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Join In On A Mini Swap

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NEXT MINISWAP coming late summer/early fall….

(Sorry, swap is closed. There’s been a great response. Hope to have partners out to you asap!)
Two things that I know (I know a little more than two, but anyhow):
1. I love swaps
2. My children LOVE getting/sending mail.

Since before the holidays, I have been toying around with the idea of putting together a swap among our children. I know how much my girls love to get special packages in the mail and not a day goes by that Emma isn’t sitting at her desk writing letters to family and friends. So I thought it would be a blast to put the two together.
This is the first swap that I have put together, so bear with me if I miss some details or leave things out, but here’s the plan: (thank you blair for talking through all this with me!)

  • We are keeping the swap within a broad theme "To brighten the winter(rainy day) Blues"
  • There is no age limit for the children that partcipate, however the idea is to have your children be included in the creating of swap goodies.
  • We will swap by household. Keep in mind you may only include one child, but you might have to create a swap package for a home with three children. You do not necessarily have to create a package three times as big, just include a little something for each child and things to share.
  • Do your best to keep all things "handmade or hand-me-down". You might go out and purchase a few small things or treats, obviously, but do your best to keep the majority of things within the H & H category.
  • You need to be willing to ship overseas, so that anyone can be involved.
  • Some random ideas of things to include: drawings, paintings, stickers, activity boxes, small trinkets, a zipper bag of art supplies, a pair of mittens or softie, directions and supplies for an art activity, a small handed down toy, glitter and pompoms, a postcard(or little map) of where you live (can we all include one of these?)
  • Goal is to ship by February 25th, so that packages will be received around the last week of February to beginning of March.
  • Interested??: email me: miniswap (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
  • Include your name, the names and ages of your children that will participate and your shipping address.
  • Once I see the interest that’s out there, I will close the sign ups and randomly swap households.

Suggestions, more ideas, questions…send me an email or leave a comment!! And please pass it on, so we can get lots involved!

Miniswap_button2_1

NEXT MINISWAP coming late summer/early fall….

(Sorry, swap is closed. There’s been a great response. Hope to have partners out to you asap!)
Two things that I know (I know a little more than two, but anyhow):
1. I love swaps
2. My children LOVE getting/sending mail.

Since before the holidays, I have been toying around with the idea of putting together a swap among our children. I know how much my girls love to get special packages in the mail and not a day goes by that Emma isn’t sitting at her desk writing letters to family and friends. So I thought it would be a blast to put the two together.
This is the first swap that I have put together, so bear with me if I miss some details or leave things out, but here’s the plan: (thank you blair for talking through all this with me!)

  • We are keeping the swap within a broad theme "To brighten the winter(rainy day) Blues"
  • There is no age limit for the children that partcipate, however the idea is to have your children be included in the creating of swap goodies.
  • We will swap by household. Keep in mind you may only include one child, but you might have to create a swap package for a home with three children. You do not necessarily have to create a package three times as big, just include a little something for each child and things to share.
  • Do your best to keep all things "handmade or hand-me-down". You might go out and purchase a few small things or treats, obviously, but do your best to keep the majority of things within the H & H category.
  • You need to be willing to ship overseas, so that anyone can be involved.
  • Some random ideas of things to include: drawings, paintings, stickers, activity boxes, small trinkets, a zipper bag of art supplies, a pair of mittens or softie, directions and supplies for an art activity, a small handed down toy, glitter and pompoms, a postcard(or little map) of where you live (can we all include one of these?)
  • Goal is to ship by February 25th, so that packages will be received around the last week of February to beginning of March.
  • Interested??: email me: miniswap (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
  • Include your name, the names and ages of your children that will participate and your shipping address.
  • Once I see the interest that’s out there, I will close the sign ups and randomly swap households.

Suggestions, more ideas, questions…send me an email or leave a comment!! And please pass it on, so we can get lots involved!

42 comments on “Join In On A Mini Swap”

  1. I love this idea Molly! Although “To brighten the winter(rainy day) Blues” is a little bizarre when we are suffering in 109 degrees here in the southern hemisphere!! 🙂 Good luck with running your first swap.

  2. Hi, I heard about this on Loobylu’s site. My 5 y.o. daughter and i would love to be involved… we’re in Australia and would love to send you some of our sunshine! 🙂 I look forward to hearing more about it.

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun! We’d love to participate. I have a son who’s 3 1/2 and a 9-month old daughter. I found you through Loobylu…I’ll e-mail you directly. Thanks for organizing this!

  4. i want to join! i live in argentina , im 31 and my daughters are mercedes (3 and a half years) and guadalupe (2 and a half) its a great idea and i saw how these “blogging” women swap, but i ve never participated. is it ok that im so far away?kissespaula

  5. This sounds so great! Linked over here from LoobyLoo…I’m Lauri, in Texas, and I have 3 kids: Allison (11-who is very crafty!) Ethan (8) and Claire (4). We would love to participate!

  6. My two children Isabelle 8 and Cameron 3(boy) would love to get in on the action. I am completing and sending out my post card swap this week. So this is perfect timing. My kids love it when mommy does a swap and now they will get to join in too. How cool is that. Sign us up.

  7. My six y.o. Evan and I would love to join you. We live in sunny FL and we both think this is about the greatest idea we’ve ever heard of…Thank you for such a fabulous plan!!!

  8. Yes!I love it!!!I would love to sign up to this,I live in the Netherlands, i am 26 years, and i have daughter(Daphne)and a son(Tim)I hope I am not to late?Love’s Anne

  9. We would love to join in — we’re just outside Washington, DC, and Paul (age 5) and Maggie (age 1) would have a blast. At least Paul would…I’m really just speaking on Maggie’s behalf.What a great idea!

  10. Count me in! Little Lola opens the mail anyway and considering she has yet offered to pay a bill a small playful package would be much more enjoyable! This is exciting!

  11. Great idea! I’m from Pico – Aores (Portugal), a small island in the middle of the atlantic. Is it possible for me? It’s my first time participating in a “swap”. I have a boy of 11 Years old ang a girl of 3.

  12. We would like to join in and offer a little Canada to someone. This is our first swap and am intrigued to find out more and to be part of something bigger.

  13. Hi,this is a fantastic idea!! Ive been doing handmade little things and always checking your fab creations. I would like very much to participate with my son.

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