Fall Favorites Swap {sign-ups}

Fall Favorites Swap

Last year, we had a terrific response to our Christmas Tradition Swap but I thought I’d do something a little earlier since we also do the Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange every year and the holidays are busy enough as it is.

I love everything about fall.  The sights, the smells, the tastes; anything even remotely fall-ish is okay in my book.   And I love swaps.  So, it only made sense to have a Fall Favorites themed swap to celebrate Autumn!

All you have to do is send an email with the subject line FALL FAVORITES SWAP to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com with your name, snail mail address and some of the things you love.  Do you love to knit?  Do you have a thing for coffee mugs?  Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes?  Anything you can think of that you think might help your partner when picking out their swap items for you.  Also, if you are not an Orthodox Christian please just add a note letting me know that so your partner knows whether or not to include religious items. **Please be sure to put FALL FAVORITES SWAP as the subject to ensure your message doesn’t end up in spam.

You can send whatever you love about fall!  Here are some ideas:

Anything pumpkin, apple or acorn related, fall colors, scents, gift cards to a coffee shop with a note telling your partner what you like to order from there in the fall, a scarf, pair of fingerless gloves, favorite candle.

It’s entirely up to you.  The only thing I ask is you meet the minimum amount requirement.  It’s not fair for someone to put a lot of time and money into your package and receive something thrown together at the last minute that didn’t even cost the same amount.   The minimum amount is $20.  If you want to spend more, feel free but $20.00 is the least you can spend.  

I love these swaps for so many reasons, one of them being the relationships that are sometimes formed between partners.  I really try to match everyone up based on interests, so please tell me a bit about yourselves in your email.  It’s awesome to hear people tell me afterwards that they still keep in touch with previous partners.  Can’t wait to see who will be joining us this time!

The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, October 29.  Once I get all the info, I will partner everyone up and email you all of their info by Thursday, October 31.

Packages must go out by Friday, November 8.   It is a little rushed this time around because I was hoping to post this much sooner but couldn’t but it still gives us plenty of time to enjoy those fall goodies!

So, do you know what you have to do now?

1.  Leave a comment with your email address just in case your email doesn’t arrive in my inbox.

2.  Email me the info I asked for above by this Tuesday, October 29.

3.  Send your package out by Friday, November 8!

4.  Post your package on our Flickr group (which I will create soon and link it back to this post).

 

 

Comments

  1. Maria Murphy says:

    Keramidasm@yahoo.com is my email :-)

  2. Helen Antonatos says:

    How fun and exciting is this!!! I love it!

  3. I love scarfs, mittens, boots:) size nine, I like coffee, picture frames, I love orthodox books on miracles, I like things that comes from the great I’m not picky so whatever you get I’ll be happy:)

  4. tamra williams says:

    so excited for the fall swap!!

  5. I`m in for this swap!

    Email: floricelecolorate@gmail.com

    I`ve sent you and email and I wrote there a bit of myself and what I would like to receive.

    Thank you!!!

  6. I love this, it looks so much fun! I love yarn and tea and yarn more than anything else.

  7. Very excited to participate in the swap. I sent an email yesterday with a short list. Would be happy with any fall surprises.

    ddavs@zbzoom.net

  8. Your blog has been added to the Greek Orthodox Blog Directory:

    http://www.GreekOrthodoxBlogs.blogspot.com

    Have good day.

  9. Yay for pen pals and packages that brighten your day!

  10. I wanted so badly to join in this, but we will be traveling during this time and I’m not sure I can make the deadline to mail. Have fun ladies! I would like to join in the next one if I can.

  11. christina k. says:

    Sent you an email. :)
    C.kakis86@gmail.com

  12. This is a lovely idea and I would like to participate. Thank you for organizing such things, Sylvia. I have sent an email. :)

  13. This looks like so much fun!

  14. If not too late and you have an odd number of swappers…add me too.
    Otherwise no worries will catch the next one.

    Olgastamps@verizon.net

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