Friday, November 11, 2011

REGISTER NOW - Secret Santa Swap

Okay, I REALLY, REALLY love Christmas and I adore surprises.  Every year, I have come to look forward to a swap present as my special little treat for all my hard work.  Swap sisters seem to understand how to give a special gift, just the kind to make you warm inside.  

So, here's that swap.

Register by: November 15
Mail between: November 30 and December 7

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

At LEAST One Handmade Item
Something to Read (book, magazine, poem)
Something for the Tree (garland, ornament, topper, skirt)
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. 

In a slight twist, I would like you to please copy the following questionnaire and post the answers on your blog for all other participants to see.  Include the badge picture with your post.

Shawnee's Secret Santa Swap Questionnaire

  1. What are your hobbies?
  2. What are your favorite colors?
  3. Do you collect anything?
  4. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
  5. Do you have any pets?
  6. Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate?
  7. What do you like to read?
  8. Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet?
  9. What is your favorite holiday treat?
  10. Describe your favorite holiday tradition.
  11. Did you believe in Santa as a child?
  12. When do you open presents?
  13. Do you put up a tree and when?  If not, how do you celebrate?
  14. Does your tree have a theme?
  15. What has been your favorite gift to give?  to receive?

Sorry - Registrations are Closed

IF YOU ARE WILLING TO BRIGHTEN UP SOMEONE ELSE'S HOLIDAY, let me know.  I have a small list of gals who cannot participate that I would like to bless with a package this season.  Or, I encourage you to send an extra Secret Santa box to someone you know that needs some cheer this season.

P.S. Those people who have signed up for swaps and HAVE NOT completed them are not invited back. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as the person contacting both me and her partner with their extenuating circumstances or someone dropping out early and my ability to fill their spot in time. I understand that things come up but I don't want anyone disappointed, especially at this time of year.


  1. Can't wait, this will be sooo much fun. Christmas is almost here! (Grinning with delight!!)

  2. I signed up! LOVE the idea and I already answered my questions :)

  3. I just signed up! I also love the idea. Thanks Shawnee!

  4. HELP! I just signed up and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do next. I don't want to disappoint anyone. Not sure how I'm supposed to post questions. I've been watching your swaps and decided i wanted to get in on this one.

  5. Just signed up! I love Christmas!!!

  6. signed up now I need to answer my qustions.

  7. Just signed up...posted answers to questions on my blog...I LOVE Secret Santa Time!!!

  8. Oh Shawnee! I was NOT going to do a Christmas swap this year because its always so hard to get it done as well as all the family gifts, but like you, it's my own special gift and I love doing it. Okay, dang it, I'm signing up. sigh. My arm didn't even need twisting...

  9. The sign up site acted strangely so I may have signed up twice. Really there's only one of me!

  10. Ok. I signed up. Can't wait. Yahoo!!

    Questions and answers on my blog.

  11. Okay, signed up! It will be such fun! Thanks!

  12. I signed up! It looks to be a fun one!

  13. I must be crazy, but I signed up for this swap, even though I'm hosting my own swap! This is going to be a busy season, but I can't wait! Really excited about this!!

  14. When do we get our partners?


Welcome Apronistas -- I appreciate your lovely comments!!