Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Card Swap

Can you feel it? The holiday spirit is in the air already.  I've been itching to get out my Christmas decorations already but I am still trying to hold back until after Thanksgiving.  We'll see if that actually happens!

In the meantime I thought this was the perfect time to announce the Blogger Holiday Card Swap.  We've been hosting the Blogger Card Swap for a few years now and each year we have more bloggers that want to participate which is great.  We hope you want to participate with us this year!




Here's how it works:


1Sign up: Please let us know that you would like to participate by emailing us at fairytalesandfitness at gmail dot com.

 Please include your name (and name of your blog) and mailing address. (Please note your mailing address will only be shared with us Meranda and Lacey, and one other blogger).  Please sign up by Friday December 1.

2.  By Saturday (Evening) December 2, each blogger who participates will get the name and address of another blogger. You would then send that blogger a holiday card.  You are encouraged to send "a little something" with your card. It might be a coupon for an item you think they would like or perhaps it's a race sticker, a gift card, etc. It could be anything really, but please make sure it fits inside the card. We don't want you to have to pay for extra postage! The "little something" inside the card is just that, a LITTLE something.  I know some people got some really great somethings last year. People are really creative!   

3. Once you get the name of your "secret blogger" you are encouraged to visit their blog ( if you aren't already reading it of course). You might find that they are training for an upcoming race or maybe they are having a tough time with something and your encouraging words will be just what they need this holiday season.  This way you get to know a little bit more of who they are and what they enjoy. It is up to you as to whether or not you want to keep your "Secret blogger" a secret. 

4. Once you receive a card from a "secret blogger"  please mention it on your blog and give that blogger a shout out. Please also mention that you are doing the Holiday Card Swap with Fairytales and Fitness so your readers don't think you just get random cards from bloggers...haha. You can use #HolidayCardSwap  and tag us @Fairytalesnfit if you want to share on IG and/or Twitter too.

 Know that you will actually be connecting with 2 blogger, One that you will send a card to and one that will be sending YOU a card.  We thought this would be the best way to increase engagement among all who want to participate. Also, this way we don't have to worry about having an even number of participants. 



5. Mail out your Card.  Holiday cards should be mailed out between Dec 4 and Dec 18.  This way we get it all in before the Holiday rush of that last week before Christmas.  And remember, once you get your card, mention it and the sender in a blog post!


Okay, so now who's ready to spread some Holiday Cheer with us?  

If you have any other questions about the swap or there is something you are unsure of, please leave a comment below and we will respond!  Thanks!


27 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I'd love to join, but even airmail can take up to 24 days from Hong Kong to the US.

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    1. I can totally understand that, Hong Kong is quite far!

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  2. This is a great idea! I must have missed the big announcement last year LOL It's always fun to send (and receive) mail ;-)

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    1. Yes it is, I hope you can participate this year!

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  3. Sounds like lots of fun. I can't believe we're already at the holidays. This year has flown!

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  4. Sounds like fun! Its always nice to make connections with different bloggers.

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    1. Yea it's been a fun way to connect with people over the years.

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  5. Count me in! I love connecting with other bloggers and this is a great way to deepend those connections - and make new ones.

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  6. I always mean to sign up and always forget . . . gotta try to remember this year!

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  7. I like the fun little something idea! It helps get the creative juices flowing! I can't believe it's almost December!

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  8. I'm down! I had fun doing this the past couple years. Ho ho ho!

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  9. I signed up last year, but didn't get an address... maybe I did it wrong. I want to participate this year for sure!!

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    1. I had many people comment they wanted to do it last year but I was only able to send addresses to those who sent me an email with their address. Please send me an email and I will put you on the list for sure!

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  10. Wow! This actually sounds awesome, and I may participate. I'm really into the holidays and there's just something so positive about it.

    Have a good weekend!
    The Fitness Bro

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  11. I'm going to get some decorations out this weekend. I'm going to be at my parents' place for Thanksgiving, so I'm using that as an excuse to get some stuff out early.

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  12. I was happy to join in last year and I'd love to do it again! It really is that time of year already?!

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  13. The Holiday card swap is such a fun idea!

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