Monday, November 8, 2010

Sister's Shoebox Swap: JOY!

Update: This swap is now closed.
Monica and I decided that the Christmas swaps have been our favorites, so we just had to come up with one for this year. We are pleased to announce that our next Sister's Shoebox Swap has a theme of Joy!

For those are 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!

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!

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 Monday, December 6.

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.

Thanks, and happy swapping!


Hayley said...

Yes! I look forward to these every year! So glad I started blogging again when I did! Woo-hoo....sign me up!

Katie said... very fun! Hope I send my email in time!

Carrie said...

Hurray! Hurray! Just sent an e-mail!

Denise said...

Sorry I missed the deadline! I haven't checked blogs for a couple days. I'll catch the next one!

Agnes said...

Hello Carie and Monica. I received my lovely gift from Amy and she received mine.
I put pictures of her lovely gifts here

Thank you so much for organizing it, bless you and merry Christmas!