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 NE Ohio Made To Trade Day!

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PostSubject: NE Ohio Made To Trade Day!   Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:48 pm


November 14, 2009
At 10 AM
Hosted by: Pam
Email me at writter1969 at yahoo dot com for directions. We are 20 minutes north of Youngstown and will b hold another Made to Trade day in Feb 2010.

Curious about how things go on Trading Day?
Here's how it works:
Everyone brings things that are Homemade, Homegrown, or Home baked that they would like to share with others through organized giving. Everyone gives, and everyone receives. It's almost like everyone is having a birthday on the same day. It is a fantastic way to get special handmade items for a special loved one or to indulge yourself with home baked goodies! Here are some ideas of things to get your creative juices going:


Home baked:
Jelly/ Jam

(Must all be handmade)
Bath salts
Cloth heat packs

A Story of What to Expect:

When you arrive you will have your box of things to share, let's say you have:
bags of cookies
1 Apron
2 Bracelets
2 dozen eggs
2 Jars of jam
1. First you will write your name on your own page in our little book.
2. Next we will figure out how many points you have earned. Each point is equal to about .50 Do the math:
• Cookies 3 points each bag = 6 points
• 1 Apron 10 points= 10 points
• 2 Bracelets 14 points= 28 points
• 2 dozen eggs 4 points= 8 points
• 2 jars of jam 6 points= 12 points

3. Now you write down in the book that you have 64 points to spend
4. Make sure your tag is clearly marked with the point value on the front and your name on the back and then put it on the table.
5. Once everyone has figured out points everyone gathers up all the things they want to take home. You check out with a bunch of stuff and it all adds up to points. You write the balance in the book and save your extra points for next month. The whole process should take no more than an hour and a half to two hours!

How to figure out points:
One Point is like .50, but no money is involved. You will be figuring out your own points, and the leader will over see your progress, mark on the item what you would be willing to give for it, not just what you want for it.

1. Goodies: Points are equal to bake-sale values.
2. Produce: Points Equal to farmer's Market values.
3. Crafts: Points Equal to Craft Fair values.
4. High Value items: If you think something is worth more than 50 points you can put the item on the table and if someone wants it you get the points, if no one wants it, take it home. This only applies to high value things. With everything else you get the points in advance. Keep in mind if someone else only brings 25 points worth of items they can only take your one item and then will not have enough points to get anything else.
5. Please try to bring between 5-10 items (or more if you wish), totaling between 25-?? points in value.

• If you would like to figure out your points before you come that would be great! But we can help you decide when you get here if need be.
• Label your stuff well, tell ingredients, and make it charming!
• We are not buying or selling anything, we are bringing things that we want to give away to others, and we are taking home things that everyone else wants to give away. It's like a big Christmas gift exchange or a Swap-meet. No profits are made by anyone, because with the same measure that you give, you also receive and you will not increase your possessions, you just make a fair swap, we just have fun and make friends. You will be taking home your own items that are left and those points will be subtracted off of your points.

Neat Bible Verses about Giving and Receiving:

"Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare. Isaiah 55: 1-2

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Luke 6:38

"For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have. For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality. As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack." 2 Corinthians 8
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