It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!

St Gwladys over on the Ship of Fools has us signing up for this year’s Secret Santa, and now Faith Hope and Charity Shopping has started the signup for her Christmas swop

I’m not clever enough to make this into a link, but go over to Lakota’s blog at Faith,Hope & Charity Shopping to find out more.

I had a lovely time with the Jubilee swop that Lakota organised – I “met” the lovely Pauleen at Tropical Territory and exchanged gifts. As you can read here and here. It is always lovely to get gifts, and to try to choose things that fit into the theme.

With this swop the rules are:

  • As usual, you should send your swap partner a minimum of three items, a maximum of five.
  • At least one item – though more if you can – should be second hand, and  sourced from a charity shop, car boot sale, jumble, estate sale, eBay or similar.
  • At least one item should be handmade. If you are not crafty yourself, it’s fine to provide a handmade item that someone else has toiled over instead.
  • And this time, one item MUST relate to a Christmas carol or song. How you interpret this is up to you!

This will be fun. I shall be putting my Christmas Elf Thinking Cap on!

I know for some people it is far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but I’ve already bought half my gifts and am thinking hard about the others. I haven’t made a Christmas cake yet – we’re actually away for Christmas, so probably won’t make one for ourselves –  but I am thinking about making small ones for friends. I just need to get a square baking tin – a round cake isn’t very easy to divide up into smaller versions! If I’m going to do it, I really should get going!!




2 Responses to “It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas!”

  1. Pauleen Says:

    Thanks for the tip-off (and the mention) Alison. I was just thinking this week that it must just about be time. Please don’t mention Xmas cake, surely it’s too soon….please.

  2. Faith, Hope and Charity Shopping’s Christmas Swap 2012 | Family history across the seas Says:

    […] off by Julie from Anglers Rest. I had a ton of fun and was partnered up with Ms Dormouse from View from the Teapot in France who tipped me off that the Christmas swap is now open. You can read more about my Jubilee […]