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 Post subject: Just For The Heck of It swap!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:43 pm 
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I was trying to think of a good excuse for a gift swap, and then I thought, what the hell do we need an excuse for? Let's do a swap just 'cuz!

I've never organized one of these before, but I'm happy to do it! If anyone who's done it before wants to give me some tips, that would be great...otherwise, I'll just make it up as I go along :D

If you want to participate in the swap, please fill out this handy-dandy Google form by 11:59pm EDT (USA East Coast time) on Friday, Sept 20.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wa8QhI ... M/viewform

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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If I can't actually send something until the first of October, can I still participate? No monies til then, but I haven't done a swap in ages and really want to!

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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Yes, totally! I'll assign partners soon after Sept 20th, so I'd say planning to mail packages during October is a reasonable plan...especially for those of us sending handmade gifts that take time to make ;-)

If people need a deadline to make sure they send their stuff, please plan have your package in the mail by October 31st at the latest.

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:00 pm 
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Awesome!

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Yay! Swap! I signed up!

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I like this idea, but it's new to me. What sort of things would be appropriate for this sort of swap?
I have nothing handmade to offer, but I do have some cookbooks in excellent condition, for example, that I would be happy to put in the post. Or is that not the right sort of thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:18 pm 
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jean wrote:
I like this idea, but it's new to me. What sort of things would be appropriate for this sort of swap?
I have nothing handmade to offer, but I do have some cookbooks in excellent condition, for example, that I would be happy to put in the post. Or is that not the right sort of thing?


You can send anything you think your swap partner will like! I've received handmade items, baked goods, store-bought items such as candy or unique spices, yarn, books...feel free to be creative! If you're sending cookbooks, I'd suggest checking with your partner to make sure they don't already have the cookbooks you're sending.

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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Also -- this seems self-explanatory but perhaps it's worth spelling out? -- all items sent should be vegan. You don't have to be vegan to participate, the vegan police aren't going to come knock on your door if you sign up...but, just as long as all the things you send are vegan, you're fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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I signed up! Looks like fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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What a great idea :)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:41 pm 
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When I've done other swaps we've had a questionnaire so we have an idea of our partners likes and dislikes. Are we going to do that?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:33 pm 
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woo! I love swaps!

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blondiefk wrote:
When I've done other swaps we've had a questionnaire so we have an idea of our partners likes and dislikes. Are we going to do that?


Yes. Please fill out the Google form which I linked in my original post, which includes those questions :)

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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
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YEAH!!! I miss these. I used to do these years ago for food swaps (my account got deleted I think and I had to start over)


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boneyardpixie wrote:
YEAH!!! I miss these. I used to do these years ago for food swaps (my account got deleted I think and I had to start over)


Yay!! What was your username before, if you don't mind my asking? Nothing to do with the swap, just curious.

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I thought it was the same, as the one now because this has been my username and email addy for years; however, just the other day I tried to log in and couldn't. It's been about two or three years, since I've been on the site. My profile pic used to be me with bright green hair. I used to actively participate in food swaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:19 pm 
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boneyardpixie wrote:
I thought it was the same, as the one now because this has been my username and email addy for years; however, just the other day I tried to log in and couldn't. It's been about two or three years, since I've been on the site. My profile pic used to be me with bright green hair. I used to actively participate in food swaps.


Could be! I was still pretty new then. :) Everyone had to re-register a few years back when they switched to a different forum setup.

Well, welcome back!

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I am in!

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Wow that google form thing seems like a genius idea for swaps! I'm in, too, y'all!

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I'm interested! But I don't really make things, soooooo...


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 Post subject: Re: Just For The Heck of It swap!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:04 pm 
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creep wrote:
I'm interested! But I don't really make things, soooooo...


There's no requirement that you make things. In the past, people have sent food items, books, craft supplies, stickers...anything you think your partner might like!

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Mars wrote:
Wow that google form thing seems like a genius idea for swaps! I'm in, too, y'all!


I knoooowww, it's great isn't it??! Have you used Google forms before? On the back end, it feeds all the responses into a spreadsheet!!


(I love spreadsheets. I'm a nerd. What?)

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I want to swap, but I am so over-committed in every way right now that I better not. Instead I am going to stalk this thread and live vicariously through you people.

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That's also my plan this time, c&s.

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