UPDATE: Ornament swap is closed now (as of July 6, 2010). Thanks for the interest!
I usually start thinking about crafts and gifts for Christmas the week before Christmas. I am an “in the moment” kind of person! Last Christmas, I participated in two ornament exchanges, one with a friend and one with a blogger who would become a friend. I love making ornaments and exchanging them.
I am starting to get my thoughts organized for our Christmas in July Ornament Swap.
I even made a button for us to spread the word! Here’s the code to copy if you want to post it to your blog. For now, it will just link you back to my blog.
UPDATE: I got some feedback that my original code didn’t work, so try this: (thanks Vicki for your help!)
<center><a href=”https://terrisnotebook.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/christmas-in-july-ornament-swap-planning/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv132/dottyjane/ornament-button1.jpg” /></a>
If you are interested in participating, I have a few questions:
1. Should partners be assigned where you are exchanging with the same person who has your name?
2. Or, should partners be random and anonymous?
3. Or, should we exchange in groups, so for example, you would make five of the same ornament to send to five people?
4. Should we exchange just ornaments, or do you want to include another little crafty project of your choice, such as a potholder, mini quilt, patchwork card, pincushion, favorite holiday recipe, or whatever your fancy?
I have a couple giveaway items planned for participants in the swap too, so stay tuned!
I am hoping to open up the sign-ups in a couple weeks, around the end of June. I’m thinking our deadline to mail our crafty items should be the last week in July. Let me know in the comments or an email what you are up for, if you are interested in participating. Remember, it’s summer so we want to keep it simple!