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Topic: "Spirit of Christmas" swap?  (Read 1983 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2006 02:24:54 PM »

im so excited!
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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2006 08:08:37 AM »

I know there have already been several christmas/holiday themed swaps but I missed them. I was trying to think of a new holiday swap theme, and came up with the idea of a "Spirit of Christmas/Holidays" swap where partners would make several things for each other:

1.  a present for your partner
2.  a christmas ornament/decoration for your partner (tree ornament, xmas stocking, whatever)
3.  a present for your partner to give to someone else
4.  something your partner could use for a "random act of kindness".

Partners could make one big thing and three little things (or maybe, 1 large, 2 small, 1 small store-bought?). So, say for example I love to knit and need a tote bag, and I knit for charity, and I have a xmas tree, and a niece who loves the smurfs (are kids still into smurfs??), then my partner could make for me:

1. Present for me: Knitting tote bag (large item)
2. Decoration: tree ornament (small item)
3. Gift for someone else:  Smurf charm for my neice (small item)
4. Random act of kindness item:  fleece  baby hat for me to give to my charity (small item), or say a bag of christmas candy for me to take to work to share with my co-workers.

Interest? Suggestions? Ideas? Smiley
So, I was thinking that since this would be shorter crafting time in order to allow time for delivery before xmas, what do people think of changing the crafted items to "4 small items" in the same 4 categories above, instead of the original suggestion of "1 large and 3 small"? We could call it the Happy Little Christmas Swap.  Smiley 

This might also help us get more people to sign up, since probably people are busier at this time of year making presents. What do you think?
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2006 08:12:50 AM »

i think that's an awesome idea! I already have some things in  mind and going to start soon as I can
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I am interested in doing personal swaps!!!
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2006 08:13:48 AM »

I like idea of smaller items better!
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magnoliacoffee
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2006 08:14:26 AM »

I'm in for this.

The 4 small things idea definitely has some potential, and would probably attract more participants.

Bloo, you come up with the greatest swap ideas ever!
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magnoliacoffee
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2006 08:16:05 AM »

And yet again, Ms. Lamamarco and I are on the same wavelength.

Hi, Lauren! 
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« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2006 08:18:41 AM »

*waves* Hi Heather!
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2006 10:22:43 AM »

Bloo, you come up with the greatest swap ideas ever!
MC, you say the nicest things!  Cheesy

I'll try to post signups this weekend, if not before. I was hoping to do it tonight, but I've got that "starting a cold" feeling so I may need to hit the sack after work to head it off.  Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2006 11:22:35 AM »

4 small items is a good idea.
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2006 06:12:40 PM »

Posted signups! Smiley
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=133687.0

I did signups for a week, and sendout Dec 8th, are people okay with that? This is to allow delivery time before Christmas.
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