Monday, October 21, 2013

Grateful Swap

After a two-year hiatus, it's time for another swap! We are pleased to announce that our next Sister's Shoebox Swap has a theme of Grateful!

For those are who are unfamiliar with our swaps, my sister and I started these several years ago as a unique way to make a new friend and encourage them. 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!
This theme is mainly aimed at Thanksgiving, but Christmas can certainly be included! I've started working on my goodies and Christmas is heavily represented so far :)

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

1.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!

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 therustyrobin {at} gmail {dot} com with the following info {sorry, our swap email account does not seem to be working right now}:

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.

What are you are grateful for? (Just list a few!)
What are your favorite things about the holiday season?
What are your favorite holiday colors?
What are your favorite holiday scents?

These next questions are to indicate your preferences--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. 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, October 23, or when 20 people have signed up.Partner info will be e-mailed to you by Friday, October 25.
Please send your shoebox by Friday, November 15.

Thanks, and happy swapping!

UPDATE: Swap is full!!! Thanks for your interest, friends!