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« on: November 28, 2010 11:21:04 PM »

I've often thought about sending my swap partners a thank you card (separate from the package) after a swap.  Just a "hey, thanks for sending me such a great package" etc.  But I don't want to cross any lines or have someone think I'm creepy...  Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 07:54:14 AM »

I think it's a nice idea, but maybe a little 'over the top.' I mean, you've thanked them by PM when the package came (you have, haven't you?) and then when you posted in the gallery. IMO, I don't think a 3rd thank you is necessary.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 09:09:35 PM »

I always think about it too, but I am much to lazy to actually do it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010 03:03:49 AM »

I think it's a nice idea, but maybe a little 'over the top.' I mean, you've thanked them by PM when the package came (you have, haven't you?) and then when you posted in the gallery. IMO, I don't think a 3rd thank you is necessary.

I disagree, if you want to send a thank you then go for it! I think most people appreciate being appreciated! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011 05:46:21 AM »

I'd say, depending on the vibes you get from your partner (do they communicate with you more than the required check-ins? Do they leave you more than one line comments when they do check in? etc) it'd be ok. I'd appreciate it, but then again I like getting things in the mail other than bills and junk mail Smiley

I've often thought about this too...and even around holidays - sending a handmade card, etc...but didn't know how weird that might be. "O hai, I swapped with you x months ago, and am sending you a card..." LOL
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011 06:43:41 AM »

I'm a newly registered member so I haven't been able to participate in a swap yet, but personally I would love a thank you note in the mail (like someone already said: it's nice to have something other than junk and bills).  And as far as christmas cards go: the more the merrier!  It'd be awesome to get a Christmas/Yule/Hanukkah card from a friendly fellow craftster.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011 07:29:48 AM »

Just wondering if anyone has ever sent a swap parcel they were happy with, that met swap guidelines.... until they got a parcel back and realised their partner had spoilt them a lot more - do you think in this situation a thank you card might be nice? As a "I realise I didn't spoil you as much as you did me, but thank you for doing that" kind of thing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011 09:29:25 AM »

I'm going to put this out here and hope it's not taken the wrong way...I tend to over-spoil b/c I have confidence issues about the quality of my crafting.  I know that I also get joy out of finding "just the right" spoilage items for my partner/inspired to make an awesome spoiler item(s).  I don't expect an extra "thank you" in the form of a card or more items or anything.  If my partner expresses excitement over his/her package and says thanks, I'm happy.

Also, I spend what little free time I have crafting, b/c for me, it is a big stress reliever which equals more completed items.  I realize that not everyone else operates the same way.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011 06:11:37 PM »

I think a thankyou card is always nice to get in any context regardless Smiley  Often I pm people randomly months later to let them know how much I love a swap item (especially the things that I use/see daily)
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011 06:51:36 AM »

I have done the same thing as alteredmommy - PM'd someone months later to say "thanks again, lovin' the item". Smiley

I have also received a PM from a partner who did the same thing - a PM or a card, either is nice! Smiley
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I have done the same thing as alteredmommy - PM'd someone months later to say "thanks again, lovin' the item". Smiley

I have also received a PM from a partner who did the same thing - a PM or a card, either is nice! Smiley

that's a great idea, i can't believe i've never thought to do it! i have crafted items in my house from swaps that i see every day and still can't get over how amazing they are. i would love for the people who made them to know that they are still on display and being admired.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011 09:28:16 PM »

I organized a swap that (unfortunately) needed a swap angel and I remember getting a PM from the angeled partner asking for the angels address to send a Thank You card, I thought that was really sweet. I also think a Thank You card would be nice in any swap circumstances, but not necessary as you do thank them by PM and pics in the gallery, and the swap package you also sent them  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2011 09:08:21 PM »

I think thank you cards are nice too. If you feel you want to send a little extra thank you, then why not? I sent a thank you card to a person who sent a great package to me in a round-robin style swap. Even though we all got a package, I just wanted to send her a little extra thank you directly. She had put a lot of care and thought into what she made me, and also was happy to mail it far, far away.

I'd never expect an extra card or PM, but I'd think it was lovely Smiley
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