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Since there was some interest, I'm editing this first post to reflect the dates.

Basic guidelines:
- You don't need to be vegan to send a box, but all the items in your box should be vegan. This means that they include no items of animal origin, including honey and trace ingredients such as cochineal, etc. If you have doubts about some ingredients, just ask in the Q & A thread and I'm sure someone will know.

- To participate in the exchange, you must have been a member for 6 months and have made 150 posts. If you are close to meeting this requirement, please send me a PM and we may be able to work something out. If you have failed to send something in a previous exchange please PM me before signing up. If you are unable to participate, please don't come and trash the thread telling us what fascists we are etc. (this happened recently) We have exchanges about 3 times a year, and now some smaller ones as well, so you'll get a chance if not this time.


- Plan to spend about $25 on items for your box. Please do not spend a great deal more than this as while's it generous and fun for your recipient, it's inconsiderate to the rest of the participants. Homemade items are *very* welcome too, so please don't hesitate to participate if $25 is a bit steep for you. Please note that international shipping rates will probably mean that you will spend $25 or more on shipping as well. If you do not want an international match, that's okay too.

- If you are under 18, please get your parents' permission before signing up.

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Okay, so if this sounds like fun, just send me a PM with:

your VB name
your real name
your address

Also:
Please make a note if you have any allergies or particular likes or dislikes.

If there is anyone with whom you would or would not like to exchange, please let me know (some people don't want to have someone they've had before, for instance).

Please note whether you are willing to ship internationally.

As some vegans are concern with bone-char processed sugar (generally not an issue outside of the Americas), please note if this is something you seek to avoid.
And now....the dates:

Last day to sign up: Sunday, 1st of May
Matches received by: Wednesday, 4th of May
Packages mailed by: Saturday, 4th of June, be received by 11th of June (international shippers should post earlier, but no worries if it takes longer)

Let the fun begin (I already have one thing that I *must* send
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Originally Posted by Kjesta View Post

What's a box exchange? Whatever it is, it sounds fun!
a box exchange is like what we did at Christmas time( Secret Santa)....a set dollar amt is given, then you buy a bunch of vegan stuff for your recipient, and ship it off to them. Not sure if this will be secret or not.
 

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Will take a look at some dates later tonight and post something (maybe tomorrow).
 

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Edited the first post with more info.

Carley, most people send a few ideas in their signup PM, and sometimes we have an anonymous Q & A thread where you can ask them about their preferences.
 

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Can I ask why you have to have been on VB for at least six months to participate?
I think it increases the chances of you sticking around to see the exchange through. Forums in general get a lot of members who come in, fart around, then leave.

Also, you'll be getting someone's name and address... The mods just want to make sure participants have a true investment in our community before handing out the personal information of other members.

ETA: I must participate. I am still feeling guilty about not getting pictures up of my package from Christmas though. I feel too shameful to participate, since it was so epically awesome and kind and I was SO tragically busy I never got around to taking pictures and glory-posting like I usually do...
 
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