I organised the Twelve Days Of Christmas Swap for the first time last year and it worked so well that I thought it would be fun to arrange another one this year.
What is the Twelve Days Of Christmas swap? Well, it's a swap in which you exchange twelve small gifts with your partner, each gift to be opened one by one throughout the twelve days of Christmas (December 25th - January 5th). Sounds like fun? It certainly was last year and I'm sure it will be fun again this time round.
The swap sign up is quite early to give you enough time to buy or make the twelve gifts you intend to send, also, it gives you plenty of time in case you're sending the parcel overseas.
Here are some dates and rules.
20th September 2016 - Sign up begins.
4th October 2016 - Sign up ends.
7th October 2016 - Partners assigned.
3rd December 2016 - Parcels to be posted by this date.
25th December 2016 - 5th January 2017 - One gift to be opened on each day between these dates.
You must have a blog to take part.
Leave a comment on this post by 4th October 2016 if you wish to take part. Please state if you're happy to post your parcel worldwide or just in the country in which you reside. I shall do my best to pair everyone up accordingly.
I shall post swap partners on my blog on 7th October 2016 so please check to see who you're paired up with.
Please introduce yourself to your partner either by leaving a comment on their blog or by email, and please ensure that you provide your name and address to them by email in good time, I had quite a few emails last year from people who couldn't contact their partners and didn't have their address in order to send out their parcel. Don't worry, it was all sorted out in the end, but if you could let your partner know these details in good time, it will save them having to chase them up.
Your parcel should contain twelve gifts, wrapped individually so that your swap partner is able to open one on each of the twelve days of Christmas, and should be posted by the 3rd of December 2016.
Gifts should be things you'd be happy to receive yourself. You may choose to make some of the gifts if you so wish.
I want the swap to be affordable for people to take part so each gift should cost a maximum of £2, or the total amount spent on all twelve gifts should not be above £24. There's lots of lovely things which can be bought or made for a pound or two and it's actually quite fun seeing how far you can make your money go. It isn't about the cost, it's about gifting things which you think your partner will like. If you want some ideas, take a look at my Twelve Days Of Christmas Reveal post where I show the things I sent and received last year.
Only one gift should be opened per day starting on the 25th of December 2016 through to the 5th of January 2017.
It would be a nice idea to show the gifts you receive on your blog in January.
I think that's everything covered. If there's anything I haven't mentioned or if you have a question, just ask, I'll do my best to answer. I'd be very happy if you mentioned the swap on your blog so that we can get lots of people joining in, we had quite a few people involved in the swap last year and it would be lovely if we could get even more this year. Having gifts to open right in to the new year is such fun and extends Christmas by nearly two weeks, how good is that. I do hope you'll all join in.