Friday, June 12, 2009

Angie's Spot presents the Christmas in July Swap


I've been thinking for quite a while about hosting my own swap out here in bloggy land. And now, after participating in several others swaps, I'm venturing out in my first attempt, hoping that will at least a few of you will be interested in joining in. It's going to be fun!

The theme I've chosen is Christmas in July! I don't know about y'all, but I love the Christmas holidays. I especially love the shopping and choosing of special gifts for the people I care most about. And I'm not going to lie...I love to receive surprises. So, if this sounds fun to you, please take a look at the rules below and join in!

1. You must have a blog to participate. Private blogs are ok, but you have to allow access to myself and your partner, so we can enjoy your entry about the fabulous goodies that you receive and get to know you better!

2. All participants must be available to ship their package on July 17th/18th. I'm trying to aim for everyone to receive their packages around July 25th, so please don't spoil the fun by shipping way early or late. And if you can't ship on time or if life intervenes, you must let me know ASAP so that we don't have disappointed participants.

3. The contents of each package must be valued at a minimum of $25 (not including the cost of shipping). You are welcome to spend more than that, but please don't be disappointed if you spend $45 and you receive a $25 package. And please giftwrap each item in the package. This isn't a strict requirement but it makes the whole experience so much more fun!

4. The items in the package should be things that you would love to give as gifts and things you would love to receive as well. Make sure you read up on your partner and get a sense of their likes & dislikes. Tailoring your items to your partner's interests would be great! For example, if you & your partner love notecards and your partner loves purses, coming across purse shaped notecards would be a great gift! Be creative.

5. To participate, please grab the code for the swap button and blog about the swap. Then come back here and link up your post with the Mr. Linky below. It's really simple!

6. After linking up your entry, please email me at angiemnye at gmail dot com with the following information.

Name & Address
Email & Blog addresses
2 Gifts you love to receive
Any hobbies, interests or favorites
Any allergies (food or scents, etc.)
Anything you do NOT want to receive

**Participants will be accepted through June 24th or when we reach 50 people, whichever comes first. I'll send out partner pairings by June 27th, which gives you 3 weeks to put a great package together!






37 comments:

Jane In The Jungle said...

Girl I'm in!! Post up!!! And now I'm finally going to bed!!

Angela said...

You know I'm in! But I have to post and link up when I get home. Will do then. Love ya!

Brandy said...

I'm going to pass on this one. I know I'll regret it, but playing along with Shannon has depleted my swap budget for now. ($15+ shipping alone - OMG!! I nearly fell out at the post office...)

Anyway I can't wait to see what people get and Merry Christmas to all!

Chrissy said...

How fun!! I am so in and this is my first time doing one of these so I am really excited!

Shannon said...

You know I'm in.

Working on my post now...

brainella said...

Yay. Another swap. This is FUN! :-)

Shannon said...

I've posted and linked!

mub said...

Are you trying to keep this US only or are international players allowed too? =)

Angela said...

You know I'm in! Post is up. Just a note for others in case they have not noticed it though - the code in your swap button points to the wrong site. It did not work at least on my browser - but when creating your post, you can edit the code to match up with Angie's correct blog address.

Merry Christmas!

Angel said...

Hi Angie!
Nice to meet you, blogs up! This should be fun..

Angel

~Tara said...

Hi! I'm a newbie to your blog and just had to tell you that I LOVE IT!!! You had me at eye candy...LOL!

Your swap sounds like so much fun, I'm excited to participate and linked up my post from my blog...

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Hi Angie! I am all linked up and I sent you my info! :)

confessionsofacountrygirl said...

I'm in too! I LOVE a good swap!

Niki said...

Im in too! Ive already posted about it on my blog and signed in with mr linky. WOOT!!!

Teresha and Damon said...

Came over from SITS...love this idea! Count me in.

Margaret said...

Sounds like lots of fun. I may come back and sign up. I am still trying to decide.

Trina said...

I am in. This is my first bloggy swap. Should be fun!

Valerie said...

I definitely want to participate but won't have time to get my post up until tomorrow. Please count me in though!!

San said...

Great blog swap idea! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great idea and perfect for me as that is my business...I decorate homes for the holidays ....so holiday stuff I have......and am leaving for Christmas market next week...

Now since I am new at blogging I have to figure out how to add the button and the linky....

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Guess I did not do the Mr Linky right...need some help....

Tonya said...

I am so in! I love swaps!

Grace said...

Shoot... I was so wanting to be in on this. I will be unavailable at this time... business trip to the great white north in very remote area... dang it. Oh well... Have Fun everyone!

Amy B said...

I am in...

Lula! said...

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh...

or on a pontoon boat. In July.

Ah, I'm going to bed.

Lula! said...

p.s. All my posts for this week are already written--so I'll do it next week. Tell Mr. Linky to wait, please.
xoxo

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

I will have my post up tomorrow! This will be fun!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just posted about it...Can you help me with the Linky?

rosecolour said...

I would love to do this swap. I love Christmas. I've posted and joined Mr Linky and will now email you.

Valerie said...

Hey Angie I guess Mr. Linky is acting up. I finally got my post up. lol Here's the link It's A Wonderful Life. About to send you an email!

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

I finally have my post up!

Karen said...

Hi, I stumbles onto your blog and would love to join in! I just started blogging over here and have no followers but I will add link and see what happens!

P.S. Love reading all of your blogs!

Danielle said...

I just signed up, but it just occured to me that I may not be eligable to participate - I live in Canada. Is that ok?

cakegirl said...

Am I too late?!!! I would love to be in this swap.

printersdevil said...

Sound like you are all going to have fun. I just ran across this today. I love Christmas and wanted to invite you all to visit both my blogs for the Christmas in July events including giveaways on both!!!!!

I am hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

Angel said...

Angie, have youe done the pairing yet?

Amber said...

This looks like it would have been so much fun, I am disappointed I didn't find your blog til today! If you do it again in the future keep me in mind :-)

 

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