I am a sucker for gift exchanges. Receiving a package in the mail is a treat unlike any other. Not to mention how much I enjoy searching for that perfect something for someone else. I confess there is always a
lot bit of stress over exactly what to get my person. What if the person hates my gift? I am not as crafty as many of you are. Heck, lets be honest. I'm not crafty or creative at all. I might be able to write you a poem but don't expect it to rhyme or make much sense. And there is something about giving and putting a smile on someone else's face that makes me happy.
I was quite excited then to hear about this year's Holiday Swap. For details and to sign up, simply visit the Holiday Swap website. The deadline to sign up is November 12th, so you better hurry! Participants will be assigned a Secret Santa who you will then be expected to give a gift to. Someone else will get your name and be sending you a gift. The gifts are meant to be simple and small, so not at all pricey (unless you really want to buy me that E-Reader device I've been eying--only kidding, I promise!). It's open to everyone worldwide, but for those who cannot ship internationally, that is okay too. If you request it, you can be assigned to someone in your own country.
What are you waiting for? Sign up now!
Many thanks to this year's hosts: Amanda, Amy, Ana, Chris, Debi, Eva, Jill and Lenore!
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I'm glad you're joining too, Wendy! I know this will be lots of fun! :DReplyDelete
I always end up going a bit overboard with my gift, but it's so fun to have a very happy giftee :)ReplyDelete
I'll have to restrain myself this year ;)
I'm participating and I'm glad you are too! :DReplyDelete
I have already signed up! I need to get a post up about it too, I just haven't found the time. I love buying gifts for people. It is just as fun, maybe more fun, than getting one myself.ReplyDelete
This was so much fun last year! I signed up as soon as I saw it!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for helping us spread the word! I'm thrilled that we can count you in again this year :)ReplyDelete
I'm joining in this year, for the first time. It sounds like so much fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the reminder...I signed up today!ReplyDelete
I'm all signed up - and will post about it in my weekends link post. This is my first year - it should be fun!ReplyDelete
I signed up...can't wait :)ReplyDelete
coooool! i read about this on writemeg!'s blog and forgot to sign up. thanks for the reminder, i'm off to join the list! i love the holiday season. :DReplyDelete
I'm so happy you signhed up for this! I just happened to come across it the other day by chance and was thrilled. I love buying gifts for other people...although I tend to stress a little too much sometiems over getting them just the gift they will love. But it's always worth it when they open it and love it (I hope!)ReplyDelete
I hope you are all better no & feeling top-notch!
I'm still deciding if I can join. The $ factor is there, ya know? But when everyone else is getting their books/gifts I'm gonna wish I had.ReplyDelete
Should be fun, huh? :)ReplyDelete
I am so looking forward to this! Now I need to get my post up.ReplyDelete
This will be my first year participating. Can't wait!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I signed up last night. This will be the first year for me. Sharing with other readers is a wonderful idea. I look forward to shopping for an unknown friend.ReplyDelete
I am so signing up for this! This will be my first time, and I'm already thinking about what to buy :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Would you believe I just signed up today? LOL I needed time to think about how to answer a couple of the questions.ReplyDelete
I am sure it will be a big success again this year. It really is a lot of fun and I'm glad so many of you are signing up too.
Thank you everyone for stopping by!
Lenore - I always overdo it too. I just can't help myself!
Lisa - I completely understand about the money factor. It really can be a deterrent. I hope you are able to participate. On the plus side, you are very gifted with a needle and thread. That might help ease some of the cost.