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DOMESTICATED: December Advent with a Twist 2011

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DOMESTICATED: December Advent with a Twist 2011
Group:DOMESTICATED!
Swap Coordinator:SweetClementine (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:October 1, 2011
Date items must be sent by:November 14, 2011
Number of swap partners:4
Description:

Why do our children get all of the holiday fun? ;-) Many of us have an advent calendar for our children each year to build up the excitement as we approach Christmas, but how long has it been since YOU had a little holiday surprise just for yourself?

The 24-days-of-Christmas swaps start coming out this time of year, but it's difficult to think of 24 different surprises to send to one person. This swap gives a twist to the idea. We will send four partners six surprises each.

We had such a great time doing this last year. If you participated then, I hope you'll join in again. If you missed it, please join us for the 2011 version! Last year, many of us put all twenty-four of our little packages in a basket and drew one to open each day beginning December 1. Then we posted in a forum thread to tell about our little gifts. Sound fun?

The details:

  • Send 6 small, wrapped surprises to each of your 4 partners. Mark each one with your Swap-bot name so that people will know who gave them the gift when it's time to open them.

  • Spend approximately $5.00 on each partner.

  • Items should be new. Please give thoughtfully. This is not the time to de-stash.

  • Some ideas for items to send would be: a nice packet of hot chocolate, a small piece of fabric, a wrapped chocolate, a yard of ribbon, a tiny handmade ornament, a special recipe on a nice card, etc. The items may be seasonal, crafty, edible, handmade with care, or profile based.

  • If you have any items that you really would NOT like to receive, please make sure that your profile has a section that indicates it clearly. You may also post a short list of allergies and aversions below. Please look at your partners' profiles and avoid any items on their Do Not Send list.

  • Include a note or card to wish your partner a happy season. This should be more than your name and the swap name, please!

  • Please wrap your packages carefully. Use a box or padded envelope as needed to avoid any nasty surprises.

  • Sending on time is considered a requirement for this swap (receiving a 5 rating). It's especially important since we hope items will arrive before the first of December. If there is a delay, please be sure to PM all 4 partners and the swap coordinator before the deadline has passed.

  • You do not need to be Christian in order to participate in this swap. It's not only about Christmas but also about the anticipation of the season and celebrating the month of December.

  • Ratings: no unexplained or unresolved 1s and 3s. When in doubt, send me a PM.

Thanks to @pahasiga for suggesting this swap last year and to all who helped shape the idea in our forum! 2010 Advent with a Twist Swap

Discussion

SweetClementine 10/ 4/2011 #

Please note that I pushed back the send by date by a week. Since everyone turned out to be in the US, we can send later than originally planned and still have our swaps arrive before the 1st of December. :-)

SweetClementine 11/11/2011 #

I hadn't realized that today is a postal holiday. I moved the deadline to Monday. Hope that helps!

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