Monday, November 08, 2010

JOY Swap!

Yippee!! Carrie and I love doing swaps this time of year, and we loved coming up with a new theme for this time! We are pleased to announce that our next Sister's Shoebox Swap has a theme of Joy!

Please read the following details carefully if you are interested in swapping:

1. In order to participate, you must either have swapped successfully with us before, or you must be a regular commenter on one of our blogs (The Homespun Heart/with all that I’ve been given). You don't need to comment daily, or even weekly, but we need to recognize your name when you sign up.

Before you send us an e-mail, please consider if you have the time and resources to fulfill your swap. We don't want anyone to be disappointed!

For those who are unfamiliar with our swaps, my sister and I started these several years ago as a unique way to encourage others. Based on the information you send us, we match you with someone we think you will pair well with, and then we ask each of you to fill a shoebox with goodies tailored to the theme and your swap partner. It's a lot of fun!
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

If you would be willing to ship internationally, please indicate that specifically. If you don't mention it, we'll assume it's your preference to ship within the U.S.

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

* How do you define "joy"?
*When you think of Christmas, what colors or images come to mind?
* What are your do's and don'ts of holiday decorating? (for example: Do you collect snowmen? How do you feel about Santa or religious decorations in your home?)
*When it comes to gifts, are you more likely to buy them or make them?
*What is your favorite seasonal drink and special treat?
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. Please keep the theme in mind when selecting items for your partner, and as usual, please limit your gifts to what can fit in a shoebox.

Important dates to consider:
Sign-ups due by 8 a.m. (CST) Wednesday, November 10, or when 40 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by Saturday, November 13.
Please send your shoebox by Friday, December 3.

If you have not received an e-mail with partner info from us by November 16, please check your “junk” folder first, and then contact us if needed.

Happy Swapping!!


Mary Ann said...

I'm so excited to join you this time!

Nessie said...

Monica, just a question: What do you put in a shoepox? Do you have some examples from previous years? It sounds so nice...

Anonymous said...

Oh, Monica this sounds like so much fun ♥ I participated in "Making HOME a haven week" and was greatly blessed ~ what neat ideas you come up with to make blogging encouraging and meaningful.
♥ Kelsey

Elise said...

I am all over this, Monica!! Sending you an email right away...

Huskerbabe said...

I have enjoyed being a part of your swaps in the past. I decided instead of joining your swap this time I'm going to make shoeboxes for two young women in my life as a little surprise. I'm already getting excited about planning these boxes! Thanks for hosting them, they have always been fun for me.

Carrie said...

Love these! Just popped you an e-mail!

Nancy said...

This sounds as if it's lots of fun. I hope that I can be included in a future swap.

rachel@thecupcakesprinklesinlife said...

Monica, what is the price amount you suggest?

Just checking before I send you the email...

Helen Maddox said...

I think this sounds like so much fun. Can I particpate to bless and be blessed?

Helen Maddox

Rebecca said...

I am always a day or two late, so bummed I miss this chance again... oh well, i will keep trying. =)