Did you gals enjoy the last swap? I missed out on the last one and am looking forward to participate this time around. Swaps are an every-other month highlight around here. My daughter can’t wait until she can participate.
Speaking of daughters and the swap, I have been asked on a number of occasions how old you have to be to participate. I hadn’t counted on the younger set wanting to join in. If you are a homeschool teen who wants to be in the swap, please just let me know you are a teen when you sign up. That way I can let the person who is paired up with you know that – as it might affect the types of gifts they buy. Anyone younger than 18 needs parental permission to join the swap because of the exchange of addresses. Please get your parent’s permission first.
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SWAP HIGHLIGHTS:
Nicole’s swap gift.
Kris’ swap gift.
Tracy’s swap gift.
Julie’s swap gift.
Jennifer’s swap gift.
Nikowa’s swap gift.
Yours not listed here? Email or comment with a link and we’ll add it!
Are YOU interested in getting a groovy care-package in the mail (instead of bills)? Then leave a comment below to let us know you want to participate. It’s ever so easy. Make sure to leave a valid email address. We’ll send you a questionnaire form and pair you with another swapper. When you get your gift, just take a picture of it and post about it on your blog. How easy is that?!
Important: Stumble and tweet this post (our twitter account is @hsbapost) to help gather up all the swap-loving homeschoolers you know. Be sure to put the dates below on your calendar and make sure you don’t forget them!
Here’s the schedule:
SIGN UP: By November 21st (Saturday)
PAIRED UP: By November 28th (Saturday)
MAIL SWAP: By December 12th (Saturday)
POST PHOTOS: By December 26th (Saturday)
EMAIL LINKS TO ME: By January 2nd (Saturday)
NEXT SWAP: January 9th (Saturday)
This sign up is for one swap gift and you have two months to get it out, get it posted, and email us the link! Our next swap won’t be until JANUARY 2010… next YEAR!
I know you already know what a SWAP is… but in case you need a refresher…
Check out our past SWAP Posts here at HSBA. Chances are they will answer all of your questions and more. Oh, and if you swapped in the past and forgot to send in your link, it isn’t too late! We would love to add your post showcasing your swap gift to our past posts. People still like to click back and see all the gifts, so by all means – share!
October 2007 Swap (Intro)
November 2007 Swap (October Highlights)
December 2007 Swap (November Highlights)
January 2008 Swap (December Highlights)
February 2008 Swap (January Highlights)
March & April 2008 Swap (February Highlights)
May & June Swap (March & April Highlights)
July & August Swap (May & June Highlights)
September/October 2008 Swap (July & August Highlights)
November/December 2008 Swap (September & October Highlights)
January/February 2009 Swap (November & December Highlights)
March and April 2009 (break because Heather had a baby)
May and June 2009 (break because we couldn’t get it together… LOL)
July/August 2009 Swap (no highlights)
September/October 2009 Swap (July & August Highlights)
Next up… November – December 2009 Highlights!
We hope you’ll join in the fun! Spread the news and ask your homeschool friends to join. You have until Saturday the 21st to leave a comment here with your email. I’ll contact you and send you a questionnaire!
Here are some basic rules for every swap:
1. Don’t offer to participate and sign up if you can’t get the gift in the mail on time. Now that we are giving you 2 months, this shouldn’t be too hard!
2. Don’t spend more than 5-15$ on your swap gift (not including postage). You will end up making your buddy feel like they didn’t give enough to you.
3. Get to know your swap buddy. Pray for them! Send them a Bible verse! Email them! Etc.!
4. Do NOT share your swap buddies’ personal information (last names or addresses) with anyone else.
5. Make sure you post a photo and ‘Thank You’ for your swap sister – thanking her and linking to her blog.
6. Email me a copy of your swap post link so I can showcase it for the following month!
Suggestion: Please make sure you take extra care when packaging your gifts if they are breakable or fragile. Two or three times now we have had swap gifts damaged by UPS and the Postal Service!
~ This swap post is now CLOSED ~