October 8th, 2012
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!!