Craft Fairs and an Ornament Swap

by | Nov 10, 2015 | Crafting, For the Love of Paper | 0 comments

This fall I have been SUPER BUSY getting the house ready for the baby and making crafts for craft fairs ­čÖé I had my first craft fair of the season 2 weeks ago and it went WONDERFULLY! I was so impressed with the turn out and although I was hoping┬ásell out, I didn’t. And that is a BONUS for you! Because I still have inventory left this season, I will be attending ONE MORE FAIR! This Thursday in Rockwell City at the Community Center on the Square: 5-8 PM. Please come check out what I have been working on all fall and get a jump start on your Christmas Decorating!

While we are on the topic of Christmas Ornaments – I want to tell you about the Annual Ornament Swap that I LOVE participating in! For the past 4 years, I have sent ornaments around the world and received ornaments from as far as New Zealand. I absolutely LOVE getting packages in the mail and this is just so festive – brightens my whole holiday season. ┬áSo I am going to let Dawn tell you about her swap –

Click the Image to get to Dawns blog.

Click the image to get to Dawns blog.

Sweet fancy Moses, it’s time for fourth annual ornament swap!

The swap is an international event in which two people trade holiday ornaments through the mail.┬áAnyone┬ácan join (my mom even participates)! “Swappers” from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Trinidad, Spain, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and Romania have all participated, and you will be partnered with someone who shares your shipping preferences (domestic vs. international).

As for the ornaments themselves? They can be handmade, store-bought, vintage, crafted, or nontraditional, but they shouldn’t cost more than $10-$12. If you are looking for ideas on what to send your partner, check out the 2012, 2013, and 2014 ornament showcases!


1. Email with the subject line ORNAMENT SWAP.

2. Include your postal address.

3. Include your shipping preference (international or domestic).

4. The deadline to sign up is Saturday, Nov. 14! 

5. Encourage others to sign up by using the hashtag #ornamentswaparoo! 


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