Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Twelve Days Of Christmas Swap 2016 Sign Up

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.

The Rules.

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.

62 comments:

  1. Jo I was just wondering if you were going to organise this again. I would love to take part again, I really enjoyed the last one. UK postage for me please.

    Thankyou Marlene xx

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    1. I'm so pleased you enjoyed taking part last year, it was lovely to be your partner, I'll pop you on the list again for this year.

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  2. Hi Jo. I'd love to take part in your Twelve Days of Christmas Swap. Since I live in America, I wish to send to someone here in the USA. I'm so looking forward for this. Thank you so much, Pat x

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    1. Great to have you on board, I'll pop you on the list.

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  3. I really enjoyed this last year. Sign me up!

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    1. You're signed up. Glad you enjoyed the swap last year.

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  4. Oh, and I'd like to send within the UK please.

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  5. Would like to take part, but UK/Europe only.xx

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    1. So glad you're taking part, I've added you to the list.

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  6. This is such a fun idea - one of these years I'll likely participate (when I have a bit less on my plate), if there is a like-minded blogger from Canada involved. In the meantime, I'll have fun following along and seeing what surprises you unwrap each day.

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    1. I'm fairly new to swapping myself. Doing the shopping or making for them can take a bit of time, this one particularly, so I fully understand time restraints.

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  7. Ohh yes please! I loved seeing what people had sent and received last year and wished I had been involved, would love to be this year if I may. Happy to be assigned UK or worldwide Thank you for arranging this again, I'm so excited xxx

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    1. Of course you may. I know a few people missed out on the sign up last year so it's great that you've seen the shout out for it this time round, I hope we get lots more people joining in this year.

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  8. Hi Jo, I've been keeping my eyes peeled waiting for your blog post for this swap as it looked a lot of fun last year. Count me in please and I'm happy to post worldwide xx

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    1. I think everyone had a lot of fun with the swap last year. I'm glad you're joining in this time around.

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  9. Yes please! And could I have UK only please?

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    1. You certainly can. Glad you're joining in again. I'm getting quite giddy thinking about Christmas now, it suddenly doesn't seem all that way away.

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  10. Dear Jo
    I was hoping you'd run this again (I really enjoyed taking part last year) and was just thinking about it today as I was wandering around the shops. Please count me in and I am happy to post worldwide.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Last year's swap seems to have been enjoyed by all. I'm glad you're taking part again and hope lots more people do too.

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  11. Yes please! I'd prefer not to swap with Tracy (Madaboutbags) - we're already paired in another swap. UK please.

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    1. I'll certainly take note of that, I'm glad you've mentioned it. I've been paired with Tracy in two swaps in the past too, it's funny how some people seem to get linked together.

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  12. Yes please Jo count me in. I loved taking part in this last year and was hoping you would be hosting this swap again this year. I shan't be blogging much over the next few weeks but shall have more than enough time to take part. I'm so behind with blogging! Eleanor must be moving soon, I wish her the very best of luck x

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    1. I've popped you on the list. Hope your lack of blogging is because of lovely things getting in the way, though more often than not it's just life, isn't it. Hope things aren't too busy for you at the moment. Thank you for your good wishes for Eleanor, she moves on Friday, it's the big count down this week.

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  13. I'm in, loved last years swap, thank you for doing it again this year.

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    1. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed last year's swap, I'm sure this year's will be just as good.

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  14. Please include me.I havn'T done a swap for ages and it being after Xmas is a great idea,especially as it is our Golden Wedding on the 29th December!Barbara

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    1. It's going to be a very special festive season for you this year. I've popped you on the list.

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  15. I'm sorry to say no, but I have too many other commitments. But I am sure it will all go well!!

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    1. We can't take part in everything we see and I know you have lots of other commitments. I'm sure it will go well, everyone seemed to enjoy it last year so I hope it goes just as well again.

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  16. I would love to join in too Jo :-)
    Everyone seems to want to post within their home country so far so i will say post to UK, but, if you get stuck then i would be happy to post overseas.

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    1. I managed to get enough people who were happy to post overseas last year to make the swap work, it looks like it will be the same again so I'm sure I'll be able to partner you with someone from the UK. Glad you're joining in.

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  17. Thank you for doing it again Jo, please sign me up for the UK xx

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    1. You're signed up. Glad you're joining in again.

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  18. I would absolutely love to participate! I'm happy to post anywhere in the World! Tammy xx

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    1. Brilliant. Great to have another US blogger on board.

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    2. And if I might request ahead of time, I would like a foreign person, if it's possible, as I think it's fun to send out things that can't be normally gotten in other countries! If it's not possible, I totally understand! Tammy xx

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    3. I'll certainly do my best to accommodate all requests.

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  19. Yes please, I loved it last year. UK only if poss. (For some reason my original comment went on last year's post - D'oh). x

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    1. Glad you're joining in again, it was such fun last year, I'm sure it will be the same again.

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  20. This is a lovely idea to do again and mentioning Christmas makes me feel happy! It's a time of the year we look forward to don't we? I won't participate this time, but look forward to seeing the fun on everyone else's blog. Thanks for organising it, Jo.

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    1. I love Christmas and this is such a lovely swap as it extends the festive period right in to the new year. I understand you not joining in, I think you've got quite enough on your plate at the moment.

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  21. I'd love to join in with your 12 Days Of Christmas Swap, UK only please.

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    1. That's great. The more the merrier.

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  22. What a lovely idea. I would love to join in if possible. UK please. X

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    1. Lovely to have you on board. We all had lots of fun with the swap last year.

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  23. Sounds great! I would love to join. UK please X

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    1. Welcome to the swap, glad you're joining in.

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  24. I'd love to sign up for the 2nd year running. Obviously happy to post anywhere worldwide too.

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    1. Great news. The swap seems as popular this year as it was last year.

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  25. Hi Jo, I have missed out on lots of swap opportunities lately so I would love to be able to do this one as it will be something good to look forward to later in the year. Thank you for hosting it again. Count me in, UK only please so that I have a chance of getting it together and then posted in time. Thank you! xx

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    1. Glad you're joining in again, as you say, it will give you something to look forward to. Hope things are settling down a little for you.

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  26. I know those who take part seem to thoroughly enjoy it, and I always look forward to reading all about the wonderful swaps.

    I will not be taking part but wish good luck, and dare I say it, Happy Christmas to all those who have, or will be signing up.

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a lovely swap, I'm all for anything which prolongs the festivities a little. Thank you, Happy Christmas to you too.

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  27. Hi Jo, I wasn't about much last year so missed all of the fun. Went and checked out your received and sent gifts...some wonderful things. I would love to take part. I don't mind where I have to post too!! Looking forward to being a part of it. x Hope Eleanor's move tomorrow goes smoothly.

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    1. We had lots of fun with the swap last year so I'm glad you're joining in this time round.

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  28. Hi Jo....can I join in again please. Loved it last year. UK only please...done alot of swaps abroad lately.
    Debbie x

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    1. I'm glad you're joining in again. It was such a good swap last year, I think most people are happy to give it a go for the second year.

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  29. Me please! UK postage only please!

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    1. Great. I'm so pleased you're on board again this year.

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  30. Hi Jo. I'm in again please, had great fun last year. Uk only please.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it last year, and that you're joining in again. I'm sure it will be just as much fun again.

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