Blogging By Mail: Holiday Edition!.
Some of you are still waiting for your packages from August's Blogging by Mail; we're not at 100% yet, but we're close. 73 of the 89 boxes have arrived, with some taking (quite literally) the slow boat to their destinations.
But because we all had such a good time swapping goodies around the globe, and also because the event's creator, Nic, gave me the green-light, I'm happy to announce the next round of Blogging by Mail!
Because the holiday season is fast approaching, that will be the theme of this round. But we'll be sure to get our packages out before the full-tilt craziness begins at home.
For those who may be new to Blogging by Mail, bloggers from around the world are matched up, and send boxes of treats, 'care packages', really, to each other.
Last time, we had bloggers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and all over Europe and Great Britain.
All sorts of things were exchanged, from baked goods, teas, jams, cookbooks, candies and chocolate, pottery, music, and other hand-made goods.
I mean, there's nothing like finding a treat-filled box on your front porch after a long day, right?
Best of all, we all made new friends!
So, this time around, we're focusing on Holidays. Based on your own life and faith, interpret that as you will. Cookies and other traditional holiday goodies, ornaments, music...whatever comes to mind when you think 'holiday'.
I'm also adding a few questions to the sign-up 'sheet'; this will better help me match people for the swap.
Now, please remember: if you sign up for Blogging by Mail, be absolutely certain you'll be able to participate. If you agree to swap, someone out there will be waiting for your box! And we don't want to disappoint them, do we?
Also, it's important that you realize shipping costs can sometimes run astonishingly high. Please factor that into your decision, as well. You can always consolidate your package, or choose a slower shipping method. If the latter is the case, though, think carefully about what you include in your package! Aunt Jenny's oatmeal cookies might not survive a 6-week boat ride, you know. Just saying.
Ok, the plan is for sign-ups to run from now through 16 November, with packages to be shipped by the end of the month, 30 November. That gives us all time to get ready for whatever December holidays we celebrate.
Now, for the critical information. Please copy the following 'questionnaire', paste it to an email addressed to thehappysorceress at gmail dot com, fill it in!, and get it to me as soon as possible. I'll write back, letting you know I've received your name, and will have swap partners ready by 18 November.
Ok, here goes!
Your Full Name
Your Blog's Name
Your Blog's URL
Your Email Address
Your 'Real' Address
Are You Willing to Ship Internationally?
Any Strong Dislikes, Likes, Allergies, Etc
Are You a Pet Owner?
What December/early January Holiday do you Celebrate?
Ok! Let me know if you want to join in, and I can't wait for the swaps to begin!
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