new: jan. 2014 fotess swap: opposite day
FOTESS Swaps require that you be a member of our group. FOTESS stands for Friends of the Earth, Simple Swaps. If you want to know more about membership, please contact me or Shirley.
Here's what we are doing for the month of January:
I looked to see what special days there are in January and I found Opposite Day. It's Jan. 25th so that will be the basis for our next swap. Try to mail so that your partner receives by Jan. 25th - that sounds like a good target date.
What you send must fit in the smallest size priority mailing box - although you can send your swap in a different box or envelope. (First class mail is usually cheaper if it's lightweight.) You need to send at least one pair of opposites - small, inexpensive (one black, one white. - one soft, one hard - one old, one new, etc.) Ideas like seeds, socks, spices, snacks, anything you think your swap partner will enjoy. including a handmade or recycled item is totally fine. You know we try to keep things simple!
Sign up by Jan. 10.
Mail out by Jan. 16.
I'll bet I can come up with an interesting game to play in conjunction with this theme!
Here's what I read on the internet about Opposite Day:
Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down. If you see your left foot...is it really your right?
Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebrated primarily among school children. Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.
Thought for the Day: Opposites attract.
Origin of Opposite Day:
We have yet to discover who created this day, or the original date of creation. In true "Opposite Day" spirit, you have to look for someone who says "I didn't create this day" and go from there.
Happy New Year to all in FOTESS. I hope you have a wonderful 2014.