After the great fun and success of the 2015 Christmas Card Swap, and after much deliberation, I have decided to host the Third Annual Love Made My Home Christmas Card Swap 2016 card swap extravaganza fun card swapping happy thing!
And as the intro to last years launch post was so successful, I can do no more than repeat it to you all!
There is to be no screaming.
There is to be no fainting.
There is to be no running off in the opposite direction.
There is to be no screaming and running.
There are to be no histrionics of any kind. At all.
Most importantly, there is to be no tearing out of hair.
Or sobbing, or crying or wailing!!!!!!!!!!!
It is with absolutely NO regret at all that I must inform you that it is now less than 9 weeks until Christmas. Yes, that is the truth!!!! I am as terrified as the rest of you!!!
That means that we need to get started on a little project!
Yes, it is once again time for the Christmas Card Swap!
Last year it was great fun and there were cards going around the world to different places and arriving and lots of good wishes were exchanged.
So, because it was such fun, I have decided that perhaps we could all have another go at it again this year.
Today I am launching the Love Made My Home Christmas Card Swap 2016! These are the "rules" - possibly slightly different from before so do read them!
One - If you would like to swap ONE Christmas card with ONE person then sign up on THIS post by leaving a comment.
Two - IF YOU LEAVE A COMMENT, I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE TAKING PART, so if you just want to say "have fun" or something please tell me you don't wish to join in this time round.
Three - You must have a blog to take part and readers must be able to leave you a comment - that is so you and your swapper can get in touch! Please don't post your address in the comments though, that would just make me terrified!
Four - Swaps could be anywhere in the world. You are only sending a card - no gifts! - so the postage shouldn't be too too bad. If you really only want or need to swap in your own country - which I understand totally - please e-mail me and I will discreetly see if I can sort something out for you.
Five - Last date for sign ups is Monday 14th November 2016. Partners will be assigned later that week - I will try and post them by the 17th.
Six - I am afraid I cannot include any late sign ups, so please sign up as soon as you can.
Seven - Cards to be sent no later than Friday 2nd December 2016. I know that is very early in some ways, but is also likely to be the last posting date for sending overseas for most of us. If your last posting date is before that, please just send the card before that date!
Eight - Finally, this is JUST a card swap. No matter how lovely you are, or how lovely your recipient is, this is just a way to send a simple, old fashioned, handwritten Christmas greeting to someone! So don't send anything else please!!! If you both become friends and agree privately to exchange a gift that is up to you, but I don't want to place any additional burdens or expectations onto anyone. Also this isn't about sending me cards. I love to hear from you and if you do send a card, that is very very kind, and I really do appreciate it, but this isn't the purpose of this swap. I do hope you understand.
That is it! Despite all those "rules" it really is easy! Sign up, get in touch with your partner and post each other a card! Simples!
Oh, and while I am at it, I shall risk it and be the first to say "Happy Christmas" because you are probably already throwing virtual bricks at me for bringing up the subject!!! Hee hee!!!
Sign up below and I will post the swappers soon and we can all have some fun!
p.s. you can copy and paste the above picture into your blog/sidebar if you wish to spread the word!