Well, I guess it is time to get this put up and see if we have any interest! Hoping to see a few that had been in before and dropped! The guidelines will be as follows: If you choose to participate you will make a group of 8 handmade ornaments. The ornaments should be 8 of the same item. (take note of the last paragraph) 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.) Ornaments can be made from a kit also. 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. 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, 2014. This will give everyone about 3 1/2 months to create their ornaments and get them mailed to me. ********Ornaments must be to me by June 11th, 2014 in order for me to get them swapped out and to the post office for delivery back to you. Any package received AFTER this deadline will be refused from the post office. This will give me about 2 1/2 wks. to get them back to you. Seems the post office takes alittle longer on stuff at times! ********Ornaments will be back to you by July 1st. ********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 it could happen. To the BEST of my ability I will try to avoid that. 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. 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 good 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. I have said a group of 8 ornaments, if less sign up then of course you make only the amount that we have signed up. We will see how many sign up and then make the choice as to do that many or divide into groups. If we get 12 signed up and the majority would only want to do 6 you could do either 6 or 12 if you chose. Hopefully we get a good number and will all be able to make that number so you can receive 1 of each!