Holiday Swap

It’s that time of year again and the Holidays are in full swing!  We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Although a bit earlier than usual (thanks to Thanksgiving being a week early this year), I’ve already put up my indoor Christmas decorations! All three trees are up, Baylee’s stocking is hung, and there are Santas and snowmen galore! T’is the season!  I did a Holiday Home tour last year showing my Christmas décor and not much has changed this year, so I don’t feel the need to show it again.  If you want to check it out though, it can be found HERE.
Another thing that hasn’t changed is our annual blogger Holiday Card Swap!
  This is a Holiday card exchange for all the bloggers who connect and comment on our blogger. The fun part is that most of us know each other from other blogs too! It’s a great way to spread some holiday cheer (and get cool mail).   If you are interested. Please read below.

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 November 30.

2.  By Sunday (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. 

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. 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!


  1. This sounds like a fun holiday activity! We are thinking about trying to decorate this weekend. It does feel early but we usually do it the weekend of Thanksgiving.

  2. I always think this sounds great ... and then I just forget all about it! Thank you for hosting it.

  3. This is my first Christmas as a blogger, so the tradition is new to me. Sounds like a lot of fun! I am a late-decorator. This week is supposed to be warm, though. It might entice me to get my decorations up before it gets too cold!

  4. I will definitely be doing this again! I love spreading holiday cheer. :) I'm emailing you right now so I don't forget. Your house is so elegant! I love your dining room table decorations. Which reminds me... last night I had a trazodone dream about my dining room table hahaha!

  5. Fun I did the holiday swap last year and would love to do it again. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

  6. Emailing you now! I love participating in this every year! Thanks for hosting!!


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