I didn't receive as many charms as I had hoped for... I thought a lot more women (and a few men) made charms to trade. It was part of the reason I made charms to trade. And by the way... I came home with NOTHING LEFT! One of my friends thought I was nuts making so many charms... like about 120 in all... before I left but I swear I could have traded for even more had I wanted to. This year, there was lots of ephemera, artsy bits and pieces, cute little books and ATC's and not one of the trades duplicated itself! But few charms... oh darn... cause they look so cool on a chain as you will soon see.