Okay, so I wrote this whole damn message a few days ago and the meltdown ate it so here it goes again, albeit a lot less poetic and verbose.
To all the frustrated swappers, I feel your pain, I really do (believe me, it's no joy chasing down and nagging 10-15 people every month). It sucks when you've done your part and then your partner fails to come through. We've seen quite a few touching, creative, sad, funny, relateable cards but I know there are more out there that we haven't seen. But instead of just being frustrated and throwing up our hands let's try to find a solution. I think we can all agree that we want to see more.
This is how I think we should approach the next couple of send outs. Before you mail, scan your card or take a picture. If your partner neglects to post your work, send the image to me and I will post it anonymously (I already know who is supposed to be sending to who so it's not as if sending me your card image would be a huge violation of privacy). That way, at least, your work will be shared.
To all the people who aren't posting cards. I understand not having a scanner, broken computer/cameras, finals, etc. but make a genuine
effort to post your partner's work in a reasonable amount of time. You owe it to the swap as it was part of the agreement of signing up. Plain and simple.
And last but not least, we ain't knitting sweaters here folks. Even if it has to be simple SEND YOUR CARD OUT ON TIME.
Oh and I will be leaving negative feedback today for all the flakers and notifying people not to send to you. It's a real pain in the ass so know that it sucks for everyone that you flaked.
(If this dicussion must continue do so on this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47174.140
As to not end this on the above sour note here is my beautiful December card. Thank you sender it is gorgeous and I've felt the way you do...it's difficult to deeply miss home.
The text: I am ridiculously homesick. I still regret leaving.
And on the back: Everyone thinks I am so much happier here. Only Craftster knows the truth.