Friday, November 07, 2008

Winter Wonderland Handmade Ornament Swap

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Ornament Swap!

We had our first swap last year and it was so much fun and very well received. So much so that I've already had a few e-mails asking if we'd do it again. Sooo... here's all the details!

I'm going to open it up to (2) groups of 5 for a total of 10 people so you'll only need to send 4 ornaments and get 4 back (you can make an extra one of your own to keep for yourself.) [EDIT: The first 2 groups are full but we'll open a 3rd group if we get four more people.]

The guidelines are simple:

1. Sign up for the swap by sending an email with the following information to debdamboise[at]comcast[dot]net by November 14th using ORNAMENT SWAP as the subject line. Include the following information:
- name
- address
- email address
- website or blog, if you have one
- whether your are willing to ship internationally

2. On November 15th (or sooner if it fills) you'll receive an email from us containing the addresses of 4-5 other swap participants to send your ornaments to.

3. Design an ornament that you can create multiples of and make your ornaments. The theme is Winter Wonderland which you can interpret however you'd like. Remember, you want to send something you'd be happy receiving yourself. Put some love in it. :)

4. Package your ornaments well...especially if you create anything fragile. Last year we had a few glass ornaments break in the mail so take care in packaging them well.

5. Send one of your ornaments to each person on the list of 4 other swap participants in your group by December 5th.

6. Sit back, relax and wait as you receive your happy mail of 4 beautiful handmade ornaments!


Is the swap open to international customers?
YES! Please let us know in your email sign-up if you are willing to ship internationally.

What sort of materials can be used?
Anything! Paper, wood, glass, sew, paint..have fun!

Who are the other people I'll be swapping with?
The other people on the swap list you receive on November 15th.

Will my address be on the internet anywhere?
No. The only people who will receive your address are the people you are swapping with.

What about shipping costs?
You are responsible for shipping costs for your ornaments...just as others are paying to ship ornaments to you.

For those of you new to swapping, it's very simple and a lot of fun! You will send out 4 ornaments, you can make five if you want to keep one for yourself, and you will receive four different handmade ornaments in the mail. How cool is that?!

Other questions? Email me! debdamboise[at]comcast[dot]net


LaurieStar said...

Oooh... I didn't see your post here. Yes, yes, yes! Sign me up and Joyce too! :) I loved last year's! Can't wait. I'm going to start tonight! :)

Clemencia said...

thank you so much for hosting this swap, I've been waiting for one lol

michelle said...

oh, this sounds so fun! I'd love to. Count me in!

Fink said...

Sure sounds like fun! I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Jann Gray said...

I am soooo in on this....I will send you an email....but count me in....

Scrap for Joy said...

I've already sent an email. This was one of the best swaps ever! I loved the girls I traded with and all the ornaments I got-I'll be getting them out soon I guess. I'm with Laurie-I can't wait!

Chrys said...

oh, I'd love to do this!!!

Anonymous said...

i would love to participate...please sign me up too.

Jenniwren32 said...

I'd love to give it a try, sounds like fun!!!

Martha said...

This was so much fun last year, but I can't do it this year. But I can't wait to see what everyone creates.

Robin aka Wolfhuntress2002 said...

I love christmas and handmade ornaments. I miss the kids bringing them home from school. My tree is a hodge podge of ornaments and would love to do this.....