Monday, May 17, 2010

Swap Time!

It’s (finally) time for another swap! We've had quite a few people write and ask when we'd be doing another one, and we hope you will join us.

Usually we choose a specific theme for our swaps, such as harvest or haven, but this time around, you get to choose the theme. Remember choose-your-own-adventure books? Well, here's our version in a swap!

Each swapper will be matched with a partner, and using their questionnaire, we hope you'll craft a box you think that person would enjoy. You're welcome to use any of our past themes, but we're excited to see what you come up with. As always, please limit your gifts to what can fit in a shoebox.

Please read the following details carefully.

1. In order to participate, you must be a subscriber or regular reader of either The Homespun Heart or with all that I’ve been given.

2. You need to fill out your questionnaire as part of the sign-up. In order to sign up for this swap, please e-mail with the following info:

complete mailing address
e-mail address
blog site, if you have one

Please indicate if you would be willing to ship internationally. If you don't mention this, we will assume you would prefer to ship within the U.S.

Also, please answer the following questions in the e-mail. The more thorough your answers, the better we can match you with someone complementary.

What is your favorite color?
Favorite season?
Do you collect anything?
Describe your style (classic, eclectic, neutral, etc.)

If you were to receive a gift basket full of goodies, what kinds of things would you like to be included? (lotion, candles, notecards, etc.)

Please indicate your preferences, and feel free to elaborate on your choices:
Hot weather or cold
Tea or coffee
Cake or pie
Buy it or make it
Book or movie

Sign-up entries must be complete to be included. Even if you’ve swapped with us before, please send all of the information requested above.

Important dates to consider:

Sign-ups are due by 8 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, May 19, or when 40 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by May 24.
Please send your shoebox by Monday, June 14.

If you have not received an e-mail from us by May 25, please check your “junk” folder.

Thanks, and happy swapping!


Wendi said...

I just sent you an e-mail. Love the idea of picking our own theme. Should be fun and intersting!

Elise said...

Oh yay!! I haven't done a swap in a while, so this oughta be fun!!
I will email you my info in just a minute.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! I've never swapped before but it sounds like fun. I've sent you an e-mail.

Mrs M said...

Hey Monica,
Do you have anyone else in New Zealand who would like to do this.... I can't afford the postage of a box to the US - but would love to take part somehow!!
Or maybe someone would be prepared to just do a small book swap or something?
I understand completely if this isn't going to work out for me to join in.
PS - inspired by your georgous porch... have some ideas for my own! Thanks! :)