Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Merry swap show and tell

I sure love the holiday swaps. It's show and tell time for the Merry swap . . .

Since we ended up with an odd number of swappers this round, I was in a 3-way swap. I sent a box to Amy who sent to Angie who sent to me.

Here are the goodies I received from Angie: She organized them into categories so it spelled out MERRY: Memories of Colorado (items she picked up on a recent trip to my hometown--neat!); Eat, Drink and Be Merry: tea, cookies, and M&Ms; Rest during the busy season: tissues, gloves, book, potpourri and candle; Relaxation through hobbies: Target shopping bag =), notecards, clipboard, notepad; Yuletide supplies: tissue paper, Advent reading guide, ribbon, "merry" sign, and ornaments for N+N to color.
As if that wasn't enough, the crowning touch is a wooden sleigh her father made using wood from her great-grandfather's farm. Her husband then sanded and stained it. Wow! What a special gift. Thank you so much, Angie, for your generosity!And here is what I sent to Amy: snowman candles, snowman kitchen towel, nativity made in Israel, homemade hot cocoa mix, snowflake garland, "Merry" napkins, gift notebook, card kit and washcloth for her daughter, thank you notes, and star ornament.Now it's your turn--please leave a link in the comments so we can check out your Merry boxes!

15 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

Fun, Carrie! I enjoyed seeing your sent and received goodies!

Mine are up as well.

ASC said...

Hi Carrie! My swap details are up on my blog at http://crawford-family-ink.blogspot.com/2011/12/sisters-shoebox-swap.html I've already used all of the thank you notes and have been enjoying the hot cocoa! Thanks again, and Christmas blessings! A.

Katie said...

Looks like another fun swap!! :) Merry Christmas to all the swappers!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

fun goodies you rec'd. I love doing your swaps. I have my post up too.
http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-shoebox-swap.html

Mary Ann said...

Oh, I like how she spelled out Merry with the gifts she chose. Very creative!

Thanks for hosting the swap. I really enjoyed it!

My swap details are here:
http://mrsmaryannshouse.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-swap.html

South Girl said...

Thanks Carrie & Monica for organizing this fun swap. This was my first swap and I loved it!!
Started my blog back up just to show my goodies Kelsey sent me!
http://southgirlinthewest.blogspot.com/. Thanks again, you ladies are fabulous!

A Dusty Frame said...

Here's mine:)
http://adustyframe.com/2011/12/13/m-e-r-r-y-swap/

Lizzie

Shannon said...

My swap details are up at
http://idylwild.blogspot.com/2011/12/sister-shoebox-swap.html

This was soooo much fun! Thanks to you and Monica for putting it together!

Crystal said...

What a great swap this was! Here's a link to my post...
http://joshandcrystalprice.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-swap.html
Thanks Carrie and Monica for putting this swap together!

Sweet .n. Simple said...

I really enjoy the swaps each year ♥ http://asweetnsimplelife.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-swap.html

Peggy said...

Carrie, I want to thank you and Monica for hosting these swaps each year! I have been truly blessed!
Debbie was my swap partner and I couldn't have asked for a better one. :)
http://piglogsandtaterberries.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-swap-show-and-tell.html

Amy Davis said...

I had such fun swapping! I forgot to take pictures, and I don't blog but I had so much fun with Sara! This was my 3rd swap & I look forward to more. Merry Christmas!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I loved the spelling of Merry too! I will have to remember that clever idea!

Mom said...

Great idea to spell out merry with gifts :) -- fun! Love you, Mom

Hayley said...

My poor blog has not seen a new post in months! So I thought I'd send a quick shout out to Crystal, home school mom of 3 from the south! Thank you so much for my fun box! It was fun swapping with you!