NEW: Our Bloomin Friends - Sept. Swap: Show Off Your State
OBF September Swap: Show Off Your State
Let me begin by saying that Our Bloomin Friends requires you to be member before you can join in on one of the swaps. If you are interested in membership, please contact Shirley or Carol.
What we will do for the month of September is Show Off Our State with what we mail to our swap partner. Two things will be required, but you can send more if you like. Just don't feel like you have to spend a lot of money for this one. It's the thought that counts and your creativity.
1. Include a card that represents your state or the area you live in. A post card is great, but it doesn't have to be a post card. You can make the card yourself or you can embellish a store bought card by adding stickers, information, or anything you wish. Remember though that it has to represent your area so if your store bought card doesn't do that, get creative with it!
2. Include at least one item that is plant related in your swap. Again, this has to relate to your area or state. I think most of us can still receive plants in September so it could be a native plant, one common to your area, one with the name of your area (like "Boston fern" for Boston), an appropriate pack of seeds that meets those same requirements, or even a decorative item picturing a plant associated with your state. Here in SC, we have lots of items with palmetto trees pictured on them. Something like that is fine... or for SC, tea (only tea plantation in the US) or something made of cotton for SC (yes, cotton was a big southern crop for many, many years... and it comes from a plant!) You will know your area better than I do, so put on your thinking cap.
I'm sure those examples will give you some ideas, but if you have any questions, just ask. Sign up by September 8th and mail by Sept. 20th. That way any live plants can make it though without extremely cold weather.
I hope you'll join in! I'm looking forward to it.