Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Noel Swap!

It’s time for another swap! We couldn't resist a Christmas swap, so our next theme word is Noel. Please keep this theme in mind when selecting items for your partner. As usual, please limit your gifts to what can fit in a shoebox.

Please read the following details carefully.

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 usually have at least one person who writes to say they’ll be late in sending their box because they can’t afford the shipping. We want to respect your financial situation, and ask that you consider joining the next swap instead so no one is disappointed.

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 sisterswaps@hotmail.com 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.

* When you think of Noel, or 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?)

* What are your favorite ways to celebrate the Christmas season? Do you have a special holiday tradition?

* What is a favorite gift you've received?

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 due by 8 a.m. (CST) Thursday, October 8, or when 40 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by Monday, October 12.
Please send your shoebox by Friday, November 6.

If you have not received an e-mail with partner info from us by October 10, please check your “junk” folder first, and then contact us if needed.

Thanks, and happy swapping!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea! x

Leanne said...

how fun! I can't wait!

Denise said...

Sounds like fun! Just might do it!

I enjoy following your blog!

Jenn said...

YAY it's been quite awhile since I've done a swap! Last one was early Spring.

Elise said...

Oh, this sounds like so much fun!! I hope I'm not too late...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Do you recognize me yet? I would love to play if you do, but have a question. Is there a $ amount that needs to go into the box?

Becky said...

I signed up - I hope I get picked to participate!! I loved doing your Clean Swap you hosted and I know this one will be the exact same!! Count me in!!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Debbie -

YES! We'd love to have you in our swap!

As for a dollar amount, we leave that entirely up to you and the only limit we have on it is the shoebox size. That said, we are all frugal gals and love to see a fabulous box pulled off without a lot of expense!

Have fun!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Thank you Monica!

Jennie Shutt said...

This sounds fun and I would love to be included. The last swap you did I was a new commenter so was waiting for another swap so you'd recognize me before I ask to be included.

Lisar said...

Hi Monica....I am quite keen to participate again, but given that I am in Australia, would understand if no-one is keen to send overseas. I know my parcel took ages to get to it's recipient with the clean swap....and it is costly to post Oz....I guess if you have anyone interested, let me know and I'll sign up....Lisa

pinon family said...

sounds like fun! I guess I should stop lurking so I can participate next time around.

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

I guess, I am too late... now. I would love to participate if able, and even willing to consider going interntional if the need arises. I know I will need to get my other info in to the email address... but I'll only do so if it's still okay for me to join.
Thanks. Just so you know...I am okay if it is too late - because I was the slow one here... sorry. I know that there will always be another time.