Miniature Make a Friend 2021
Sign Ups: January 27 through February 6, 2021
Send Out: March 15, 2021
Partner Poll List: PM to me Feb 6-7
Operation Make a New Friend Begins: February 7 or 8th
Swapping is so much fun and one of the best things about swapping is meeting new people! The purpose of this swap is to dig a little deeper and hopefully forge a friendship with your partner! Communication is key in making a new friend, so please plan to be in communication with your partner in private messages as well as the swap discussion thread. I will be asking “get to know you” questions throughout this swap for fun and a way for us to get to know each other better!
LC member who is organizing this swap: Lynx2Lancer
Sign-up date range: 1/27/21 to 2/6/21
Send Out Date: 3/15/21
Limited to a certain number of people? Nope! Bring it on!
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? Everyone is welcome!
Swap Organizer herself meets these conditions:
Has fully read the swap Info Guide: YES
Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
Has been a member for at least one month: YES
Has posted at least 15 times: YES
Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
Does not have any negative comments: YES
Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
Nitty gritty, also known as the “Swap Requirements.”
You will write/type a letter to your partner telling them about yourself, your life, your interests, etc. You can talk about anything you think your partner will enjoy learning about you. A favorite trip, bucket list plans, non-crafty hobbies, favorite books/movies/music, etc. Please take your time with this and write several pages.
You will purchase or craft a small item that represents your own interests. This does not need to be craft related, however, if you want it to be, you can. Non-craft related ideas could be: If you are a dog lover, then you can send dog treats. If you are an avid reader, you could send your favorite book. If you are a bird watcher, you could send a bird feeder. If you like to collect something (Pokemon?), you could send a (package of Pokemon cards) or example of something you collect.
Lastly, after reading over your partner’s questionnaire and having conversed back and forth with your partner, you will CRAFT a medium sized item based on their interests.
In an effort to keep the swap moving and to help with postal lag, all 3 of these items will be shipped together. (When this was hosted on the old site, the letter and item about yourself was sent first.)
After the sign up period ends, I will ask you to look at the list of participants and send me a pm with two lists: those swappers with whom you have NEVER swapped with before/ those swappers you have only swapped with a FEW times. (This can also include those you swapped with on the old site.) I will do my very best to pair everyone up with someone new or newer to them! We do want to make a new friend, after all!
If you want to participate, please send your information to: Lynx2Lanver
Please title your PMs topic line like so to make them easier for me to follow:
Make a Friend Swap Sign Up— Your Username
Make a Friend Swap Partner Poll—Your Username
Make a Friend Swap Sent/Received—Your Username
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Miniature Make a Friend 2021
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
- Confirm that are at least 16 years old : (YES/ NO )
- Do you agree that you will PM the organizer when you send and when you receive, and PM the delivery confirmation # or a pic of the receipt if you are outside the US?
- Do you understand that you should post once a week in the discussion thread ?
- Do you have any allergies?
- Do you have any allergens?
- Are you willing to ship outside your country?
The following questions are meant to be used as a guide to help get conversation flowing between yourself and your partner. Feel free to use any of these questions to go into more detail when you write your partner your letter. You can choose to answer these later and send privately to your partner, or give minimal detail here and more detail one-on-one once you are partnered with your new friend. These questions are by no means exhaustive, but are meant to hopefully will guide you in your friend-making journey!
(This is technically part of the questionnaire, so please include these questions when you pm me. If you would rather fill them out once you are partnered, please leave a note in your pm so your partner will know this.)
- Tell me about your family. Are you married/divorced/have children/are only child/are close/not close to extended family.
- Tell me about your work. What do you do?
- Tell me about where you currently live. Is it where you grew up? Is it far away? Is it your dream place to live?
- Tell me about your favorite vacation.
- Tell me a funny memory.
- Tell me about your hobbies.
- Tell me about your pets.
- Tell me about your favorite crafts to do.
- Tell about about a craft you admire.
- Tell me about a craft you’d like to learn more about.
- Tell me about your favorite tv show/movie.
- Do you have any favorite quotes?
- Tell me about your favorite foods.
- Tell me about your favorite colors.
- Anything else?
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER (Lynx2Lancer) VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.