IGGPPC’s 10th Birthday – “Ten Tiny Treats” Swap
This year we have a second Official Swap to celebrate this momentous occasion. In this swap you and one partner will swap a boxful of festive birthday items! You may also be interested in our official birthday card swap which you can find here.
- Sign up: February 20 – 28
- Matching emails sent: March 1.
- Mail your cards by March 31. The sooner the better!
This swap is very similar to a popular community-run swap called the 12 Days of Cheer Swap. The concept is to send your swap partner TEN small goodies that embrace the spirit of celebrating our community’s 10th birthday. You can do this a few different ways – take the theme literally and send birthday items, or maybe talk to your partner about their “geeky loves” and send items inspired by their answers, or you are free to put your own creative spin on it. The only requirement is there must be ten total items.
- Suggested spending limit: $20 USD.
- Homemade gift items are encouraged, but all edible treats must be store bought and non-perishable.
- Be mindful of your swap partner’s preferences, allergies, dietary restrictions.
- Review the safety guidelines for our community. Decline any swaps that make you feel unsafe and contact Kara immediately.
- All swap participants must also abide by our community’s Terms & Conditions.
What kind of “tiny treats” work for this swap? Here are some ideas to inspire you, but you are not limited to just this list. As long as the items meet the swap safety guidelines, you’re good to send whatever you wish! Birthday items (balloons, streamers, party favors), stationery items (washi tape, stickers, writing utensils, paper), snacks (candy, crackers, tea), craft supplies (yarn, paint, beads), trinkets (blowing bubbles, key chains, figurines/miniatures), printed works (novels, coloring books, magazines), beauty products (lipgloss, nail polish, body glitter), accessories (earrings, bracelets, rings), et cetera!
SWAP ANGELS TO THE RESCUE!
Occasionally, a package gets lost in the mail or someone has to drop out of the swap. To remedy this situation, we ask for iggles to volunteer to be “angels”! Swap Angels are wonderfully kind iggles who go the extra mile and send an additional package to the person who never received theirs. Note: this is a random act of kindness and angels do not receive a package in return.
Becoming a swap angel is optional. If you’d like to be an angel for this swap, tick the check box on the sign up form. If an angel is needed, you’ll be contacted with more info on how to complete your assignment.
SHOW OFF YOUR HAUL!
We LOVE to see what you receive. Post pictures to Discord under #tiny-birthday-swap or tag @geekgirlpenpals on Instagram to be featured in our stories.
CAN’T FINISH YOUR SWAPS?
Life happens, we understand. If you’re unable to complete your swap, please notify Kara and all of your swap partners ASAP. Anyone who fails to complete a swap without notice may be banned from participating in future official swaps, at staff discretion.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
This swap is managed by Staffer Kara who can be reached via email. Don’t hesitate to contact her with any inquiries or safety concerns.
GOT YOUR PARTY HAT ON? SIGN UP BELOW!
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