicate - let alone if you flake will have you banned from any swap I run in future. This is especially not a swap to be flaking on. Please play fair.

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