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    Bah Humbug! Alternative Christmas Swap~Due Jan. 10th

    Swap Due Date - January 10th 2018
    Signup/withdraw date - December 24th 2017
    Number of Cards - 3 for 3
    Number of participants - No li


    Now I love Christmas as much as anyone. All that glittery loveliness. But sometimes you can have enough of sweet and a little Christmas sharpness goes down well.

    I am suggesting a swap which provides a space for those "Bah! Humbug! moments. You can use any style of ATC but they need to be funny in some way. I'll give a few examples when I've made them!




    The cards can be any style (zetti, whimisical, realistic etc).

    The cards should be open media.


    Swap Rules

    - All cards should be 2.5” x 3.5”. Doll shaped, ovals or house shaped cards are OK. I will try to swap like for like
    - All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves for protection.
    - Cards must be sent at least two weeks before the due date. I am in France, so this is how long it may take for international mail to arrive. Late cards will be returned at your expense.
    - If you need to withdraw, that is completely fine, just let me know.
    - No cards and no communication may result in neutral iTrader.
    - Keep cards as flat as possible to protect them.


    Postage (France)
    Please include a large address label and stamps to the value your cards took to mail to me. I will provide envelopes.


    Postage (International)
    Please include a large address label and $2 US cash. Alternatively, I can accept PayPal although I'm hoping to obtain dollars for future swaps! I will provide envelopes.


    Other Info
    Please message me for my address when you are ready to mail and post to the thread when you send your cards. If you already have my address, it has not changed.

    When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists.

    Please ask if you have any questions. It’s better to clarify now than have your cards sent back because they don’t meet the requirements.

    Players

    1. Dithespy
    2. BluSkyHare
    3. CastleQueen 5
    4. Chronic Reader
    5. amee.burton
    6. Vicki Z
    Last edited by dithespy; 12-03-2017 at 01:23 PM. Reason: old due date was left in, removed it.

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    Lurking....
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    lurking

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    Lurkers are always welcome!

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    Lurking here, too. I have some ideas, and since the Christmas push starts before Halloween here, I definitely reach a Bah! Humbug!! point somewhere in early December!
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

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    lurking..... I love and hate Christmas. I've spent a few too many holidays in retail.

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    Lurking. I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas, too. Love the kindness, hate the commercialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats_n_dogs View Post
    lurking..... I love and hate Christmas. I've spent a few too many holidays in retail.
    I work at Michaels.. but I love the holiday rush. It is SO boring when it's slow.

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    Also lurking. I like the idea, but I've got some other committments to meet first...
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    Lurkers are welcome! This kind of swap requires thinking outside the (Christmas) box so you have to mull (wine) it over a bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dithespy View Post
    Lurkers are welcome! This kind of swap requires thinking outside the (Christmas) box so you have to mull (wine) it over a bit!
    Exactly why I haven't signed up yet!


    If bah humbug is the things you hate about Christmas, is it Ok if it's something most people love? For example, I cannot stand A Christmas story, it may be my absolute least favorite movie of any genre, but for most people it's a classic.
    Last edited by ChronicReader; 11-12-2017 at 06:50 PM.

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    If lurkers are welcome,,,,

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    That's right, ChronicReader. It includes things you don't like or that just make you annoyed, weary or cynical.

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    I don't collect Christmas atcs, but I really think I am going to have fun with this.

    A few things I hate about the holidays.

    ALL THOSE DAMN cookies, and fudge.

    Those videos where girls show what they got for Christmas on you tube.

    My stocking tends to be poorly stocked by ... someone!

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    I would say sign me up! I am sure I can find some inspiration somewhere.

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    I agree CQ---love family gatherings, the happy kids, the decorations and the fire in the fireplace. Hate all the baked goods and candy, hate the greediness.
    I live very close to a big, regional mall and the TRAFFIC!! Someone asked me just yesterday if I shop on Black Friday---HA! I don't go near the mall from Halloween until mid-January!

    Ok, now I'm ready to sign up, Dithespy.

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    Excellent, BluSkyHare! You're on the list!

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    I've already started to get toy and Christmas catalogs in the mail---I guess I should save a few before tossing them all in the recycling bin, huh?

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    Best use of them, I reckon!

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    Has anyone been inspired yet? I want to do a dog house lit up with Christmas lights. Is a house, a dog house, shaped card ok, or you want rectangles? I haven't started yet, but either way one will be a dog house with Christmas lights.

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