Sunday, January 03, 2010

Old Fashioned Valentines Swap


  
           As the snow flys, and the coffee brews, I'm thinking ahead to February and the month of love!  For it's time for my annual old fashioned Valentine swap. This first took place over at Mary Janes Farm Connection, now some of you know about Mary Jane Butters and the wonderful forums she provides, not to forget her lovely books and her GREAT magazine. But swapping is my favorite thing to do over at the forums because it gives me a excuse to stay creative, and it's so much fun getting goodies in the mail. Back to my post....4 years ago I started a Valentine swap, where you make a valentine for each person who signed up, the response was wonderful, we had 40 at least the first year. Now to some that may sound daunting but it was SO much fun making those cards and some got really creative. The last 3 years it's been between 20-30 which is still fun, so again this year, I'm offering you a chance to join in on the fun.  Just sign up on THIS post and once the deadline has passed, a master list will be formed and sent to all who signed up. You will then make a old fashioned Valentine card for each person on the list, send it and in return you will get that same number back. I've had NO problems with this swap, and I think the reason is because these cards are handmade with love and sent to another with hopes of friendship and sisterhood, the old fashioned feeling you get when a card is sent. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 10 so hurry and get in on this one, you won't be sorry, I promise! Who wouldn't want a mailbox full of pretties in the dead of winter?

      Once I dig out my Valentine boxes, I'll post some shots of Valentines from years past, each one is a treasure, all are kept in a album that I proudly display for the month of love, I get so many compliments on them too! This swap is a great way to stay creative and use up all those scraps! So, join us, won't you?

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