1. This will be a wish list swap, please post your TOP 30 wishes ON SECOND THREAD Marked " Secret Santa Swap WISH LISTS"
( also make sure your regular want list is up to date, incase the Elves wants to take a Peek !) +++++ ONE LIST PER PERSON, SO PLEASE TAKE TIME WITH YOUR LIST +++++++
***WISH LIST....can be flowers, herbs, or edibles. This is a SEED SWAP ( although Santa or the Elves may find it in their heart to mail plants, bulbs)
2. Posting a wish list, signs you up to particapate in this swap...deadline to post wishlists will be November 29th
3. pack your seeds and cards as you go, plan on having them ready by December 5th ( you will get a date to mail later)
***PLEASE work on your seeds as the wish lists are posted, so you are ready to mail by Dec 8th ( BUT DONT Mail, you will get a mail date )
4. PLEASE send your mailing address to me ASAP ! WITH your screen name Like this... ( DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS ON THE FORUM !!) Flwrs4ever ( your screen name) Santa Claus ( your full name) 100 Snow Lane North Pole 00000 I, __________, have read ALL the rules and understand how the swap works. I will follow all the deadlines, thank others, and promise to ENJOY this swap :D ( put your name here ) please let me know if you are a NEWBIE. Newbie for this swap is defined as someone with NO SEEDS to share.
**ONCE SIGN UPS ARE OVER, I WILL EMAIL EVERYONE AN ADDRESS LIST, AND DATE TO MAIL�YOU WILL BE MAILING TO EACH PERSON YOU CHOOSE TO SHARE WITH ! **
5. PLEASE include a Christmas card . How you mail, is to your discression. We mostly mailed inside envies with bubble wrap last season...and bubble envies for mulitple seed packs OR large size seeds. Remember to mail the best way you can! This is all about GIVING in the SPIRIT of the Holidays !
6. PLEASE, send me a list of WHOM you are mailing to...I just need a list of screen names ( NOT, what you are mailing ) , to make sure everyone will be happily surprised. I will need your list by DEC 5th ..so start packin your seeds !! ( This will allow me time to ask a few elves for help , making sure wishes come true ! )
***HOW many you mail to will be kept confidential, it isnt about HOW MANY, it is about the SPIRIT, and the fact that you shared some HOLIDAY CHEER with another !!
7. This is a "secret" swap...but PLEASE put your return address on the envie..and screen name, so everyone can be thanked :) The secret is to be, until they receive their card !
8. Homemade cards were the best last season...but send store bought, or homemade!! I loved the ones the kids made :)
9. YES....some people may receive multiples of the same seed, but the best part is...it may be a different color, or variety...ALSO,they can use them to trade later !
10. You MUST come to the forum and thank those that mailed cards to you !!!!!!!! Please be thankful and gracious to those that take the time to mail !
ALL, ARE WELCOME TO JOIN....THIS SWAP IS ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF "GIVING"...YOU MAY MAIL AS MANY, OR AS LITTLE AS YOU ARE ABLE . THIS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO SHARE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS AND BRING SOME CHEER TO OTHERS !! YOU CAN CHOOSE TO MAIL ONE CARD, OR 100...IT IS YOUR CHOICE !! SOOO, POST YOUR WISH LISTS, AND ALLOW SOME HOLIDAY SPIRIT INTO YOUR LIFE THIS SEASON !!!! ( must be a member in GOOD standing)
COME ON....JOIN THE FUN !!! Let's all enjoy the season together !! HO! HO! HO!
Last year NO ONE got less then 5 cards mailed to them (Thanks to alot of great gardening Elves )
***PLEASE read ALL notes BEFORE posting questions, thanks ! ************************ Simplified : 1. Post your Wish list on the thread marked " Secret Santa Swap WISH LISTS" ( NOT this thread, thanks ! and NO chatter on the list thread ) 2. Send me your mailing info as PER DIRECTIONS 3. decide how many people you are willing to send to..check their wish lists. pack up seeds 4. put together a Christmas Card with seeds inside. 5. Address envelopes after you receive the address list. 6. Mail cards on DATE SENT to you by Santa *********************** ONE LIST POSTED PER PERSON, SO PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME AND POST YOUR WISH LIST ON SECOND THREAD, AND UPDATE YOUR PROFILE WISH LIST SO SANTA CAN PEEK THERE TOO !!