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Official Birth Bead Swap Sign-Up

post #1 of 59
Thread Starter 

Alright!  The response to the idea of the birth bead swap (original thread here) was really good, so I thought we'd go ahead and make an official sign up sheet with all the details!

 

What is a Birth Bead Swap?  Essentially, what happens is this:  Everyone involved buys a certain number (however many people sign up to participate) of beads with a special meaning to them (reason for special meaning can vary. how the bead looks, what material it is made of, design, color, whatever reason....).  They then ship the beads they chose to share in a small padded envelope to the "distributor" (Jodie).  The 'distributor' then organizes the beads (so that each person participating receives a bead from all other participants) and sends each participant their new set of beads.  Once you get your beads in the mail, you can string the beads onto a string or a chain (to make a necklace or bracelet) and use it as inspiration during labor/birth.  It is a nice reminder of all the women on this group who support you and are going through the same change at the same time as you!

 

Important Dates to Remember:

November 15th -  Deadline for sign up.  

November 16th -  Receive PM from Distributor stating her shipping address, # of people signed up, and any other details.

December 15th -  Last day to mail out your package to the distributor (Don't forget to include everything! More details below.)

January 5th - Last possible day for distributor to mail your birth bead package back to you (Hopefully sooner!!!)

 

What to include in the package you send to the distributor:

  • The beads you want to share (at least one per participant)
  • Personal note of encouragement or inspirational quote you'd like to share.  (This can either be x number (however many participants) of handwritten notes or just one note that I can type up to distribute to all of the participants.)
  • $2-3 for the cost of shipping your new set of beads back to you (specific detail to follow in PM on Nov. 16th)
  • Your name and address on a piece of paper or post-it so I can ship your new bead set back to you!

 

List of Participants so far:

1.   jodieanneanton

2.   GranolaMama09

3.   writermama12

4.   BeantownBaby9

5.   eternalw

6.   babytoes

7.   withlittlelungs

8.   Chapsie

9.   EverLovely

10. veganyogamomma

11. scarletsmiles

12. Linnaea

13. Bena

14. maydaymom10

15. cabbitdancer

16. nearlyelated

17. cocoanib

18. mpvelaz

19. scruffy too

20. delilahbeau

21. 

 


**Does this sound good and you'd like to sign up?  Post a reply stating so and I will add you to the list of participants!  Feel free to ask any questions/make any suggestions you may have as well!


Edited by jodieanneanton - 11/4/12 at 4:17am
post #2 of 59
I'm on a 2:30am pee break (yes, I know, playing on my phone is bad for going back to sleep) but everything sounds good even to my fuzzy brain. Add me to the list please!!!! joy.gif
post #3 of 59

Add me to the list Jodie! And thanks.

post #4 of 59

add me, sounds like so much fun!

post #5 of 59

add me please!
 

post #6 of 59

I am definitely in! This sounds like such fun...

 

One question... do we pick different beads for each person or one bead to be distributed to all of the participants? I would think one bead to all would make sense, but what if I like two, three or four different beads? Oy! 

post #7 of 59

I'm in!

post #8 of 59

please add me.  :)   Thanks for organizing this, Jodie!

post #9 of 59

Count me in please!

post #10 of 59
Thread Starter 

Babytoes,  you would buy one type of bead for everyone.  If you like 2 (or 3 or 4) different beads, you could get x # (the # of participants) each of 2 (or 3 or 4) different beads and then each participant would get 2 (or 3 or 4) different beads from you!  :)  

 

Chapsie, you're welcome. :)

post #11 of 59
I would love to participate! smile.gif
post #12 of 59
Count me in too!! This will be a lot of fun joy.gif
post #13 of 59

Oh me! Look forward to getting the details on the 16th. I'll be on a babymoon then :) but I can defiantely get my beads out by the 15th of December.  Nice organization!

post #14 of 59

Can we participate if we're in Canada? I'm assuming the 2-3$ shipping fee in domestic US.  Do you have an idea what it would be to Canada? (I have some leftover american dollars from last time I was in the States, so I have cash to include! wink1.gif)
 

post #15 of 59
Thread Starter 

All are welcome, Bena, even you folks in the Great White North!! :)  (And if you didn't have american money to send, now that the canadian dollar is worth more than the american, I'd gladly accept that, too! winky.gif) I am pretty sure $3 would cover your participation, looks like shipping domestically or to Canada is ~ the same with the US postal service! :)  Let me know if you are officially "signing up!"

:D


Edited by jodieanneanton - 10/29/12 at 5:34pm
post #16 of 59
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Originally Posted by jodieanneanton View Post

All are welcome, Bena, even you folks in the Great White North!! :)  (And if you didn't have american money to send, now that the canadian dollar is worth more than the american, I'd gladly accept that, too! winky.gif) I am pretty sure $3 would cover your participation, looks like shipping domestically or to Canada is ~ the same with the US postal service! :)  Let me know if you are officially "signing up!"

:

 

Ha! ha! I didn't think about the exange rate!  Right now, I'm just  thinking I need to finally use the US $ bills that have been in my wallet since February!  Plus, shipping 3$ CAN would be very heavy!!!  Anything smaller than a 5$ is a coin!!!

So sign me up, please!

post #17 of 59

Thought I had responded earlier, but please add me! I can't wait to do this again.

post #18 of 59

I'm in! So exciting! :)

post #19 of 59

Glad us northerners are allowed!  ;)

 

I'm in.  I love shopping for beads.

post #20 of 59

Add me, please and thank you :)

Already thinking of what kind of beads to get.

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