Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nest Swap!

The first day of spring is just around the corner, and we are pleased to announce that our next Sister's Shoebox Swap has a theme of Nest!

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 sisterswaps@hotmail.com with the following info:

name
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.

*Considering that your home is your nest, how would you describe your ideal nest? (bright, spacious, cozy, etc.)
*What is your favorite thing about spring?
*How do you celebrate Easter?
* What are your do's and don'ts of spring decorating? (for example: Favorite spring colors? Do you collect bunnies? How do you feel about religious decorations in your home?)

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) Friday, March 11, or when 40 people have signed up.
Partner info will be e-mailed to you by Wednesday, March 16.
Please send your shoebox by Wednesday, April 6.

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

Thanks, and happy swapping!

5 comments:

Hayley said...

You know I'm in! I love your swaps!

Carrie said...

Excited to see this this morning! Love the theme and I just popped y'all an e-mail!

Nancy said...

I'm relatively new here and kind of quiet, so I don't know if I'll be accepted into the swap. I would love to do this. I've never really done any kinds of swaps yet. Most of the ones I've seen have been mostly quilting oriented and I'm a newbie with that.

Anonymous said...

Carrie I c,ant send an email until tonight but I really want to be apart of your swap again. Can u hold me a place? Thanks kim miller

Katie said...

What a fun swap theme, Carrie! =) Although I would LOVE to participate, I don't think I'll have the time to put all that I would want to into it! (Busy time with school before the end of the year...) I will look forward to seeing everyone else's creativity though!! Fun fun!