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Topic: STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap Rnd 3 (Signup 09/21-09/30, Send by 11/23  (Read 17334 times)
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« on: September 21, 2011 04:23:18 PM »

STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 3 (Signup 09/21-09/30; SEND 11/23)

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Swap name:  Shop the Swap Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 3
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ptarmic wumpus
Co-organizer:  atsuko
Sign-up date range:  09/21-09/30
Date to send items by:  11/23

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional):  NO
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

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: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO



Details of swap:
This Secret Santa-style swapopen to all current and former members of STSis a chance to build some STS spirit, express our appreciation for this great community, and have a little low-stress holiday funfor whatever winter holiday you celebrate!  

This is a low-stress swap:  we will be swapping one medium and two small items.  According to Craftster, medium and small items are equivalent to the following:
MEDIUM  = 2 to 3 hours, $10-$30 (a set of notecards, a scarf, a simple bag)
SMALL  = less than 2 hours, less than $10 (earrings, a wallet, a bookmark)

Extras and spoiling are finejust keep in mind that since this isnt a partner swap, theres no way to ensure that you will be equally spoiled!   Whatever you send, be sure to wrap your items in a holiday fashion.
  
This swap is all about the secret.  Your partner wont know who you are until opening your package.  In turn, you wont know who will be sending to you until you receive.  That means that when you receive your partner's info, you will stalk her in silence.  You must NOT contact your partner and let her know who you are!  And be careful when posting in the STS forum!  If you have questions about sizing or other issues, feel free to contact your group leader, who will direct your question to your partner while maintaining your anonymity!  

You may reveal yourself in the package you send, or if you prefer, in the gallery thread after your partner posts photos of your package.  As STSers, we might recognize one anothers addresses, so revealing yourself in your package is probably the way to go.  

As for revealing your partner to the group in the forum:  

When you receive, WAIT UNTIL DEC 1st to name the person who sent your package in the thread.  

Or, if you (as a sender) didn't identify yourself in the package you sent AND if your package has been received, you can reveal your identity in the forum after the 1st.    

In the meantime, feel free to post gallery photos of the package you received.  It's also fine to chatter about who might have sent which package!


As in STS, you must agree to send internationally.  You may not have to, but as in STS, we want to make this an inclusive community!  Since this is a small swap, shipping should not be expensive.

Throughout the swap, you will be expected to:
PM your group leader (either ptarmic wumpus or atsuko) when you send and when you receive.  Remember NOT to PM your partner!!    
Please title your PMs for this swap STS Community Holiday Swap SENT / REC / Question  as appropriate.  
If you are sending within your own country, you must have a DC# (delivery confirmation number).  Include the DC in your SENT PM.  If you are sending outside of your country and cannot get a tracking number, you must keep your receipt as proof of shipping.
When you receive, post photographs in the gallery

If you want to participate, PM ptarmic wumpus and atsuko with the following information.  We're keeping the q'nnaire short since most of us have swapped multiple rounds of the STS with each other--and also to keep the swap low-stress!


Please title your sign-up PM for this swap STS Community Holiday Swap Sign-up and be sure to copy both organizers.  

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap:  STS Community Holiday Appreciation Swap / Round 3
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address, including the country (formatted for mailing):
Confirm that are at least 16 years old (YES/NO)
Are you willing to ship to an address outside your own country? (To join, you must be willing):  
Have you read the swap info (in this post) carefully and commit to follow the rules of the swap? (YES/NO)

Whats the most recent round of STS that you joined?

URL for your wists:
URL for your blog / etsy favorites / or other useful sites:  

Do you have any allergies?  
Any allergens in your home?

Which winter holiday(s) do you celebrate?
What are your favorite holiday traditions?  
Is it OK to include one or more holiday-themed items in your package?  

For specialized items:
Shirt size?
Waist measurement?
Shoe size?
Wrist size?

What is your Super-Secret-Santa Alias? The organizers will use this name in the groups list for extra secrecy; choose something that a) wont reveal your identity and b) is holiday-themedextra points for holiday-craft-themed!
 
Anything else you'd like your partner to know?  

Links to previous round galleries:
Round 1: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326608.100
Round 2: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=359927.0

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

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

LIST OF APPROVED SWAPPERS:
ptarmic wumpus
nilmerg
A2K
craftaddiction
Avesthel
atusko
oneredboot
xladyluckx
alteredmommy
loves2experiment
Sansa



PARTNERS! If you have any questions about your partner, please contact your group leader.

atusko's group:
Crafty Vixen Ho! Ho! Ho! -> Christmas Cracker -> Cindy Lou Who am I? -> Susie SewFlake ->Ms. Craftina Kringle -> Figgy Pudding -> Crafty Vixen Ho! Ho! Ho!

ptarmic wumpus' group:
Undercover Elf -> Santa's Stockings -> Mrs Claus -> HoHoHoMerryCrafty -> Christmas Stockinette -> Undercover Elf
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011 04:35:35 PM »

I just signed up for a 5th swap today.  If I get feedback on one of my other ones, I'd love to do this again.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011 04:59:19 PM »

Definitely thinking about joining this...the last 2 rounds were tremendous fun!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011 06:28:56 PM »

Woohoo!  Thanks Ptarmic!  This swap is always so much fun!  Come on STSers!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011 06:31:26 PM »

I sent in my q'nnaire!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 08:11:49 PM »

aww, I miss STS soo much!!! I might just have to join this swap even though I have grad school, Thai lessons, and three trips planned... can I fit one more thing in...Huh
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011 08:22:26 PM »

l2e, what is there to think about? Join!

UF!! What is Christmas in Thailand like?
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011 08:28:40 PM »

l2e, what is there to think about? Join!

LOL...I wanted to make sure that I have enough time in my schedule to produce "1 medium and 2 smalls" Grin


aww, I miss STS soo much!!! I might just have to join this swap even though I have grad school, Thai lessons, and three trips planned... can I fit one more thing in...Huh

M!  Sounds like you're having a swell time in Thailand Smiley  It's just one tiny swap Wink
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011 08:40:06 PM »

UF!! What is Christmas in Thailand like?

In the shopping malls it is pretty similar to Christmas in the US- lots of decorations and sales. But outside of the shopping malls, you can't tell it's Christmas because 1.Thailand is a Buddhist country and 2. it is about a billion degrees outside. You don't really feel like celebrating Christmas when you are sitting in a pool of sweat Smiley

Last year for Christmas, we got together with friends and ate Mexican food ( an expensive treat here in Thailand) and sang karaoke Smiley

M!  Sounds like you're having a swell time in Thailand Smiley  It's just one tiny swap Wink

I am sure I will probably cave at some point Smiley I just feel out of the loop...
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011 08:46:38 PM »

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LOL...I wanted to make sure that I have enough time in my schedule to produce "1 medium and 2 smalls"

Sounds pretty easy to me Smiley

Last year for Christmas, we got together with friends and ate Mexican food ( an expensive treat here in Thailand) and sang karaoke Smiley

Was it at least holiday karaoke songs? Smiley
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