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    Hi everyone who is taking part in Secret Santa swapping!

    Here is the example thread so you know what sort of things people are sending and what size your packages should be. We get questions every year and sometimes the text isn't enough. So here are plenty of examples for you to look through to get some ideas of the sorts of things people send.

    Here are the DOs & DONT's:
    • Read your partner's list and make gifts that reflect their themes. If their preference is landscapes and animals, please don't send pop art or zombies.
    • Do send ORIGINAL art! Please don't send prints (unless you're sending a package of notecards or Tarot cards).
    • Please don't send things you made last year or stuff from your (Etsy) store. Each present should be made specifically for your partner. If it's a perfect (theme) match, then ok! But that's the only exception.
    • Send your best art only! This is our biggest swap of the year and people put much effort and care into their packages. It's important that everyone do the same.
    • Don't post photos of your art until it has been received and opened by the recipient! Everything needs to be a surprise. Recipients and/or givers can post photos.
    Last edited by Amerasu; 05-15-2015 at 02:39 PM.
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    Large Package Photos

    Samples of large packages sent over the years. Think I have these correctly. Tell me if I don't!
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    large6.jpg   large7.jpg   large8.jpg   large9.jpg   large10.jpg  

    large11.jpg  
    Last edited by themuppet; 08-30-2011 at 02:57 PM.
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    More Large Package Photos

    Samples of large packages sent over the years. Think I have these correctly. Tell me if I don't!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails large11.jpg   large10.jpg   large12.jpg   large13.jpg   large14.jpg  

    large15.jpg   large16.jpg   large17.jpg   small12.jpg   large18.JPG  

    large_edensrainbow.jpg  
    Last edited by Amerasu; 07-26-2012 at 04:42 PM.
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    Small Package Photos

    Samples of small packages sent over the years. Think I have these correctly. Tell me if I don't!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails small1.jpg   small2.jpg   small3.jpg   small4.jpg   small5.jpg  

    small6.jpg   small7.jpg   small8.jpg   small9.jpg   small10.jpg  

    small11.jpg   small13.jpg   small14.jpg   small16.JPG   small17.jpg  

    small18.JPG   small19.jpg   small20.jpg   small_randi.jpg   ss_small_Dadaology.jpg  

    small.jpg   small_forblueeclipse.JPG   small_fordragonstarr.JPG   small_presentsfromrapa.jpg   small_SS_catpratt.jpg  

    small2.jpg   small4.jpg  
    Last edited by Amerasu; 07-26-2012 at 05:01 PM.
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    MINI Package Photos

    Samples of mini packages sent over the years. Think I have these correctly. Tell me if I don't!
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    mini6.jpg   mini7.jpg   mini8.jpg   saramini.jpg   mini9.jpg  

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    Last edited by Amerasu; 07-26-2012 at 05:01 PM.
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    Here are some examples of gifts I have sent and received
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    Small Santa to me from Purple Realm
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    Mega Mini to me from DaDaology
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    Prezzies from me...
    Santa Small before and after wrapping
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    Part of a Mini (cat not included)
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    Wrapped Bunny Large
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    Wrapped Bunny Mini
    Last edited by langelbleu; 08-30-2011 at 03:14 AM. Reason: changing size
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    Awesome! Thanks for adding the photos!
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    Sal-licious, small12 was actually a large! (that painting was an 8x10, just looks little in the picture.. lol!)

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    Whoops! I had a feeling about that one! I will mOve it to the large pics in the morning since I'm in bed with the iPad. Thanks for letting me know.
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    Wow, those are all great! And inspiring
    So do the recipients take and post the picture or the senders after the packages have arrived?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginart View Post
    Wow, those are all great! And inspiring
    So do the recipients take and post the picture or the senders after the packages have arrived?
    Yes, or the givers. It doesn't matter! Both can post photos as long as it's AFTER the package has been opened by the recipient. I just added that to the list.
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    I just had so much fun looking at the photos, a great idea to post and so inspiring, thank you Sal. Can I say I cannot wait for the 1st to find out who my partners are?!
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    what amazing gifts! Thanks for posting these, they'll be super helpful for getting ideas.
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    I get a bizarre sort of glee editing someone else's posts.. hahaha.. It's the inner Evil Overlord in me, I suppose. I added a bunch of pictures to your posts, Sal-licious!

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    Ha! Awesome! The more pics the better.
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    Poooooower!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlouey View Post
    Poooooower!
    Is this an obscure reference to the odd little air drummer indie film starring Ari Gold & Michael McKean with Adrian Grenier?
    Just getting back into the swing of trading after a crazy year.

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    Thanks for posting samples....it was a great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by langelbleu View Post
    Is this an obscure reference to the odd little air drummer indie film starring Ari Gold & Michael McKean with Adrian Grenier?
    Me? Make Reference? That would mean I actually have a life outside of iATCs, Twitter and Facebook! LOL!
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    Thanks for making this. In the past I was really intimidated by the list of words and not sure what to send to people, so I didn't participate. This certainly gives me a better idea. (Now the only thing that'll stop me from joining is lack of time....)

    Gosh I'm just drooling over the beautiful artworks of everyone. (I saw a set of The Endless dolls, I'm guessing those were for Amerasu, no? Haha)

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