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#1 of 49 Old 08-19-2011, 02:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Update- So I think most of the April ladies are 14+ weeks now right? I'm thinking I'll get a facebook group started so if any of you are interested just let me know here or send me a private message. I'm more than happy to be the organizer for both swaps:) Please let me know if you are interested in both or just the gift/bead swap. Need to get some numbers just in case there aren't enough for one or the other. If you're unsure of whatthis swap entails...just read down the thread as I've explained it a bit:)

Let me know if you have any other questions!!

Talk to you soon, Ladies!

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DEADLINE TO JOIN- November 20th at midnight

If you cannot join the Facebook group because of privacy issues, not telling yet, etc, please let me know so I can send you the questionnaire and have you fill it out so I can start matching people up for Gift swaps. The bead swap doesn't require matching Mama's up so it's not a big deal if you join us later- just please let me know through PM.

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to organize a gift swap for our DDC. I've done 2 now(one here and one on another site) and I seriously love organizing them! Anyway, I can organize a gift and bead swap like I did for my June '10 DDC....or if someone wants to step in for the bead swap, that would be great. I know it's very early - I won't be asking for names until we get into the 2nd trimster. I'm not sure if mdc has created any new rules when it comes to gift swaps but I do remember needing to make it private and doing things through private messages. Anyway, you can let me know if this is something you'd be interested in and I'll keep tabs on this thread throughout the next couple months...or you can PM me:) If you have any questions...ask away:)

 

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I'm interested in a bead swap!  I remember you organizing the swaps for the June 10 DDC.  smile.gif


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Not sure exactly what this is but it could be interesting. Can you tell us newbies more?


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yes count me in!  I haven't done the gift swap but the bead swap is when you buy a bead for everyone involved, send it to one person, that person gives a bead from each person involved to everyone so that you can make a necklace or birth necklace out of beads from all of us in the ddc.  I think it sounds great!


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The bead swap sounds like something I might be interested in participating in.


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I think both sound lovely.


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Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for explaining flavorfull!


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I would enjoy both of those!


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I would be interested in both of those.  I've never done one before! :)


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I love things like this!  I really regret not participating in the bead swap in my last DDC... but I've done plenty of gift swaps (my Dec 05 DDC totally ROCKED and I had a GREAT time with gift swaps!)!


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I've been hesitant to post anything because I just got my BFP but I'm here (hopefully to stay) so I'm in!


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Ooh, yay, I would love to! I feel like this baby might not get anything new or special, being baby #6. It would be fun to have something just for this baby. Is the gift swap only for store bought items, or handmades too?


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I'm definetley in for the bead swap and in for the gift swap if a homemade item is okay.


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I'd love to participate in both - and I'm assuming that the gift is meant to be homemade of sorts?  My contribution would be homemade anyways:-)

 


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I'm in for both!! 

If the swaps have to be done off the forum would anyone be interested in creating a FB page for our DDC? We could organize there if needed? smile.gif


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I'm in for both!! 

If the swaps have to be done off the forum would anyone be interested in creating a FB page for our DDC? We could organize there if needed? smile.gif



Excellent idea!  I'm totally game for that!

 

 


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Absolutely! I can create a FB page no problem. If I made it now I would have to make it a secret group as I don't want  anyone on FB to know I'm pregnant yet.....I may wait a month or 2 before creating it if it's going to be just a closed group.

Anyway, about the swaps- handmade is great! If you want to be in the swap and you cannot make the gift..that is totally ok as well. What I do when I set up the swap is get everyone to send their personal info to only me. I then send your secret swapper the info,  including any other info you would like them to have such as.....boy or girl(if you are finding out), what you need or want for  the baby,  if there are allergies such as no wool etc, no plastic or toys....you catch my drift:) I asked everyone what they were hoping to get and then tried to match everyone based on that...so if someone wanted a knitted baby item...I matched them up with an avid knitter:)

As for bead swap- I had everyone go get their beads, send  them to me with a little note(why they picked that bead, who it was to and from, and a small little birth quote or affirmation). I organized all the beads and sent them back in the prepaid envelope that was put in with the beads so I could just put the beads in the envlope and send back to the sender. If in Canada I asked for a few dollars to help pay for return postage. That's  it!

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Yeah, this sounds so fun! Such a great idea, the bead thing almost makes me tear up (could be the hormones ... crud).

 

And x2 on the secret FB group unless it's delayed for a couple months.


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Bumping :D


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Yay, I am so glad we are far enough into this for it to be "really real." I would love to be a part of the facebook group,just let me know how to find it  I guess?

 


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Yay, I am so glad we are far enough into this for it to be "really real." I would love to be a part of the facebook group,just let me know how to find it  I guess?

 



Hi! Can you send me your Facebook name through PM? Just can't create a group until I have a friend to put in it! LOL Thanks!


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Interested in both!


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I would also like to be a member of the facebook page and would be interested in the bead/gift swap.


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Send me your names through private message, please(found on Facebook) so I can start the group! Thank you!!


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Oooh fun! I'd love to do the bead swap. I just pm'd you to be added to the FB group :)


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I just PM'd you as well! :)


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how did i not see this until now!  i would love to be a part of it!  i know about bead swaps (really wish i had done it with DD's DDC), but what is a gift swap?  do you send a gift to one mama or all the mama's in the group?  what's the name of the FB group?  should i PM you here or there?


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how did i not see this until now!  i would love to be a part of it!  i know about bead swaps (really wish i had done it with DD's DDC), but what is a gift swap?  do you send a gift to one mama or all the mama's in the group?  what's the name of the FB group?  should i PM you here or there?



Just PM me here:) And the gift swap is giving a gift to ONE mama and then getting one in return from a different mama:) Kinda like a secret santa in a way:)

 

I'm setting up the FB group right  now so I should have it up in no time!

See you all there!


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On facebook search for April 2012 DDC SWAP in the groups. I'm not sure if everyone has to be my friend or not...??? Not super facebook savvy....

Let me know if you find it and if it lets you join. Thanks!!

 


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Is Facebook only for the swap or are you pretty much going to transfer our DDC's discussions there too?


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