Ho, ho, ho, y’all! It may only be the middle of November, but the Southern Weddings office is oh-so-ready for the holidays. We hope you are, too, because today we’re announcing our third annual holiday ornament swap!
Our first two rounds were a rousing success (see here + here), and we know it’s going to be even better this year! After all, our office’s collective favorite month of the year is Nov. 25 – Dec. 25, so it’s only appropriate to host a celebration of sorts! Here’s how things are going to go down:
If you would like to participate, send an email to emily [at] iloveswmag [dot] com (or click here!) with “Holiday Ornament Swap” in the subject line by next Monday, November 21. Include your name, address, email address, website/blog address, and Twitter handle, if you have one.
By Wednesday, November 23, I will have emailed you the names and addresses of up to five people to send ornaments to.
You then have two options for the ornaments you send out:
Option One: Handmade by you. We suggest getting familiar with Gocco, Yudu, Cricut, Photoshop… or just some good old fashioned construction paper, glitter, and glue. Whichever design you choose, make sure it’s easy to produce in multiples – and ideally a bit Southern!
Option Two: Made by someone else. That someone else could be your sister-in-law, it could be an Etsy vendor, or it could be your neighborhood Target. It doesn’t have to be expensive! You could even buy a multi-pack of ornaments and send one to each of your swap partners.
Whether you choose option one or two, be sure to send out your ornaments no later than Friday, December 9! Then, all that’s left to do is wait for the holiday goodness to roll in.
A last note: Please don’t sign up if you don’t intend to follow through! Think about how disappointed you would be if you sent out beautiful ornaments and didn’t receive a single one in response… I know I would be very disappointed. And watch out for postage!
P.S. While you’re at it, how about signing up for Brooklyn Bride’s card swap, too? The more, the merrier, we say!
Let the holidays begin, y’all!