Monday, September 20, 2010

The Blogger/Author Halloween Spooky Swap

EDIT: Swap signups are now closed. You should be receiving emails in the next few days. 

Jessica and I are hosting a Halloween Spooky Swap! 

If you don't know what a swap is, here's what it's all about:
Everyone likes getting stuff in the mail, and Halloween isn't really a gift-giving holiday. Why? Well I wish we knew, but I like getting surprises so we declared it a gift-giving holiday! 

Everyone participating will fill out an info form, and we'll match everyone with someone they groove with. Yes, we did just say groove. You will be emailed info about who you'll be sending your Package of Awesome to. Unless you REALLY want to know who's sending your package, we'll keep that a surprise. ;) Then at the end we'll set up a Mr. Linky so that you can share your undying love for what your partner sent you! Sound fab?

The theme is Halloween, so here are the requirements for the packages:
(1) Scary story (book/movie/etc)
- This can be something you have, purchase at a thrift store (good condition please) or discover on the sale rack!
(1) Halloween colored item (orange/black, purple/black, etc)
- This is open to your interpretation! Consider what your partner likes/collects/etc.
(1) Type of candy or something sweet
- Come on...we all know Halloween is about the candy...mmmm....

Once you've included these items, you can add anything else you'd like to your recipient's package! Be fun, be intentional, enjoy!

Official Rules and Regulations:
15$ MINIMUM + shipping. This means that you MUST spend at least 15 dollars - no less. We want to make sure that everyone is fair. You could spend a few more dollars if you wish to do so, but that is completely up to you. Shipping is extra. Please take some time into getting thoughtful items for your partner! Don't just stop at the gas station and pick something up - think about whether the items you get are something you yourself would like to receive.

Just to be on the safe side, please do not send the following to ANYONE: tobacco products, alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, weapons, or pornographic material.
Members are required to get Delivery Confirmation with their packages and email the number to Jessica or myself. You can find our email addresses on our respective blogs. We will email you to remind you if the deadline is nearing and we haven't heard from you yet.
Once you get your package, please post about it! Tell us what you got, post pictures, and thank your partner!

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate! Please send your thank you post and pictures to one of us and we'll post it for you.

All participants must be signed up by October 3rd. This will give us plenty of time to pair you off, notify you, and ensure that you still have plenty of time to go out and get some fun items for your partner. We will consider taking late signups if the participant is willing to ship by the deadline! In the event that there is an uneven amount of participants, one of us (Travis or Jessica) will take on two partners to make this fair.

All packages must be sent by October 20th. This is to ensure that your package gets wherever it is shipped off to in time! You are welcome to send it before the date if it is ready to go. If you agree to ship Internationally, you may want to send it a bit earlier.

In the form below, put some info about yourself to give to your partner. Let them know things like:
  • Favorite flavors
  • Favorite scents
  • Any allergies?
  • Favorite color and pattern
  • Hobbies
  • Favorite music
  • Favorite movies/tv shows
  • Favorite books/authors
  • Favorite accessories
  • Clothing/shoe/bracelet/ring size
  • Things you collect
  • Other interests
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments or shoot us an email. You can sign up on either blog, as the form is the same. 

Fill out the FORM to participate!

Thanks to Jeremy from Novel Thoughts for the graphic!


  1. Great graphic and very informative post. I am filling out the form right now!!!

  2. This is such a fun idea! I'm looking forward to this :D

  3. I found out about this via Twitter and would love to participate. I just filled out my form. Fun!

  4. I love this idea! I've filled out the form.

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  6. OMG this is soo fun - off to fill out the form!!!

  7. Sounds like SO much fun for my favorite holiday!! Signing up now.....

  8. This sounds so fun, I filled out the form!

  9. My sister told me about this and I am SO excited! I've never done something like this before. :)

  10. Hi! I filled out the form for this a week ago (Amanda Gignac - The Zen Leaf) but I've moved my blog from blogspot to Wordpress self-hosted this week. Would you be able to change my entry in the form to my new URL ( If not, should I reenter the form? Thanks for your help!!

  11. Amanda: We'll change it on the form. :)

  12. Thank you so much Travis! Sorry to cause trouble halfway through an event - my move to Wordpress was sudden and probably ill-timed...

  13. No trouble for me. I made Jessica do it. ;)



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