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I Love My Mom :) swap

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I Love My Mom :) swap
Swap Homepage:www.craftybobo.blogspot.com
Swap Coordinator:bobogrl (contact)
Swap categories: Random Items  Accessories  Card Making 
Number of people in swap:27
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:April 8, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I decided to do this because my mother's birthday is coming up (April 17th) and it's really important! She went over 30 years without celebrating a birthday and just recently started :) I live out of state and don't get to do much for her..except for a small gift or letter whenever I can.

So here's how it goes:

In this swap you will send one card to my mom and one card to your partner. The card to my mom should have birthday wishes in it...doesn't need to be store bought, just a simple card or note that wishes her a fabulous birthday! (note, if it's something extra special, I'd love to repay the favor by sending you a thanks)

The card you send to your partner will not be a birthday card, of course...but a simple, friendly note wishing your partner well :)

Once everyone joins and partners are assigned, I'll pm every person with the address to send her birthday card. I really appreciate this! She would be blown away to get so many birthday wishes on her special day.

A little about her (it might help in the type of card you pick or make)**: Loves animals (especially baby ones), flowers, birds (esp hummingbirds), gardens and nature. She loves to tole paint, go dancing and also walking through nature.**

This is an international version because I know she'd love to hear from people overseas as well...but everyone please note that you will be sending your birthday card to Goldbar, Washington here in the states.

Of course your rating will not be reflected on by whether my mom heard from you or not.... normal rating rules apply on whether you got a card from your partner. I'm just hoping that everyone that participates will get into the spirit of this swap and send my mom one as well :)

Thanks so much fellow swappers! I'm hoping this goes really well! As with all my swaps, if someone flakes I'm willing to angel.

Happy Swapping

Discussion

tltbd 03/26/2011 #

I think that this is a wonderful and thoughtful idea - so special to do for your mom!!

bobogrl 03/26/2011 #

thank you! I'm so happy people have joined! Thank you! I'm going to edit my post above so I can add her likes so people can get a little idea of the type of card to send :)

Dairenn 03/26/2011 #

I think this is a great idea! Your mom will love it. A great way to make her birthday special

draco 03/26/2011 #

her birthday is 2 days before mine

bobogrl 03/26/2011 #

thanks so much for everyone joining..this is really the neatest thing. She'll love it!

Margothecat 03/26/2011 #

Wonderful idea :)

Llriczhya 03/27/2011 #

I don't know whether I can join or not... T^T I am still a newbie...

EternallyEmma 03/27/2011 #

I think this is a really cute idea to do something for your mum's birthday. I would like to join, I haven't partaken in any swaps as of yet so I don't really get what to do for the partner. Can it just be a letter of anything?

bobogrl 03/27/2011 #

yes, newbies can join! It's just a card swap, so you'll have two cards and send one to my mom with birthday wishes, and one to your partner that's assigned to you. Your partner's card can be anything...just a happy note talking about your day, or your life, or just wishing them a great day! There are no rules as to how much or little you write..just sending a card to both is the assignment :)

SunnyTraveler 03/27/2011 #

that's very very very thoughtful of you to do that for your mom.

maryannr1742 03/28/2011 #

How lucky you are to still have your mother. So nice you are remembering her. We all tend to take them for granted, but when they are gone, nothing is ever the same. My Mom has been gone since 12/31/99 and I miss her everyday. We were very close and I would love to send your Mom a card and let her know she is special. In this way I can honor my Mom too. Love to you both, MaryAnn maryannr1742

bobogrl 03/28/2011 #

maryann, you made me tear up..I'm so sorry for your loss. My dad passed when I was 20 and my mom is all I have left. she's doing well, very healthy and active, but my heart aches when I think of her leaving this earth...I want her to feel special and know she is loved. Thank you for honoring my mom in this special way, and I will be keeping your mom in my heart too. (((Hugs)))

Noreen 03/28/2011 #

I'm so excited for this swap! Are you telling your mom about the cards or are you going to let it be a surprise?

bobogrl 03/28/2011 #

Noreen, I haven't told her..I want her to just see the cards trickle in and be surprised by it! :)

Ilovesurprises2 03/28/2011 #

I just joined today and found your swap. I am so excited to send your mom a card because I love sending cards! Anyone should be able to tell your mom is a great lady because she has raised a wonderful child that wants to do something sweet for her.

bobogrl 03/28/2011 #

Aw thank you so much, ilovesurprises! I'm so glad you joined, and thank you for such a wonderful compliment :)

theirmimi 03/31/2011 #

Should we write on the back of the card "to be opened on April 17"? :)

bobogrl 03/31/2011 #

yes, that would be great, theirmimi! That would make it such a great surprise :)

bobogrl 04/ 1/2011 #

Okay I emailed everyone with my mom's address, let me know if you didn't get it! Thank you so much everyone!

bonni56 04/ 1/2011 #

This is a great swap. My mother will be 92 this December and is in a nursing home and I know how much she loves to get things like this. Count me in.

bobogrl 04/ 1/2011 #

thank you bonni!

draco 04/ 1/2011 #

got the card to your mom out today, before i read the rest of the comments here. now i wish i would have wrote "do not open until the 17th on the envie. oh well. i'm sure she'll be surprised all the same.

Momskii 04/ 1/2011 #

Hi, I did this when my Mom turned 85 not from this site but from another. It was also international and she still gets letters (she doesn't have a computer) from some of the people who sent her cards. Mom will be 90 this year and I think I will copy your idea if you don't mind. Her birthday isn't till Dec. and she loves getting mail. I try to send her something every week, as we live far apart.

bobogrl 04/ 1/2011 #

Momskii, by all means I'd love if you used this idea for your mom! Please let me know when you do, I'll be more than happy to send a little something to her :)

draco, don't worry, I told her that if she gets anything in the mail from me, don't open till her birthday. Even if she does open it, it will be a very nice surprise leading up to her birthday. Thank you so much! :)

bobogrl 04/ 2/2011 #

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE MY MOM'S ADDY: I sent an email to everyone but it's come to my attention that some did not get it, so please check your junk folders. If you didn't get it, please pm me and I'll send it to you ASAP! Thank you so much! I really appreciate everyone's work and kindness in this swap! :)

bobogrl 04/ 7/2011 #

She has been receiving a few cards at a time and is so excited to open them! I had to explain what's been going on and she started crying..she's so moved by all of your generosity! Thank you again!

Ilovesurprises2 04/ 7/2011 #

I got mine in the mail today, did she say opened any?

MurphyPagan 04/ 8/2011 #

Hey, just checking to see if my cards from South Africa have made it yet? I am so excited & only hope that your mom gets it in time for her big day.

Ilovesurprises2 04/ 8/2011 #

I got mine from the UK today! I know your mom will love her bday card from Joannascribbles!

bobogrl 04/ 9/2011 #

She has alot unopened on her table, she said she will keep some for her big day.. once she opens them, I will write what she said about each one, she is beside herself with all your generosity. She said "how can I repay them?" and I told her they dont want anything...they are wonderful swappers! And she just wept. I will keep you all posted...again, thank you so much!

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