Birthday Grams 2013!
Hi everyone! Welcome to the birthday-gram thread!
Birthday grams are like happy-grams but are especially for birthdays. On CO+K everyone is friendly and likes to share the love and what’s a better way than sending someone a birthday card?
This swap is available to vets only and you must be able to commit to sending internationally.
The idea is that I will compile a list of everyone who is participating, with their addresses and birthdays. I will post a list of everyone’s birthday when the board opens. When someone’s birthday is coming up I'll e-mail round a reminder with address info a couple of weeks beforehand and everyone will send out a card and a small present. That way the birthday-girl will get a cascade of cards and gifts from all her friends on CO+K.
WARNING! A Lot of info below! Please read carefully.
This is an all year swap! (Phew!) You will need to send out for every member’s birthday. Please only sign up if you’re happy to do this. I know this is a big commitment (in postage as well as with effort). I will be posting a list of birthdays at the beginning so that people can plan ahead, as well as sending around alerts a couple of weeks beforehand.
I will also endeavour to keep track of what is sent and received. So please, please, please post a message or teaser photo on the board (or message me) everytime you mail out. People who receive items please post when you receive with photos. We all like to see what everyone gets! : ) This year I will try and keep the send out/received ratio even for everyone, so if we lose a member along the way I will ask for a swap angel. (Sorry to say it but if anyone of flakes on the board completely without contacting me I’ll be posting their name on the incomplete swap board).
It’s always better to send out late than not at all. We all have busy lives and even me (as swap host I should be setting a good example : /) sent out late for a few birthdays last year, we don’t mind as long as you let us know!
1 x birthday card
1 x small present
This isn’t a handmade only swap, (we obviously all prefer handmade being that we’re crafters) but store-bought items & cards are fine to send too.
Finally, if you move house during the swap can you make sure you send me your new address, so I can keep everyone updated. I will always give out the most up to date addresses for everyone, so please make sure you use the address I give out not any previous addresses you may have.
Sally- 14th May
Lauren- 30th June
Lisa (Risa.Hanae)- 5th July
Mary- 21st July
Hayley- 19th Aug
Joss (Rawr.rawr)- 26th Sept
Kat (Arty kitkat)- 11th Oct
Pam- 3rd Dec
Libby- 28th Jan
I am interested again this year please. You already have my deets!
Thanks for organising again Libby!
I can't wait =]
I'd be up for joining - I saw this thread last year and thought it was a really lovely idea
Of course I'm up for this - last year it has been a lovely experience ^____^
Can I join this please? let me know anything you need from me
Yes I am in!! I really liked this one, and I think it will be lots of fun again. ^_^
I am totally interested! =^_^=
I just came back to CO+K hoping to start swapping again and I wanted to do like a happy grams type of thing to start off and this is a lovely idea! I haven't done swaps in a long while so I'm a lil rusty but I would love to try! Coincidentally my birthday happens to be this month! :3 any other Taurus' in the house?
All these sign-ups are making me a very happy Libby! I've just made my new birthdaygram spreadsheet for this year! Getting excited! I've e-mailed a lot of you for details, check your inbox's please!
I just sent you a message Libby
Looking forward to it
Ok people! Because we have already had quite a few sign-ups and sally's birthday is soon I decided to send the alert around now so that we can all get starting making. I'm still keeping the board open for sign-ups for another week and if anyone else joins I will give them the details then. I'll post the details on all the birthdays when the sign up period ends. Have fun making everyone!
My first birthdaygram is now in the post
Sent my first BirthdayGram on Friday (10th)
Hope it gets there soon
I'm terribly late on Sally's birthdaygram, I'm so sorry. Sally, if you'rte reading this, I'm sending it as soon as I manage to get to an (open) post office. I'm very sorry about that but work shifts and PO opening times are having a schedule conflict lately. Darn it.
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