WANTED: New - Mini Swap January 2006
From the feed back IÂve received it looks like many of our members would like to have a swap sooner rather than later.
Because of a few concerns related to the fact that the forum is now free and that we have quite a few new members that would like to participate this swap is going to be a mini swap. In order to participate you must be an active member of the cooking forum and have posted to the Cooking forum on or before January 12th. It will not be open to anyone who joins the Cooking forum specifically to participate in this Swap.
The guidelines for this mini swap are:
You must be prepared to spend a minimum of $25.00 Plus the Shipping Costs. And the number of items will be limited to 3 or 4. ( I know that many of you generous folk hate to have limits set, but as mentioned above this is a MINI SWAP so please stick to this limit or wait until the next regular swap.)
You can choose your own theme. Here is a list of categories that might help. Mix and Match. If you think of any other categories please share them.
Homemade (Jams, Condiments, Candles)
Textiles (Placemats, Napkins, Aprons, pot holders, etc...)
Teresa has suggested a good theme "one homemade item (food or not), a spice, blend or dry seasoning and a recipe that would use the spice, a not expensive gadget and candy/chocolate - or something on this order."
If you havenÂt participated in a swap before this is how they work. The swap will be a Secret Partner Swap. This means that you will only have the name of the person that you are sending to. You will not know who you are receiving from until you receive your Gift. When you receive your gift it is important to post as soon as possible and share with everyone the contents of your box. And if possible, include pictures. If for some reason your swap box arrives but you cannot post soon after, then at least post or email your partner letting them know that it has been received and that you will post as soon as you can. Most of us track our shipment and start to get nervous when it shows up as delivered and there is no response.
The deadline for mailing out the swap boxes is February 24th.Sign up here between now and next Wednesday, January 18, 2006. Send me an email that contains your online name, your full name and address and your telephone number. This information will only be shared with your partner.
After everyone has their partnerÂs name a new thread will be started so everyone can share some important information. Such as Allergies or food restrictions related to health or religion, number of family members etc... But the best way to find out about your partner is to do a search and read some of their posts to the cooking forum as well as to any other forums that they post to.
Let the fun begin.