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Lunar New Year 2024 Flat Mail - International

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Swap Coordinator:catlingmex (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:7
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:January 14, 2024
Date items must be sent by:January 20, 2024
Number of swap partners:2

Please read the entire swap description before signing up.

(If you live in the USA, consider joining also my Twelve Days of Christmas TEA and/or my Lunar New Year 2024 Package - USA only swap.)

Summary: You will have two partners and mail each one an envelope containing at least 3 items related to Lunar New Year. You will rate the partners sending to you in a timely and gracious manner.

If that sounds like something you´d like to do, read on!

The Lunar New Year in 2024 begins on February 10th. We´ll be ushering in the Year of the Dragon. Because of my specific birthdate, the dragon is my own “sign”; however, alas! I live in a place where Lunar New Year is not celebrated, acknowledged, or even known about, so I´ll have to create my own festivities. This swap will comprise part of the celebration, and I hope you will join me in it regardless of your own sign or ethnic identity.

Get together a set of at least 3 different Lunar New Year-related items to send to each of your partners (which means at least 6 items total). You may include more than that, if you like, but there should be a least three different things in each envelope.

Some examples of what to include might be: a beautiful red envelope for the occasion, a sheet of stickers, a bookmark, a flat garland or paper lantern, some temporary tattoos, a couple of playing cards, etc. Items can be store bought or expertly handmade; most will probably be red and/gold, and all should be related to this holiday in some way.

Mail your festive items in an envelope with sufficient postage, by January 20th at the latest. Include a cute card or a short note—perhaps a comment about your favorite item in the package, a recipe you´ve used for Lunar New Year in the past, or what your plans are for the holiday this year. Don´t forget to include the name of the swap and your Swap-bot username.

The items swapped are sender´s choice, but be sure to send a nice mix of things that you would be happy to receive. I recommend that you begin right away to search for items for this exchange, either online or (if you are lucky enough to live someplace where this is possible) in brick and mortar stores. Though this is not a particularly complicated swap and requires no crafting talent to participate in, do plan to put some thought and care into it.

Also plan on being a gracious, fairly-rating recipient, and to re-gift any items you are sent that you do not particularly care for or cannot use.

Rate your partners as soon as you can after receiving your mail, using the description of this swap as your criteria. If there is a problem with what you receive, contact that partner privately to attempt to resolve the issue before you rate less than a 5. Be sure to keep me, as host, apprised of the situation.

Feel free to decorate the envelopes you mail, if you wish; however, this is not at all required. As long as what you receive follows the swap rules, your ratings should not depend upon presentation.

Partners will be assigned on January 14th and swaps should be mailed soon after that, by January 20th. (“Sender´s choice” means you can absolutely go ahead and get your items ready to go before the deadline.) A minimum rating average of 4.98 is required to participate, and you should have at five completed and rated (as 5s) type-2 swaps under your belt, and no recent 1s or 3s. (If your rating is slightly below that and you still want to participate, pm me and we can talk.) I do check profiles, and I reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason. I will angel, if necessary, but please don´t make that necessary.

Questions or comments? PM me or leave a comment below, as I do occasionally check comments on my swaps.


dmwcheng 12/20/2023 #

^_^ I'm Year of the Tiger, lol.

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