Tuesday, February 14, 2012
How About Another Envelope Swap?! (Sign Ups Closed)
Reposting because something on blogger made my text super tiny in previous post.
This was so much fun last time, I have decided to host another envelope swap.
An envelope swap is fun and inexpensive to ship, so I hope you decide to join in.
Okay, let’s start with the mandatory requirements….
All items must be shipped in One:
10 1/2” by 15” padded envelope.
These are cheap to purchase.
I got mine at Wal-Mart for less than $2.00.
I'm sure you can find them other places too for relatively the same cost.
Here is a photo of the type of envelope I am referring to.
*I am adding one rule to this swap that wasn’t in the previous swap….
At least One of the items needs to be hand/machine sewn.
It’s okay, you may purchase a handmade item for the swap.
No mass produced manufactured item though.
It needs to be an actual handmade, hand sewn, item.
Wonderful handmade goodies can always be found at Etsy. ;)
As far as what to send?
It does need to be in primitive, colonial or farmhouse style.
You know, the type of stuff all of us love!
Other than that, it is totally up to you.
Here are some Examples:
As long as it can be safely sent in the padded envelope.
Now on to the basics….
#1 you must be a follower of my blog and have commented at least a few times so I am familiar with who you are.
#2 you must have an active blog of your own.
#3 There needs to be at least 3 items in the envelope.
(One hand sewn item and 2 additional items)
Yes, of course, you may send more.
#4 The total value of swap goodies needs to be a minimum of $20.00.
This does not include the price of envelope or shipping, just the goodies inside.
Once again, if you go over that amount it is okay too.
~ Please no Dollar Tree items.
#5 You must be committed to mailing out your package on time. No one likes to wait 2 months for their goody package to arrive.
~ Please know, I will post the name and blog URL of anyone who doesn’t follow through with their swap package.
#6 You must have delivery confirmation on your shipped package and email me the number when you ship it out.
#7 Only send items you would like to receive. Don’t use this swap to get rid of things you don't like or want. Because more than likely your partner won’t want them either. ;)
#8 You Must thank your partner when you receive your goodies!
Be sure to include a little card or letter that has your name, blog, and email address with your swap goodies.
This is so your partner may send you a Thank You email for your gifts.
And so they know who to give credit to when showing new goodies off on their blog. :)
#9 You must live in the USA or Canada.
~ If you don't want to ship to Canada, you Must let me know ahead of time.
Let me know when you email me your shipping information.
Because I am opening the swap to Canada blogging pals.
Shipping to Canada isn't that much higher than the USA, especially since we are only sending padded envelopes.
~ If you meet and agree to the above rules and would like to join in on the swap, please email me your name and address.
~ PLEASE be sure to include your blog name and blog URL. This helps me keep track of what blog goes with what name. Plus it makes it easier when making up the partner list.
Here is a sample of how I would like to receive your information.
Your Blog Name:
Your Blog URL:
Will you ship to Canada: Y/N
If yes, please name them so I may pass the information onto your partner.
*Sending me your information this way, makes it soooo much easier when making the partner list.
Along with your partners name and address, I will be giving you their blog name and url, so you can check out their blog and see the type of things they like.
This will not be a secret swap.
You will know who your partner is.
So please drop them a hello when I send out information.
If there is anyone you have recently swapped with (within your last 2 swaps) please let me know when you email your information.
This will help me give everyone a new swapping buddies.
The very last day to sign up for the swap will be Feb 24th 2012.
I will then get to work picking out who gets who.
I will try to have partner list emailed out no later than Feb.27th.
The deadline for mailing out your Swap Envelopes will be:
March 31, 2012
This will give you a little over 4 weeks to get your swap goody package ready once you receive your partner information.
Yes, you may mail out your packages earlier than March 31st but no later than.
Hope you decide to join in!!