We are so happy that our Swappers return year after year for our Summer & Winter Swaps – we’ve built an amazing community and we want to celebrate and reward you! The more Swaps you participate in, the higher your Membership Rank.

Our Card and Ornament Swaps will Always be Free, and New Members will always have access to at least one Card Swap. However, there may be specific restrictions (like, location or group size), or additional Swaps only available to certain Ranks. This helps us build a community of trustworthy Swappers, who can be counted on to successfully participate within our Swaps.

Member Ranks

Member Ranks

1st Time Swapper

Verified Swapper

1 Requirement

  • Successfully Complete a Swap

Super Swapper

2 Requirements

  • Complete 3 Regular Swaps
  • Earn a Member Award

VIP Swapper

2 Requirements

  • Complete 5 Regular Swaps
  • Earn 3 or more Member Awards

A Big Christmas Swap Membership is Free.
Ranks are earned by participation and cannot be purchased.
Our regular Card & Ornament Swaps will Always be Free.
Our Premium Swaps can be joined using Premium Points, which can be earned or purchased.

Premium Points

Our Premium Swaps require a Registration Fee of 1 Premium Point.
Points can be earned alongside certain Member Awards (outlined below) or by Purchasing them to participate in the Premium Swaps.

Swap Badges & Member Awards

To reward and motivate our Members to participate and engage in our Swaps to the fullest, as of 2021 we have added Swap Badges & Member Awards. The Badges and Awards that you have earned can be found on your My Membership page.

Swap Badges

For each Swap you successfully complete, you’ll earn that Swap Badge. A few examples of previous years can be found below.

2021 International
Ornament Swap Badge

2021 Premium Book
Swap Badge

2021 USA-Only Card
Swap Badge

Member Awards

We are always looking for ways to reward and motivate our Members to participate fully across all Swaps – and have both Swap Season/Year specific and ongoing Membership Awards which can be earned.

Ongoing Awards

Swap Elf

We are grateful to those who understand the effort involved in running The Big Christmas Swap.

This Award is given to those who have kindly supported us on

Favourite Swapper

Get nominated by 5 or more Members to get this Award & Earn ⭐ 1 Premium Point

Referral Bonus

Please SHARE The Big Christmas Swap.

If you refer 3 new Members, you’ll get this Award and
Earn ⭐ 1 Premium Point


Completed Awards (specific to previous years)

2019 Swapper Award: Given in 2021 to all of those who participated in our first Swap in 2019.
2021 Stamp Collector Awards: Given to those who submitted more than 10 Names as ‘Received From’. (July/Winter)
2021 Mailbox Maverick Awards : Awarded if you were added by others 10+ times as ‘Received From’. (July/Winter)
2021 Jolly Decorator Award: Earned when an Ornament Swap recipient confirm they ‘Received From’ you. (Winter)
Special Santa 2021: Premium Swaps Only. Awarded by those who LOVED their gift(s), along with 1 Premium Point.