Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Christmas Charity Shop Swap - Sign up here!

********SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED, ALTHOUGH I NEED ONE MORE PERSON IN THE USA TO TAKE PART. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU'D LIKE TO*********



Oh yes my friends - 'tis the season. Fa la la la la and all that. Ok, it's actually pretty damn far from being the season and we're about to be plunged into our designated week of British Indian Summer time - but; if you want in for the Christmas swap you'd better sign up now by leaving a comment on this post. I'll leave sign up open until 10th October, and then try and get everyone their partners by 15th Oct so you have two months to shop and send. No-one wants extra stress in the week before Christmas, right? 

So, on the whole it seemed to work pretty well last time. We'll keep it to a £12 maximum spend as everyone did brilliantly on that before, and the festive period is expensive enough as it is. As before - if you can do it for less - fantastic. Even so, please do read the rules before you sign up and hopefully no-one will be disappointed. Open to all countries assuming I can find you a partner in the same one!

  • Once again, you need to send a minimum of 3 items, maximum of 5 to your swap partner.
  •  Maximum spend is £12 or equivalent in local currency
  • At least one item must be sourced from a charity shop/boot sale/garage sale/jumble or similar
  • At least one item should be handmade - it doesn't have to be handmade by you if you're not crafty!
  • This time, one item should be a Christmas decoration of some sort
  • I had a few enquiries last time as to whether those who didn't blog could take part. Unfortunately, as your posts and online info are all there is for your partner to go on, you will need an active blog (ie updated in the last month or so) to be included. It would be great if you could also do a post on what you received when the swap is complete.
  •  I will do my best to match you with someone in your neck of the woods, but if I can't find a swap partner in your country - or at least continent - you may have to sit this one out.
If you could spread the word by adding the button to your sidebar (linking to this post), posting or tweeting about it - that would be fab! 

Lakota x

81 comments:

  1. You can count me in my lovely! Great idea and it'll be lovely to put a parcel together again :-)

    Jem xXx

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  2. Are those of us in the US open to participate? If so, count me in!!

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  3. Fab idea!! Count me in please :)

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  4. I AM IN!!! I missed the last one and I am not going to do that this time!!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  5. Yes! I'm in! I had so much fun during the last one.

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  6. I'll love to participate, hopefully there will be someone in my area of the world that also wants to take part!

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  7. Ooh yes please!
    Read about your last swap and would love to be counted in for this one now I've actually got a blog!!

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  8. Count me in. What a great idea. Be nice to make someone smile from a thoughtful gift.

    X x

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  9. Ooooo this is such a great idea and sounds so fun. Please count me in.

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  10. Yay! I'm so happy you're doing another swap buddy thingum because I was sorry to miss the last one! Count me in this time!! Very excited!! Looking forward to shopping for someone else! xxx

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  11. Sign me up please! I missed the last one but it sounded brilliant, so I'd love to give this a go. I don't mind being paired with an international person if you've got odd numbers :)

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  12. Sooooo excited! Count me in. Can't wait to see who I get.

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  13. Yessssss! I don't mind posting overseas either if that helps :0)

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  14. Please count me in. What fun!

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  15. I would love to sign up! Last time was so much fun! I can't wait! x

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  16. Definitely count me in again please Lakota! had a fab time the last time and i'm so excited shopping for christmas things for someone else! x susan

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  17. Ooooh yes...count me in please Lakota. The last one was great fun.xxx

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  18. Yes please - I loved doing the last one. I should be up and mobile by November and able to get back to CS shopping - this swap will be a good incentive :)

    UK only please xxx

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  19. Sounds great - count me in! This will be my first swap!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  20. please may i join in? please thankyou. (ps i'm organising a swap over on my blog if anyones interested)

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  21. this is fun I'm in too.

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  22. Me please lovely.

    I am going to back in the blogging way in the next week or so x

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  23. DON'T count me in on this one thanks - I just wanted to say you are an utter trooper for sorting out yet another swap. They are always soooper (8she says - having yet to blog about the last one! oops*)

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  24. This sounds great, count me in please !!
    twiggy x

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  25. Would love to take part! Am new to blogging and will upload buttons etc tonight!

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  26. Hi Lakota, I'd love to join in please as I missed the last swap x

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  27. I would love to join in! Yay my first swap.

    Em :)

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  28. This sounds like fun, count me in please :)

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  29. Oooh yes, count me in again, please, Lakota. Thanks so much for organising this. x

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  30. YAY! I'd love to do another one! Count me in Lakota-organising-queen!

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  31. I'd love to play too. Not done anything like this before but I assume even a techno-fool like me can take part?

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  32. Yay! I missed the last swap and can't wait to participate in this one! Let me know if I can help with anything, Lakota. Thanks for organizing this bit o' fun!

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  33. Please may I join in? It sounds a lovely idea, and I can't wait t look for/make things!

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  34. oh Im in amor, I missed the last one.
    thanks for letting me know.

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  35. I would love to be a part of this swap hon, I read all the previous swap posts with much coveting. Oh gawd, hope you get the coffee stain out of your white top! xoxo

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  36. You know im in please! Scarlett x

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  37. Thanks for your lovely post over at mine! I really laughed out loud re the grapes and wine!! Ha ha!!!
    Must go on Mumsnet some time, I always use Netmums. Although not so much now I found Blogger.
    Hope all well with you!
    Gem x x

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  38. Hi I found you via Mrs Thrifty and would love to be counted in please, I've never done a swap before. Yay! xox

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  39. Count me in I loved it last time..I am happy to post anywhere.

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  41. sounds like so much fun! Please count me it :))

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  42. I would love to take part, I'm ok with posting overseas if that's a help. That's overseas from here and that's just about every where else in the world as we are absolutely the last outpost.

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  43. Ooh count me in please, though I still haven't swapped on the last one yet due to house moves, but excited to start on another! :)

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  44. Yay, me please! I was gutted to miss out on the last one xx

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  45. Count me in too, Lakota. I had great fun with the last one :-)

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  46. Oh yes, yes, yes - loved the last one please count me in . xxx

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  47. This sounds like a great swap project, please count me in. I love nothing more than spreading a little love at Christmas time! xxx

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  48. Will find my card reader and sort pics with my summer swap with Jo. Sorry for being usesless! :) Great to be back in the UK.
    Good luck with the house sale!
    All my love,
    J xxxx

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  49. Count me in please would love to take part in the swap.

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  50. Sign me up! I would love to do this! I found you through Same @ The Junk House...this sounds like so much fun!

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  51. Definitely count me in! I loved the last one ... :0) xxx

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  52. Please count in me on this one. I'm not normally a swapper but a little Christmas one with preloved items is too good to miss.
    Lisa x

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  53. Count me in, pretty please... sounds like fun! x

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  54. Add this emo to the mix. Thanks Lakota.

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  55. I'd like to be in again please, the last one was such fun. Gotta do a christmas one! x

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  56. Sign me up please, I've been such a bad blogger recently so SO glad I saw this before the deadline, missed the last one and was gutted! xxx

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  57. I'd love to join in, please! I missed out last year so I'm really chuffed to have got myself organised in time this year!

    xxx Maddie

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  58. Count me in please, sounds like fun! x

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  59. Sounds a fab idea! I'd love to be involved! Count me in. x

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  60. Me! Me! Me! I missed out last time so I definitely want in this time - what a fantastic idea!

    Sarah xxx

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  61. Hi there! I'd love to join in please, it's such a great idea.

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  62. I have only just heard about this, I would love to take part!
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com

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  63. Hi, I'm new to your blog but would love to take part! I think it's the best idea :D

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  64. I would love to take part please if that's ok! Sounds like such a fab idea!
    Sophie
    X

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  66. I would love to take part! How fun & exciting!!!

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  67. would love to join in. Im in Australia :)

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  68. this is a lovely idea would definately be interested in taking part :) xx

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  69. I've just found your blog and would love to take part please. Hannah x

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