Carlyn from Just Keep Sweating put together a holiday ornament swap for bloggers and readers. I was excited to participate in the fun.
I was paired with a fellow Madisonian – Simone. She’s a new blogger and I think she’s still working on her site. I had hoped we’d be able to meet up in person so I could give her the ornament, but I wasn’t going to be able to do that within the swap timeline.
I sent Simone an Eddie Bauer ornament–I kind of wish I would’ve bought one for my tree. Simone is a runner and living in Madison, you can never have enough fleece or down! Even in an ornament.
I received a wonderful and thoughtful package from Jenn at Fit Appetit. She went with the cookie baking theme–which I loved! The card, the ornament, the cookie cutters!!
She’d read about the family cookie baking tradition and I appreciate that I have more cookie cutters to add to my collection and a cute ornament, too!
Pardon the dark photos…it’s the beginning of Snowmageddon so there isn’t much light available right now!
Thank you Jenn for making my day–and making my tree a little brighter!
Have you participated in any swaps this season?
I love the Eddie Bauer ornament you sent SImone! I’ve never seen one like that! I participated in a Christmas card swap, so much fun!
Aw, an ornament swap was such a good idea! Every Christmas, my family does a Yankee swap for presents. This will be my second year participating–the minimum age is 21 because some (well, usually all) of the gifts contain adult beverages. 😉
An ornament swap is a brilliant idea and thoughtful tradition. A great way to share a bit of yourself with others, or to reflect their hobbies and interests, even with people you don’t know personally. What a joy it must be to put the ornaments up each year and remember the people who sent them. I like the cookie cutter idea…and the Yankee swap featuring adult beverages mentioned in the comments by Carrie!!
Snowmageddon. Love it! That really descriptive!!
Love the idea of an ornament swap, Nicole! That Eddie Bauer ornament is SO CUTE. Hahaha I just love miniature things 😉
I LOVE the ornaments!! Both the one you sent and that Jenn sent, she’s the best isn’t she? Thanks for participating!
So awesome!! This was such a fun swap!
what a great swap idea, getting new ornaments is the best
So happy you liked your package!! A very merry to your and your family xo
I participated in a cookie swap! And ornament swap is a great idea though! 🙂
I was bummed this year because I didn’t do any kind of swap this season. I LOVE doing them normally but I totally feel like this Christmas came so fast!
that Eddie Bauer ornament is soo fun! I love them. Half my wardrobe is from there.
How fun! I love the cookie theme!
That Eddie Bauer ornnament is really, really cute!
Oh my gosh I want to do this next year, sounds like so much fun! That jacket ornament is just too cute!
What a great idea and environmentally-friendly too 🙂
There was a cookie swap going on over here this year but I missed it! We’ve done blog secret Santa before which was brilliant.
The Secret Santa would be fun for next year.!