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« on: September 09, 2005 04:13:15 PM »

Here's my idea. A small group of us, maybe 8 or so, partner up. Every person will send their partner 3 things each month for 3 months. There will be a few options for each month and you can choose 3 items from among those options to send.

1st month's goodies:
a notecard or letter so we can get to know each other (would be mandatory)
a random item based on your partner's interests (handmade or bought)
a mix cd
stickers
some stationery



2nd month's goodies:

a craft supply (a small bit of fabric, some beads, etc - will depend on partner's crafting interests)
2 handmade bookmarks
a holiday related craft (partner will let you know which holiday they would celebrate)
2 postcards, handmade or bought
a homemade magnet set


3rd month's goodies:

an unusual thrift store find
a small handmade item
(if you knit it could be a small pouch, if you paint it could be a painting, etc)
any of the options from the previous months that you didn't choose!


Would anybody be up for this? Is it too specific? Let me know!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005 04:15:12 PM »

This sounds fun!! It sort of sounds like a lot, but considering some of it can be store bought and that they are relatively small things, I think I could handle it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005 04:41:17 PM »

This sounds really cute, I like it.
It's basically a selection of smallish items, but something to look forward to in the mail each month?
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005 05:02:25 PM »

This sounds fun!! It sort of sounds like a lot, but considering some of it can be store bought and that they are relatively small things, I think I could handle it.
I tried to make sure that there were a fairly even amount of bought and handmade options so no one would be overloaded. Nothing very large for any of the months, really.

This sounds really cute, I like it.
It's basically a selection of smallish items, but something to look forward to in the mail each month?

Exactly! Small to keep down on mailing costs but varied so you'll have something kind of new every month and for 3 months so you'll have a little bit of mail love more often. None of the stuff that's store bought has to be expensive and for that matter if you have stuff you don't want you don't even have to buy anything, so long as it fits your partner's personality (stationery, stickers, supplies, etc).
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005 05:29:35 PM »

this sounds cool! i've been wanting to try something penpal-esque anyway... and the topics are all good ideas.
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005 06:17:23 PM »

Oooh I really like the idea of this swap, a small simple monthly swap. I like. Cheesy I'll have to think about this one, trying to get away from swapping now so I can craft more for myself but its not working so far!
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005 06:28:51 PM »

I like it. It sounds really fun! I would love to do this!
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2005 08:13:07 PM »

sounds cute. i'm down.
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2005 09:39:15 AM »

This is a good idea but I have one suggestion. What if instead of sending 3 things to 1 person a month we send 1 thing to 3 different people a month. If we kept sign ups at 9 people then everyone could get something from everyone. Since everything is small shipping would still probably stay down. What do you all think?
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2005 07:58:10 PM »

I would love to be in this swap!
I am fine with sending to 1 - 9, but how about only one thing.  And even better if we made the item sent small but useful.  How neat to get 9 letters full of different stamps or stickers or even, with the holidays coming up, holiday related items... handmade gift tags, (1 or 2 from each person) handmade xmas cards, and handmade holiday pins or buttons (for wearing)
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