International Secret Santa Swap
Sandra Friday, November 02, 2012
I've been thinking about doing some sort of a swap for at least a year now, but I decided to wait until this Christmas and invite all of you to join my international secret santa swap. It doesn't matter if you're a beauty, fashion or lifestyle blogger. As long as you have your own blog, you can become a part of this swap.
The idea behind this is that every person who signs up buys a gift for one of the other bloggers participating in the swap. The person whom you'll be sending a gift to will be chosen randomly by me. What I'm planning to do is write all of your names on pieces of paper, sort them according to the country you're coming from and randomly match you with a person that comes from a different country you come from, because I really want to make this swap INTERNATIONAL. Having said that, if a majority of people will be from the same country, I'll have to match some of you with a person from your own country. Also, I have to mention that no one will know who they're getting their gift from - I want it to be a secret so that you'll be surprised. So, if a person A will be sending a gift to a person B, the person B will not be sending a gift to the person A, but to a person C. I hope that makes sense... :D
As far as the gift goes, try to research your partner's blog so that you'll get the idea of what would the person like to get. Go through their posts and wishlists, and maybe try to focus on sending the person products that are not avaliable in her own country. You'll really have to go on a secret misson to get to know the person as much as possible, haha. Keep in mind that people have different interests, so if you're a fashion blogger buying a gift for a beauty blogger who let's say has no interest in fashion, understand that this beauty blogger might not be too thrilled with getting a scarf or a bracelet no matter how gorgeous it is.
I think 20€ would be the best price point for the gift, but if you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments. You can buy one item that is more expensive, or a few cheaper items. That is totally your choice. Again, make sure you do your research.
I'll be taking entries until the 15th of November, and will be sending you the name, the blog URL and the address of your parter via e-mail on November 16th. I think it would be best if the presents are sent out by December 1st, because the international delivery can take a few weeks.
To enter the swap, please follow my blog, comment below that you want to enter, and send me an e-mail to email@example.com under the subject 'Secret Santa'. The e-mail must contain your name, your mailing address and your blog's URL. I'll also be participating in the swap, so I'll ask someone to randomly pick my 'secret santa' and e-mail her instead of me.
I think I've covered everything, but if you have any questions whatsoever, you know what to do - comment or e-mail. :)
I really hope that a lot of you will decide to participate in this swap. I want to make it big and as international as it can get, so I would kindly ask you if you could please spread the word and mention it on your blog, twitter, etc.
So, who's in? :)