Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Sweet Goodness Holiday Sister Swap is Here!!

Sweet Goodness Holiday Sister Swap

A new kind of swap from Sweet Goodness, the first annual Holiday Sister Swap! This swap requires a commitment of three send outs over the next three months so we are limiting swappers to those who have successfully swapped with us in the past OR come recommended from one of our trusted swappers. We hope this will cut down on the amount of "flakers" and also make it easier for us to keep track of. We will also be limiting the number to 50 participants but will consider extending that depending on the amount of interest.

Please know that when you sign up for this swap that you are making a commitment to send THREE small swap packages to your swap sister. This will be a great way to get to know another crafter and will put you in the holiday mood!

So what are the facts?

Sign up by: 9/20/07

First Send Out: 10/20/07

Second Send Out: 11/20/07

Third Send Out: 12/15/07

As there are three packages to send, your monthly swap should be small and meaningful. There is one for each month with an upcoming holiday: October, November & December. We also encourage you to email with your sister and read her blog to get to know her. There is also the requirement of sending at least ONE snail mail card or letter to your sister but you are welcome to send more! It's so much more fun to get a card from a friend than it is to get bills. :)

The main idea of the swap is to develop a bond, find out about each other and do little sweet things for each other within the theme each month.


Please send your sister, by 10/20/07, a Sweet Goodness Halloween Treat! Please include one hand made item with a Halloween theme (Halloween cone with treats inside, a trick or treat bag for your swap sister's kids, Halloween ATC, Halloween potholders, fall pincushion, note cards, a home decoration, etc.) and some sweet treats. Please make sure to check with your sister to see if she has any allergies (chocolate, nuts, etc.) or cannot have sugar.


Please send your sister, by 11/20/07, a Tags & Swags Swap package! What is that you ask? Well tags could be any kind of holiday gift tags hand made by you for your sister to use in her holiday gift giving. And swags, why a banner of course! Make a banner/garland for your sister for Thanksgiving or one of the December holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) to display in their home and show their holiday spirit.


Please send your sister, by 12/15/07, a Sweet Holiday Goodness package! So what should you send? Please include a few recipes for your sister to treat her friends and family. Put your recipes on recipe cards and include them in a hand made "bag" of some sort. Suggestions: fabric bag, decorated gift bag or brown paper bag. Also include something to encourage her to make one of your yummy dishes, a whisk, a spice, measuring spoons, you name it! Please also send a hand made or purchased/thrifted small gift of your choice. By this time you should know your sister pretty well and will know if she will enjoy some scented lotion or a vintage kitchen tool or a thrifted apron. Just a little something to say Happy Holidays!

Try to limit your spending to between $5 and $8 per package if you are asked to supply something you cannot make from your stash. So you see, this is a SERIOUS swap and we will only take serious commitments. We had a lot of disappointed people after the summer swap and don't want that to happen again!

To sign up please send an email containing your name, email address and blog address to sgsisterswap@hotmail.com by 9/20/07. We will send your partner name to you as soon as we can!

Sign up quickly, the window is small!!

The Goodness Girls


Breanna said...

Yippee!! This sounds like a lot of fun.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh this sounds like such fun! I have been reading this blog and ya'll seem to have a ball! Such wonderful swappers!

Heidi said...

Sounds cool. Match with someone fun! I'll email you too.

Jane said...

Yippy Skippy! I am in!

Cheryl said...

Count me in as well :-)

Vintage Indie said...

I'm in!

I used to be Gigi Minor - but now I'm Annie Kight said...

I'd love to join! Yes ~ have been a little disapointed with my swaps lately. Debbi E. from Oregon told me about this group! I'd love to join!





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Jenn said...

I'm in!
I've done the green and pink, and the summer swap with you gals, and I'm sticking to your swaps! :-)

Angela S said...

I would be interested too. I'm new though, heard about it from Jess over at Jump up n down. I don't have a recommendation though so could I be an angel in case someone else flakes out?

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I'd love to be a part of this. I'll send an email over.