We have been running Card, Ornament and Gift Swaps since 2019 and we are delighted to say that every year we have more participants and a higher rate of success. Our Swaps have very specific but easy-to-follow instructions for participants to follow. This is how we ensure that only those most likely to fully participate will ever be given Member Information, so Big Christmas Swap stays a safe & easy way to enjoy spreading Christmas spirit.
We ask that all Members read/review the How Swaps Work guidelines before joining their first Swaps of the year,
Even if you’ve participated before – as we often update our Steps based on Member feedback.
Please read/review the Step by Step guide, and complete the Form at the bottom of the page, you will not be able to Join any 2022 Swaps until you do so.
How Swaps Work 2022 – Step by Step
To successfully participate in any of our Swaps (Card, Ornament or Gift) you will need to complete specific STEPS in order, during specific dates. These must be completed within the Step Sections (Always highlighted in Green) on each Individual Swap Page.
These are the Basic Steps for each Swap (some Swaps have minor variations and will be noted on their Swap Page).
Step 1) Register to Join
The Registration Step will include all important details of the Swap, including type (card/gift/etc), and participant options. Any restrictions (based on Member Rank, or Location) will also be noted.
Our Card and Ornament Swaps will always be Free to Join.
The Registration Form will be available to those eligible to participate during specific dates noted – to Join, simply complete the Registration Form before the Deadline.
Once successfully Joined, Current Swaps will appear on your ‘My Membership‘ page and the Next Steps will be listed on the Swap Page.
Step 2) Confirm Participation
As a method of security and to ensure active participation within our Swaps, after the Registration Deadline has passed, each member must Confirm their participation within each Swap. While confirming your participation we also ask that you confirm or update your current Mailing Address.
You may only CONFIRM your participation on a Swap from Confirmation Start and before the Confirmation Deadline dates. These are noted on each Swap Page (Step 2), and those who do not sucessfully Confirm will automatically be removed from the Swap.
The Confirmation process is how we ensure that over 90% of our Swap Members end up receiving as many Swaps as they send out, as only Confirmed Members will be matched with others – and unconfirmed members do not have their addresses shared.
*NOTE* Premium Swaps do not require Confirmation.
Step 3) Swap List & Sent Date
Your Swap List will be available from a specific date noted within this Step. Please send to all of the Members listed on your Swap List by the ‘Sent Date/Deadline’.
Once you have mailed to <i>Every Person/Address on your Swap List</i> please submit your Sent All Date on the form provided. This is an important part of keeping track of Active participants and being able to troubleshoot mail delays.
If you do not submit a Sent All Date you will not be able to earn the Swap Badge.
Step 4) Submit Received Names
The final Step in successfully completing any Swap is to Submit your ‘Received From’ names. Each Swap has a minimum number required in order to consider your Swap Complete (and for you to earn your Swap Badge. However…
You can earn Member Awards for adding additional names to your Received From list, and also when your Swap Group Members add you! So, keep adding names when you get your Swaps in the mail – even after you’ve earned your Swap Badge!
If you have any further questions or concerns about the Swap Steps – please reach out to us on Facebook Messenger or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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