Friday, 7 October 2016

Twelve Days Of Christmas 2016 Swap Partners

Here is the list of partners for this year's Twelve Days Of Christmas swap.


Once you've seen who you've been paired with, can you please make contact with your swap partner either by email or by commenting on their blog. You will need to exchange addresses but please make sure this is done by email, I don't like seeing people's personal details posted on blogs. It would also be helpful if you could leave me a comment letting me know that you've seen this post and that you've made contact with your swap partner.

We've had another great response to the swap, twenty six people including myself, which is exactly the same as last year. Some people who took part last year are taking part again this year and we have some new people added to the mix this year too, which is lovely. There'll be thirteen swaps taking place and here are your partners:-

Sally A from Crafty Northerner - Michelle from Michelle's Make Or Bake

April from Paper Lily Leaf - Hazel from World Of Joy

Tammy from My Journey - Ellie from Feltabulous

Amy from Love Made My Home - Mary from Frugally Challenged

Tracy from Mad About Bags And So Much More......... - Pat from Lilly My Cat

Kim from This Happy Homemade Life - Jo from Through The Keyhole (me)

Marlene from Poppy Patchwork - Debbie from Fairy Bluebell's Craft Adventure

Clicky Needles (Sorry, I don't know your name) - Marlene from Simple Living

Tanya from Allotments 4 You - Kimberley from Creative Chaos

Barbara from Busy Busy Bee Jay - Selma from Eclectic Home And Life

Rebecca from Writing, Fatshion, Me - Jules from A Hidden Jem

Jo from Angel Jem's City Cottage - Cheryl from My Little Piece Of England

Jo from A Whole Plot Of Love- Maggie from Maggie, A Blackcountry Wench

You've now got until the beginning of December to get your gifts together. They should be things you'd be happy to receive yourself and you may choose to make some of the gifts if you so wish.

I'm sure you'll have no trouble choosing gifts for your swap partner but you can have a look at The Twelve Days Of Christmas post which I wrote a couple of years ago which shows the gifts I received from Lisa, or my Twelve Days Of Christmas Reveal post which shows the things I sent and received last year if you get stuck and need some ideas. Some people may enjoy receiving things such as stationery, crafting supplies, books, ornaments, jewellery, smellies, candles, edibles and if your partner lives in a different country from yourself, they may enjoy receiving things they wouldn't be able to get in their own country. That's just a few ideas for you but do take a look at their blogs and see what sort of things they like or enjoy doing.

Each gift should cost a maximum of £2, it's not about the cost, it's about gifting things which your partner will like.

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. Those who are swapping with partners from other countries should check the last posting dates to ensure their parcel will arrive in time for Christmas.

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.

If anyone is unsure about anything or has any problems, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can find my email address in my profile, just click on my name on the About Me section in the sidebar. Above all, have fun with this swap, afterall, that's what it's all about.


I just want to mention that I've put my name down to join in with Sheila's #stitchingsanta 2016 swap over on her Sewchet blog. I took part in this swap last year and it's a great one for any knitters, crocheters or sewers out there. Do go and take a look and see if you fancy joining in.

38 comments:

  1. Hi Jo, thanks for doing this, i'm really looking forward to choosing 12 different things :-)
    I have left a comment on my partners blog so hopefully she will contact me soon :-)
    xx

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    1. You're welcome. It's such a lovely swap from the shopping to the opening of gifts, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it.

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  2. Thankyou for hosting this Jo I shall contact my partner shortly xx

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you have lots of fun with the swap again.

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  3. Thanks Jo, I'll look forward to getting to know my swap partner a bit. Let the shopping begin!

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    1. You're welcome. I love shopping for the gifts.

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  4. Well, now the fun bit starts for you - picking out the gifts! I've already made a start at knitting up some gifts for Christmas - of course, everyone in my family has to get at least one knitted item and, so far, I feel on top of things.

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    1. I've stopped making so many gifts for Christmas, I got so bogged down with it one year that I swore I'd never do it again. I've got a couple to make for this year but that's it, in fact, I'm going to get started on them soon so that I'm not at the last minute.

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  5. Thank you for organising this Jo. I'm really looking forward to it. X

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    1. You're welcome. I really enjoyed the swap last year and I'm sure it will be fun again this time round.

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  6. ooh yeah! Thank you, so excited, off to message Barbara now. Thanks Jo, super duper happy xxx

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you're happy, have fun!

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  7. Really looking forward to swapping with you Jo, thanks for hosting.

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    1. You're welcome. I'm really looking forward to the swap too.

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  8. Thank you Jo for all your hard work in setting up this swap. Tracy and I have corresponded via email and we're both excited for this adventure. Enjoy your day, Pat xx

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you've both been in touch, now the fun starts.

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  9. I'm not taking part but I wish everyone a lot of Christmas fun with this.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you. I'm sure we'll all have lots of fun with the swap.

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  10. Thank you Jo...already shopping and looking forward to swapping again this Christmas. x

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    1. You're welcome. I've picked up a couple of gifts this weekend, it's so exciting.

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  11. What a fun idea, Jo, especially for those of you are so talented making crafts. I would love to receive handmade gifts. I'm not participating, but wish you all a jolly time. P. x

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    1. I love handmade gifts. I know some people aren't so keen, I don't think they appreciate the time and effort that's been put in to them. It should be a fun swap again.

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  12. Thanks Jo, I've sent an email over to my partner x

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    1. You're welcome. That's great, I hope you have lots of fun with the swap again.

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  13. Jo - do you have contact details for Michelle? I've tried going to her blog but I can't see any. Am I being dense? x

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    1. I can't see any either and she's a no reply blogger as you are so I would suggest leaving a comment on her blog with your email address so that she can contact you. She probably hasn't seen this post yet.

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    2. Brilliant. Time to buy, buy, buy!

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  14. I have left a comment for my partner, waiting to hear back from them! Looking forward to the fun!! xx

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    1. That's great. Hope you have lots of fun with the swap.

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    2. Brilliant. Now let the fun begin.

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  15. Thanks for organising Jo. left a comment on my partner's blog a few days ago with my e-mail address - hopefully I'll hear from her shortly.

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    1. You're welcome. I'm sure Tanya will be in touch shortly.

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  16. Great, Can't wait to start shopping!

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  17. Seen it Jo so will sort it and make contact tonight. xx

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    1. Brilliant. Hope you enjoy the swap.

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