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« on: August 18, 2009 10:38:01 AM »

Holiday Helpers Swap

Required information
Swap name:  Holiday Helpers Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  HandsyMalone
Sign-up date range:  8/18/2009-9/3/2009
Date to send item by:  11/13/2009

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
If so, which country?

Age requirement?  13 as usual

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yes
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yes
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: No, just the one
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Absolutely

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: Yes
- Has posted at least 15 times: Yes
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: Yes
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: Yes
- Does not have any negative feedback: Yes, no negative feedback
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: Yes
- Participant lives in the United States: No
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: If applicable
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: If applicable

Details of swap:
This is a swap to help those of us who have people in our lives who are hard to craft for or hard to buy gifts for.  I, personally, have a few people in my life that I love but who are hard to make things for.  I figured that I can't be the only one, so this idea was born.  This swap is open to international swappers.
This swap will have a long crafting period, since I'm aware that we all have lives and other people to craft for.  There will be a minimum of 7 points per package, as well as 3 people from your partner's questionnaire.
I know that postage can be a bit of a bear, particularly at this time of the year, so I have a few reccomendations:
1.  Use flat rate if you are shipping within your country if it is available
2.  If not, try to use an envelope, as they generally tend to be cheaper.
3.  Sometimes an actual package carrier (FedEx, UPS, DHL etc) will be cheaper than your postal carrier, so check into it!

Swappers will be matched on as many of the following criteria as possible:
1. Country
2. Holiday/Religion
3. Crafted Item requests
4. Willingness or not for larger packages

Keep an eye on this, since as needs arise, I may be adding things here.

When you fill out your questionnaire, be as detailed as possible.  You'll need to provide us with at LEAST 3 people that you need gifts for, as well as details about them.  The more details you can give us, the better your gifts are likely to be.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.
Once we've all been partnered up, we'll do a weekly check-in here.  If you've not heard from your partner, or not seen your partner here, please PM me and let me know, I'll do what I can to track them down.
The key to this being a fantastic swap is being in communication with your partner, so don't be shy, talk to them either here or via their preferred method!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

About your Hard to Craft for Loved ones
What Holiday(s) will you be needing gifts for?:
Tell us all you can about the people you need/want gifts for (likes, dislikes, colors, fibers, their allergies, basic information like that, the more details the better):

About You
What crafts can YOU do?:
What can you NOT do?:
Do you have an objection for crafting for a holiday that is different from yours?:
Allergens in your home:
Preferred method of contact (email, PM, facebook etc):
Anything elses you're just dying to share?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


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Swappers

1. ccswch
2. nikimac
3. Troublet
4. ragdollpirate
5. HandsyMalone
6. rockon
**********************************************************************

Partners

ccswch (sent, received)  <==>  rockon (sent, received)

nikimac (sent, received) <==>Troublet (sent, received)

ragdollpirate (dropped from the swap) <==> HandsyMalone (Negative-did not send[/colo])

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Gallery thread is located here.  Thanks again for your patience, I really do appreciate it!
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shelina
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009 03:38:09 PM »

Has anyone sent questionnaires in yet??? I am still trying to decide if I want to join this one??? I don't want to be signed up for to many Sad
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jenn1519
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009 03:58:59 PM »

Hmmm...I'm thinking about this one...
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009 04:19:51 PM »

Nope, no one yet.  Smiley  Y'all should join, we'll have a good time...at least, I hope we will!
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009 06:29:18 PM »

This is a great idea.  I am putting it on my think about list.  I already am in 2 swaps although one will be done soon.   I love the idea though ......hmmmm.   
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I will do personal swaps.
Looking for southern illinoisians for a craft together or just have a bimonthly social; gohere>http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311868.0
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009 08:53:29 PM »

I'm wondering if this isn't just a little bit too early.  I'm having a hard time thinking about Christmas when it's 100 degrees outside.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009 04:47:19 AM »

Could be. However, we need ample time to craft and mail. I might keep sign ups open longer, if it's needed.
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donniesgirl
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009 04:51:38 PM »

Hmm - interesting!  I might sign up for this one...depending on if sign ups are extended.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009 04:53:21 PM »

As of right now, I don't forsee an issue extending signups Smiley
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ccswch
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2009 05:58:01 PM »

I'm game. I did the Santa's Little Helper Swap last year, and the sign ups were around the same time. It was a lot of fun! I'll send my questionnaire in a bit Smiley
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