Do you remember The Twelve Days Of Christmas gifts which Lisa from Jumble and Jelly and I exchanged last Christmas? We each exchanged twelve separate gifts and then opened them one by one on each of the twelve days of Christmas, December 25th through to January 5th. It was a wonderful idea which Lisa had and I thoroughly enjoyed prolonging the Christimas gift opening in this way.
When I mentioned it on my blog, I had quite a few comments saying what a great idea it was so I thought that if enough people wanted to take part this year, I'd organise a swap. What do you think?
I suppose we'd better have some dates and rules so that everyone knows what they're doing.
16th September 2015 - Sign up begins.
30th September 2015 - Sign up ends.
3rd October 2015 - Partners assigned.
5th December 2015 - Parcels to be posted by this date.
25th December 2015 - 5th January 2016 - 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 30th September 2015 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 3rd October 2015 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.
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 5th of December 2015.
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 £20. There's lots of lovely things which can be bought or made for a pound or two, it isn't about the cost, it's about gifting things which your parter will like.
Only one gift should be opened per day starting on the 25th of December 2015 through to the 5th of January 2016.
It would be a nice idea to show the gifts you received on your blog in January.
I hope this covers everything. I'd be very happy for you to mention the swap in a post on your blog so that we can get lots of people joining in. I do love Christmas and I know from my own experience last year how exciting it was to have gifts to open right the way through in to the new year so I do hope you'll all join in.
Yes please sign me up I love Christmas too & am in the middle of Christmas makes. I'm happy to swap world wide, so so excited by this & I shall mention it on a post tomorrow xxReplyDelete
Thank you. It will be great if we can get lots of people joining in.Delete
It's a lovely Idea, I'd like to take part. Do you think you should have a maximum value for the gifts?ReplyDelete
That's a good point. Obviously there's twelve gifts to buy or make which could work out quite expensive so having a maximum value for the gifts would probably give people some idea. How about £2 per gift, or a maximum of £20 in total? I don't want to make it above most people's budget and there's plenty of little gifts you can buy for a couple of pounds. I'll edit the post. Thank you for thinking of this.Delete
Yes please Jo I would love to do this, but UK postage for me please. I did a Christmas gift swap on my blog last year it was great fun. xReplyDelete
I love Christmas and I think this swap will add to the fun.Delete
Count me in, I love choosing presents and all the wrapping razzamatazz. I am happy to post worldwide.I will add it to my blog tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I love the choosing of gifts too, just as much as receiving them.Delete
The most wonderful time of the year. Yes please sign me up for UK swaps xxReplyDelete
I hate winter, I'm most definitely a summer girl, but Christmas goes some way to compensating for the cold months.Delete
Yep I'd love to join, UK postage please.ReplyDelete
I've popped you on the list. I'm so pleased that people are wanting to join in.Delete
Good luck with the swap - I have too many commitments to sign up for it!!ReplyDelete
Thank you. It's a busy time of year with Christmas approaching so I understand that it's another big commitment to take on.Delete
Yes please. I love Christmas!ReplyDelete
I do too. So pleased you want to join in the fun.Delete
I live all the way in America and, as I've learned from doing Goodreads giveaways, shipping things internationally is a nightmare. But I just wanted to say I think this is a great idea! Can't wait to read all the blog posts as people receive their goodies.ReplyDelete
I understand your point about shipping internationally but I'm hoping that if more than one person from a country wants to take part, I'd be able to pair them up to make it easier. It was so exciting opening gifts after the big day last year so I'm hoping that lots of people want to join in this time.Delete
Oo yes count me in! I'm happy to post anywhere. Eleanor xxReplyDelete
Glad to have you on board, I've popped your name on the list.Delete
Jo ... this sounds a wonderful idea, but I will stay in the 'side-lines'. I will however, look forward to reading all about the gift swaps and happy news.ReplyDelete
Wishing all who may join in every good wish ... and an early Happy Christmas.
All the best Jan
Thank you, that's my first 'Happy Christmas' of the year. Happy Christmas to you too.Delete
I'd love to join in, but I don't think anyone would want to post all the way to Oz, so I'll think about it and let you know before the end of the month. I sometimes think I'm maybe your only outsider anyway, but at least we've met and it's something I'll always treasure. Take care.ReplyDelete
I do have lots of readers from outside the UK, some regular commenters and some who only comment occasionally, but there's a few people who have already stated they're happy to post worldwide anyway so don't let that stop you from joining in if you want to. What a lovely thing to say, thank you, I was thrilled to be able to meet you too.Delete
Yes please Jo I would love to join in with your Christmas swap...UK postage for me please. Debbie xReplyDelete
Glad you're joining in, I hope it's going to be lots of fun for everyone.Delete
I would love to take part..happy to post anywhere. Maria xxReplyDelete
I've popped your name on the list. So pleased you're joining in.Delete
Hi Jo, I'd like to join in with this too please, UK postage only. Thank you for organising it. I've already started thinking about things I could buy (but I'll wait until I know who my swap buddy is)! Michelle xxReplyDelete
I love choosing gifts for people, it's just as exciting as receiving them.Delete
Just found you via Pam at A New Life In Wales. Please can I join in? I'd prefer a UK swap to keep postage down but if necessary will post world wide.ReplyDelete
The more the merrier. Great to have you join us.Delete
Yes please Jo I think this is a lovely idea happy to post anywhere.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed opening my twelve gifts last year so I hope everyone who joins in has as much fun as I did.Delete
yay for discovering another blog through "Dotty's Daughter". I'd love to take part - I am in New Zealand, so will obviously post international.ReplyDelete
Wonderful. It's great to have someone from another country joining in. I think making new friends through the swap is what it's all about.Delete
What a lovely idea, please count me in! Happy to post to anywhere :-) xxReplyDelete
It's going to be so exciting shopping for little gifts, and then doubly so when the parcels start arriving. Glad you're joining in.Delete
This sounds a great idea - please count me in too. I'm happy to post anywhere.
Great news. It's getting very exciting having so many people on board.Delete
Me please, UK only please so I can plan postage. I was so jealous when I read your blog post last year.ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased you're joining in. Lisa had a great idea last year, it was so exciting opening pressies after the big day was over. I'm sure this swap will be a big success.Delete
Please can I join in too? I live in France & would prefer to post within Europe, but if that's too tricky for you I'll post anywhere. I love swaps like this (even though when I did my last one I sent lots of goodies and got nothing back. Sad face) I love Christmas & this will make it even better.ReplyDelete
Of course you can, nice to have you join us. I will definitely be able to pair you up with someone from Europe. That's such a shame that your last swap partner let you down, people like that give these kind of things a bad name. I do hope we don't get anything like that here, I'm sure we won't as it looks like a great bunch of people joining in.Delete
Hi Jo, just back from hols! yes please can you sign me up. I would prefer UK only, but if that isn't possible let me know as I appreciate I am late to this! Thank you for hosting and galvanising us into thinking about the C word! xxReplyDelete
There's still lots of time to sign up so no problem with UK postage only. I do love Christmas so I hope this swap will add to all the excitement. Hope you had a good holiday.Delete
Yes please enter me as well.ReplyDelete
You're entered. I'm so pleased that you're joining in too.Delete
I would like to enter, I held off because I didn't know if anyone would ship internationally, I'm in the States. I will ship internationally.ReplyDelete
That's great news, I'm so pleased you're joining in. I've added you to the list.Delete
This sounds like fun again, so yes please do count me in. I've been a very erractic blogger over the summer so I missed this post the first time around but happily sneaking in before the 30th deadline. Would prefer within UK or Europe for postage, if possible please. Thanks for organizing it :-) Love Gilly xxReplyDelete
Great to have you on board. I hope everyone has a bit of fun with it.Delete
I would love to join the twelve days fun, I can post any where.ReplyDelete
Brilliant, I'm so pleased you're joining in. I'm sure we'll all have lots of fun.Delete
Feel sad I have missed this, would of loved to of joined in :(xReplyDelete
That's such a shame. If I hear from anyone else who feels they've missed out, I will pair you up. Hope I can help.Delete
I am soooo late to the game, only just seen this, perhaps if you do it again next year? Have fun everyone xReplyDelete
Some parcels have already been received now and others are on their way. The swap's been a big success so far, I'm looking forward to seeing all the posts about what people have sent and received now.Delete
OOh yes please. I loved it last year- though it nearly killed me waiting to open them. Now we've moved I should have more time to hand make things too. UK only if poss to save postage costs.ReplyDelete
It's so exciting, isn't it. I've seen your other comment on my 2016 post.Delete