Friday, October 5, 2012

Christmas Swap Kickoff!

In spite of the fact that my Birthday is Halloween, Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday.
I'm not alone in this, so it was only natural that KellyTabitha, and I had the desire to sponsor a gift swap. I find them fun, a great way to connect with new bloggers, and an awesome way to kick off the holidays!


So what exactly is this Christmas Swap?
It is a Secret Santa that connects you with bloggers across America!
For Canada or other countries, message us separately and we hope to accommodate!

#1 You link up and encourage others to sign up! The more the merrier.
#2 Secret Santa assignments will be made and the fun will begin.
#3 You begin stalking their blog brainstorming fun gifts for them.
#4 Shop for something in the $10-15 range that is a MEANINGFUL or fun gift.
(Think nail polish, cute notepads, fun jewelry, and/or make them something)
#5 Mail out the gift and impatiently await yours to arrive.
#6 Keep it all a secret until we reveal with the final link up in December.

Time Frame Breakdown:

** Notice the date for the final link up has been pushed back for everyone's convenience**

~1st Friday in October~
10/05: Begin signing up.
~1st Friday in November~
11/02: Sign ups close, Secret Santa's will be given, and the fun will begin!
~2nd Friday in December~
We will link up our gifts and reveal who sent what to whom!

Gift Swap

We are so excited to have you all as a part of this, and can't wait to begin spreading the Christmas spirit. Tis the Season...almost ;)
Now sign up, grab a button, and let the fun commence!

Gift Swap

Today you will also find me over at Kait's blog!
Her blog is titled Gridiron Lipstick, so I just had to show off my "tough" side.
Go check it out, and humor me.


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oooh so much fun!

Amy Laura said...

That sounds like fun! If there is any chance of New Zealand being included count me in


Hilary said...

Fun idea! I'm in!!

Jenn said...

Such a great idea! I did one of these for Fall last year and it was a lot of fun!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Neat idea, I really cant believe that Christmas is seriously right around the corner. YIKIES!!!!

Pamela said...

I love Christmas & YOU!

Heather K. said...

Love this idea! I'm gonna add the pin to my blog now. I'm so new to this blogosphere, and am certainly enjoying the community!


cynthia said...

Yay, I am in like flynn! (Though what flynn is...I'm not sure. That is totally a saying though, right?)
How lovely of you for hosting! :)

Jen said...

How fun!!!!! :) Just signed up.

Unknown said...

I am definitely in! Absolutely checking out your post on GridIron Lipstick too :)

Scribble-N-Dash said...

Ah SOO in! Love this, you ladies ROCK!

<3 Melissa

p.s. checked out your guest post on Kait's blog, loved it & really enjoy her blog!! :)

DSR said...

Oh me oh myyyy...for some reason you weren't showing up on my Google Reader feed and then I realized I somehow wasn't following you anymore. Whaaaat??!

Sometimes I want to kick some Google ass. Today is one of those times.

Happy weekend!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I'm so excited. :)

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Alright girl! I'm signing up but I've not had good experiences with swaps in the past. First one...a used item that was hardly a gift and the second time no gift at all. The person totally flakes. True story! So, ya gotta match me with someone legit. ;)

Unknown said...

your bday is Halloween! awesome...? haha. I'm a holiday bday too. you get dressing up and getting candy, I get drunkin irish folk(st.Patricks day). haha.

this swap sounds really fun! I've seen these before but haven't done one yet.

Jean said...

with your birthday being on halloween and you loving christmas, it just reminded me of blink 182's song, I MISS YOU... "And we'll have halloween on Christmas. And in the night we'll wish this never ends...."

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

So happy with our turn out so far!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Your birthday is Halloween? Get out! Mine is the next day!

Elle Sees said...

ooh i wanna do this!!

My-cliffnotes said...

Love us

Courtney B said...

Oh my gosh... how FUN! I was just thinking the other day how I want to sign up for a gift swap but I'm going to opt out this year :( I haven't even started Christmas shopping for my own family yet (FAIL!) and I have to look at the reality that baby girl could make her appearance any day. If she comes in the next month or so, I'll be spending my days in the hospital while she gets stronger and healthier. If she comes in December when she's supposed to... well I'll have lost my mind and I probably will forget to mail out the gift. SO! That's my super long, lame excuse as to why I'm not signing up. But if you do this next year? I'm so in!

Kari said...

What a fun swap! New follower! :)


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