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Britchick
30-05-2012, 05:24 PM
is anyone interested in participating in a new exchange? We have the Christmas one and the calendar but there's nothing in the middle of the year, it doesn't need to be pricey

anyone have any ideas?

maybe something we haven't done before or something you really enjoyed? it needs to be something readily available across the globe as we have people from all over and not too heavy with postage, you could opt to just send within your own country or overseas.

Any ideas?

Tink
30-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Well, here is a really silly one! Those little collapsable paper folding fans? :D :D :lol: Ok, I know, I know but you did say it was summer!

Johnie
30-05-2012, 07:06 PM
Magnets, keychains. Maybe post cards from your local area?

Britchick
30-05-2012, 07:12 PM
i'm not sure what you mean Tink :unsure:

we haven't done key chains have we? or post cards

Johnie
30-05-2012, 07:19 PM
I don't think we have. I'm almost positive we haven't done magnets here. But I could be wrong.

Britchick
30-05-2012, 07:24 PM
i love magnets....

Deafjeff
30-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Ooohhh magnet!


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Tink
30-05-2012, 08:50 PM
That's ok Brit. It was meant as a joke, anyway.

Britchick
30-05-2012, 09:13 PM
That's ok Brit. It was meant as a joke, anyway.

Really? Can you show me a picture?

Sam
30-05-2012, 09:20 PM
My DH recommended ..... (no I can't say it's rude) I do worry about what goes on in his head sometimes, I really must check our Internet history.

Anyway I think key rings and magnets are good. What about lapel badges or pins?

Tink
30-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Here is an example. They come in all sorts and types, from plain to very decorative.


http://www.centurynovelty.com/detail_249_209-1022.html?CSE=Google%20Product%20Search&mr:trackingCode=74CA5A42-1C8E-E011-AC9E-001B2163195C&mr:referralID=NA

Britchick
30-05-2012, 09:40 PM
They are cute but can't say I've seen them readily available here :unsure:

Tink
30-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Quite common here. They are used for advertising, little party favors, small gifts, giveaways, that sort of thing. You said summer, so I thought fan. :D

As I said, it was mostly meant as a joke.

Britchick
30-05-2012, 10:20 PM
I guess you would need them more there!

Lapel badges sound good Sam, or what about charity badges/wrist bands? That would be giving something back too

Tink
30-05-2012, 10:33 PM
Originally, when we started exchanges the purpose of the exchange was to trade a local "item" for a local "item."

I believe it started with calendars. A person in the US would trade a local calendar with someone in the UK or other country for one of their local calendars.

Exchanges can be whatever the members would like, but the concept of exchanging "local" is what I believe, made the exchanges interesting.

Christmas decorations are another sort of exchange. They are not as subject to the "local" type of context, but it is still nice to trade a decoration that comes from a local area as much as possible.

Johnie
31-05-2012, 04:25 AM
I started the exchanges and the first item was tshirts.

Tink
31-05-2012, 06:03 AM
I remember exchanging tshirts, but can't honestly say that I recall it being here. I just remember with whom I exchanged one.

I recall an early discussion back in 2008 about starting up exchanges here, but that discussion was in reference to calendars and Christmas cards.

At any rate, exchanges can be quite fun, especially when the item to be exchanged is selected by the members. My fondness for local items is just that, my personal preference. I don't expect it to be shared by everyone.

Deafjeff
31-05-2012, 06:11 AM
What about 'international' exchange? We buy something which can be only brought in our homeland?


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Britchick
31-05-2012, 07:21 AM
Daniel now wears the tshirt I got Johnie, I like the idea of local things too Tink, it celebrates the fact that we're from different countries. Jeff that's what we tend to do..buy a magnet for example that has your local area on it or similar :yes:

Johnie
31-05-2012, 11:34 AM
I do like the international theme. I always like getting something local :-) I can't say that I'm really sure what exactly would be only available here to send.

Britchick
31-05-2012, 12:37 PM
Not really the right time for choklit either,

What about something with your countries flag on? Or regional flag?

Deafjeff
31-05-2012, 12:52 PM
Magnet would be fun! Perhaps stationary and tea towels?


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MystikPiglit
31-05-2012, 01:21 PM
I took part in a local newspaper exchange once. That was really interesting, reading about property prices and seeing advertisements. :)

Britchick
31-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Interesting ideas

uscwest
31-05-2012, 02:55 PM
I remember the t-shirt exchange. Don't remember how much postage was though.


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Johnie
31-05-2012, 03:52 PM
The problem with tea towels is that we Americans do not seen to have anything that fancy.

Tshirts probably wouldn't be that pricey to send. You could put it in a large bubble envelope like you do with the calendars

Deafjeff
31-05-2012, 04:12 PM
Happy with t-shirt or magnet....


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Wendy
31-05-2012, 05:17 PM
Magnets and local newspaper or magnets and local postcards.

Or what about a pamphlet or little booklet with information about where we live, this could be sent with a postcard or a magnet.

Britchick
31-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Maybe we could narrow it down and vote?

Johnie
01-06-2012, 01:22 AM
Set up a poll darling :-)

Britchick
01-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Will do when I get home dahling! Lol

Sam
01-06-2012, 01:02 PM
What ever it is count me in. I only mentioned lapel pins as we've got quite a selection of welsh emblems, i.e. Welsh flag, daffodil, rugby ball, leak, dragon, well the list goes on.

I'm happy to go with whatever.

Watchinherskip
04-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Ok...how about some sort of local sports team item? It could be a hat, shirt, scarf (for you footballers), etc. Set a price limit on the item. It could be from a college, pro, semi pro, team or the like.

Britchick
04-06-2012, 07:01 PM
Ok...how about some sort of local sports team item? It could be a hat, shirt, scarf (for you footballers), etc. Set a price limit on the item. It could be from a college, pro, semi pro, team or the like.

Great idea Skip, there is a poll running here
http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/showthread.php?22541-Poll-for-next-exchange-item

Johnie
04-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Lol I would go pro cause no one wants anything with the Richmond Flying Squirrels on it

Britchick
04-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Lol I would go pro cause no one wants anything with the Richmond Flying Squirrels on it

That is where you are wrong! I would love something like that!

Deafjeff
04-06-2012, 08:19 PM
That is where you are wrong! I would love something like that!

What is Richmond Flying Squirrel?!


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Britchick
04-06-2012, 08:27 PM
What is Richmond Flying Squirrel?!


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A baseball team, I enjoyed watching the Charleston Riverdogs more than The Braves

Deafjeff
04-06-2012, 08:40 PM
A baseball team, I enjoyed watching the Charleston Riverdogs more than The Braves

I wouldn't mind watching a baseball game to see if I looks if I like the sport :yes:

Johnie
04-06-2012, 08:43 PM
Well then! I stand corrected :-)

Britchick
04-06-2012, 09:01 PM
Well then! I stand corrected :-)


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Watchinherskip
05-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Yeah we do have some weird names for teams...how about the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs??:tongue:

Britchick
05-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Yeah we do have some weird names for teams...how about the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs??:tongue:

don't sound too athletic lOL

Watchinherskip
05-06-2012, 02:01 PM
don't sound too athletic lOL

Yeah Really!:tongue:

Here are their mascots..

Ferrous and FeFe (an homage to iron in all its chemical forms)

Britchick
05-06-2012, 02:17 PM
cute! genius names LOL