Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Annual Christmas Ornament Swap

It is time for my annual Christmas ornament swap!  As always, this swap is for handcrafted ornaments.  Any medium is allowed so go crazy!  If your forte is paper crafting using old cards and bits of linen, that is perfectly fine.  You don't have to be an artist to join.  I'm certainly not one!

This year the theme is "Traditional Woodland"  

How did I come up with that theme?  Well, we had a tie in the voting and I am going to try to please most of the people that took the time to vote.

I suggest creating things found in and around a woodland setting.  Things like owls and other birds, hedgehogs, trees, flowers and sprites, pixies, elves, gnomes, acorns, mushrooms, toadstools, deer, chipmunks, etc.  You can also do Santa, snowmen and snowflakes because they can be found in the woods.  If you don't believe me, watch Frosty the Snowman! 

We are doing a "5 for 5"  swap.
What this means is that you will be sending me 5 handmade ornaments and receiving a variety of 5 ornaments back. 
Once you join, I will send you the flickr info so you can upload photos of your finished ornaments.  You can also post on the swap blog.
You do not have to have a blog or webpage to join.
There is no deadline to sign up but I suggest Nov. 1st.

To sign up, send me an email at valpowery(at)yahoo(dot)com with your name
 and blog or flickr link/info.  

This will be a USA only swap due to shipping.  I just don't know how long it will take to ship back overseas and I'm not sure of the cost.  If you really want to join but live overseas, email me and we will discuss.

Please create something you would love to receive and be sure to package your ornaments in a nice, re-usable box so I can mail your new ornaments back to you in it. 
Try to keep your ornaments light in weight and please take care when wrapping to make sure they are cushioned, etc.  We want all our ornaments to arrive in pristine condition!

Shipping: Please send in $10.00 to cover the cost of sending ornaments back to you.  This will also cover tracking.   Please include a return address label already filled out.

Ship in time for me to receive them by Thanksgiving.  I would suggest November 15th.  This will give them 1-2 weeks to reach me.  That way, I can get them in time to mail them out by the first week of December.  Sadly, I can't guarantee you getting an exchange box if your ornaments do not reach me in time.  (If that happens, I'll gladly return your own ornaments to you using the money you sent for shipping.)  
Shipping funds are important!  If you forget to include shipping, your ornaments can't be sent/returned until you have sent me the funds to send/return them to you.

If you finish your ornaments early, feel free to send them to me early so I can start organizing them.

If time gets away from you and you need to back out, no big deal, just drop me an email and I'll remove you from the list.  

Also, don't forget to grab the badge to put on your own blog to spread the word!

1 comment:

jillytacy said...

I'm in, I love this swap! I'm looking forward to it.

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