Sweet Goodness Holiday Sister Swap
**Post Courtesy of Rebecca***
Rebecca and I have been working hard at getting all the details together for our next round of swaps for Sweet Goodnes Swaps and we think we've found the best way yet to round out the year in total Swap Goodness!! Take a look at the details and come play with us!!
A new kind of swap from Sweet Goodness Swaps, the first annual Holiday Sister Swap! This swap requires a commitment of three send outs over the next three months so we are limiting swappers to those who have successfully swapped with us in the past OR come recommended from one of our trusted swappers. We hope this will cut down on the amount of "flakers" and also make it easier for us to keep track of. We will also be limiting the number to 50 participants but will consider extending that depending on the amount of interest.
Please know that when you sign up for this swap that you are making a commitment to send THREE small swap packages to your swap sister. This will be a great way to get to know another crafter and will put you in the holiday mood!
So what are the facts?
Sign up by: 9/20/07
First Send Out: 10/20/07
Second Send Out: 11/20/07
Third Send Out: 12/15/07
As there are three packages to send, your monthly swap should be small and meaningful. There is one for each month with an upcoming holiday: October, November & December. We also encourage you to email with your sister and read her blog to get to know her. There is also the requirement of sending at least ONE snail mail card or letter to your sister but you are welcome to send more! It's so much more fun to get a card from a friend than it is to get bills. :)
The main idea of the swap is to develop a bond, find out about each other and do little sweet things for each other within the theme each month.
OCTOBER SISTER SWAP DETAILS
Please send your sister, by 10/20/07, a Sweet Goodness Halloween Treat! Please include one hand made item with a Halloween theme (Halloween cone with treats inside, a trick or treat bag for your swap sister's kids, Halloween ATC, Halloween potholders, fall pincushion, note cards, a home decoration, etc.) and some sweet treats. Please make sure to check with your sister to see if she has any allergies (chocolate, nuts, etc.) or cannot have sugar.
NOVEMBER SISTER SWAP DETAILS
Please send your sister, by 11/20/07, a Tags & Swags Swap package! What is that you ask? Well tags could be any kind of holiday gift tags hand made by you for your sister to use in her holiday gift giving. And swags, why a banner of course! Make a banner/garland for your sister for Thanksgiving or one of the December holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) to display in their home and show their holiday spirit.
DECEMBER SISTER SWAP DETAILS
Please send your sister, by 12/15/07, a Sweet Holiday Goodness package! So what should you send? Please include a few recipes for your sister to treat her friends and family. Put your recipes on recipe cards and include them in a hand made "bag" of some sort. Suggestions: fabric bag, decorated gift bag or brown paper bag. Also include something to encourage her to make one of your yummy dishes, a whisk, a spice, measuring spoons, you name it! Please also send a hand made or purchased/thrifted small gift of your choice. By this time you should know your sister pretty well and will know if she will enjoy some scented lotion or a vintage kitchen tool or a thrifted apron. Just a little something to say Happy Holidays!
Try to limit your spending to between $5 and $8 per package if you are asked to supply something you cannot make from your stash. So you see, this is a SERIOUS swap and we will only take serious commitments. We had a lot of disappointed people after the summer swap and don't want that to happen again!
To sign up please send an email containing your name, email address and blog address to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/20/07. We will send your partner name to you as soon as we can!
Sign up quickly, the window is small!!
The Goodness Girls