Hiya, everybody. Happy Sunday to all.
Over in the discussion forum, we have been talking about having a Christmas or Holiday swap here on the group for this year. There seems to be a lot of interest in having one, as they are so much fun for everyone! I made a survey to help us decide on a theme, and also to help iron out the question of monetary limits (or not) on our swap for this year. Here's the survey link:
Basically, there are two main questions. One is whether we want to have one swap theme with two monetary limits (one subgroup with unlimited dollar amount, one subgroup with something like $25 - 40) or whether we want to have two entirely separate swaps, each with a different theme and with one being an unlimited swap and the other having a fixed dollar limit.
The second question is about theme. I put all the ideas that were suggested into a ranking and you can rank them by which is your favorite.
And lastly, there is a comment box for you to suggest other ideas.
Basic swap info for everyone:
For swaps, once a theme and dollar limit (or not) are decided, I will open up a signup period for a week or two and you will send me your information. After the signup period closes, I will take the group of people (or groups) and assign each person a partner. I usually assign in a round-robin type fashion, meaning that if you get someone's name, they likely do NOT have your name. This keeps everything a surprise. We set a particular deadline that the swap has to be mailed by, and a rule of participation is that you have to photograph the swap once it arrives and show it off here. I usually create a little group here (everyone can view it, even if they are not swapping) so we can discuss our swaps and then share photos when it arrives. I personally find the swaps oodles of fun and it gives me something to open around the holidays that is something I truly want and pertains to my favorite hobby. :)
For those of you new to swapping, here are our basic swap rules:
And here is a link to last year's swap to see what we did then: