2019 Christmas In July Ornament????

Discussion in 'Swap Rules, Swap Proposals, Current Swaps' started by Lana, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Appears to be that time again!

    I hope that some of the ones that use to join ------ rejoin us!

    Any Takers or Interest?!?!?!?!?!

    The guidelines will be as follows:

    If you choose to participate we make the same ornament for all that has joined. In the past that has been 7-9 people. I would not ask people to do more than 12 items unless they totally wanted to, but at that time if we were over 12, I would swap packages around and you would not get one from everybody. Wrap the ornaments each seperately. PLEASE keep in mind that the ornaments should be something that you, yourself would like to receive. The ornaments can be made with any material of your choice. (material, paper, yarn, clay, plastic canvas, if glass PLEASE take extreme care in packaging, or etc.) If glass please wrap securely. In the past we have had them broken. Since I just repackage when I get them I do not see the shape they are in or what the item is until we all open them. In fact I don't open mine until I know all has been received by others.

    If we would get several to join we will see if we would like to do one for all.

    When you have the ornaments completed, you will send them to me and I will swap them out. On the wrapped ornament itself or the packaging be sure to include your name so the receiver will know who made it.

    Please enclose with your package a money order or check made out for the amount that it cost to mail the package inside a sandwich baggie. I am also asking that an extra $1.50 be sent per participate to help cover extra postage if needed. Boxes will weigh different when items are swapped out with the items made from different materials. IF any postage is due back to you I WILL send it with your ornaments. Should you choose to send payment in cash that is your decision. I have sent money back to people in the past, depends on what is made. IN THE PAST I HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR ITEMS (a couple times) IN THE RETURNING DUE TO THE MONEY PUT IN IS ONLY $1.50, I DON'T MIND PAYING THE EXTRA BUT NOT FAIR TO OTHERS. If your package cost $2.00 to mail to me (wish right?) then in your package or if you forget and send later I should receive $3.50. I am sorry if I am not explaining it correctly. I DO send all money back to you that is due! I ask for the $1.50 extra because if everybody would send heavier items and then when it is all together it could be more than the actual mailing of yours.

    THESE WILL BE THE DATES THAT EVERYONE WILL GO BY:
    ********Sign up is now open and will close February 28th, 2019. This will give everyone about 4 months to create their ornaments and get them mailed to me.

    ********Ornaments must be to me by the end of June. (June 30, 2019) in order for me to get them swapped out and to the post office for delivery back to you by the end of July. I would hope to have them out the first or second week of July on the way to you. Seems the post office takes alittle longer on stuff at times!

    ********Ornaments will be back to you by the end of July. (Should be)

    ********Please PM me if you are interested and include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The information will not be shared.

    ********I will send you my information, upon receiving yours.

    Hopefully we will have a good turn out and get some new ideals for different ornaments we can make for Christmas. If by chance people do not follow through it is possible that you could receive 1 or more of your ornaments back. It would be unlikely but has happened in the past!

    If you do not follow through after signing up, it could prevent you from being able to join other swaps at MHH. We DO understand circumstances that come up that we have no control over. Please just notify me. If you need alittle longer on your ornaments just contact me please. We are all pretty understanding on lifes happenings.

    I will keep everybody informed of when I receive your ornaments and the date that I am mailing the package back to you. I even send reminders out to you.

    THANK YOU and I hope we have a GREAT turn out!!!!!!!!!!

    After receiving all packages I will open them and repack to mail back out. As I mentioned with them being wrapped I will not see the contents so therefore will not know what is sent in or out until I open mine in July also. WE have alot of talented people in our MHH family so the swap should be pleasing.

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  2. GrammaDeb

    GrammaDeb Active Member

    Woo hoo! Please add me to the list!
     
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  3. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    GrammaDeb
    Lana
     
  4. MrsSoup

    MrsSoup Well-Known Member

    Yes!!!!!
     
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  5. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    GrammaDeb
    MrsSoup
    Lana
     
  6. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Yes, Yes, Yes!
     
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  7. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    GrammaDeb
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    Lana
     
  8. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Moving it up!
     
  9. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Can I ask again if you would consider allowing us to send ornaments that were made by someone else? Crafted items only, by local artisans, not mass produced ornaments.
     
  10. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    When this was asked last time, some didn't care and some wanted made by us. I am thinking we will keep it homemade by us.

    Pam SO VERY SORRY to just be answering this!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
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  11. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    OK, thank you. I'll have to pass this year. Will be busy with the final steps of our coast to coast move. Look forward to seeing a post with all the ornaments.
     
  12. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Bumping this up again!

    Pam, hate for you not to join. I know when this question was asked last year (or 2 yrs. ago) some didn't care either way and some wanted homemade by us. Wishing you could find time to join but I understand. This last yr. or so I haven't had time to craft or sew hardly.

    Everybody think about joining------
     
  13. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    If I may comment, there are some really simple and cute diy ornaments on Pinterest. The ornaments are a bonus of the swap it is the participating that is the most fun. Please consider joining us.
     
  14. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Here is our list so far!!!

    GrammaDeb
    MrsSoup
    MissJoDee
    Lana
     

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