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Josie Jade said

12 Days of Christmas Swap

All 12 Spots Filled!

Particpants so far (correct me if I’m wrong):
1. Ellyn
2. TeaTiff
3. CelebriTEA
4. Moraiwe
5. Momo
6. Miss B
7. TeaTee
8. Roswell Strange
9. Khaleesical
10. Kelci
11. Katiek
12. Isaila

I got this idea from what LiberTEAS did last year, but I don’t think she’s doing it this year, so I wanted to see if there’s any interest? (Hope I’m not stepping on any toes!)

Basically, there would be a group of 12 participants and each person is assigned one of the 12 days of Christmas. Each person would pick 1 tea to send out 11 samples of to the other participants, so everyone will end up with 1 sample of tea for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Each day (for the 12 days before December 25th) you would open 1 of your samples. It would be neat if your tea had something to do with your specific day, for example: the 5th day is ‘Gold Rings’ so you could find a tea that has something to do with gold or rings. Make sense? Each person would put their samples in an outer envelope with just the day number (1-12) on it, so that each day is a surprise for what tea will be for that day.

Here’s a link to the song and what each day is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Days_of_Christmas_(song)

So if we have 11 people who are interested we can do this. (The first 11 to reply will be in!) Each person will need to:
-Send out 11 samples of the SAME tea to the other participants
-Teas must be packaged in an outer envelope with only the day of Christmas on the front
-Inside of the envelope should be the name of the tea, steeping instructions and ingredients in case any one has allergies
-Teas must be sent by December 9th at the latest, so that everyone receives them to start on December 14th (**Teas may need to be sent earlier depending on if any Canada Steepsters want to participate because shipping will take longer!)

Reply if you’re truly interested. Please only sign up if you’re sure you can commit because it will be super sad if we are missing one day of tea because someone didn’t send theirs out! :)

Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate due to end-of-the-semester nursing school overload, but CelebriTEAS will be taking over the organization of this swap. Look for posts from her, and send any questions her way. :)

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Ellyn select said

I AM SO IN!

Let me know more details we we get closer!

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I would love to participate.

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CelebriTEA said

All In

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Josie Jade said

Yay! So we have room for 8 more!

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CelebriTEA said

Hello Josie…
Would you please follow me so I can message you?
Thanks ever so much!

♡~CelebriTEA~♡

Josie Jade said

Done!

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Ellyn select said

I just followed you Josie Jade if you follow me back we can connect when the time comes.

Yay, so excited!

Josie Jade said

Done!

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Josie Jade said

Thank you to those who have already signed up! We have 8 more spaces left, and we may want to hold off on purchasing our tea just in case no one else signs up (sad, I know!) I’m hopeful!

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moraiwe said

I’m so in!

CelebriTEA said

Yeah!!!
Just need 7 more peeps…
Doesn’t this one sound like so much fun?
I LOVE the theme <3

Josie Jade said

Woohoo!

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darby select said

Has anyone done this before to tell us about how much it cost you? Also, how much do we include in the sample?

Josie Jade said

I’ve not done it before, but if you search in the discussions for ‘12 days of christmas swap’ the one that LiberTEAS did last year should come up, and maybe you can ask those participants how theirs went.

As far as the samples go, I would like to see everyone send out enough for at least 2 cups per person. That way if you mess up the steeping on the first one, you have some left over to try it again (or share with a family member/friend!) If you package in 2 plain envelopes with some bubble wrap it shouldn’t be too expensive to ship. :)

Josie Jade said

Let me know if you decide that you want in, darby. :)

momo said

I got part of one tea in a swap and it was probably in the first place enough for 3-4 cups, another I got 1 cup worth that was left so I’m guessing 2+ cups was the standard there too

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momo said

I want to do this!!

CelebriTEA said

Woop! Woop!
Yeah, Baby…(in my best Austin Powers voice)

Josie Jade said

Whoop whoop, we’re down to 6 spaces left!

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