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Sharing and Caring Exchanges => Completed/Past Exchanges => Topic started by: Erica McPhee on January 15, 2018, 11:58:07 AM

Title: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 15, 2018, 11:58:07 AM
We had some great exchanges last year and some drop outs. I tried a new approach with the forum shares but had no participation so won't be doing that again.  ;D

This year's list has some really fun ideas so I hope we will have a good number of participants and 100% follow through!  ;)  The schedule can be downloaded as a PDF linked below.

1. Holi Heart Holi is an ancient Hindu spring festival also known as the Festival of Colours or the Festival of Love. It is a day where people laugh, play, celebrate forgiveness and love, and cover each other with colors! Let's share the colors and love.
2. Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz Share your favorite Dr. Seuss ABC words or write your own.
3. April Showers Bring May Flowers Rain showers or lovely flowers, take your pick.
4. Lane Courtesy June is Lane Courtesy Month when drivers are supposed to show extra kindness to their road sharing friends. So let's share our love of cars, driving, and the open road.
5. Wine & Spirits Every year in Moldova, they celebrate the arrival of fall and the goodness of wine on National Wine Day. In honor of calligraphy, good design, and wine, create your own wine label to share with friends.
6. Holiday | New Year The ever-popular end of the year exchange in honor of all things holiday and happy.

The only requirements are:

1. Although the exchanges do not have to be handmade, some kind of calligraphy should be used on the inside and envelope.
2. You will send an exchange to every member on your list (typically 7-9 members).
3. Must be related to the theme.
4. All skill levels welcome!
5. If you end up not being able to participate, please contact me ASAP. If you don't send your exchange after the list has gone out, you will not be able to participate in the next exchange.
6. You must sign up before the deadline via the form. No late sign ups.
7. HAVE FUN!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Natalie419 on January 15, 2018, 02:15:29 PM
What a fun list!  I am looking forward to participating in them.  :)
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Inked botanicals on January 15, 2018, 02:49:59 PM
ohhh!! no halloween this year??  :'(

but I am all in for that wine day!! I am assuming the mandatory glass of wine while writing the cards...
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: hasenherz89 on January 16, 2018, 03:36:31 AM
ohhh!! no halloween this year??  :'(

but I am all in for that wine day!! I am assuming the mandatory glass of wine while writing the cards...

I can't wait for this exchange  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: passionforwriting on January 16, 2018, 08:44:00 AM
Great themes Erica! I'm soo excited for all of these! Thanks again!   :D
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 16, 2018, 12:26:40 PM
ohhh!! no halloween this year??  :'(

I know... I debated for a long time because it is a favorite for many but thought we would change it up for a bit.   ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Bianca M on January 16, 2018, 04:59:52 PM
@Inked botanicals, we can send each other spooky mail (and anyone else who wants to join in an unofficial capacity).  ;)  I am a total Halloween junkie!!

That being said, I love the creative new ideas, @Erica McPhee !
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 16, 2018, 08:21:25 PM
Yes! And I actually meant to say I kept the list small this year because it leaves more room for impromptu exchanges if anyone wants to organize one.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Inked botanicals on January 17, 2018, 04:27:19 AM
yes!! Count on me for that unofficial spooky exchange too!  ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Mabel on January 17, 2018, 08:04:51 AM
Hello Erica,
Happy 2018 !!. I hope that this one is better than the last one.
Thank you very much for organizing the exchanges one more time.
I'm very excited to take part on some of these exchanges.

Regards :)

Mabel
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Starlee on January 17, 2018, 08:41:47 AM
Looking forward to this year's exchanges! They're such a good opportunity to expand skills and push ourselves with no fear of criticism. It is unfortunate your sharing threads didn't take off. I do wish we would share our exchanges more, they're always so much fun to see!

And count me in on the Halloween one too! It's one of my favs as well :)
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Bianca M on January 19, 2018, 11:42:58 AM
Yay!  @Inked botanicals and @Starlee I've set myself a reminder for later this year to create a Halloween exchange. 
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on January 23, 2018, 11:28:22 AM
A thoughtful member pointed out to me that the date positions are reversed in other countries and the schedule could cause some confusion. So I have redone the Schedule PDF to include the day of the week and the month abbreviated so it is more clear. All dates are for 2018. I hope this is helpful!

I will definitely be more mindful of this in the future.  :-*
Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: passionforwriting on February 19, 2018, 10:48:27 AM
Yay!  @Inked botanicals and @Starlee I've set myself a reminder for later this year to create a Halloween exchange.

Count me in! I'd love to participate in a Halloween exchange too!!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: fridzleah on August 08, 2018, 11:11:04 AM
Hi everyone! It's been along time since I visited the site, such a busy-whirlwind the past months/year(s) it has been.... Excited to do an exchange again! Hopefully I can do even 1 this year ;)

Hope everyone is doing great!  :-* ;D

-freida
Title: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: lale_75 on September 10, 2018, 03:54:22 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm writing you from Italy, Rome!
I would like to participate in your next excange "Wine & Spirits"... can you tell me what I have to do to register?

Thank you very much and sorry for my bad english!

Alessandra
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 10, 2018, 01:45:22 PM
Hello Alessandra!

I just posted the sign up links for two new exchanges:

 Wine & Spirits Label Exchange (http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6418.0)
and the
 Halloween Exchange (http://theflourishforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6419.0)

There is a link in the post to sign up for the exchange.
Welcome to Flourish!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: ASlatzer on September 10, 2018, 07:02:06 PM
I am so excited!  I am a newbie/beginner but have always loved studying calligraphy styles and lettering.  I registered on this site a couple of years ago, but have been more dedicated than ever to my practice lately so I think this will help me keep up my momentum.  I think this will help me come out of my shell a bit more too : )  Thanks Erica!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: lale_75 on September 17, 2018, 08:25:42 AM
Hi Erica,

Thank you! I've sign up for the exchange... sorry but this is my first time: will you send me the addresses for the envelopes? or do I have something to do?

Thank you very much!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: Erica McPhee on September 17, 2018, 05:37:08 PM
Hi @lale_75

I will send out a list as soon as the sign ups are closed. So nothing more to do until you receive your list in email.
Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: ElizArt on January 08, 2019, 05:20:59 PM
Erica,

Do we have any new exchanges coming up for 2019.  So looking forward to a Valentine or Dear John exchange... wouldn't that be fun...

Looking forward to some fun, new exchanges.

Eliz. Gadus
Title: Re: 2018 Flourish Exchange List
Post by: lale_75 on January 10, 2019, 08:34:19 AM
Hi Erica,

I'm also waiting about 2019 new exchange, I feel alone without!

Thank you very much
Alessandra