Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Bookmark Swap

*Signups Now Closed* If you would like to join a future swap, send me an email at shadyglade(AT)mail(DOT)com and I'll put your name on my email list.

Happy Holidays!

My last bookmark swap in September was a lot of fun. I got a lot of great enthusiasm back from the participants, so we're going to do it again.

I know it's still only October at the moment, but the holidays are right around the corner. Christmastime is one of my very favorite times of year, so I thought it would be fun to do another swap in time for the holidays. It's always especially fun to get new packages in the mail around Christmas. :)

Each swapper will be asked to send 5 bookmarks into the swap. In return, at the completion of the swap you will get 5 new bookmarks in the mail. This swap is open internationally!

Cost of registration is $3 for US swappers, $4 for Canada and Mexico, and $5 for any other international participant. This covers the cost of postage for the return package. Payment can be made via PayPal, or by cash in the mail at your own risk (for US only).

Sign Up Deadline:
To participate, you need to be signed up by Wednesday, November 24th. All packages must be mailed by no later than Wednesday, December 1st.

How to Sign Up:
If you are interested in swapping, simply enter your information into the form at the bottom of this post. Everyone who fills out this form will get an email from me within a few days giving them the full rules, details, and FAQs. This email will have the link to sign up for participation. It's a little clunky, but this frees up the blog from having super long posts full of information all over the place.

Selected Frequently Asked Questions:
Do the bookmarks have to be handmade?
No. You can buy your 5 bookmarks if you don’t feel comfortable making your own.

Do the bookmarks have to be holiday themed?
No. You can send themed bookmarks if you want, but it is totally up to you what you send into the swap. Christmas, winter, or everyday themed, it doesn’t matter.

If I’ve done a swap before, can I do it again?
Sure! We’d love to have both new and returning swappers participate. Returning participants will have to pay the swap fee again (since it covers postage), but we’d love to have you join us again.

Do “swag” or other advertising bookmarks count towards the 5?
Although swag bookmarks are fun, they do not count for this swap. You are more than welcome to include some swag in your package (and if you do you will probably also get some back) but you will still be required to contribute 5 other bookmarks to the swap.

How many bookmarks will I receive in return?
You are guaranteed at least 5 bookmarks, the same number as you sent out. In the past we had some generous swappers who also included swag and extra bookmarks in their packages, so I was actually able to send more bookmarks back to people than they sent in. But this totally depends on what your fellow swappers send in. Either way, you will get 5 bookmarks no matter what.

To see one example of some of the bookmarks we had last time, check out this post.

To get started, make sure you fill out the form below.


M.A.D. said...

Mary D

This is such a nice Swap idea! I wish I could join right now, but I can't. Maybe next year, though - hope you guys offer this up again :D

Natalie (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

We are new to your blog and LOVE it! Found it through Missie (The Unread Reader)... Bookmarks are my favorite thing so this is so exciting to me! I can't wait to get started on mine :)

jacmom said...

Great idea! This sounds like so much fun. Do they have to be paper bookmarks?

Melissa said...

So fun! I found this through Ashley @ The Book Labyrinth, and I'm totally going to participate :)

Charleydog said...

I have enrolled for the bookmark swap.

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