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Finally signed up for my first ever Litsy swap: @monalyisha's #WitchPleaseSwap! I have an abiding fear of participating in swaps because I'm pretty sure one of the following two scenarios will occur: I will go all out and spend way too much money, and my swap mate will back out at the last second and send nothing...

2BR02B or, I will drop the ball and send a lackluster package, probably too late, and my swap mate will send me something amazing in return. I'm not sure which of those scenarios would be worse. Probably the second one. #swapanxiety 😫 1y
2BR02B But I am still super excited to participate! So I'm window shopping for stuff now in order to mitigate scenario #2 from happening. 1y
KristinaRay I feel you. I decided to only join one at a time to keep my #swapanxiety to a minimum. This is the one I picked for my first #litsyswap as well. 1y
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LibrarianRyan You will do great. Do not let anexity get the best of you. The most important part of a swap is to have fun. 1y
AmyG Yes...what @LibrarianRyan said. As long as you try and care to do a good job...it will be great. I‘ve done so many swaps....all but 1 was wonderful. Just have fun with it! 1y
vivastory I've participated in two Litsy holiday swaps & have not been disappointed. Fingers crossed for a good experience! 1y
julesG Don't worry! Have fun. Pack what you'd like to get. If it helps, set a budget (I do it all the time, and allow myself to go 10% overboard). Keep postage in mind. 1y
JoScho Yay!! I am sure it will be awesome!! 1y
Craftylikefox I am so glad you joined 🖤🖤 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I totally get that. I feel like I fell way short of what other people sent for my first Litsy swap, and I didn‘t sign up for another—until this one! It‘s going to be awesome. 1y
sprainedbrain I‘m excited that you‘re joining this one! It will be fun. ❤️ 1y
2BR02B @KristinaRay @Craftylikefox @Clare-Dragonfly @sprainedbrain I'm happy so many awesome Littens are participating! Just goes to show that my fears of scenario #1 are totally unfounded. 😁 1y
whippoorwill815 I have no doubts that @monalyisha will make sure everyone has an awesome swap!! She was my first ever swap partner and she‘s amazing 😊 1y
2BR02B @julesG that's really good advice. Of course, as a first time swap participant, I'm a little at sea when it comes to setting a budget. The guidelines are two books and two witchy items, so I believe $50-60 (plus shipping) would probably be an appropriate amount to spend. 🤔 @monalyisha- any input? 1y
2BR02B @LibrarianRyan @AmyG @vivastory @JoScho Thanks for the encouragement, friends! 🤗 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I always over spend. But I like preparing the gift almost more than getting it. I just make a package that I would want to get. So far I've never had a match back out. 🤞🏻 So it's been all positive. 1y
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