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Dear Diary Swap - Fall into Christmas

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Swap Coordinator:aligurl75 (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 7, 2022
Date items must be sent by:January 20, 2023
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I received permission from CraftyMommaOnABudget to host this and any of her other swaps that I would like. Due to family reasons, she is needing to leave Swap-bot for the unforeseeable future. She is hoping to return when things have settled down. We wish you well V, and will be praying for you and your family!

I'm going to follow her guidelines for the past Dear Diary swaps because these are my favorite swaps on Swap-bot!! I may tweak things here and there so make sure to read all the requirements! This IS a requirement for this swap.. HAHAHAHA.

Here's What We're Going To Do:

  1. Composition sized notebook, no mini journals.

  2. Create Diary Entries for: September (15+), October (15+), November (15+) and December (15+).

  3. The number in the brackets above is the MINIUMUM journal entries you need for each month.

  4. This is NOT a junk journal, this is a WRITING swap. Write at least one paragraph consisting of 5+ sentences a day. You can write more, but not less.

  5. Talk about your day, a book you are reading, a recipe you tried and/or activity you love doing. You can share the weather and temperature for that day, a poem you wrote. Just keep it fun :)

  6. Try and keep it positive please. I know we all have terrible days but it's up to us to try and seek the positive. It's fine to say, "I've had a bad day today, this happened...." but it's not cool to send a journal with 60+ depressing entries.

  7. Feel free to add other entries in ADDITION to your required entries. If you like drawing, add a picture. If you have tons of washi tape, do a sample page. Feel free to add pictures and decorations to your journal. Make it fun!!!

  8. Try to decorate the front of your Dear Diary in someway. It doesn't have to be fancy. Even just a title and some pretty stickers are better than nothing. :)

  9. Please date your entries so we know where we are in the journal.. hahahahaha.

  10. Please mail on time. Due to the holidays that this journal covers, I am giving extra time to mail journals. There may be a cross over for the mailing of this round to the beginning of the next journal round.

  11. Even though the sign up date is September 7th, you can start your Journal before partners are assigned so that you can get in your 15+ entries for September.

  12. Please remember that you are more than welcome to write EVERY day if you Wish..... you don't have to stick to 15 a month. I LOVE writing entries everyday.

Thank you for joining this swap and keeping CraftyMomma's swap going while she is away.


Since this will be a busy time of year, I thought I would share one of my habits that I have with this swap. I am known to get behind from time to time but I found a way that I can make sure that I remember what I've done so that I can still write about it. 😂😂😂

I take a picture of something I want to remember and/or I use my notebook on my phone to write a note of what I've done that day. It just helps to keep things fresh in my memory in case I get busy in r/l and miss a few days in my journal that I want to go back and write later.

Discussion

junemoon 07/30/2022 #

Thanks for posting this swap --- it fills out my yearl

aligurl75 07/31/2022 #

Thank you for joining!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET 09/ 4/2022 #

Sorry i will have to miss this, I may need surgery in the fall :( I will try for the next one.

KelseyJayne 09/20/2022 #

Since partners weren't assigned until Sep 9 I don't think I will get to 15 entries.....

aligurl75 10/11/2022 #

This is why I said in the description above that you can start your Diary before partners are assigned. This is about you not them so it doesn’t really matter who your partner is. Lol I started my journal on September 1st. Honest I usually don’t even check who my partner is until I go to send, that way it doesn’t bias the way I write. I once had a partner that disliked cats and by knowing that in advance I felt like I couldn’t share any stories or pictures of my cat Gibbs. By not looking I have more freedom to write what I want.

Also feel free to retroactively write your journal. Add a section in your journal where you add entries of things you did at the beginning of September. Something like, “ Hey this entry is from past Alicia. I’ve traveled through time to sneak in a September entry into the middle of my October entries. Bruhahaha!!”

KelseyJayne 12/30/2022 #

I messaged my swap partner and she said it was ok and she's looking forward to reading mine.

aligurl75 01/11/2023 #

I changed the send by date on this because I had a couple folks having difficulties that needed a bit of extra time and I also realized the 15th is a Sunday and the 16th is a holiday and the post office won't be open those days.

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