I have somewhere between 8-10 people and counting that were interested in joining the swap but their first choice was already chosen by someone else before them. Clearly a pitfall of the comment moderation on my blog. So I'm going to attempt to host a second swap for those of you who weren't able to get in on the first round. Just like last time, I will start with just 28 ornaments and if there is enough interest, I'll add in the O Antiphons. Ornaments are assigned on a first come first served basis. I strongly suggest putting your top three choices in the comments. If you send me an email make sure the subject line says Second Jesse Tree Swap so I can tell the two swaps apart.
If we have enough participants by Saturday, October 12th we will go forward with the swap. Share this post with others who might want to join in.
I would like to ship all of the ornaments out to the swap participants by November 23rd to ensure that everyone has their ornaments in time for the first Sunday of Advent. That means I will need to receive your ornaments by November 21st at the latest. If we start now that gives you about 5 1/2 weeks to make the ornaments and ship them to me. I'd suggest mailing your ornaments no later than November 14th to ensure they arrive on time.
Participants will need to also cover return postage for the ornaments. I'm thinking medium flat rate priority mail boxes would be the least stressful option, for me, not my poor mail carrier who will probably skip my house for the remainder of the year. Shipping for medium sized flat rate boxes is $12.35.
I have put suggestions for possible ornaments for each of the ornaments. Feel free to be as creative as you want to be. Ornaments can be made out of wood, felt, fabric, clay, yarn and so on. I'd suggest the ornaments be no larger than 2-4 inches since we need to make sure they all fit in the medium sized flat rate box.