Hello and welcome to the new Secret Sister Swap Forum!
Secret Sister swaps are a little different than your normal swaps. There is a hostess, but she acts as an organizer of the swap. People sign up and then usually there is a list of questions to answer. The hostess will then gather all of the names and give people a person to send items to. Sometimes it is cards, sometimes it is gifts, and sometimes it is a mixture of both. Make sure you fully read the first post to see what is expected of you as a swapper before committing to any secret sister swap. These swaps can be a lot of fun if everyone does what they have agreed to do.
Since Secret Sister swaps are typically swaps done one-on-one, each sister is treated as a kind of hostess. We have the "main" hostess who gathers all the info and distributes the names and info. But, the sisters are ultimately responsible for sending their goodies.
That being the case, please note that Secret Sister swaps are treated by the moderators just a bit differently than most swaps. The following rule applies to all participating Secret Sister swappers:
Hostesses that fail to return swaps will be banned from the entire Splitcoaststampers site.
In other words, each person participating in the secret sister swaps is considered a hostess. Failing to uphold your end of a secret sister swap is considered stealing (and ultimately mail fraud if the postal system is used) and will not be tolerated.
By posting this, we don't mean to ruin the fun of Secret Sister swaps. We just want all participants to be aware that giving is just as fun as receiving and getting gypped just plain sucks.
Please take this into consideration when signing up to participate in a secret sister swap.
ETA: Purchasing delivery confirmation is highly suggested.