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« on: September 07, 2012 05:18:42 AM »

Hi all!

Ptarmic wumpus and I thought it would be good to start a discussion thread for our next round of the Holiday Swap. 

Here's some info on the swap:

round 3 discussion: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=391216
round 3 gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394548


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. 

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012 05:21:47 AM »

We're currently discussion the timeframe.  We're thinking of a 1 month to make it easier and limit the amount of spoilage which would make it harder on the international peeps to play.

Anyhow talk amongst yourselves..
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012 05:37:37 AM »

thinking about this Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012 08:12:19 AM »

I would be interested again. I don't have much of an opinion on the time frame...just less spoiling if less time.  Doesn't matter to me either way.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012 06:42:34 PM »

Last year, I looked up people who had been in the previous 2-3 years of the swap  but who were not in the current rounds and pm'd them to let them know there was a holiday swap. I can do this again if you want...
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012 06:52:24 PM »

Oh, and I thought of another reason to do a shorter than usual swap - since sts is currently in hiatus, with planned signups Sept 15-Oct 15, if we have the signups for this swap end at the same time, that means that any new sts swappers who want to join in this holiday swap will get a chance to even if they sign up at the end of the signup period.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012 09:23:43 AM »

Oh, and I thought of another reason to do a shorter than usual swap - since sts is currently in hiatus, with planned signups Sept 15-Oct 15, if we have the signups for this swap end at the same time, that means that any new sts swappers who want to join in this holiday swap will get a chance to even if they sign up at the end of the signup period.

Great idea!  Looking forward to this!
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012 12:30:27 PM »

I'm one of the STS-ers who has never done this holiday version....
thinking about it, but will all depend on when we sell our house & move~
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012 02:32:50 PM »

Last year, I looked up people who had been in the previous 2-3 years of the swap  but who were not in the current rounds and pm'd them to let them know there was a holiday swap. I can do this again if you want...

Sounds awesome.  Thanks so much PW!!

Oh, and I thought of another reason to do a shorter than usual swap - since sts is currently in hiatus, with planned signups Sept 15-Oct 15, if we have the signups for this swap end at the same time, that means that any new sts swappers who want to join in this holiday swap will get a chance to even if they sign up at the end of the signup period.

Ok, let's make the signups concurrent then!
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012 07:33:16 AM »

This would be a nice little pop in for a moment swap Smiley I'd do it^^
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