Thursday, November 17, 2011

Check your email -- Secret Santa Partners have been sent!

Partner emails have been sent!!!  Reply immediately so I know you are still playing.  Remember - you need to mail between November 30 and December 7. IF you have an international partner, I suggest you mail by the 30th so it gets there with time to spare.  PLEASE be sure the badge and your questionnaires are on your blog.

Here's a second badge option, in case you want a choice.

Your Secret Santa Swap package should be a minimum of $15 in value before postage, and include at least the following:

At LEAST One Handmade Item
Something to Read (book, magazine, poem, pattern, etc.)
Something for the Tree (garland, ornament, topper, skirt, and the like)
Holiday Goody (candy, cocoa, tea, coffee, chocolate)

Challenge: Include one gift for each letter needed to spell out a word from the season (SNOW, JOY, FAITH, LOVE, HOPE, GIFT, TREE, JESUS, STAR, SANTA, etc). We did this last year and it was SO MUCH FUN! Of course, the perfect gift for an "A" is an APRON.

Then, make this a special box -- gift wrapping, bows, the whole nine yards! Include a note identifying yourself with your email and blog address so your partner can contact you with her grateful thanks.

Normal rules apply (aka you and I will be email buddies)
Email me four times:
#1 - within 48 hours of assignment to keep playing
#2 -when you send your package WITH TRACKING NUMBER
#3 -when you receive your package
#4 -cc me on your thank you email (can combine with #3)

Here are some ideas from last year's Frosted Flurries swap where the tuck-ins had to spell a word.  Just a sample of the MANY great packages sent:

Kerry sent Laura:

N=Needlecushion & Napkins
W=White Chocolate Handsoap & Washcloths(hand-knitted)
My Darling Snowflake Apron!
The Snowflakes are Felt appliques
& I just Love the Pretty Red Bow & Snowman embellishment!

Linda sent Grace:

Linda's word for me is SANTA....
A=Assorted Chocolates
N=Nostalgic graphics Banner
T=Tea Towels

Nadine sent Shawnee:
S=Shoop-shoop bags
N=Noel Mints
O=One holiday rubber scraper w/snowflakes
W=We Whisk you a Merry Kiss-mas (whisk w/hershey kisses inside)
F=Fabulous gift wrap bag
L=Luscious holiday tea in a crock
A=Apron (the most AMAZING apron btw)
K=Kookie kutter
E=Elegant glass ornament

Glenda sent to Jeanie:

Glenda, again Thank You so much for the adorable Snowman SnowGlobe apron! When I saw the swatch of fabric you posted long ago I was hoping that was going to be mine!!! Glenda also so kindly used the word: SNOWMAN S for Stocking picture frame...very cute!, N for NOEL candle, O is for Ornament..adorable, W is for Washcloth Towels..already put to good use, M is for Marshmallows covered in chocolate.....umm they're gone!, A is for Apple oh my is it ever good!!!, and N is for Note cards that are cute as can be!

Teresa sent to Mary F:
Teresa chose the word "SNOW"
Snowflake Ornament, Notepad cube, Other goodies, Wall hanging!
She also Included LOTS of other Wonderful Tuck-ins..
Table Runner! Glittery Clothespins! Lavender Sachet!
Flirty Snowflake Apron
with Lots of Ruffles!
I can't wait to see what YOU create!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I forgot how fun that package was to put together. I should have made more of those santa ornaments. This will be so fun!!


Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!