@theadoptswap Letters & Numbers Exchange

Thank you so much for wanting to participate in the Summer Garland Exchange!  I am so excited to help another adoptive family and to support the Choose Joy Conference at the same time.  If you would like to learn more about the reason we are doing this exchange, please read this post.

*PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST THOROUGHLY BEFORE SIGNING UP*

In this exchange you will be swapping a handmade, summer-themed garland with your partner.  By summer-themed I just mean that the colors and/or design should make you think of summer... it doesn't have to be a garland with sandals and ice cream.  Here are some examples of what I mean:

source: A Pretty Cool Life
source: Oh Happy Day
source: Ruffled
source: Dana Made It

ANYONE can participate in this exchange, it requires no crafting abilities.  If you are not crafty, purchase a handmade garland for your swap partner rather than making one.

I have created this Pinterest board with lots of inspiration to help get you started, including links to several Etsy shops that you could purchase from.

*BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO JOINING THE EXCHANGE I NEED TO GO OVER A FEW RULES.*

1. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE EXCHANGE IF YOU ARE NOT 100% COMMITTED TO GETTING YOUR PACKAGE IN THE MAIL BY THE DEADLINE.
It breaks my heart that some sweet women work hard at sending out a fabulous package and never get one in return.  It's rude, and as my MIL would have said, rude is never appropriate.  NO EXCUSES.

2. PLEASE BE KIND.
The point of this exchange is to help a family grow.  The perk is that you get to receive a fun little gift while helping that family.  If your package comes late, or you don't love it, or you never receive it, or if you send a package and don't get a gushing thank you from the recipient... PLEASE JUST REMEMBER THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXCHANGE.

3. HAVE FUN!
The spirit of this exchange is giving.  It's an opportunity to do something amazing for a sweet family, make a new friend, be blessed and be a blessing!  I cannot even begin to tell you what a joy it has been for me to coordinate these exchanges and see friendships develop and people have happy mail days that turn their frowns upside down.  Please keep all that in mind and give without expectation.

4. INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME, BUT MUST BE WILLING TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY.

5. THE COST TO PARTICIPATE IS $5. 
All of this money goes directly to the Choose Joy Conference Fund.  {Once all donations have been collected, I will send half to the Nadalsky family.}  I do not make any profit off of this exchange.  If you would like to have more than one swap partner, you need to pay $5 for each one.

6. THIS EXCHANGE IS OPEN TO ALL AGES.
Children are welcome to participate in this exchange... boys and girls.  Please fill out a SEPARATE registration form for EACH member of your household that would like to participate.  Do not group your children on one form.  You will also need to donate $5 for each person participating, but it is okay for you to just make one donation.  So, for example, if you and your two children would each like to have one swap partner then you need to fill our three forms {one for each of you} and make one $15 {or more} donation.  Make sense?

You still excited???
Good, me too.
Let's do this!

Please make note of the following important dates, especially the shipping date.  For reals.  Write it in your calendar now.


To register please follow these THREE STEPS:

STEP 1: Please fill out the registration form below.
Be sure to fill out ONE FORM PER PERSON.

STEP 2: Please make your donation by clicking here.
The minimum donation is $5 per swap, but please feel free to donate more than $5.  Also remember, if you are signing up more than one person it is fine to make a single payment for all the people that you are signing up.  Just be sure to fill out separate registration forms for each person. If the link is not working, you can feel free to send your donation through PayPal to emmy@choosejoyevent.com.
 
STEP 3: Exchange assignments will be sent on or before June 5th.
If you have not received an email by June 6th, PLEASE FIRST CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.  If you still don't see it, then please send an email to adoptswap@gmail.com with the subject: Missing Assignment.

REGISTER HERE:
 

3 comments:

  1. Hello! I signed up on Wednesday, Feb 26th but haven't received an email yet. I filled out the info for sign up on my phone and paid via paypal the same day. Hope I managed do it right. If not, it's no big deal. Thanks for your time!

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  2. Please let me know of you open this again!

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