Saturday, 14 September 2013

Secret Santa Handmade Swap 2013

Secret Santa Handmade Swap 2013

Can you believe it is that time of the year again?

I am so excited :)
Last year I had so much fun watching the creations unfold and be received and revealed that I can't wait to do the same again this year.

So what is the Secret Santa Handmade Swap?

This swap is a global Handmade Gift Event, where participants from all over the globe take part and create individual gifts for their unknown partners!

All participants taking part will be paired with another, random (unlike last year) participant.

To take part you will need to be equipped with some hand-making, creative skills whatever they may be as the gift must be made by you.

Each gift needs to have a value of no less than $10 and no more than $15 so that we are all playing in the same ball park! 

Each participant will receive relevant information about their swap partners ( like favourite colours, textures, hobbies etc.) from me via email and then they are to create the ideal gift for their partner before the middle of November 2013. 

The Swap Parcels need to be sent out by no later than the 22nd November 2013, which gives them a good 4 weeks to be received by the prospective partners who will then need to publish a "Reveal Post" on their blogs to let their partners know that they have received the parcel and to brag about what they have received!

You can blog about your project progress as much as you want without revealing who your partner is.

This is a global event and I am hoping it will be a great turnout like it was last year.

Are you game?

To summarize:

The rules of this year's event are as follows:

  1. You need to be a follower of my Blog in some form.
  2. You need to own a Blog.
  3. You need to be willing to send the parcel World-Wide!
  4. You need to be willing to spend between $10 and $15 on the raw materials for your project.
  5. Your project may not exceed $15.
  6. Your project must be handmade by you.
  7. If you sign up for this Swap, you are giving me your personal pledge that you will also send your Swap partner a gift. (I have been a part of Swaps where poor folk taking part have sent their Swaps off never to receive one in return, this is a real tragedy and will not be tolerated)
  8. Admissions for the Swap close on the 18th October 2013
  9. Your parcel needs to be ready to ship by the 22nd November 2013. 
  10. I need all parties to retain their parcel tracking numbers incase we need to track parcels.
  11. You are expected to take part in the "Reveal Post" Link up that will be available from mid-December until mid-January 2014. This is a way of reassuring your partners that their wonderful gifts did arrive at their predestined location and a wonderful way of connecting and networking with other bloggers throughout the world. 
  12. Please add the button below to your sidebars and/or posts.

You can find other sized Buttons HERE

If you have read the rules above and are getting as excited about taking part as I am, then you need to reserve your spot by filling out the following form
Please note Signups for this event are now closed!

You can also sign up for this event by sending me an Email and I will send you the form that way :)
As soon as I have received your details I will contact you via Email.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or ask them below :)

I can't wait to hear from all of you, and look forward to sending some handmade love around the globe again this year.


  1. Hei Natalie

    This is awsome, I would love to take part of it. my mail is

    Have a lovely day and weekend

    Best regards from
    Anne-Pia Hansen

    1. Hi Anne-Pia,
      I am so glad you are joining in :)
      You should receive an email from me shortly.
      Have a super weekend.

  2. Hi Natalie,

    I would also love to take part in this. However, I can't seem to make the form work.
    You can reach me on email

    I follow you on Bloglovin where my account name is Marit TRH.

    Have a great weekend!

    ~Marit TRH
    Happy Small Things

    1. Hi Marit,
      That is super news, so glad you are joining in.
      I have sent you an email with the attached form that should work now :)
      Thank you for visiting.

  3. I took part in your Xmas Swap last year. I would like to take part in this one. Now I have a blog: Last year I had a site, but it no longer works. My email address: I look forward to start. Thank you. Tina

    1. Hi Tina,
      I am thrilled that you will be taking part again this year, that is so wonderful :)
      I have sent you an email to get your information and I can't wait to see what creations you make this year!
      Have a super weekend.

  4. Replies
    1. Super Regula :)
      I have sent you an email.
      Have a great Sunday.

  5. I filled out the form and google +'d the post. Looking forward to it!

    1. Hi Karen,
      Super to have you with us this year :)

  6. I'm in again too! Form is filled in and send to you. Will promoted your swap next wednesday at the Yarn along!

    1. Hi Katharina,
      So great to have you back with us again this year :)
      Thanks for visiting.

  7. I want to play but am I too late? Imin2crochet2@gmail . Com

  8. Natalie, Hey have you given out the info yet? I was curious...I want to make sure I didn't miss anything. What fun this is going to be.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie Forrest-Dweller Duvall

    1. Hi Carrie, no the info will go out to all the participants on the 19th October. If you haven't already, please fill in the form mentioned in the post with your details.
      Looking forward to having you join us :)

  9. Hey Natalie, I would love to participate on the swap. My blog is and email th.jonsdottir (at) :) Location Germany

  10. I can't believe I almost missed the sign ups for this! I loved it last year. I can't get the form to work so here is my email address

  11. How are you all getting on with the secret santa gifts? I will have to finish and pack it up soon and send, so I wont change my mind and replace or add new things anymore. :) It´s so exciting and I can't wait.

    1. Hi Thuri,
      I am glad to hear that you are done and excited, that makes two of us!
      I will be posting about it again on Monday :)
      Have a great rest of your week.


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I am interested in alternative therapies, studied as a vibrational therapist and incorporate my beliefs into my everyday life.

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