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Fill My Stocking ~ August

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Fill My Stocking ~ August
Swap Coordinator:institches (contact)
Swap categories: Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:56
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 31, 2016
Date items must be sent by:August 20, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a USA swap only. There is an International version hosted by @waldfee

ALSO - there are a couple of swappers that sometimes join my swap that are from Canada, but have a USA address too....PLEASE CHECK YOUR PARTNERS PROFILE

You will have partner and send one wrapped gift. A gift must cost minimum $1, not including postage. It can be store-bought or handmade. Your gift must be wrapped. Sender's choice. Do not send any food. Your partner may wait until December to open your gift. NOTE for the months of November and December food is allowed. (Store-bought, wrapped food...like a bag/bar of Christmas candy, a tin of Christmas cookies, etc)

REQUIREMENT add a tag with your name/swap-bot ID/month in case your partner keeps it wrapped until December and wants to contact you then.

Once again, it's sender's choice. But please, check your partner's wish list and dislikes. No trash, no junk, no dirty/damaged items. You must send only new at least $1-valued wrapped item. NEW REQUIREMENT I've had some complaints that some of the gifts are too big to actually put into a stocking. Please try and send a gift that will actually fit into a stocking.

As long as it meets the swap requirements then please rate a 5, even if it's something you can't use.

You can open your gift once you've received it or you can pop your wrapped gift in your Christmas Stocking till December. It's up to you! But please do rate your partner once you've received it, even if you are going to keep it wrapped till Christmas.

Newbies welcomed, with a well filled out profile (I DO CHECK AND WILL BAN). No recent/unexplained low ratings and you must check into swap-bot within 3 days of partners being assigned. PLEASE check out my profile page and read the "About Swaps I Host" section for an in-depth explaination of my swap rules.

Also ~ I live in "Boonyville" Michigan and sometimes our internet connection isn't very good. This is especially true when it rains & in the winter months. I have been told that swap hosts have 7 days after the sign up date to assign partners. So please be patient, partners will get assigned and if needed I will extend the send date.

If you know of a bad swapper signed up for this swap, I appreciate being informed, but please DO NOT post to the comment section! Send me a PM and I will deal with it that way.

I also have a Kid's version of this swap

Discussion

institches 07/12/2016 #

I would like to remind everyone that though this is not a profile based swap to please check your partners profile. PLEASE DO NOT send something that is on their dislikes.

Also....please make sure that the stocking stuffers you send are small enough to fit into a stocking. Remember....bigger isn't always better and good things come in small packages!

institches 07/16/2016 #

I've received a couple messages asking why I stress that this is not a profile based swap, but to check your partners profile likes and dislikes.

I'm going to be frank...I was kind of disappointed in 2015. Out of the 12 gifts I received 5 were on my dislike list. That's almost half of the gifts. I received 3 pair of pierced earrings - I don't have pierced ears - and 2 items with owl's on them. All these are clearly listed in my dislikes on my profile. (All were donated to the thrift store.)

I wasn't going to host the swap for 2016, but decided to give it another try. So that is why I stress checking out your partner's profile.

Questions or comments? Post here or message me.

Momskii 07/18/2016 #

to be honest, I don't know if people checked my profile last year or not but I only received one gift that I wasn't crazy about. So I joined again. Saving my presents for Christmas so I won't know how I did for awhile.

njstauter 07/24/2016 #

I was surprised AND thrilled when some of my gifts were profile based. As a result, I do not get this one ready until partners are assigned and then do my best to send something from their profiles, avoiding dislikes. It is a random act of kindness

institches 07/25/2016 #

Yes, I did receive a couple that were profile based too. I also received some that I would have never thought to buy for myself that I enjoyed.

institches 08/ 4/2016 #

Garden is producing and I've been freezing veggies. Spent 10 1/2 hours picking, snapping, cleaning, blanching, packaging and putting in the freezer over 150 bags green beans Tuesday. Did the same with peas Wednesday. Working on swaps today.

Linda

Fabriqueen 08/ 4/2016 #

I only received two things last year that I didn't care to have but I put them into swaps as I saw other people liked them so they helped me make someone else's day brighter.

schuylang 08/18/2016 #

My swap is heading out tomorrow.

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