Sunday, June 27, 2010

ANNOUNCING! Holiday Magic Christmas in July Swap.

I made this shadow  box in 2008 and it appeared on the pages of a magazine called Elan woman.
I used items that came from my childhood and wooden ornaments I painted as a teenager.  The picture is of me and my siblings.  I was 6 years old. and it was 1963.  (You do the math on my age! Ha)
Yes!  It is Christmas in July, and I am looking for anyone out there who is interested in playing along.  I will be partnering up pairs for this swap, and packages will be mailed  out on July 25th.  (5 MONTHS BEFORE THE REAL CHRISTMAS) That will give us plenty of time to get together some great packages to send to our partners, but also will still be in the month of July.

Here are the rules:

1.  Comment on this post telling me you would like to be included.
2.  Email me with your information:  with "Holiday Magic" in the title     Name, Address, email address, and blog link.   Tell me in what type of Christmas Decor you are most interested in.  (Example:  Victorian, Country, Primitive, Vintage 40's 50's, 60's etc. or maybe you are more contemporary or just traditional)

What to send:

1.  Send 1 handmade ornament
2.  Send 1 Vintage ornament.  (one that is at least 20 years old)
3.  Send 1 new ornament or more current one.  (one that is not vintage)
4.  Send some kind of Christmas decoration-(your choice)
5.  Send some kind of little kit to make something Christmasy.

Try to post what you send and what you get sent if you can.  That way we will all be able to delight in your packages. 

So here it is.  Check out your own stashes, or maybe even you are tired of one of your decorations or ornaments.  Visit the thrift stores or yard sales.  It sure is amazing what you can find.  Remember to share this with your blog friends.  Email me at:
    I will need a comment on this post and an email.  Please don't commit if you can't follow through.  If there is a problem toward the end of the month, that you won't be able to send out your package, just let me know.  There might even be a door prize or during the next month that could have something to do with Christmas.   Take care and Merry Christmas in July!

P.S. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I will close this up on JULY 7, 2010 and will give everyone their partners on that day, so that every one will be able to visit blogs, email and kind of get to know one another before mailing time.


jen said...

I AM IN! LOve Love Love it! Ya know I have sonw fallin' on my blog all year long :) I will spread the word!

luvs and glitter

Ruth said...

Count me in too Michele! I'll post and link for ya. How fun!!

Ruth ;)

Valarie said...

Jen sent me over...and the swap sounds delightful. I am having a Christmas in July brunch on the 18th, so this will tie right in. I cannot wait.
xxoo Valarie

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Michele,
Sign me up! I'll grab the button as well.

Unknown said...

This sounds great!!!!! It is 110 out, I like the thought of working on Christmas! I will spread the word too! :) Sandy @ 521 Lake Street. Please sign me up! :)

PS, Jen sent me over too!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Count me in I will post your link I'm starting to think .Laura Q

Unknown said...

That shadow box is gorgeous! I wish I had the umph to be in the swap.
Hi from a fellow sorority sister!

Unknown said...

OK....I really want to do this, but....logical heads prevailed and I just can't work one more thing in right now that is done in please take me off of the list and hopefully you will have soemthing fun during the fall months that I can participate in....:) Thank you! Sandy

Elaine said...

I'd love to take part in this swap.sounds like fun. Will post this on my site

Connie said...

Honey, I would, but we're going to be out of town or having company the rest of this month. I just don't have time to do it. I'm very sorry because ordinarily I would. Granddaughter and rest of family are coming for the blessing of her baby that hubby will do. I'm excited. But with all the other things I just don't have the time at all. Try me next time and I'll be happy to try it.

Shanna Brooks said...

I will miss out on this one as today is July 21st. I would love to be part of the next event!

Denise Marie said...

Girl, I just started a Christmas blog. I wish I had seen your awesome party!

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